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Select Committee Business This Week

Select Committee Business This Week

17 January 2000 to 21 January 2000


Committee business

There were no select committee meetings, reports presented or bills referred this week.


Committee notes

Committee on the Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill (Marie Alexander)
The committee will meet on 27 January to start hearing submissions. Although submissions do not close until 31 January, the committee will hear some of the submissions it has received early.

Finance and Expenditure (Graham Hill)The honour of holding the first committee meeting (Tuesday, 25 January) of the millennium falls upon this committee, which has the responsibility of allocating to other committees or retaining for itself the 1998/99 financial reviews of government departments,
Crown entities, State enterprises and Offices of Parliament. Once these have been allocated, committees can proceed with their examinations of the performance and current operations of the organisations. Many of these will need to be reported back by 6 April, which means a lot of committee act
ivity can be expected over coming weeks.


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (David Sanders)

The committee will hold its next meeting on 10 February.

Health (Nick Aldous, Sharon Woollaston)

The committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, 26 January.

Justice and Electoral (Jayne Wallis)

The committee is inviting public submissions on the Statutes Amendment Bill (No. 7). The closing date for submissions is 25 February 2000. The bill makes miscellaneous amendments to the following Acts of Parliament:

Adoption Act 1955

Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997

Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act 1979

Arms Act 1983; Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995

Burial and Cremation Act 1964

Citizenship Act 1977

Conservation Act 1987

Crimes Act 1961

Customs and Excise Act 1996

Defence Act 1990

Driftnet Prohibition Act 1991
Electricity Act 1992

Evidence Act 1908

Fair Trading Act 1986

Family Courts Act 1980

Family Proceedings Act 1980

Fisheries Act 1983

Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977

Gas Act 1992

Layby Sales Act 1971

Maritime Transport Act 1994

Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989

New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act 1994

Police Act 1958

Privacy Act 1993

Private Investigators and Security Guards Act 1974

Public Finance Act 1989; Racing Act 1971

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Act 1973

Social Security Act 1964

Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre (Wairarapa) Act 1969

Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977

Transport Act 1962

Weights and Measures Act 1987

Wine Makers Act 1981.

Local Government and Environment (David Bagnall)The committee meets on 26 January to receive introductory briefings in public from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and senior managers from the Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation. At these briefings,
officials will outline the roles of their organisations, how they operate and the significant issues they face. In closed session the committee will also consider the Wildlife (Penalties) Bill. Further introductory briefings will follow at other meetings, particularly from organisations related
to local government.


Social Services (Tim Cooper, Karen Smyth)The committee will focus on the 1998/99 financial reviews in the coming weeks, once these have been allocated by the Finance and Expenditure Committee. It has set aside its first meeting on 9 February to receive briefings about its work. Flowing out of t
hat the committee will programme its work for the financial reviews, working to the deadline of 6 April set by the House.

Transport and Industrial Relations (Marie Alexander, Sue Goodwin)The committee is meeting on 26 January and will hear evidence from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission on a petition from Gwynneth Ann Andrews and others. The petition relates to the co-ordination of emergency services
for the rescue of survivors of Southern Air Flight 168, which ditched in Foveaux Strait in August 1998.

Closing dates for submissions on bills

Committees are receiving submissions on the following bills with the closing date shown:

Committee on the Bill

Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill (31 January 2000)

Health

Criminal Justice Amendment Bill (No.7) (29 February 2000)

Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care) Bill (29 February 2000)

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill (No.4) (29 February 2000)

Justice and Electoral

Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill (25 February 2000)

Legal Services Bill (25 February 2000)

Statutes Amendment Bill (No. 7) (25 February 2000)

Law and Order

Crimes Amendment Bill (No. 6) (3 March 2000).


General

You can find further information about select committees on our web site at www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz. If you require additional information or have any feedback on the contents, please contact:


Carol Rankin
Senior Parliamentary Officer
carol.rankin@parliament.govt.nz

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 21 January 2000

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