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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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  • Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment Bill

    August 28, 2022 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 11. A member’s bill in the name of the Green’s Eugenie Sage. The bill would ban permits for minerals activities (prospecting, exploration and mining) and access arrangements over conservation lands and waters. It would also ban all new coal mines or extension of existing mines anywhere in NZ.

    Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment Bill

  • Customer and Product Data Bill

    May 27, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on May 16. The bill introduces a “consumer data right”. The intention is to give customers (including both individuals and entities) in designated sectors greater control over how their customer data is accessed and used, promote innovation and facilitate competition, and facilitate secure, standardised, and efficient data services. The Bill aims to achieve this by requiring businesses that hold designated customer data (data holders) to provide that data to the customer and, with the customer’s authorisation, to accredited third parties.

     

     

    Customer and Product Data Bill

  • Digital Services Tax Bill

    September 10, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 31. The bill would allow the Government to implement a tax of 3% on digital services revenues connected to   intermediation platforms, social media and content sharing platforms, internet search engines, digital advertising and user-generated data. The tax would apply to large businesses with global digital services revenues of at least €750m per revenue year and at least $3.5m of NZ digital services revenue per revenue year.

    Digital Services Tax Bill

  • 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

  • Employment Relations (Employee Remuneration Disclosure) Amendment Bill

    March 30, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Member’s bill drawn from the ballot on March 20 in the name of Camilla Belich. The bill seeks to amend the Employment Relations Act to protect employees who discuss or disclose their remuneration.

     

    Employment Relations (Employee Remuneration Disclosure) Amendment Bill

  • Evidence (Giving Evidence of Family Violence) Amendment Bill

    March 5, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on March 5. The bill amends the Evidence Act to extend the range of possible protections for parties and witnesses giving evidence of sexual assaults or family harm in the Family Court to mirror those available in criminal proceedings.

    Evidence (Giving Evidence of Family Violence) Amendment 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

  • Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

    September 10, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 22. The bill sets up a series of reserves and protected areas restricting activities to different degrees within the Hauraki Gulf. First reading on Aug 28 with all parties in favour and referred to the Environment Committee.

     

    Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill

  • Integrity Sport and Recreation Bill

    April 9, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on March 28. The bill sets up a new independent Crown entity called the Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission. It will promote, advise, and educate on integrity issues within the sector, engage with participants, prescribe policies and procedures for complaints and disputes, implement the World Anti-Doping Code, and investigate suspected breaches of integrity codes and threats to integrity. First reading on April 4, opposed by Act and sent to the social services and community committee. Reported back from select committee on Aug 4 with a number of amendments. Remaining stages completed under Urgency on Aug 15 with just Act opposed.

    Integrity Sport and Recreation Bill