Supplementary Order Paper No 107

No 107

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Health and Safety Reform Bill

Proposed amendments

Marama Fox, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 63

In clause 63(g), after “practices” (page 62, line 22), insert “, including when determining work groups”.

Clause 167B

After clause 167B(b) (page 108, after line 11), insert:

(ba)

within 3 months after the date of expiry of any extension granted to the regulator under section 167A(2):

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper makes 2 amendments to the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

Clause 63, which sets out when engagement with workers is required under the proposed Health and Safety at Work Act, is amended to clarify in clause 63(g) that the requirement to engage with workers when developing worker participation practices includes engagement when determining work groups.

Clause 167B, which sets out the latest periods within which a person other than the regulator may bring a private prosecution under the proposed Health and Safety at Work Act, is amended to insert new clause 167B(ba). The amendment provides that a private prosecution may be brought within 3 months after the date of expiry of any extension granted to the regulator by the District Court under clause 167A(2) to ensure that any extension granted to the regulator does not unduly limit a private prosecutor’s opportunity to bring proceedings.