The Constitution Act [Of New Zealand], 1986

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Parliament

14. Parliament---(1) There shall be a Parliament of New Zealand, which shall consist of the Sovereign in right of New Zealand and the House of Representatives.

(2) The Parliament of New Zealand is the same body as that which before the commencement of this Act was called the General Assembly (as established by section 32 of the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom) and which consisted of the Governor-General and the House of Representatives.

Cf. New Zealand Constitution Act 1852, s. 32 (U.K.); 1950, No. 3, s.

2 (2)

15. Power of Parliament to make laws---(1) The Parliament of New Zealand continues to have full power to make laws.

(2) No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed after the commencement of this Act shall extend to New Zealand as part of its law.

Cf. New Zealand Constitution Act 1852, s. 53 (U.K.); 1973, No. 114,

s. 2; Canada Act 1982, s. 2 (U.K.); Australia Act 1986, s. 1

(Commonwealth)

16. Royal assent to Bills---A Bill passed by the House of Representatives shall become law when the Sovereign or the Governor-General assents to it and signs it in token of such assent.

Cf. New Zealand Constitution Act 1852, s. 56 (U.K.)

17. Term of Parliament---(1) The term of Parliament shall, unless Parliament is sooner dissolved, be 3 years from the day fixed for the return of the writs issued for the last preceding general election of members of the House of Representatives, and no longer.

(2) Section 189 of the Electoral Act 1956 shall apply in respect of subsection (1) of this section.

Cf. 1956, No. 107, s. 12

18. Summoning, proroguing, and dissolution of Parliament---(1) The Governor-General may be Proclamation summon Parliament to meet at such place and time as may be appointed therein, notwithstanding that when the Proclamation is signed or when it takes effect Parliament stands prorogued to a particular date.

(2) The Governor-General may by Proclamation prorogue or dissolve Parliament.

(3) A Proclamation summoning, proroguing, or dissolving Parliament shall be effective---

(a) On being gazetted; or

(b) On being publicly read, by some person authorised to do so by the

Governor-General, in the presence of the Clerk of the House of

Representatives and 2 other persons,---

whichever occurs first.

(4) Every Proclamation that takes effect pursuant to subsection (3) (b) of this section shall be gazetted as soon as practicable after it is publicly read.

Cf. New Zealand constitution Act 1852, ss. 44, 82 (U.K.)

19. First meeting of Parliament after general election---After any general election of members of the House of Representatives, Parliament shall meet not later than 6 weeks after the day fixed for the return of the writs for that election.

Cf. The Bill of Rights, Article 13 (U.K.); Constitution of Australia

(1900), s. 5

20. Carrying over of Parliamentary business---Where the House of Representatives resolves that any Bill, petition, or other business before it or any of its committees be carried over to the next session of Parliament (whether the same Parliament or not), that Bill, petition, or other business shall not lapse upon the prorogation or dissolution or expiration of the Parliament in being when that resolution is passed but shall be carried over accordingly.

Cf. 1977, No. 22, s. 2 (1)

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