79. Disallowance of determinations relating to special accounts

(1) This section applies to a determination made by the Finance Minister under subsection 78(1) or (3).

(2) The determination is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislation Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

(3) The Finance Minister must cause a copy of the determination to be tabled in each House of the Parliament.

(4) Either House may, following a motion upon notice, pass a resolution disallowing the determination. To be effective, the resolution must be passed in the period that:

(a) starts on the day the copy of the determination is tabled in the House (the start day); and

(b) ends on the fifth sitting day of the House after the start day.

(5) If neither House passes such a resolution, the determination commences:

(a) on the day immediately after the last day upon which such a resolution could have been passed; or

(b) if a later day is specified in the determination - on that later day.

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Last updated: 09 February 2017