Bills and votes

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Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill (updated Tuesday 13 April 2021)

In progress This omnibus bill will amend the Terrorism Suppression Act 2022, the Search and Surveillance Act 2012, and the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders …

District Court (Protection of Judgment Debtors with Disabilities) Amendment Bill (updated Monday 12 April 2021)

In progress This bill amends the District Court Act 2016 to prohibit the seizure of goods of a judgment debtor with a disability, where the item proposed to be s…

Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill (updated Monday 12 April 2021)

Enacted This bill gives effect to certain matters contained in the deed of settlement signed on 4 May 2019 between the Crown and Ngāti Hinerangi; this deed w…

Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill (updated Monday 12 April 2021)

Enacted The intentions of this bill are to support the development and provision of housing on Māori land and to modernise rating legislation affecting Māori…

Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment bill (updated Monday 12 April 2021)

In progress This omnibus bill will amend the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, the Financial Reporting Act 2013, and the Public Audit Act 2001 by implementing …

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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

In progress 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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