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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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  • Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

    May 27, 2024 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on May 16. The bill repeals a number of reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act made between 2018 and 2020. These include the reinstatement of 90-day no-cause terminations for periodic tenancies, returning landlords’ notice period for periodic tenancies to 42 days for certain grounds, and allowing landlords to give notice to end a fixed-term tenancy at the end of the term without providing a specific reason. It also introduces a range of changes related to tenants keeping pets in rental properties. First reading on May 21 with National, Act and NZ First in favour. Referred to the social services and community committee.

     

    Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

  • Resource Management (Freshwater and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

    May 27, 2024 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on May 23. The bill makes a raft of changes to the RMA as campaigned upon by the current coalition parties. Among them are is the hierarchy of obligations contained in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Managements until the NPSFM 2020 is replaced, aligns the consenting pathway for coal mining with other mineral extraction activities, modifies local authority obligations to identify and include in district plans new significant natural areas, amends the Resource Management (Stock Exclusion) Regulations in relation to sloped land and winter grazing regulations and makes amendments to speed up the process to prepare or amend national direction under the RMA. First reading on May 28 under Urgency sent to the primary production committee with the support of National, Act and NZ First.

     

     

     

  • Restoring Citizenship Removed By Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 Bill

    August 13, 2023 / Bills in progress

  • Introduced on Aug 3. A member’s bill in the name of Teanau Tuiono. The bill seeks to provide entitlement to New Zealand citizenship for a group of people born in Western Samoa whose citizenship was removed through the enactment of the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982. First reading completed on April 10 with only National opposed. Referred to the governance and administration committee.

    Restoring Citizenship Removed By Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 Bill

  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Cellar Door Tasting) Amendment Bill

    September 25, 2022 / Bills in progress

  • Member’s bill in the name of National’s Stuart Smith. The bill allows winery cellar doors to charge visitors for the samples of their own wine and adds an off-licence category for wineries holding an on-licence. First reading completed on Aug 1 with a personal vote of 105 in favour and nine opposed. The bill was sent to the justice committee. Reported back on April 2 2024 with amendments agreed by all MPs. Second reading completed on May 8 with 101 in favour and 21 against.

    Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Cellar Door Tasting) Amendment Bill