Before any bill becomes law, there are three main votes it must pass: these are the first, second and third readings. For most bills, there is a chance for members of the public to make submissions at the select committee stage, which happens between the first and second readings.
After a bill passes its third reading vote, it is granted Royal Assent by the Governor-General and becomes law, subject to any commencement provisions contained within the bill.
WhereTheyStand contains all bills from the 51st Parliament and later (2014—present). These are imported from Parliament's own website on a regular basis and are automatically linked with voting records and MPs' profiles to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
The purpose of this bill is to ensure that income support responds to increases in the cost of living by indexing main benefits to changes in the Consumers Price Index and adjusting the minimum family tax credit.Last activity 5 days ago
The purpose of this bill is to change the classification of pseudoephedrine as a controlled drug, so that cold and flu products containing pseudoephedrine can be sold in pharmacies without a prescription.Last activity 5 days ago
This bill seeks to delay the repeal of the experience pathway to 28 February 2028, to allow more time for the impacts of the extension of the pay equity settlement for social services across the government-funded sector to be realised.Last activity 5 days ago
This bill would remove legal aid funding for a report or statement of a person called by an offender under section 27 of the Sentencing Act 2002.Last activity 6 days ago
The purpose of this bill is to terminate the Auckland regional fuel tax, and remove the legislative framework that allows new regional fuel taxes to be created.Last activity 6 days ago
This bill will give effect to some elements of the Ngāti Paoa deed of settlement which was signed on 20 March 2021 by the Ngāti Paoa and the Crown. This bill records the acknowledgements and apology made by the Crown to Iwi when the deed was signed, and gives effect to redress in the deed.Last activity 7 days ago
This bill will prohibit the use of restraints of trade in employment agreements for lower and middle income employees. It will also require employers of higher income employees to carefully consider whether a restraint of trade is appropriate in relation to those employees and, if they insist on a restraint of trade, to compensate the employees for it.Last activity 7 days ago
This bill seeks to give effect to some elements of the Whakatōhea deed of settlement, which was signed by Whakatōhea and the Crown in May 2023.Last activity 7 days ago
This bill repeals the Water Services Entities Act 2022, the Water Services Legislation Act 2023, and the Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Act 2023.Last activity 10 days ago
This bill amends the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022 to better enable the long-term planning and delivery that is required to improve mental health and addiction outcomes.Last activity 10 days ago