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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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  • Gangs Legislation Amendment Bill

    March 30, 2024 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on March 7. The bill introduces a number of measures intended to curb criminal gangs. It makes it an offence to display gang insignia in public places, creates a new dispersal power to stop gang members gathering in public, creates a new non-consorting order and make gang membership an aggravating factor at sentencing. The Attorney-General said aspects were a breach of the Bill of Rights Act. First reading on March 7 opposed by the Greens  and Te Pāti Māori. Sent to the justice committee and to be reported back on July 7.

     

     

     

    Gangs Legislation Amendment Bill

  • Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Amendment Bill

    February 13, 2021 / Bills in progress

  • A private bill sponsored by Duncan Webb and introduced on Deb 9, 2021. It allows the Girl Guides Association of NZ to sell properties now uneconomic to hold, despite the constraints of its incorporating legislation. First reading on March 10, supported by all parties and referred to the Social Services Committee. Report back deadline extended from Sept 10 to March 10 2022.

    Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Amendment Bill

  • Māori Fisheries Amendment Bill

    March 12, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Dec 20. The bill makes changes to the Māori Fisheries Act to give effect to recommendations of Te Ohu Kai Moana’s review of settlement entities. First reading on March 8 supported by all parties and sent to the Māori Affairs Committee. Reported back on March 9 2023 with a large number of amendments and National indicated it opposed a number of the proposals. Second reading completed with all parties in favour on April 30 2024 with the govt saying it would proceed with the bill, but changes would be made in the committee stage. Committee stage completed on May 22 with a number of amendments.

     

    Māori Fisheries Amendment Bill

  • McLean Institute (Trust Variation) Bill

    July 15, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on June 16. A private bill in the name of Duncan Webb which update and varies the terms of the McLean Institute set out in its trust deed, notably the charitable objects of the institute and the powers of the board. The institute was established in the will of Allan McLean in 1907 to benefit destitute women and, in particular, women of refinement or education in straitened circumstances, along with their children. First reading on June 28 with all parties in favour and referred to the social services and community committee. Reported back on July 20 2023. Second reading on May 8 2024 with all parties in agreement.

    McLean Institute (Trust Variation) Bill

  • Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill

    September 10, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Aug 31 2023. A member’s bill in the name of Katie Nimon, it requires the Minister of Health to consult with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission in the preparation of strategic documents, including Health Strategies, the NZ Health Plan, and the Government Policy Statement. It also requires the minister to prepare and determine a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. First reading on Feb 14 with all parties in favour and sent to the health committee for consideration.

    Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill

  • Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Provision of Breast Cancer Screening Services) Amendment Bill

    August 13, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on July 27. A member’s bill in the name of Shane Reti. The bill aims to extend routine free breast cancer screening age from 69 to 74 while also future-proofing breast cancer screening for future changes in scope, frequency, and eligibility. First reading on Feb 14 with all parties in favour and sent to the health committee for consideration.

     

    Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Provision of Breast Cancer Screening Services) Amendment Bill

  • Parole (Mandatory Completion of Rehabilitative Programmes) Amendment Bill

    March 4, 2024 / Bills in progress

  • Member’s bill in the name of Todd Stephenson drawn from the ballot on Feb 15. The bill makes it a requirement for people in a corrections facility to complete skills and rehabilitation programmes prior to being considered for parole. First reading on Feb 29 with the Greens and Te Pāti Māori opposed and sent to the justice committee.

     

    Parole (Mandatory Completion of Rehabilitative Programmes) Amendment Bill

  • Privacy Amendment Bill

    December 16, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Sept 6 2023. The bill requires an agency (public or private) to notify an individual when it collects personal information about the individual indirectly (ie, from a source other than from the individual concerned). First reading on May 2 and sent to the justice committee with all parties in agreement.

     

     

    Privacy Amendment Bill

  • Regulatory Systems (Education) Amendment Bill

    April 9, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on March 23. An omnibus bill mainly making administrative amendments. First reading on March 29 with National and Act opposed. Sent to the education and workforce committee. Reported back on June 23 2003. Second reading on March 27 with all parties in favour.

    Regulatory Systems (Education) Amendment Bill

  • Regulatory Systems (Primary Industries) Amendment Bill

    July 15, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on June 21 2023. A tidy-up bill used a vehicle for minor and non-controversial changes for primary sector legislation and regulation. First reading on March 27 2024 and referred to primary production committee with all parties in favour.

    Regulatory Systems (Primary Industries) Amendment Bill