Advice on consistency of Bills with the Bill of Rights Act

The Ministry of Justice, and the Crown Law Office in the case of Bills developed by the Ministry of Justice, advise the Attorney-General on the consistency of all Bills with the Bill of Rights Act (with the exception of appropriation Bills, which are not scrutinised).

The Attorney-General retains legal professional privilege in respect of unpublished advice written before January 2003, as well as unpublished advice written since January 2003 on Bills on which the Attorney-General has tabled a section 7 report in the House of Representatives. The advice is not subject to the Official Information Act 1982; however, the Attorney-General will consider requests for the release of such advice on a case by case basis.

Advice provided since January 2017 is listed in the table below. To find previous advice or to search all published advice, by Bill title, year, or Bill of Rights Act sections discussed, please use our publication finder tool:

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YearTitle of BillSection of Bill of Rights Act consideredType of Bill
2021 Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 1.3 MB] Section 21 Government Bill
2021 Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Amendment Bill [PDF, 263 KB] No Issues Member's Bill
2021 Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill  [PDF, 152 KB] Section 21 Government Bill
2021 Taxation (COVID-19 Support Payments and Working for Families Tax Credits) Bill [PDF, 156 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2021 COVID-19 (Vaccinations) Legislation Bill [PDF, 247 KB] Sections 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 25 (c) Government Bill
2021 Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill [PDF, 404 KB] Sections 9 and 22 Government Bill
2021 Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill [PDF, 245 KB] Sections 14, 19 and 21  Government Bill
2021 Financial Professional Services Trading Advice Transparency Bill [PDF, 73 KB]  No Issues Member's Bill
2021 Māori Purposes Bill [PDF, 198 KB] Sections 14, 18 and 21 Government Bill
2021 The Education and Training (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill  [PDF, 107 KB] No Issues Member's Bill
2021 Improving Arrangements for Surrogacy Bill [PDF, 173 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2021 Companies (Directors Duties) Amendment Bill [PDF, 166 KB] No Issues  Member's Bill
2021 Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill  [PDF, 166 KB] No Issues Member's Bill
2021 Public Finance (Prohibition on Providing Public Funds to Gangs) Amendment Bill  [PDF, 152 KB] Section 17 Member's Bill
2021 Plain Language Bill [PDF, 147 KB] Section 14 Member's Bill
2021 Resource Management (Enabling for Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 109 KB] No Issues  Government Bill
2021 Data and Statistic Bill [PDF, 276 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25 (c) Government Bill 
2021 Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill [PDF, 154 KB] Section 19 Member's Bill
2021 Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill [PDF, 179 KB] Sections 14, 19, 25 (c) and 27 (1) Government Bill 
2021 Retail Payment System Amendment Bill [PDF, 182 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25 Government Bill
2021 Remuneration Authority Legislation Bill (PCO 22600/11.0) [PDF, 269 KB] No Issues Government Bill
2021 Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) (Definition of Significant Criminal Activity) Amendment Bill [PDF, 1.7 MB] Sections 9, 17 and 21 Member's Bill
2021 Overseas Investment (Exempt Investment from OECD Countries) Amendment Bill [PDF, 161 KB] Section 19 Member's Bill
2021 New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Restriction on Crown Funding Agreements and Unfunded Cancer Medicines) Amendment Bill [PDF, 232 KB] Section 19 Member's Bill
2021 Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill [PDF, 173 KB] Section 14, 19 and 25 (c) Government Bill
2021 Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill [PDF, 127 KB] Sections 14 and 25 (c) Member's Bill
2021 COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill – Crown Law [PDF, 805 KB] Section 27 (1) Government Bill
2021 COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill – Ministry of Justice [PDF, 281 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2021 Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o te Kāhui o Matariki: Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill  [PDF, 329 KB] No Issues Government Bill
2021 Animal Welfare Amendment Bill [PDF, 105 KB] No Issues Government Bill
2021 COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill [PDF, 687 KB] Sections 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 25 (c) Government Bill
2021 Electricity Industry Amendment Bill [PDF, 154 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2021 Civil Aviation Bill [PDF, 368 KB] Sections 11, 14, 21 and 25 (c)  Government Bill
2021 Taxation (Annual Rates for 2021-2022, GST and Remedial Matters) Bill  [PDF, 105 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2021 Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Admendment Bill [PDF, 214 KB] Sections 21 and 25 (c) Government Bill
2021 Education and Training (Teaching Council Fees) Amendment Bill [PDF, 173 KB] Sections 26 (1) and 27 Government Bill 
2021 Local Government (Pecuniary Interests Register) Amendment Bill [PDF, 186 KB] Section 14 Non Government
2021 Autonomous Sanctions Bill [PDF, 225 KB] Sections 14, 17, 18 and 19 Member's
2021 Resource Management (Regional Responsibility for Certain Agricultural Matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 107 KB] No Issues Member's
2021 Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill [PDF, 202 KB] Sections 14 and 15 Government
2021 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Assessments) Amendment Bill [PDF, 136 KB] Section 25 (c) Government
2021 Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 6) [PDF, 63 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Annual Reporting and Audit Time Frames Extensions Legislation Bill [PDF, 61 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Maritime Powers Bill [PDF, 151 KB] Sections 21, 22 and 27 (3) Government
2021 Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and other Matters) Bill [PDF, 175 KB] Sections 14, 21, 25 (c) Government
2021 Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] Sections 14 and 25 (c) Government
2021 Biosecurity (Information for Incoming Passengers) Amendment Bill [PDF, 161 KB] Sections 14 and 25 (c) Non Government
2021 COVID-19 Public Health Response (Validation of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Bill [PDF, 230 KB] Sections 19, 26 (1) and 27 (3) Government
2021 Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill [PDF, 61 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Education and Training (Grants and Budget Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 112 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Taxation (Budget 2021 and Remedial Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 918 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 918 KB] Sections 19, 20, 27 (2) and (3) Government
2021 Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers (Electronic Records) Amendment Bill [PDF, 1.2 MB] Sections 21 and 25 (c) Member's
2021 Land Transport (Vehicles Responding to Electrical Emergency) Amendment Bill [PDF, 103 KB] No Issues Member's
2021 Human Rights (Disability Assist Dogs Non-Discrimination) Amendment Bill [PDF, 777 KB] Section 19 Member's
2021 Medicines Amendment Bill [PDF, 208 KB] Section 10 and 27 (2) Government
2021 Maritime Transport (MARPOL Annex VI) Amendment Bill [PDF, 135 KB] Section 14 and 21 Government
2021 Synthethic Urine (Prohibition on Importation, Supply and Acquisition to Pass a Workplace Drug Test) Amendment Bill [PDF, 123 KB] Section 25 (c) Non Government
2021 Regulatory Standards Bill [PDF, 223 KB] Sections 14 and 27 Non Government
2021 Income Tax (Adjustment of Taxable Income Ranges) Amendment Bill [PDF, 133 KB] No Issues Member's
2021 Crimes (Robbery) Amendment Bill [PDF, 810 KB] No Issues Member's
2021 Plant Variety Rights Bill [PDF, 210 KB] Section 14, 19 (1) and 21 Government
2021 Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill (No 2) [PDF, 140 KB] Section 25 (c) Government
2021 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Bill [PDF, 60 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill [PDF, 255 KB] Sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26 (c) and 27 Government
2021 Education and Training Amendment Bill [PDF, 198 KB] Section 9 Government
2021 Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and other matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 203 KB] Sections 14, 21, 25(c) and 27 (3) Government
2021 Immigration (COVID-19) Amendment Bill [PDF, 154 KB] Section 19 and 27 (1) Government
2021 Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Amendment Bill [PDF, 1.9 MB] Section 14 Member's
2021 Policing (Killing a Police Dog) Amendment Bill [PDF, 108 KB] No Issues  Member's
2021 Social Security (Subsequent Child Policy Removal) Amendment Bill [PDF, 156 KB] Section 19 (1) Government
2021 Supplementary Order Paper on Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure and Remedial Matters) Bill - Extend Bright Line Test [PDF, 241 KB] Section 18 (1) Government
2021 Supplementary Order Paper on Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 182 KB] Section 14 and 21 Government
2021 Incorporated Societies Bill [PDF, 170 KB] Section 14, 19, 21 and 25 (c) Government
2021 Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill [PDF, 163 KB] Section 23 (5) Government
2021 Commerce Amendment Bill [PDF, 177 KB] Section 25 Government
2021 Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Amendment Bill [PDF, 100 KB] No Issues Non Government
2021 Taxation (Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payments and Other Matters) Bill [PDF, 113 KB] No Issues Government
2021 Local Electoral (Maori Wards and Maori Constituencies) Amendment Bill [PDF, 247 KB] Sections 19 and 27(1) Government
2021 Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill [PDF, 123 KB] Sections 14 Government
2020 Ngati Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 902 KB] Sections 19, 20, 27 (2) and 27 (3) Government
2020 Social Security (Financial Assistance for Caregivers) Amendment Bill [PDF, 69 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Education (Pastoral Care) Amendment Bill [PDF, 149 KB] Section 21 Government
2020 Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance) and Other Matters [PDF, 151 KB]  Sections 14 and 17 Member's
2020 Adverse Weather-affected Timber Recovery on Conservation Lands Bill [PDF, 78 KB] No Issues Member's
2020 Covid-19 Public Health Response Compliance Bill [PDF, 76 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill [PDF, 138 KB] Section 25 Government
2020 Accident Compensation (Notice of Decisions) Amendment Bill [PDF, 108 KB] Sections 64, 134, 142 and 149 Member's
2020 Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill [PDF, 109 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Companies (Limited Partnerships Identical Names Prohobition) Amendment Bill [PDF, 146 KB] Section 14 Member's
2020 Lawyers and Conveyancers (Employed Lawyers Providing Free Legal Services) Amendment Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No Issues Member's
2020 Gas (Information Disclosure and Penalties) Amendment Bill [PDF, 160 KB] No issues Government
2020 Harmful Digital Communications Amendment Bill [PDF, 147 KB] Section 14 Government
2020 Water Services Bill [PDF, 214 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25 Government
2020 Family Court (Supporting Children in Court) Legislation Bill [PDF, 445 KB] Section 19 Government
2020 Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill [PDF, 155 KB] Sections 14 and 27(1) Government
2020 Electoral (integrity Repeal) Amendment Bill [PDF, 66 KB] No Issues Member's
2020 COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill (No 2) [PDF, 77 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bill [PDF, 137 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 27(3) Government
2020 COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] Sections 11, 18 and 19 Government
2020 Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill [PDF, 149 KB] Section 25(c) Government
2020 District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill [PDF, 70 KB] Section 19 Member's
2020 Local Government (Customer Focus) Amendment Bill [PDF, 97 KB] No issues Member's
2020 Moriori Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 106 KB] Sections 19 and 27 Government
2020 Equal Pay Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper [PDF, 157 KB] Sections 14 and 17 Government
2020 Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 1.2 MB] Sections 12 and 19 Government
2020 Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 5) [PDF, 69 KB] No issues Government
2020 Fuel Industry Bill [PDF, 147 KB] Sections 14 and 21 Government
2020 COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill [PDF, 133 KB] Sections 27(1) and 27(2) Government
2020 Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill [PDF, 179 KB] Section 14 Government
2020 Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 121 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Building (Building Products and Methods, ModularComponents, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 126 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2020 Veterans Support Amendment Bill [PDF, 79 KB] No issues Government
2020 Films, Videos and Publications Classification (Urgent Interim Assessment and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment Bill [PDF, 235 KB] Sections 14 and 27(3) Government
2020 Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Bill [PDF, 126 KB]  No Issues Government
2020 Food (Continuation of Dietary Supplements Regulations) Amendment Bill [PDF, 126 KB]  No Issues Government
2020 COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill - Crown Law Vet [PDF, 219 KB] Sections 13, 23, 24, 25 and 27(1) Government
2020 COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill – Ministry of Justice [PDF, 215 KB] Sections 14, 19, 23(5), 25(c) and 27(1) Government
2020 Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 234 KB] Sections 14, 19 and 21 Government
2020 Overseas Investment (Other Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 188 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Overseas Investment (COVID-19 Emergency Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 288 KB] Section 19 Government
2020 Forests (Regulation of Log Traders and Forestry Advisers) Amendment Bill [PDF, 167 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2020 COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill [PDF, 205 KB] Sections 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 27(3) Government
2020 Remuneration Authority (COVID-19 Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 134 KB] No issues Government
2020 Immigration (COVID-19 Measures) Amendment Bill [PDF, 118 KB] Sections 19 and 27(1) Government
2020 COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Social Assistance Urgent Measures) Bill [PDF, 86 KB] Section 19 Government
2020 COVID-19 Response (Urgent Measures) Legislation Bill [PDF, 73 KB] No issues Government
2020 New Zealand Bill of Rights (Declarations of Inconsistency) Amendment Bill [PDF, 962 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Insurance (Prompt Settlement of Claims for Uninhabitable Residential Property) Bill [PDF, 106 KB] No Issues Member's
2020 Child Support Amendment Bill [PDF, 90 KB] Section 19 Government
2020 Local Government (Rating of Whenua Maori) Legislation Amendment Bill [PDF, 76 KB] No Issues Government
2020 Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill [PDF, 77 KB] No Issues Member's
2020 Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill [PDF, 3.3 MB] Sections 12 and 19(1) Government
2020 Racing Industry Bill [PDF, 152 KB] Sections 14, 19, 21 and 25(c) Government
2020 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Bill [PDF, 113 KB] Section 18 Government
2020 Screen Industry Workers Bill [PDF, 180 KB] Sections 14, 16 and 17 Government
2020 Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill [PDF, 121 KB] Sections 14 and 25 Government
2019 Organic Products Bill [PDF, 184 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2019 International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Bill [PDF, 73 KB] No Issues Government
2019 Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill [PDF, 105 KB] Section 14 Government
2019 Secondary Legislation Bill [PDF, 52 KB] No Issues Government
2019 Fair Trading Amendment Bill [PDF, 144 KB] Sections 14, 18 and 25(c) Government
2019 Public Services Legislation Bill [PDF, 150 KB] Sections 14 and 21 Government
2019 Films, Videos and Publications Classifiication (CVoD) Bill [PDF, 81 KB] Section 14 Government
2019 Financial Market Infrastructures Bill [PDF, 120 KB] Sections 14 and 21 Government
2019 Taumata Arowai - the Water Services Regulator Bill [PDF, 102 KB] Section 19 Government
2019 Infrastructure Funding and Finance Bill [PDF, 94 KB] Sections 14 and 21 Government
2019 Education and Training Bill [PDF, 275 KB] Sections 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 25(c) Government
2019 Urban Development Bill [PDF, 131 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 27(2) Government
2019 Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2) - revised vet advice [PDF, 1.1 MB] Sections 7, 14 and 25 Government
2019 Superannuation and Veterans' Pension Legislation Amendment Bill [PDF, 75 KB] No Issues Government
2019 Public Finance (Wellbeing) Amendment Bill [PDF, 51 KB] No Issues Government
2019 Rua Kenana Pardon Bill [PDF, 75 KB] No Issues Government
2019 APEC 2021 [PDF, 199 KB] Sections 14, 16, 17, 18, and 21 Government
2019 Sexual Violence Legislation Bill [PDF, 154 KB] Sections 14 and 25(a) Government
2019 Rates Rebate (Statutory Declarations) Bill [PDF, 79 KB] No Issues Government
2019 Terrorism suppression (Control Orders) Bill [PDF, 436 KB] Sections 14, 17, 18, 22, 25, 26 and 27(1) Government
2019 Education (Pastoral Care) Amendment Bill [PDF, 148 KB] Section 21 Government
2019 Resource Management Amendment Bill [PDF, 215 KB] Sections 19, 21 and 27(2) Government
2019 Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 133 KB] Section 19  Government
2019 Arms Legislation Bill [PDF, 119 KB] Section 25(c) Government
2019 Ngati Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 87 KB] Sections 19, 20 and 27(c) Government
2019 Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Bill [PDF, 2 MB] No issues Government
2019 Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament’s Pay) Amendment Bill [PDF, 81 KB] No issues Government
2019 Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill [PDF, 87 KB] No issues Government
2019 Venture Capital Fund Bill [PDF, 94 KB] No issues Government
2019 Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill [PDF, 255 KB] Sections 14 and 19(1) Government
2019 Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Bill 2019 [PDF, 1 MB] No issues Government
2019 Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 3) [PDF, 83 KB] No issues Government
2019 Parliamentary Agencies Delegation Legislation Bill [PDF, 77 KB] No issues Government
2019 District Court (District Court Judges) Amendment Bill [PDF, 74 KB] No issues Government
2019 BORA - Electoral Amendment Bill [PDF, 201 KB] Section 14 Government
2019 BORA - Referendums Framework Bill [PDF, 114 KB] Sections 14 and 27 Government
2019 BORA - Abortion Legislation Bill: Attorney-General's opinion [PDF, 247 KB] Sections 10, 11, 19 and 21 Government
2019 BORA - Abortion Legislation Bill: Crown Law's advice [PDF, 220 KB] Sections 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20 Government
2019 National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Bill [PDF, 327 KB] Consistent, engages sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2019 Taxation (Kiwisaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 142 KB] Consistent, engages section 14 Government
2019 Maritime Transport (Offshore Installations) Amendment Bill [PDF, 80 KB] Consistent, does not engage Government
2019 Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill [PDF, 140 KB] Consistent, engages sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2019 Farm Debt Mediation Bill [PDF, 310 KB] Consistent, engages sections 14 and 27 Government
2019 Social Assistance Legislation (Budget 2019 Welfare Package) Amendment Bill [PDF, 85 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Budget Measures - Motor Spirits) Amendment Bill [PDF, 131 KB] Consistent Government
2019 New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Waikato DHB) Elections Bill [PDF, 78 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Homes and communities Bill [PDF, 139 KB] Consistent, engages sections 14 and 21 Government
2019 New Zealand Business Number Funding (Validation and Authorisation) Bill [PDF, 79 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Education (Solicited Voluntary Payments from Parents) Amendment Bill [PDF, 81 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Immigration (International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy) Amendment Bill [PDF, 90 KB] Consistent, considers section 19 Government
2019 Ombudsmen (Protection of Name) Amendment Bill [PDF, 152 KB] Consistent, considers section 14 Government
2019 Partnership Law Bill [PDF, 141 KB] Consistent, considers sections 14 and 17 Government
2019 Veteran's Support Amendment Bill [PDF, 131 KB] Consistent, no issues Government
2019 Racing Reform Bill [PDF, 130 KB] Consistent, engages section 14 Government
2019 Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlements Amendment Bill [PDF, 222 KB] Consistent, engages sections 14 and 27 (3) Government
2019 Rights of Victims of Insane Offenders Bill [PDF, 152 KB] Consistent, engages sections 11, 23(5) and 25(c) Members Bill
2019 Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill [PDF, 147 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Oranga Tamariki Legislation Bill 2019 [PDF, 82 KB] No issues Government
2019 New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill [PDF, 90 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Land Transport (Wheel Clamping) Amendment Bill [PDF, 68 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Amendment Bill [PDF, 136 KB] Consistent Government
2019 Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill [PDF, 853 KB] Sections 5, 25(c) consistent Government
2019 Organ Donors and Related Matters Bill [PDF, 79 KB] No issues Government
2019 Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill Section 25, consistent Government
2019 Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill [PDF, 132 KB] Section 19, consistent Government
2019 Social Security (Winter Energy Payment) Amendment Bill [PDF, 145 KB] Section 19, consistent Government
2019 Financial Markets (Derivatives Margin and Benchmarking) Reform Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] Section 14, consistent Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Housing) Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 79 KB] No issues Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Workforce) Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 224 KB] Sections 14, 21 Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 305 KB] Section 14 Government
2018 Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019-20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 144 KB] Sections 14, 25c, 26(1), 27(1) Government
2018 Supplementary advice on the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relation ships Registration Bill [PDF, 136 KB] Sections 19(1), 21, 22, 23 Government
2018 Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Bill [PDF, 132 KB] No issues Government
2018 New Zealand Superannual and Retirement Income (Fair Residency) Amendment Bill [PDF, 132 KB] Section 19(1) Government
2018 Fire and Emergency Amendment Bill [PDF, 79 KB] No issues Government
2018 Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill [PDF, 139 KB] Sections 14, 19, 21 Government
2018 Crown Minerals (Petroleum Exploration) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Government
2018 High-power Laser Pointer Offences and Penalties Bill [PDF, 209 KB] No issues Members Bill
2018 Crimes (Coward Punch Causing Death) Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Members Bill
2018 Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill [PDF, 83 KB] Section 19 Members Bill
2018 Shark Cage Diving (Permitting and Safety) Bill [PDF, 80 KB] No issues Members Bill
2018 Equal Pay Amendment Bill [PDF, 291 KB] Sections 14, 19 Government
2018 Education Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 81 KB] No issues Government
2018 Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Government
2018 Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill [PDF, 81 KB] No issues Local Bill
2018 Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill [PDF, 126 KB] No issues Members Bill
2018 Broadcasting (New Zealand on Air and Te Māngai Pāho Reporting Requirements) Amendment Bill [PDF, 219 KB] Section 14 Members Bill
2018 Building Amendment Bill [PDF, 216 KB] Sections 14, 18 (1) and 21 Government
2018 Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill [PDF, 189 KB] No issues Government
2018 Statues Amendment Bill 2018 [PDF, 83 KB] No issues Government
2018 Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill [PDF, 81 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Nataional Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Bill [PDF, 203 KB] Sections 14, 21 and 25(c) Government
2018 Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill [PDF, 616 KB] Secion 27 Government
2018 Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 2) [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Government
2018 Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 115 KB] Sections 19, 27 Government
2018 Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Monetary Policy) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] Section 14 Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Workforce) Amendment Bill [PDF, 275 KB] No issues Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Housing) Amendment Bill [PDF, 79 KB] No issues Government
2018 Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Bill [PDF, 357 KB] Sections 14, 21 Government
2018 America's Cup Road Stopping Bill [PDF, 301 KB] No issues Government
2018 Local Government Regulatory Systems Amendment Bill [PDF, 132 KB] No issues Government
2018 Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill [PDF, 190 KB] Section 21 Government
2018 Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 364 KB] Sections 14, 21 Government
2018 Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) Amendment Bill [PDF, 208 KB] No issues Government
2018 Maritime Powers Extension Bill [PDF, 295 KB] Sections 21, 22 Government
2018 Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill [PDF, 197 KB] Section 19 Non-Government
2018 Protection of First Responders and Prison Officers Bill [PDF, 198 KB] Section 9 Non-Government
2018 Farm Debt Mediation Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill [PDF, 212 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Patents (Advancement Patents) Amendment Bill [PDF, 186 KB] Sections 14, 27(1) Non-Government
2018 KiwiSaver (Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care) Amendment Bill [PDF, 132 KB] Section 19 Non-Government
2018 Companies (Clarification of Dividend Rules in Companies) Amendment Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Bill [PDF, 127 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Accident Compensation Amendment Bill [PDF, 196 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2018 Fair Trading (Oppressive Contracts) Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Non-Government
2018 Administration of Justice (Reform of Contempt of Court) Bill [PDF, 217 KB] Sections 14, 22, 25 (a), (c) Non-Government
2018 Oaths and Declarations (Members of Parliament) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill [PDF, 272 KB] Section 14 Non-Government Bill
2018 Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Litter (Increased Infringement Fee) Amendment Act [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Electronic Compliance with Reporting Requirements Bill [PDF, 127 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Crown Minerals Amendment Bill [PDF, 188 KB] Section 27(1) Government Bill
2018 Local Electoral Matters Bill [PDF, 186 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2018 Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill [PDF, 131 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Commerce Amendment Bill [PDF, 201 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2018 Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill [PDF, 189 KB] Sections 14, 21, 26(2) Government Bill
2018 Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Election Access Fund Bill [PDF, 127 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill [PDF, 263 KB] Sections 14, 27(1) Government Bill
2018 Employment Bill (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) [PDF, 296 KB] Sections 14, 19 Non-Government Bill
2018 Privacy Bill [PDF, 157 KB] Sections 14, 21, 25(c) Government Bill
2018 Crimes Amendment Bill Section 21 Government Bill
2018 Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill [PDF, 99 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Corrections Amendment Bill [PDF, 265 KB] Sections 14, 21, 23(5) Government Bill
2018 Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill [PDF, 128 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill [PDF, 102 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2018 Accident Compensation Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Crimes (Offence of Blasphemous Libel) Amendment Bill [PDF, 127 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill [PDF, 136 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill [PDF, 198 KB] Sections 19(1) & 27 Government Bill
2018 State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill [PDF, 254 KB] Sections 14, 25(d) & 27(1) Government Bill
2018 Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Bill [PDF, 194 KB] Sections 17, 25(a) & (d) Government Bill
2018 Families Commission Act Repeal Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Government Bill
2018 Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill [PDF, 275 KB] Sections 14, 25(c) & 27(3) Government Bill
2018 Education Amendment Bill [PDF, 195 KB] Sections 21 & 25(c) Government Bill
2018 Employment Relations Amendment Bill [PDF, 269 KB] Sections 14, 17 & 27(1) Government Bill
2018 KiwiFund Bill [PDF, 127 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licenses) Amendment Bill [PDF, 129 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2018 Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Bill [PDF, 130 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 132 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill [PDF, 198 KB] Sections 19, 21 & 25(c) Government Bill
2017 Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosions and Profit Shifting) Bill [PDF, 205 KB] Sections 14 & 27 Government Bill
2017 Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill [PDF, 1.2 MB] Sections 14 & 17 Government Bill
2017 Families Package (Income Tax and Benefits) Bill [PDF, 211 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2017 Overseas Investment Amendment Bill [PDF, 204 KB] Sections 19, 21 Government Bill
2017 Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Bill [PDF, 216 KB] Section 27 Government Bill
2017 Brokering (Weapons and Related Items) Control Bill [PDF, 199 KB] Sections 14 & 25 Government Bill
2017 Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill [PDF, 132 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2017 Court Matters Bill [PDF, 194 KB]Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill [PDF, 187 KB] Section 27 Government Bill
2017 Legislation Bill [PDF, 116 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Bill [PDF, 118 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Sentencing (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill [PDF, 117 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill [PDF, 149 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Racing Amendment Bill [PDF, 166 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2017 Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill [PDF, 175 KB] Sections 14 & 27 Government Bill
2017 Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill [PDF, 249 KB] Sections 14, 19 & 21 Government Bill
2017 Thames-Coromandel District Council and Hauraki District Council Mangrove Management Bill [PDF, 163 KB] Section 19 Non-Government Bill
2017 Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis and Other Matters) Amendment Bill [PDF, 166 KB] Section 19 Non-Government Bill
2017 Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill [PDF, 174 KB] Sections 14 & 21 Government Bill
2017 Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 5 MB] Sections 19, 20 & 27 Government Bill
2017 Parihaka Reconciliation Bill [PDF, 4.3 MB] Section 19 Government Bill
2017 BORA Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill [PDF, 304 KB] Sections 14, 19 Government Bill
2017 Trusts Bill [PDF, 161 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2017 Criminal Record (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill [PDF, 8.6 MB] Sections 14,25 & 27 Government Bill
2017 Ngati Tamaoho Claims Settlement Bill [PDF, 248 KB] Sections 19,20 and 27 Government Bill
2017 Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill [PDF, 178 KB] Sections 14 and 27 Government Bill
2017 Education (Public Good not Profit from Charter Schools) Amendment Bill [PDF, 116 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Employment Relations (Restoring Kiwis’ Right to a Break at Work) Amendment Bill [PDF, 166 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Local Electoral (Equitable Process for Establishing Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill [PDF, 163 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill [PDF, 209 KB] Section 19 Non-Government Bill
2017 Taxation (Budget Measures: Family Incomes Package) Bill [PDF, 170 KB] Section 19 Government Bill
2017 Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) [PDF, 172 KB] Section 21 Government Bill
2017 Newborn Enrolment with General Practice Bill [PDF, 117 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Autonomous Sanctions Bill [PDF, 133 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill (No 3) [PDF, 118 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Electoral (Registration by Special Vote) Amendment Bill [PDF, 118 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Friendly Societies and Credit Unions (Regulatory Improvement) Amendment Bill [PDF, 224 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 International Transparent Treaties Bill [PDF, 68 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Crown Minerals (Protection of World Heritage Sites) Amendment Bill [PDF, 116 KB] No issues Government Bill
2017 Equal Pay Amendment Bill [PDF, 172 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2017 Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill [PDF, 209 KB] Section 14 Government Bill
2017 Public Finance (Sustainable Development Indicators) Amendment Bill [PDF, 119 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Employment Relations (Allowing Higher Earners to Contract Out of Personal Grievance Provisions) Amendment Bill [PDF, 118 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Ombudsmen (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill [PDF, 118 KB] No issues Non-Government Bill
2017 Youth Employment Training and Education Bill [PDF, 166 KB] Section 19 Non-Government Bill
2017 Arbitration Amendment Bill [PDF, 167 KB] Section 14 (Freedom of expression) Non-Government Bill
2017 Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill [PDF, 192 KB] Sections 21 and 24-26 Government Bill
2017 Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill [PDF, 237 KB] Sections 2, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25 Government Bill
2017 Conservation (Infringement System) Bill [PDF, 136 KB] Section 14(expression) Section 21(unreasonable search and seizure) and 25(c) (presumption of innocence until guilty) Government Bill
2017 Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill [PDF, 179 KB] Section 9 (sex and disability) Non-Government Bill
2017 Consumers' Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill [PDF, 207 KB] Section 14 (freedom of expression) Non-Government Bill
2017 Land Transport (Vehicle User Safety) Amendment Bill [PDF, 169 KB] Section 25c (presumption of innocence until proven guilty) Non-Government Bill

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