Summary and Statement of Proposal: Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy as at 1 May 2017 and Summary of Feedback Received.
summary of proposal - may 2017
In 2016 the government amended the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) to give territorial authorities the discretion to decide if they wish to have a policy to permit shops to open on Easter Sundays, or not. This change to the Act does not apply to other holiday dates such as Easter Friday for which current trading restrictions apply.
In accordance with the Act, the Hutt City Council (Council) is proposing a new Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy and is seeking your views.
The Statement of Proposal attached includes the reasons for the proposal and the draft policy.
The Council at its meeting on 23 May approved the attached draft Policy for public consultation.
The Council is now seeking submissions on this proposal. The draft Policy as noted above is included in the Statement of Proposal attached to this summary, along with a submission form. It is also available at the Hutt City Council Administration Building, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, and Libraries and on the Council Website: [huttcity.govt.nz/ - link to be inserted]
Submissions open on Tuesday 6 June 2017 and close at 4.00pm on Friday 7 June 2017.
FULL STATEMENT OF PROPOSAL
HUTT CITY COUNCIL
DRAFT EASTER SUNDAY SHOP TRADING POLICY
1. Introduction 1
A. Current situation 1 - 2
B. Pre-consultation results 2
C. Policy Options 2
D. Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy. 2
3. How to make a submission 2 - 3
1. Pre-consultation – summary of feedback received. 4 - 6
2. Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 7 - 9
3. Submission form. [to be inserted]