Four Bills Drawn From The Ballot
The following Members’ Bills were drawn from the Ballot today.
• Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty
for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill
Simeon Brown - The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Psychoactive Substances Act 2015 to increase the penalty for selling or supplying psychoactive substances that are not approved products.
• Employment Relations (Triangular Employment)
Kieran McAnulty - The purpose of this Bill is to ensure that employees employed by one employer, but working under the control and direction of another business or organisation, are not deprived of the right to coverage of a collective agreement, and to ensure that such employees are not subject to a detriment in their right to allege a personal grievance.
• Crimes (Offence of Blasphemous Libel)
Angie Warren-Clark - This Bill amends the Crimes Act 1961 to repeal section 123, removing the offence of blasphemous libel from the New Zealand statute book.
• Accident Compensation (Recent Migrants and
Returning New Zealanders) Amendment Bill
Melissa Lee - This Bill amends the Accident Compensation Act 2001 to allow continuing ACC weekly compensation for a small group of migrants and returning New Zealanders who are not entitled to superannuation, until such time as they meet eligibility for superannuation.