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Plant Variety Rights Bill

Introduced on May 11. The Bill replaces the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, reforming the regime and implementing the Crown’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to the plant variety rights regime and obligations under the CPTPP. First reading completed on May 19 with the Greens opposed and sent to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee. Reported back on Nov 19 with a large number of changes. Second reading completed on May 10 with the Greens and Te Paati Māori opposed. Plant Variety Rights Bill