Friday, June 22, 2012

In the ballot XLVIII

Another batch of Member's Bills currently in the ballot. Previous batches are indexed here:

Climate Change Response (Low Carbon Economic Development) Amendment Bill (Gareth Hughes): would amend the Emissions Trading Scheme to prevent subsidies for using lignite. It would also establish a Clean technology Advisory Group to advise on how to promote low carbon technology.

Electricity (SuperGold Cardholder Discount) Bill (Andrew Williams): would require SOE electricity companies to provide SuperGold card holders a 10% discount on electricity prices during winter.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (Winston Peters): currently the primary function of the Reserve Bank is "price stability" (AKA low inflation). This bill would also require the bank to target the exchange rate, maintaining it at a level "conducive to real export growth and job creation".

As usual, I'll have more bills as I acquire them.