Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 12 August 2020 at 08:40)
253   Requirements before policy concerning expenses and facilities can be adopted or amended
(1)  A council must give public notice of its intention to adopt or amend a policy for the payment of expenses or provision of facilities allowing at least 28 days for the making of public submissions.
(2)  Before adopting or amending the policy, the council must consider any submissions made within the time allowed for submissions and make any appropriate changes to the draft policy or amendment.
(3)  Despite subsections (1) and (2), a council need not give public notice of a proposed amendment to its policy for the payment of expenses or provision of facilities if the council is of the opinion that the proposed amendment is not substantial.
(4)    (Repealed)
(5)  A council must comply with this section when proposing to adopt a policy in accordance with section 252(1) even if the council proposes to adopt a policy that is the same as its existing policy.