The Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 4) was introduced to Parliament by Leader of the House Chris Hipkins on 5 August.
It is intended to prevent the revocation of some subordinate legislation that, by virtue of the Acts under which it is made, is revoked at a stated time unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament.
The bill relates to items of subordinate legislation made in the year ending with the close of 30 June 2019. The Act will commence the day after it receives the Royal assent.
Clause 6 repeals the Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Act (No 2) 2018, which is now spent.
The subordinate legislation in the bill which would be confirmed:
Clause 7 confirms the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2019 under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997.
Clause 8 confirms two sets of regulations - the Animal Products (Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2019 and the Animal Products (Dairy Industry Fees, Charges, and Levies) Amendment Regulations 2019 - under the Animal Products Act 1999.
Clause 17 confirms the Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 2019 under the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and the Social Security Act 1964.
Clause 18 confirms two sets of regulations - the Road User Charges (Rates) Amendment Regulations 2018 and the Road User Charges (Rates) Amendment Regulations 2019 - under the Road User Charges Act 2012.