Summary of results of 2012 reprints survey
The PCO reprinting policy provides that a reprinting programme will be established each year, in consultation with key users of legislation. These are the results of the ninth annual survey conducted by the PCO.
The 2012 reprints survey, which closed on Friday 20 July 2012, was provided on the PCO website and could be completed online. The survey was publicised on websites including the New Zealand Legislation website and electronic noticeboards for librarians and the public sector. Emails were sent to people who have expressed an interest in reprints, including the various heads of bench of the Judiciary.
This year, 30 responses were received, the majority of which were completed on behalf of an organisation or agency by solicitors.
Forty Acts and three sets of Statutory Regulations were proposed for reprinting.
In relation to our officialisation schedule, four Acts were proposed to be officialised as a priority. Officialisation of those four titles from 1948 and 1953 is imminent and will not require prioritisation.
2012–2013 reprinting programme
The titles selected for hard copy reprints are:
- Administration Act 1969
- Biosecurity Act 1993
- Building Act 2004
- Care of Children Act 2004
- Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989
- Companies Act 1993
- Corrections Act 2004
- Domestic Violence Act 1995
- Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
- Privacy Act 1993
- Property Law Act 2007
- Property (Relationships) Act 1976
- Reserves Act 1977
- Residential Tenancies Act 1986
- Securities Act 1978
- Sentencing Act 2002
- Trade Marks Act 2002
- Corrections Regulations 2005
- Trade Marks Regulations 2003
The legislation included in the 2012–2013 reprinting programme has been selected according to the following criteria:
- recommendations received in the 2012 reprints survey
- recommendations received in the 2011 reprints survey that were not able to be included in the programme for 2011–2012
- the number of amendments since the last reprint (if reprinted)
- the significance of any amendments since the last reprint (if reprinted)
- any significant amending legislation being drafted by PCO
- any amending legislation on the current Legislation Programme
- inclusion in the list of top 200 legislation sellers for the last 12 months to 30 June 2012
- what's possible given a limited budget
- what will have the least impact on the PCO's ability to officialise all principal legislation on the New Zealand Legislation website by the end of the 2012/13 financial year.
View the 2012–2013 reprints programme: Reprints scheduled »
View the complete list of hard copy reprints published since the surveys began in 2004: Reprints published »
What does the future hold for hard copy reprinted legislation?
We have received an ever-decreasing number of responses to our annual survey and a corresponding increase in the use of, and compliments on, our legislation website. Sales of hard copy legislation have also reduced, and the Legislation Bill that is before the House provides for the New Zealand Legislation website to be an official source.
The PCO would like to thank all those who have contributed to our surveys over the years. We are now investigating moving to the model of print on demand at full cost so that PCO can continue to provide for those who have a preference for bound hard copy reprints (as opposed to printing off the same file from the New Zealand Legislation website).