Members Bill in the name of Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki drawn from the ballot on June 18 2020. The bill amends the District Court Act to prohibit the seizure of goods of a judgment debtor with a disability, where the item proposed to be seized is necessary for the judgment debtor’s care, support, or independence. First reading on July 21 and sent to the Justice Committee with the support of all parties though National’s further support was reserved. Reported back on April 21, 2021 with a number of amendments including the definition of disabled and around the seizure of items of related family members. Second reading on May 12, committee stage on June 9 and third reading on June 30 with all parties in support.
District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill