Thursday, October 15, 2015


A ballot for four member's bills was held today and the following bills were drawn:

  • Education (Restoration of Democracy to University Councils) Amendment Bill (David Cunliffe)
  • Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Preventing Name Change by Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill (Jian Yang)
  • Electricity Transparency Bill (David Shearer)
  • Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2) (Andrew Little)
Of these, the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2) is the most interesting. Its essentially a re-run of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill which failed to pass on a tied vote back in March. But there's been a by-election since then, not to mention several dead kids due to poor housing, so there's now a Parliamentary majority for its passage. And because it doesn't require government spending, National can't veto it.