Bills and votes

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Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill (updated Thursday 06 May 2021)

Passed This bill extends the repeal date of the Government's temporary powers relating to visas in response to the COVID-19 outbreak by 2 years, to the clos…

Education and Training Amendment Bill (updated Thursday 06 May 2021)

In progress This bill amends the Education and Training Act 2020 to clarify safety checking processes for children’s workers and school employees, extend the ban…

Financial Market Infrastructures Bill (updated Wednesday 05 May 2021)

Passed This bill establishes a new regulatory regime for financial market infrastructures (FMIs), and also provides certain FMIs with legal protections rela…

Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 05 May 2021)

In progress The main purpose of this bill is to increase the availability of employer-funded sick leave for employees.

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill (updated Wednesday 05 May 2021)

In progress This omnibus bill will amend the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, the Search and Surveillance Act 2012, and the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders)…

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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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