Supplementary Order Paper No 189

No 189

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Biosecurity and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Legislation Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Tariana Turia, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Part 1

Clause 7A

To omit this clause (lines 13 to 19 on page 4) and substitute the following clause:

7A Suspension of power to give biosecurity clearance
  • Despite section 7, no biosecurity clearance may be given under section 26 for any goods to which the Import Health Standard of the Importation into New Zealand of specified Bee Products from Australia, dated 2 August 2006 applies, until 90 days after the date on which the independent review panel, established under section 22A, becomes operational.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Biosecurity and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Legislation Amendment Bill to ensure that the 90 day suspension period to give biosecurity clearance can only come into effect after the independent review panel has become operational, and not before.