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Law reform submissions

One of the Law Society's most valued roles is to provide an informed and reasoned voice for lawyers and for the public on bills referred to select committee and discussion papers from government agencies and other bodies. Read below for our current and recent work.

Current work

Our Law Reform Committees are currently considering the following consultations:

Consultation: Criminal Activity Intervention Legislation Bill

The Criminal Activity Intervention Legislation Bill has been introduced to Parliament. This omnibus Bill proposes to put in place a new power to obtain warrants focused on gang conflicts, and establishes a new offence of discharging a firearm with intent to intimidate, among other changes. The Law Society will consider making a submission when the Bill reaches the Select Committee stage. To contribute, email Dan Moore.

Residential Care and Other Matters Amendment Bill – feedback on options papers

Oranga Tamariki have begun stage two of their review into the Oranga Tamariki Act and the Residential Care Regulations 1996 and are seeking feedback on the first three options papers: information sharing, special guardianship orders and young people sentenced in the adult jurisdiction. The papers set out proposed options for reform of the legislation. Law Society committees will consider the options papers. To contribute comments, email Amanda Frank.

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