This Act is the Parliamentary Budget Officer Act 2010.
(1) Parts 1 and 2 and Schedule 1.2 commence on the date of assent to this Act.(2) The remainder of this Act commences on 25 January 2011.
(1) In this Act:
election costing request means a request made under Division 1 of Part 4 to the Parliamentary Budget Officer for the preparation of an election policy costing.
election policy costing means a costing of a publicly announced or proposed policy prepared by the Parliamentary Budget Officer under Division 2 of Part 4.
function includes a power, authority or duty, and exercise a function includes perform a duty.
Parliamentary Budget Officer means the Parliamentary Budget Officer appointed by the Presiding Officers under section 6.
parliamentary leader means either of the following:(a) the Premier,(b) the Leader of the Opposition.
pre-election half-yearly budget review means the last half-yearly review publicly released by the Treasurer before a State general election under section 8 (3) of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983.
Presiding Officers means (subject to section 4) the President of the Legislative Council and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
registered party means a party registered under Part 4A of the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912.
State general election does not include a State general election held following the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly, unless the election is to be held after the due date for the election following the expiry of the Legislative Assembly or within 1 month before that due date.(2) (Repealed)(3) For the purposes of this Act, the date a State general election is due to be held is the day fixed for taking the poll at a general election of members of the Legislative Assembly.(4) A reference in this Act to a member of Parliament includes, during the period that the Legislative Assembly is dissolved or has expired, a reference to a person who was a member of Parliament immediately before that dissolution or expiry.(5) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.
(1) If a provision of this Act requires or authorises the Presiding Officers to take any action or decide any matter, the provision is taken to require or authorise the Presiding Officers only to take the action jointly or decide the matter jointly.(2) If the Presiding Officers were both last elected to Parliament as the endorsed candidates of the same registered party (or registered parties that are coalition parties), any such action or decision may only be taken or decided jointly with a deputy Presiding Officer designated by those Presiding Officers who was last elected to Parliament as the endorsed candidate of another registered party.(3) A reference in subsection (2) to a deputy Presiding Officer includes a reference to an assistant Presiding Officer if all eligible deputy Presiding Officers are absent or acting as the Presiding Officer under the Constitution Act 1902.Note. Sections 22G and 31A of the Constitution Act 1902 provide that during the absence from NSW of the President or the Speaker, the Chair of Committees of the Legislative Council (who is also the Deputy President) or the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly act for the President or the Speaker respectively.