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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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  • Parole Amendment Bill

    September 10, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introducing on Aug 30. The bill amends the Parole Act to remove the limitations preventing conditions being imposed on an offender subject to an extended supervision order to require them to reside with their programme provider. Passed through all stage under urgency on Aug 30 with the Greens, Te Paati Māori,  Kerekere and Whaitiri opposed.

    Parole Amendment Bill

  • Public Finance (Fines Collection Costs—Budget Measures) Amendment Bill

    June 20, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced under Urgency on May 30 and passed through all stages with National, Act and NZ First in favour. The bill amends the Public Finance Act to increase from 10% to 14% the percentage the Crown retains (as fines collection costs) from fines recovered for offences prosecuted by or on behalf of local authorities and other organisations.

    Public Finance (Fines Collection Costs—Budget Measures) Amendment Bill

  • Ram Raid Offending and Related Measures Amendment Bill

    September 10, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on Aug 22. The bill specifically criminalises ram-raiding, allowing the taking of bodily samples of 12 and 13 year olds, as well as allowing prosecution in the youth court and adds aggravated matters for sentencing including procuring the services of a young person for ram-raiding and filming the activity. First reading on Aug 29 and sent to the justice committee with Greens, Te Paati Māori, Kerekere and Whaitiri opposed.

    Ram Raid Offending and Related Measures Amendment Bill

  • Regulatory Systems (Climate Change Response) Amendment Bill

    July 15, 2023 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on June 21. A tidy-up bill used a vehicle for minor and non-controversial changes for climate change and emissions trading scheme legislation and regulation.

    Regulatory Systems (Climate Change Response) Amendment Bill

  • Regulatory Systems (Social Security) Amendment Bill

    April 30, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced on April 30. A ‘tidy-up’ bill containing non-contentious amendments intended to improve the provision of social welfare benefits, and the functioning of the social security system. This bill also repeals the Family Benefits (Home Ownership) Act 1964.

    Regulatory Systems (Social Security) Amendment Bill

  • Resource Management (Extended Duration of Coastal Permits for Marine Farms) Amendment Bill

    June 20, 2024 / Bills introduced

  • Introduced under Urgency on May 30. The bill extends the current duration of all coastal permits currently issued under the Resource Management Act authorising aquaculture activities by 20 years, but not beyond 2050. First reading completed on May 30 with National, Act and NZ First in favour. Sent to the Primary Production Committee to be reported back by July 18.

    Resource Management (Extended Duration of Coastal Permits for Marine Farms) Amendment Bill