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Legislative Updates

This register is updated regularly and new developments are reported in every second edition of Hugovision.

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  • Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill

    August 1, 2022 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on July 28, the bill sets up an administrative framework intended to address systemic accessibility barriers for disabled people. First reading Aug 2 opposed by Greens and  Te Paati Māori. Referred to the Social Services and Community Committee with a longer than usual report back date of May 16 2023.

    Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill

  • America’s Cup Road Stopping Bill

    July 8, 2018 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on July 2. The purpose of the bill is to support construction relating to, and the operation of, the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland by permanently stopping a portion of Brigham Street on Wynyard Point. First reading completed on July 5 with all parties in agreement and referred to the Environment Committee with a report back deadline of September 3. America’s Cup Road Stopping Bill

  • Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill

    July 4, 2022 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on June 23. The bill establishes a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, combining TVNZ and RNZ. First reading on July 26 with National and Act opposed and referred to the economic development, science and innovation committee.

    Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

    November 24, 2019 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Nov 14 creates temporary rules around security issues concerning APEC 2021 events. These included allowing foreign security details to carry weapons, gives powers to close roads, enter buildings and use technology such as blocking mobile phones and allows army personnel to serve in policing roles. First reading on Nov 20 with the Greens opposed. Referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee with an April 1 report back. Reported back on March 25 with minor changes such as widening the definition of who could be deemed a security officer and around the use of technology such as blocking mobile phones. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

    August 29, 2021 / Bills in progress, Bills passed

  • Introduced on Aug 10 2017. The bill makes a number of administrative changes to the principal law about access to identity certificates and the administration of the. First on Dec 5 supported by all parties and referred to the Governance and Administration Committee. Reported back on Aug 10 2018 including controversial changes to the bill making it easier to people to change their gender on official documents. NZ First objected to the change saying it was made without proper consultation as a result the bill stalled. Second reading on Aug 11 2021 with all parties in agreement to send the bill back to the select committee for public submissions on the changes made in 2018. Returned from select committee with minor changes and committee stage completed on Dec 7 and third reading Dec 9 with all parties in support.

    Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

  • Business Payment Practices Bill

    November 19, 2022 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Oct 26. The bill introduces a regime intended to bring transparency to business-to-business payment terms and practices. Entities with more than $33m in revenue will be required to disclose their payment practices twice a year including information about late payments and payment terms. First reading on Nov 8, opposed by Act and sent to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee.
    Business Payment Practices Bill

  • Charities Amendment Bill

    September 25, 2022 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Sept 21. The bill reforms and overhauls the charities establishment, monitoring and reporting regime. First reading on Sept 28 and sent to the Social Services and Community Committee with National opposed.

    Charities Amendment Bill 

  • Civil Aviation Bill

    September 26, 2021 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Sept 8. The bill repeals and replaces the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and the Airport Authorities Act 1966 with a single, modernised statute and contains a range of policy proposals. These include regulation of drones or autonomous aircraft and new security regulation powers. First reading Sept 20 with all parties in agreement and sent to the transport and infrastructure committee. Civil Aviation Bill

  • Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill

    September 27, 2021 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Sept 23. The member’s bill in the name of Labour’s Duncan Webb seeks to makes clear a company director may take actions that take into account wider matters other than the financial bottom-line. This may include matters such as the principles of te Tiriti, environmental impacts, good corporate ethics, being a good employer, and the interests of the wider community. After being put on hold for a year, the bill was put forward for first reading on Sept 21, debate was interrupted with National indicating opposition. First reading completed on Nov 9 with National and Act opposed sent to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee. Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill

  • Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill

    June 6, 2021 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on June 1. The Bill makes changes to the retention money regime including; clarifying retention money held on trust must be kept separate from other money or assets and introducing offences and penalties for companies and directors for not complying with requirements. First reading on June 6 supported by all parties and referred to the Transport and Infrastructure Committee. Reported back Nov 22 2o21 with a large number of mainly technical changes. Second reading on Aug 23 with all parties in support.  Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill