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Resource material › Regulatory Impact Statements

In 2001 Cabinet agreed that all Regulatory Impact and Business Cost Compliance Statements (RIS/BCCS) must be lodged on the responsible department’s website and that the department’s website link for each RIS/BCCS be published by the Treasury on their dedicated web page: Published Regulatory Impact Statements by Date.

Identity

The following Regulatory Impact Statements have been prepared by the Department of Internal Affairs.

Passport Fees

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by the Department of Internal Affairs. It provides analysis of options to reduce adult passport fees for passport applications (apart from those made in London or Sydney), introduce a fee for an on-line passport renewal application and make technical adjustments to the GST component of the new and existing passport fees.


Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism: Identity Verification Code of Practice

This Regulatory Impact Statement has been prepared by the Department of Internal Affairs, with input from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Financial Markets Authority. It provides analysis of options to facilitate compliance with the standard identity verification requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act 2009.
More information: Identity Verification Code of Practice 2011

Electronic Identity Verification Bill

The
igovt identity verification service is designed to provide individuals with the option of verifying their identities authoritatively online and in real-time to authorised agencies. This document provides an analysis of regulatory and non-regulatory options to support the full implementation of the service:

Regulations to support the legislation

Cabinet has agreed to a range of regulations to support the service. These regulations prescribe agencies that can use the service, how long information may be retained for if an individual stops using the service and other administrative matters.


Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Identity Information Confirmation Bill

The following document provides an analysis of options to enable the private sector, and more of the public sector, to validate identity information against information held on the Department's registers and systems. This will help the private sector to combat identity fraud and to reduce business compliance costs, while protecting the privacy of New Zealanders:

Citizenship Amendment Bill

These reforms seek to amend the Citizenship Act 1977 to provide a citizenship system that best meets New Zealand’s needs. The reforms seek to balance competing goals, namely to provide - a fair and inclusive citizenship system that positions New Zealand well to compete for the migrants we need; and a citizenship system which protects New Zealand:

Daylight Saving

The Minister of Internal Affairs agreed to the Department posting the Regulatory Impact Statement relating to the Extension to Daylight Saving on its website. This page gives you access to that statement. The statement is released consistent with the Official Information Act 1982.


Please note that this is not a Departmental paper and it appears on the Department's website for reasons of convenience.

Part of this document has been reformatted as part of the process of putting it on our website. There may be some minor differences in layout (e.g. font or page breaks) to the paper document that Cabinet considered. There are no differences in content.

The following Regulatory Impact Statement relates to regulations made to extend Daylight Saving under the Time Act 1974:

Gambling

The following Regulatory Impact and Business Cost Compliance Statements relate to regulations made under the
Gambling Act 2003:

Problem Gambling Levy for 2013/14 to 2015/16

The current problem gambling strategy and levy regulations expire at the end of 30 June 2013. This Regulatory Impact Statement canvasses the option of not replacing them. Assuming, on the other hand, that a new strategy and regulations are to be put in place, the Regulatory Impact Statement also provides analyses of options for the issues on which the Government must make decisions.

Multi-Year Grants from Non-Casino Gaming Machine Proceeds

Gambling Amendment Bill No. 2

Gambling (Fees) Regulations 2007

Harm Minimisation Regulations

Gaming Machine Accountability Regulations

For further information see: Gambling Act 2003 - Cabinet Papers on Regulations

Lake Taupō Harbourmaster

Lake Taupō (Crown Facilities, Permits and Fees) Regulations 2012
Lake Taupō Navigation Safety Amendment Bylaw 2012

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document. For further information see: Lake Taupō Harbourmaster

Local Government

Better Local Government

The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act (2012)
The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3) (4 November 2013)

Financial planning by the Crown and Christchurch City Council for the recovery in Christchurch City

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Rebuilding retaining walls in Christchurch

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Environment Canterbury governance arrangements

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Auckland Transitional Provisions

The following Regulatory Impact Statement relates to the
Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010:

Better Local Government

The following Regulatory Impact Statement relates to the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (30 May 2012)


Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document. See also: Better Local Government

Christchurch City Rating Powers

The Government has approved an Order in Council to give Christchurch City Council more flexibility in setting rates. The order allows the council to reassess rates during the year, rather than only at the start of the financial year. This allows the nature and speed of building activity in Christchurch to be reflected in the rating system. The Order In Council came into effect on 1 July and will expire in March 2016.


Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Local Electoral Act Amendment

The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to the
Local Electoral Act 2001: The document above is the Regulatory Impact Statement for the Local Electoral Amendment Bill No 2 introduced to the house on October 15 2012. The following Regulatory Impact Statement relates to a Bill which was introduced in 2011. This Bill did not have a first reading and has since been incorporated into the Local Electoral Amendment Bill No 2:

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.

Local Government Act 2002

The following Regulatory Impact Statements relate to the
Local Government Act 2002:

Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document. Note: The signed and scanned PDF, below, is the official version of this document.
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