This bill replaces the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, modernising the regime and implementing the Crown's obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to the plant variety rights regime and New Zealand's obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Royal Assent given 18 November 2022.
Enacted as the Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 (2022/61)
Passed by a majority of 75 votes (97 ayes, 22 noes, 0 abstentions)
Passed by a majority of 95 votes (107 ayes, 12 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Government bill|
|Introduced||11 May 2021|
|First reading||19 May 2021|
|Select Committee||Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee|
|Public submissions due||1 July 2021|
|Select Committee report back||19 November 2021|
|Second reading||10 May 2022|
|Committee of the whole House||9 November 2022|
|Third reading||15 November 2022|
|Royal Assent||18 November 2022|
|Enacted as||Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 (2022/61)|
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