Thursday, August 05, 2010


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

  • Animal Welfare (Treatment of Animals) Amendment Bill (Kevin Hague)
  • Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal (Waitaki Easter Trading) Amendment Bill (Jacqui Dean)
  • Human Rights (Disability Commissioner) Amendment Bill (Catherine Delahunty)

Only one of these bills have previously been covered in "In the Ballot", Delahunty's disability commissioner bill. You can read about it here.

There were fifteen new bills, half of them from Labour, but also a fair number from the Greens as they swapped out old ones to tackle new issues. I'll try and put together an "In the ballot" post covering some of the newcomers later this afternoon.

The full list of bills is on Red Alert.