New Bills

Advanced Technology Institute Bill

Type of Bill: Government

Member in Charge: Hon Steven Joyce

This Bill would establish a new Crown entity, the Advanced Technology Institute, to support businesses in the manufacturing sector and services sector to improve their competitiveness through commercialisation of science and technology-based innovation.

Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill

Type of Bill: Government

Member in Charge: Hon David Carter

This Bill would amend the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 to empower Government-appointed Commissioners to continue to make decisions relating to governance issues with the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) and special water management after the expiry date originally provided in that Act.

The Bill will require the Minister of Local Government to commence a review of ECan’s governance arrangement on 1 March 2014. The review must cover the governance structure of ECan, its membership, and its powers and functions in relation to resource management issues.

Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill

Type of Bill: Government

Member in Charge: Hon Paul Bennett

This Bill would amend the Social Security Act 1964 to simplify benefit categories and emphasise a greater work focus in the benefit system to support beneficiaries to move into paid work. The changes set out in the Bill are intended to come into effect from July 2013.

Three new benefit types will replace the seven current benefit categories, in addition to the new Youth Payment and Young Parent Payment scheme introduced in August this year under the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Act 2012.

The new categories included in this Bill are:

  • Jobseeker Support for those actively seeking and available for work;
  • Sole Parent Support for sole parents with children under 14 years; and
  • Supported Living Payment for people significantly restricted by sickness, injury or disability.

Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Type of Bill: Government

Member in Charge: Hon Peter Dunne

This Bill would implement measures aimed at broadening the tax base, as foreshadowed in Budget 2012.

Waitaha Claims Settlement Bill

Type of Bill: Government

Member in Charge: Hon Christopher Finlayson

This Bill would give effect to the deed of settlement signed on 20 September 2011 in which the Crown and Waitaha agreed to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims by Waitaha. The Bill's first reading will likely be concluded when the House sits under extended hours this Thursday morning.

Bills Awaiting First Reading

Care of Children Law Reform Bill

Financial Reporting Bill

Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill (No 2)

Human Rights Amendment Bill

Immigration Amendment Bill

Income Tax (Universalisation of In-work Tax Credit) Amendment Bill

Land Transport (Admissibility of Evidential Breath Tests) Amendment Bill

Local Electoral Amendment Bill

Local Government (Council-Controlled Organisations) Amendment Bill

Local Government (Public Libraries) Amendment Bill

Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Amendment Bill

Minimum Wage Amendment Bill

Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana, and Reputation) Bill

New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Amendment Bill

Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapu o Ngāti Porou Bill

Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Bill

Oaths and Declarations (Upholding the Treaty of Waitangi) Amendment Bill

Ombudsmen (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill

Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (Redirecting Prisoner Compensation) Amendment Bill

Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Bill

Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill

State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill

Subantarctic Islands Marine Reserves Bill

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Bills Awaiting Second Reading

Antarctica (Environmental Protection: Liability Annex) Amendment Bill

Customs and Excise (Tobacco Products—Budget Measures) Amendment Bill

Defence Amendment Bill

Employment Relations (Rest Breaks and Meal Breaks) Amendment Bill

Financial Markets Conduct Bill (Report of the Commerce Committee)

Food Bill

Geneva Conventions (Third Protocol-Red Crystal Emblem) Amendment Bill

Housing Corporation Amendment Bill

Immigration Amendment Bill

Inquiries Bill

Insolvency Practitioners Bill

Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill

Medicines Amendment Bill

Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Claims Settlement Bill

Privacy (Information Sharing) Bill

Public Health Bill

Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Bill

Social Assistance (Living Alone Payments) Amendment Bill

Social Security Amendment Bill (No 3)

Spending Cap (People's Veto) Bill

Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3)

Taxation (Income-sharing Tax Credit) Bill

Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill

Victims of Crime Reform Bill

Bills Awaiting Third Reading

Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill

Alcohol Reform Bill

Arms (Military Style Semi-Automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Bill

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Bill

Commerce Commission (International Co-operation, and Fees) Bill

Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Bill

Electronic Identity Verification Bill

Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2)

Hutt City Council (Graffiti Removal) Bill

Identity Information Confirmation Bill

Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill

Legislation Bill

Non-Bank Deposit Takers Bill

Patents Bill

Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing, and Remedial Matters) Bill

Trade (Safeguard Measures) Bill

Bills Awaiting Assent

Biosecurity Law Reform Bill

Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Bill


Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012

Real Estate Agents Act (Continuing Education) Practice Rules 2011 Notice

Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Designated Settlement System—NZClear) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Community Connections Supported Living Charitable Trust) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Creative Abilities and Associates Limited) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Dunedin Community Care Trust) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Laura Fergusson Trust Incorporated) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Matea Trust) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Ministry of Social Development) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Norwood Community Support Limited) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Papatuanuku Independency Trust) Order 2012

Sleepover Wages (Settlement) (Spectrum Care Trust Board) Order 2012

Social Security (Exemptions under Section 105) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2012

Social Security (Pre-benefit Activities) Regulations 2012

Student Loan Scheme Act 2011 (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2012