Companion Animals Act 1998 No 87
Part 10 Companion Animals Fund
84 Establishment of Fund
(1) There is established in the Special Deposits Account an account to be called the Companion Animals Fund into which is to be paid—(a) registration fees, permit fees and all other fees paid under this Act (other than any fee or charge payable to a council for the purposes of Part 7 or under section 58H), and(b) such money as may be appropriated by Parliament for payment into the Fund, and(c) (Repealed)(d) the proceeds of the investment of money in the Fund, and(e) all money required to be paid into the Fund by or under this or any other Act.(2) The Departmental Chief Executive has the control and management of the Fund.(3) (Repealed)
85 Payments from the Fund
(1) There is payable from the Fund—(a) all amounts required to meet expenditure incurred in the administration or execution of this Act, and(b) all payments directed by the regulations to be made to councils or other persons out of amounts collected as registration fees under this Act, and(b1) any refund of registration fees, permit fees or other amounts paid under this Act, in circumstances in which the Departmental Chief Executive considers that it is reasonable and necessary to do so, and(c) all money directed to be paid from the Fund by or under this or any other Act.(1A) Any money paid to a council from the Fund is to be applied by the council only for purposes that relate to the management and control of companion animals in its area.(2), (3) (Repealed)(4) The regulations may provide (for the purposes of subsection (1) (b)) for the payment of amounts to councils and other persons out of amounts collected as registration fees under this Act. The Departmental Chief Executive can make arrangements for the payment of those amounts, including arrangements for the deduction of those amounts at the point of payment as registration fees.
86 Investment of money in Fund
The Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government may invest money in the Fund—(a) if the Office of Local Government is a GSF agency for the purposes of Part 6 of the Government Sector Finance Act 2018—in any way that the Office is permitted to invest money under that Part, or(b) if the Office of Local Government is not a GSF agency for the purposes of Part 6 of the Government Sector Finance Act 2018—in any way approved the Treasurer.