Introduced on Dec 10. The Bill extends the censors regulation and classification regime to video on demand. First reading on Dec 17 opposed by National, amongst their concerns were content providers may block NZ users rather than comply. Sent to the Governance and Administration Committee. Report back extended from May 15 to June 8. Reported back on June 5 with a large number of amendments including the commencement date from Jan 2021 to July 2021. National noted its ongoing concerns. Second reading on June 24 with all parties in support, but National said it would be seeking amendments in the committee stage. Committee stage and third reading completed under Urgency on July 22. National did not get the changes it wanted but the Bill was supported by all parties.
Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Commercial Video on-Demand) Amendment Bill