Supplementary Order Paper No 25

No 25

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Land Transport Amendment Bill (No 4)


Proposed amendment

Te Ururoa Flavell, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 17

To omit new section 209A and substitute the following (after line 29 on page 15):

209A Prohibition on the storage or re-analysis of blood specimens taken for the purpose of drug or alcohol testing of drivers
  • Blood specimens taken under section 72 or 73 for the purpose of drug or alcohol testing of drivers cannot be stored or re-analysed for statistical or research purposes.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Land Transport Amendment Bill (No 4) to specifically prohibit the storage and re-analysis of blood specimens taken from drivers failing alcohol breath tests and the newly established drug impairment tests for statistical or research purposes. The ability to conduct research on a person’s blood without their specific informed consent, as provided for under the current provisions of the Bill, breaches accepted and established ethical standards.