Thursday, November 11, 2010


A ballot for a member's bill was held today, and the following bill was drawn:

  • Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill (David Clendon)

Given the recent debate about Justice Wilson, its a very timely bill, which will hopefully pass.

For some reason Labour only put one bill in today - Darren Hughes' bill to lower the drink-drive limit. Apparently they thought that increasing its odds from 1 in 40 to 1 in 25 was worth it, even at the cost of sacrificing all othe chances to advance policy. I disagree. Quite apart from wanting to see some of those other bills come out, when National is putting up bills with ominous titles like "Habeus Corpus Amendment Bill" (Habeas Corpus is the courts right to review why people are held in jail) or "Summary Proceedings (Warrant for Detention Conditions) Amendment Bill", then that's not something Labour should be doing.

Update: Red Alert has a full list of today's bills here.