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Regulatory Standards Bill

Legislates a set of principles for all law, requires those proposing and creating law to certify whether it complies with those principles and empowers. The bill was part of National’s deal with Rodney Hide’s ACT party and subject to criticism both politically and legally. Also the subject of a very negative report from the Regulations Review Committee. Select committee report back repeatedly delayed but the bill is expected to be superseded. First reading July 2011. Select committee report was pushed back to Feb 28, but the Business Committee agreed another delay until Dec 15 2014. Given yet another report back deadline of March 30 2015. Report back deadline delayed again to May 18. Reported back from select committee on May 8 with the recommendation it not proceed. Bill lapsed as it was not reinstated in the 52nd Parliament. Regulatory Standards Bill