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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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  • Adverse Weather-affected Timber Recovery on Conservation Lands Bill

    August 3, 2020 / Bills introduced

  • Member’s Bill in the name of Maureen Pugh introduced on July 30. The Bill seeks to allow the Director-General of Conservation to grant access for removal of specified trees irreversibly damaged by an adverse weather event from within the conservation estate, outside of national parks. First reading on April 7 and voted down with just National and ACT in favour.

    Adverse Weather-affected Timber Recovery on Conservation Lands Bill

  • Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill

    April 10, 2021 / Bills introduced

  • Member’s bill in the name of Steph Willis. The bill amends the Biosecurity Act to require that all craft coming to NZ are required to provide biosecurity information to the persons onboard by means of an audio-visual recording and writing.

    Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill

  • Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill (No 2)

    June 13, 2018 / Bills introduced

  • A Bill in the name of NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell drawn from the Ballot on May 17, 2018. It is identical to a Bill voted down in the last Parliament with just NZ First and the Greens in support. It would define in law games and sporting events that must be broadcast live on free-to-air television. Awaiting first reading. On August 8 Mitchell withdrew his Bill and by leave replaced it with the Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill (No 2). It makes a number of drafting changes but the thrust of the Bill remains the same. Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill (No 2)

  • COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill

    August 5, 2020 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 4 and passed through all stage under Urgency. The Bill sets up a regulatory framework for the introduction of part-charges for managed isolation and quarantine for those entering NZ. All parties supported the Bill though they differed over the regulatory settings for the charges.COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill 

  • COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill (No 2)

    August 4, 2020 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 4 an omnibus Bill which among other things gives the IRD more freedom to deal with the tax liabilities of people and businesses hit by covid-19. It also extends the reporting requirements of a number of organisation including councils, Crown entities and state owned enterprises.

     

    COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill (No 2)

  • Electronic Compliance with Reporting Requirements Bill

    March 22, 2018 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on March 22. A member’s bill in the name of Adrian Rurawhe. The Bill amends the Public Finance Act and the Crown Entities Act to enable public organisations to meet statutory reporting requirements in electronic form.  Electronic Compliance with Reporting Requirements Bill

  • Fair Trading (Oppressive Contracts) Amendment Bill

    March 22, 2018 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on March 22. A member’s bill in the name of Duncan Webb. It proposes to redress the power imbalance in contract terms, contract performance, and contract enforcement by prohibiting unfair contract terms, performance and enforcement, and requiring fair warning of the intention to rely on a limitation period. Fair Trading (Oppressive Contracts) Amendment Bill

  • Holidays (Parent-Teacher Interview Leave) Amendment Bill

    March 13, 2021 / Bills introduced

  • Member’s bill in the name of Labour’s Terisa Ngobi drawn from the ballot on March 11. It amends the Holidays Act to allow workers with children to take leave to attend parent-teacher interviews.Holidays (Parent-Teacher Interview Leave) Amendment Bill

  • Human Rights (Disability Assist Dogs Non-Discrimination) Amendment Bill

    April 10, 2021 / Bills introduced

  • Member’s bill in the name of Ricardo Menéndez March introduced on April 8. The bill clarifies that discriminating against a person for having or using a disability assist dog is discriminating against the person on the basis of their disability.

    Human Rights (Disability Assist Dogs Non-Discrimination) Amendment Bill

  • Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill

    April 10, 2021 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on April 1. This bill extends the repeal date of the government’s temporary powers relating to visa rule variations in response to the covid-19 outbreak by 2 years until May 2023. It also extends the maximum duration of a suspension in the ability of certain offshore persons to make temporary entry class visa applications from 3 months to 6 months. First reading on April 8 and referred to the Education and Workforce Committee and to be reported back by April 29. Opposed by National and ACT who objected to the very short time frame for submissions and consideration by the select committee.
    Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill