Bills and votes

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Legal Services Amendment Bill (updated Tuesday 28 November 2023)

In progress This bill improves access to legal aid assistance for people with low incomes by repealing provisions in the Legal Services Act 2011 related to the u…

Secondary Legislation Confirmation Bill (updated Friday 02 December 2022)

In progress The purpose of this bill is to prevent the revocation of certain instruments that, by virtue of the Act under which they are made, are revoked at a s…

Climate Change Response (Late Payment Penalties and Industrial Allocation) Amendment Bill (updated Friday 02 December 2022)

In progress This bill amends provisions in the Climate Change Response Act 2022 relating to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. It updates the penalty for …

Electoral Amendment Bill (updated Thursday 01 December 2022)

In progress This bill will amend New Zealand's electoral legislation to increase transparency around political donations, extend the ability of New Zealanders ov…

Statutes Amendment Bill (updated Wednesday 30 November 2022)

Enacted This bill consists entirely of amendments to Acts and is therefore an omnibus bill that may be introduced by virtue of Standing Order 266(1)(f).

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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.

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

Withdrawn This bill provides that where a local alcohol policy is in place under the provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 any renewal of a lic…

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.

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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