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Parliamentary bills introduced and passed, 4 to 7 November 2013

Bills introduced and bills given a third reading during the period were as follows:

Bills Introduced

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3), on 4 November. Implementation of Government decisions on second phase of legislative reform of operation of local government. Introduced by Hon Chris Tremain. Departmental disclosure statement. Regulatory impact statements.

New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Bill, on 5 November. To facilitate the efficient and effective investment of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund by allowing the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation to control entities formed for the purpose of holding, facilitating or managing the investment of the Fund. Introduced by Hon Bill English. Departmental disclosure statement. Regulatory impact statement not required.

Harmful Digital Communications Bill, on 5 November. Implements government decisions on addressing harmful digital communications, which are largely based on the Law Commission 2012 Ministerial Briefing Paper Harmful Digital Communications: The adequacy of the current sanctions and remedies. Introduced by Hon Judith Collins (government press release). Departmental disclosure statement. Regulatory impact statement.

Waitangi National Trust Board Amendment Bill, on 7 November. Addresses issues identified during review of the Waitangi National Trust Board Act 1932, including resolution of potential for conflict between constitutional and trusteeship roles of Governor-General and Ministers as ex officio members of the Board. Introduced by Hon Christopher Finlayson. Departmental disclosure statement.

Bills given a third reading

Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, on 5 November. Introduced on 5 May 2013 by Amy Adams. Repeal and replacement of Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004. Parts 1, 2(4), 4(1), (2), (7) and (8) come into force 3 months after date on which Act receives Royal Assent. Remainder of Act comes into force 6 months after date on which it receives Royal Assent. Government press release.

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Last updated on the 24th January 2014