Local Government Act 1993 No 30
276 What is the effect of disqualification?
(1) A person who is disqualified from holding civic office may not be
elected or appointed to a civic office and may not hold, or act in, a civic
(2) A person who vacates the office of councillor by resignation or
disqualification may not be elected to a civic office in the same area (and
may not hold, or act in, a civic office in the same area) until:
(a) if the person is not disqualified—the first anniversary of
the vacation of office, or the next ordinary election for the area (whichever
occurs first), or
(b) if the person is disqualified—the first ordinary election
after the person ceases to be disqualified.
(3) A person convicted of an offence under Part 6 of Chapter 16 for
acting in a civic office while disqualified under section 275:
(a) is disqualified from holding civic office for 7 years from the
time of conviction, unless the court determines a shorter period,
(b) is not entitled to receive or recover from the council any money
relating to the civic office in respect of the period in which the person is
(4) The council may, within 2 years after the person so convicted
receives money from the council relating to the civic office in respect of the
period in which the person is disqualified, recover the money from the person
as a debt.