Introduced on Nov 22. The bill extends by another two years the powers and other matters set in the covid protection framework under the Act and reduces some of those powers, restrictions, and punitive measures. The policy intent is to develop an overarching epidemic response law. Passed through all stages under urgency on Nov 22 with the Greens, Act and Te Paati Māori opposed.
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Extension of Act and Reduction of Powers) Amendment Bill