Supplementary Order Paper No 109

No 109

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Health and Safety Reform Bill

Proposed motion to divide Bill into 5 Bills

Hon Michael Woodhouse, in Committee, to move as follows:

That the enacting words, clauses 1 and 2, Parts 1 to 5, and Schedules 1 to 3 be a separate Bill, and that the enacting words and clauses 1 and 2 be replaced with:

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

Subpart 3 of Part 5 comes into force on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(2)

The rest of this Act comes into force on 4 April 2016.

That subpart 1 of Part 6 and Schedule 4 be a separate Bill, and that the Part 6 heading and the subpart 1 heading in Part 6 be replaced with:

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates and appointing different dates for different purposes.

(2)

Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on 1 January 2018.

That subpart 2 of Part 6 and Schedules 5 to 7 be a separate Bill, and that the subpart 2 heading in Part 6 be replaced with:

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

Sections 253(5), (6), (8), and (9), 258, 258A(4), 262, 263, 265, 283, 283A, 286(1AB), 290, and 291 come into force on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(2)

The following provisions also come into force on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent:

(a)

section 253(1), but only as it relates to the definition of EPA notice:

(b)

section 273, but only as it relates to sections 76A(d), (f), (g), and (h), 76AA, 76B, and 76C of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996:

(c)

sections 255 and 292, but only as they relate to clause 7 of Schedule 7 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (which clause is set out in Schedule 5):

(d)

section 293, but only as it relates to the items about sections 63B and 141 to 141I of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (which items are set out in Schedule 6).

(3)

The rest of this Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates and appointing different dates for different purposes.

(4)

Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on 1 January 2018.

That subpart 3 of Part 6 be a separate Bill, and that the subpart 3 heading in Part 6 be replaced with:

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates and appointing different dates for different purposes.

(2)

Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on 1 January 2018.

That subpart 4 of Part 6 and Schedule 8 be a separate Bill, and that the subpart 4 heading in Part 6 be replaced with:

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates and appointing different dates for different purposes.

(2)

Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on 1 January 2018.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper divides the Health and Safety Reform Bill into the following 5 Bills:

  • Health and Safety at Work Bill:

  • Accident Compensation Amendment Bill:

  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Bill:

  • Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2):

  • WorkSafe New Zealand Amendment Bill.