Tuesday, February 07, 2012


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

  • Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill (David Clark)
  • Joint Family Homes Repeal Bill (Simon O'Connor)

O'Connor's bill has previously been covered in "In the ballot" here. Clark's bill is about Mondayising public holidays.

There were 40 bills in the ballot today, including several new ones, so I'll hopefully be doing an "In the ballot" post covering them soon. There's also a facility for MPs to promote and publicise their bills through the parliamentary website, which allows them to publicly indicate support; hopefully we'll see it being used a lot this term.