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Regulatory impact statements

About the Ministry of Justice’s regulatory impact statements

All proposals to create, amend or repeal legislation or regulations that are submitted to Cabinet must be accompanied by a regulatory impact statement (RIS), unless an exemption applies. A RIS summarises:

  • the problem that needs to be addressed
  • the options for addressing the problem
  • the costs and benefits of each option
  • the people that have been consulted and their views
  • the proposals for implementation and review.

To help ensure that the regulatory process is open and transparent, RISs are published at the time the relevant bill is introduced to Parliament or the regulation is gazetted, or at the time of ministerial release.

Regulatory Impact Statement: Parliamentary Privilege Bill
Regulatory Impact Statement: Parliamentary Privilege Bill
Regulatory Impact Statement: Interest on money
Regulatory Impact Statement: Interest on money
Regulatory Impact Statement: Enabling Service Transformation in Courts and Tribunals
Regulatory Impact Statement: Enabling Service Transformation in Courts and Tribunals
Regulatory Impact Statement: Judicature Modernisation Bill: Review of the Judicature Act 1908 - Second Paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Judicature Modernisation Bill: Review of the Judicature Act 1908 - Second Paper
Regulatory Impact Statement: Review of the Judicature Act and consolidation of courts legislation
Regulatory Impact Statement: Review of the Judicature Act and consolidation of courts legislation
Regulatory Impact Statement: Harmful Digital Communications
Regulatory Impact Statement: Harmful Digital Communications
Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulatory Regime for the new Alcohol Laws
Regulatory Impact Statement: Fee Regime for the Alcohol Licensing System
Regulatory impact statement: Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators (Minimum Training) Regulations 2013
Regulatory impact statement: Child harm prevention orders
Regulatory Impact Statement: Amending the Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Regulations
Regulatory impact statement: Civil fees review
Regulatory impact statement: Reducing the likelihood of offenders of serious violent or sexual offences from coming into contact with their victims
Regulatory impact statement: Addressing child pornography and related offending
Regulatory impact statement: Trustee Amendment Bill
Regulatory Impact Statement: Improving Case Management for Civil Cases in the High Court
Regulatory Impact Statement: Improving Case Management for Civil Cases in the High Court
Regulatory impact statement on proposed LINZ fees regulations under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
Regulatory Impact Statement: Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers Practice Rules: Practice on own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012
Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers Practice Rules: Practice on own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012
Regulatory Impact Statement - Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Act 2005
Regulatory Impact Statement - Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Act 2005
Regulatory Impact Statement: Alcohol Reform Bill - Policy Amendments for Inclusion in the Government Supplementary Order Paper