Bills and votes

Recently updated bills

Improving Arrangements for Surrogacy Bill (updated Wednesday 18 May 2022)

In progress This bill simplifies surrogacy arrangements, ensures completeness of birth certificate information, and provides a mechanism for enforcing surrogacy …

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) (Definition of Significant Criminal Activity) Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 18 May 2022)

Defeated This bill aims to increase the power of police to seize assets connected with significant criminal activity.

Education and Training (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 18 May 2022)

Defeated This bill would require that tertiary educations protect freedom of expression, including by issuing codes of practice that set out the procedures st…

Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 18 May 2022)

In progress The purpose of this bill is to extend the time available to raise a personal grievance that involves allegations of sexual harassment from 90 days to…

Forests (Legal Harvest Assurance) Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 18 May 2022)

In progress This bill establishes a new regulatory system for providing legal harvest assurance for the forestry and wood-processing sector.

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Bills decided by personal (conscience) votes

The progression of these bills through Parliament has been determined by personal voting. This means that Members of Parliament have individually voted on a bill, rather than allowing their parties to vote on their behalf.

Because of this individual choice, personal votes are often known as "conscience votes". WhereTheyStand displays these bills prominently because personal votes are usually on contentious issues.

Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill

Enacted This Member’s bill provides a regulation-making power to set up safe areas around specific abortion facilities on a case-by-case basis.

Abortion Legislation Bill

Enacted This omnibus bill amends the law to decriminalise abortion, better align the regulation of abortion services with other health services, and modernis…

End of Life Choice Bill

Enacted This bill gives people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill (No 2)

In progress This bill provides that where a local alcohol policy is in place under the provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 any renewal of a lic…

Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Defeated The purpose of this bill is to make it legal for New Zealanders who are suffering from terminal illness or any debilitating condition to use cannabis…

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Votes

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