Companies Office news legislative review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908

Issue 30 – August 2011

The Law Commission is seeking feedback on a range of issues and options for reform raised in the recently released paper Reforming the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.

There are over 23 000 incorporated societies registered in New Zealand and tens of thousands of New Zealanders are involved in an incorporated society one way or another. The Law Commission argues that some of the requirements of the century-old Incorporated Societies Act 1908 are in need of major reform.

The paper can be read on the Law Commission's website (www.lawcom.govt.nz/project/review-incorporated-societies-act-1908?quicktabs_23=issues_paper#node-2091). Submissions can be made online and close on 30 September 2011.

Summarised from the July 2011 Business Update, Ministry of Economic Development.

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