Introduced on July 30, a member’s Bill in the name of Paulo Garcia. The Bill broadens the range of circumstances that give employers the right to apply for a review of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s decisions related to a claim.
Accident Compensation (Notice of Decisions) Amendment Bill
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.
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)
A member’s Bill in the name of Chris Penk, introduced on July 28. The Bill rectifies an anomaly between the Companies Act and the Limited Partnerships Act in relation to identical or nearly identical names across entity types. Companies (Limited Partnerships Identical Names Prohibition) Amendment Bill
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
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.
Introduced on July 16, the Bill ends tenure review and reforms the regulatory system covering Crown pastoral land leases. First reading on July 22 opposed by National who said it will effectively end high country farming due to the requirements to gain approval for many farming practices. Sent to the Environment Committee. Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
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 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
Introduced on May 26. The Bill updates the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act to provide regulatory tools to manage harm caused by content that is livestreamed or hosted by online content hosts. The Bill mostly relates to online publications, however, one aspect – urgent interim classification assessments – will apply to all publications covered by the Act. Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Classification of Publications and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill