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State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill

Introduced on Feb 12 with a first reading on Feb 20 with the agreement of all parties and was sent to the Governance and Administration Committee. The main thrust of the Bill is to bring wider Crown entities and agencies into the same governance oversight regime for departments by the State Service Commissioner. Reported back on August 20 with a few changes including the need for the Commissioner to state why the request of a board has been rejected and checks on powers of investigation. Committee stage competed on Sept 12 and third reading on Sept 13 with all parties in agreement.State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill