Five interesting bills

Five interesting bills pulled out of the ballot. They areL

  • Parole (Mandatory Completion of Rehabilitative Programmes) Amendment Bill by Todd Stephenson (ACT): Requires any identified rehabilitative programmes for a prisoner to be completed in order to be eligible for parole. Sounds sensible.
  • Goods and Services Tax (Removing GST From Food) Amendment Bill by Rawiri Waititi (TPM). Will remove GST from “food”. Barmy. Love to see all the Labour MPs vote for it tho know it is daft.
  • Income Tax (ACC Payments) Amendment Bill by Hamish Campbell (National). Requires any income from an ACC claim to be treated as income for the year it was first entitled, even if actual decision occurs in later years. Common sense.
  • Companies (Address Information) Amendment Bill by Deborah Russell (Labour). Allows company directors to provide a non-resident address for the companies register of they have safety concerns. A much needed law change.
  • Local Electoral (Abolition of the Ratepayer Roll) Amendment Bill by Greg O’Connor (Labour). This gets rid of the vote for local body elections for ratepayers who own property but no not reside in the district. On balance I support this, as I don’t think people with multiple properties should vote in multiple districts.

Not often there are two Labour bills I agree with!

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