Introduced on Nov 22. The bill requires ACC to report on how Māori and other population groups are accessing the accident compensation scheme and brings forward eligibility for the minimum rate of weekly compensation from the sixth to the second week of incapacity. First reading on Nov 22 under urgency with National opposed and sent to the education and workforce Committee.
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.
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)
Introduced on Dec 2. The bill creates a new penalty regime for ETS participants with low-volume liabilities of less than 25,000 units on average per year from forestry activities who fail to surrender or repay units by the due date. The bill also reforms industrial allocation settings for NZUs.
Introduced on Sept 12 creates new rules around the forfeiture of assets gained from criminal activity changing the burden of proof to the accused. Also removes a legal loophole to the effect that funds in a KiwiSaver scheme are not subject to forfeiture or debt recovery.
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.
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
Introduced on Sept 22. A member’s bill in the name of Labour MP Helen White. It would prohibit the use of restraints of trade in employment agreements for lower and middle income employees. It will also require employers of higher income employees to consider whether a restraint of trade is appropriate in relation to those employees and, if they insist on a restraint of trade, to compensate the employees for it.
Bill in the name of Melissa Lee drawn from the ballot and introduced on Nov 11. The bill seeks to prohibit the sale of gift cards with an expiry date of less than three years after the initial sale date.
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