Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill

Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

226—2

Contents

Ngā Kōrero
Commentary
Key
1Title
2Commencement
3Amendments to Local Government (Rating) Act 2002
4Section 3 replaced (Purpose)
3Purpose
5Section 4 amended (Outline)
6Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
7New section 5A inserted (Transitional, savings, and related provisions)
5ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
8Section 10 replaced (Who is ratepayer?)
10Who is ratepayer?
9Section 12 amended (Liability for rates)
10Section 20 amended (Rating units in common ownership)
11New section 20A inserted (Rating units of Māori freehold land used as a single unit)
20ARating units of Māori freehold land used as a single unit
12Section 27 amended (Rating information database)
13Section 28 amended (Inspection of rating information database)
14Section 28A amended (Inspection of complete rating information database)
15Section 28B amended (Local authority must inform owners of right to withhold certain information from database
16Section 28C amended (Owner entered on database may require local authority to withhold information from database)
17Section 28D repealed (Transitional provision for local authority to establish database)
18Section 29 amended (Objections to rating information database)
19Section 37 amended (Rates records)
20Section 38 amended (Inspection of rates records)
21Section 39 amended (Objection to rates records)
22Section 41 amended (Amended assessment if error in rating information database or rates record is corrected)
23Section 41A amended (Amended assessment to give effect to objection to valuation under Rating Valuations Act 1998)
24Part 3 heading amended (Assessment, payment, and recovery of rates and remission and postponement)
25Section 44 amended (Notice of rates assessment)
26Section 45 amended (Content of rates assessment)
27Section 46 amended (Rates invoice)
28Section 47 amended (Issue of amended rates invoice)
29Section 48 amended (Delivery of rates assessment and rates invoice)
30Section 49 amended (Late delivery of rates invoice)
31Section 51 amended (Combined rates assessment and rates invoice)
32Section 54 amended (Power not to collect small amounts)
33New section 62A inserted (Person actually using certain abandoned general land liable for rates)
62APerson actually using certain abandoned general land liable for rates
34Section 63 amended (Legal proceedings to recover rates)
35New section 65A inserted (Recovery of unpaid rates from person actually using certain land
65ARecovery of unpaid rates from person actually using certain land
36Section 67 amended (Enforcement of judgment)
36ASection 77 amended (Sale or lease of abandoned land)
37Section 78 amended (Court may order sale or lease of abandoned land)
38Heading to subpart 2 of Part 3 amended (Remission and postponement)
39New sections 90A to 90D and cross-heading inserted
90AChief executive may write off rates that cannot be recovered
90BChief executive may write off rates of deceased owners of Māori freehold land
90CChief executive may delegate power to write off rates
90DAmount of rates written off to be included in notes to financial statements
40Section 92 amended (Recording name of ratepayer)
41Section 93 amended (Limitation of trustee liability)
42Cross-heading above section 96 replaced
43Section 96 amended (Person actually using land liable for rates)
44Section 97 amended (Rates assessment delivered to person actually using land)
45Section 98 replaced (Recovery of unpaid rates from person actually using land)
98Ratepayer of underlying rating unit not liable for rates on separate rating area
46New sections 98A to 98F and cross-heading inserted
98AHow rating unit on Māori freehold land divided into separate rating areas
98BApportionment of rates for separate rating areas
98CContents of rates assessment for separate rating area
98DWhen separate rating area divided from rating area
98EHow separate rating area ceases to be a separate rating area
98FElection to make lump sum contributions must be made on behalf of underlying rating unit
47Section 114 amended (Remission of rates)
48New section 114A inserted (Remission of rates on Māori freehold land under development)
114ARemission of rates for Māori freehold land under development
49New Schedule 1AA inserted
50Schedule 1 amended
51Amendment to Local Government Act 2002
52Section 102 amended (Funding and financial policies)
53Amendments to Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
54New section 128A inserted (Registrar may advise local authority whether rating units were previously part of same block of Maori freehold land)
128ARegistrar may advise local authority whether rating units were previously part of same block of Maori freehold land
55New section 330B inserted (Obligation to notify territorial authority of occupation order)
330BObligation to notify territorial authority of occupation order
56Amendments to Rates Rebate Act 1973
57Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
58Amendment to Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013
59Schedule amended
Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: