A Bill in the name of Labour’s Tangi Utikere drawn from the ballot and introduced on July 1. The bill sets up a pecuniary interest register for local council along the lines of those in place for MPs and ministers. First reading Sept 22 supported by all parties and sent to the Governance and Administration Committee. Reported back on March 22 with a number of mainly technical amendments, but also extending the coverage to local community boards. Second reading on April 6 with govt MPs indicating there would be further minor changes in the committee stage and all parties in support. Committee stage complete on April 16. Third reading on May 18 with just Act opposed saying it did not address problems with local government.