Plant Variety Rights Bill

About this bill

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.

Current status

Royal Assent given 18 November 2022.
Enacted as the Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 (2022/61)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 35-3
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)
Divided No

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