Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day, but likely to be a boring one. There's no general debate today, and instead the House will move right into the third reading of the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill, which will add unelected, inherently conflicted Ngai Tahu representatives to ECan. Then there's a two hour debate on a boring Treasury investment statement, and together these items will eat most of the available time.It should be able to finish the first reading of Greg O'Connor law-and-order-bullshit Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) (Overseas Travel Reporting) Amendment Bill and Chris Baillie's Repeal of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Restricted Trading Days (Shop Trading and Sale of Alcohol) Amendment Bill, and make a start on Golriz Ghahraman's Electoral (Strengthening Democracy) Amendment Bill. If the early debates went quickly, it should also be able to make a start on Jacqui Dean's Increased Penalties for Breach of Biosecurity Bill. There should be a ballot for three or four bills tomorrow.