Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Bill

About this bill

This omnibus bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 to try to minimise drug and substance harm by allowing drug and substance checking services to operate legally in New Zealand.

Current status

Royal Assent given 07 December 2020.
Enacted as the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Act 2020 (2020/63)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 4-1
Introduced 1 December 2020
First reading 1 December 2020
Second reading 1 December 2020
Committee of the whole House 1 December 2020
Third reading 1 December 2020
Royal Assent 7 December 2020
Enacted as Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Act 2020 (2020/63)
Divided No

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