Local Government Electoral Legislation Bill

Hon Nanaia Mahuta

Local Government Electoral Legislation Bill

Government Bill

151—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
5Section 9 amended (Holding of referendum)
6Section 19C amended (Basis of election of members of territorial authority)
7Section 19E amended (Basis of election of members of regional council)
8New sections 19GA and 19GB inserted
19GAReview of specific Māori representation for elections of territorial authorities and regional councils
19GBEffect of resolution relating to specific Māori representation
9Section 19H amended (Review of representation arrangements for elections of territorial authorities)
10Section 19I amended (Review of representation arrangements for elections of regional councils)
11New section 19JAA inserted (Review of local board area boundaries by unitary authority)
19JAAReview of local board area boundaries by unitary authority
12Section 19K amended (Requirements for resolution)
13Section 19L amended (Distribution of copies of resolution)
14Section 19M amended (Public notice of proposals and responsibilities in relation to submissions)
15Section 19N amended (Response to submissions)
16Section 19O amended (Appeals)
17Section 19P amended (Objections)
18Section 19Q amended (Obligation to forward appeals and objections to Commission)
19Section 19R amended (Commission to determine appeals and objections)
20Section 19T amended (Requirement for effective representation and other factors in determination of membership and basis of election of territorial authorities and local boards)
21Section 19U amended (Requirement for effective representation and other factors in determination of membership and basis of election of regional council)
22Section 19Z and cross-heading repealed
23Section 19ZH repealed (Basis of election of territorial authority and regional council)
24Section 55 amended (Nomination of candidates)
25Part 4 heading replaced
26Section 90 amended (Application for recount)
27New section 90A inserted (Application by electoral officer for recount)
90AApplication by electoral officer for recount
28Section 92 amended (Conduct of recount)
29New sections 92A and 92B inserted
92ACosts of recount
92BAffected candidate may withdraw if votes tied after recount
30Section 148 amended (Validation of irregularities)
31Schedule 1 amended
32Schedule 1A amended
33Minor and consequential amendments related to this Part
34Principal Act
35Section 24 amended (Scope of local government reorganisation)
36Section 25 amended (Order in Council to give effect to reorganisation plan)
37Section 26A amended (Duties of local authorities in relation to local government reorganisation)
38Section 31A amended (Minister’s expectations of Commission in relation to local government reorganisation)
39Section 35A amended (Application of Official Information Act 1982)
40Section 97 amended (Certain decisions to be taken only if provided for in long-term plan)
41Section 225 amended (Offences relating to waterworks)
42Schedule 3 amended
43New Schedule 3A inserted
44Schedule 7 amended
45Schedule 10 amended
46Principal Act
47Section 8 amended (Governing body of Auckland Council)

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: