Supplementary Order Paper No 70

No 70

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Mixed Ownership Model Bill


Proposed amendment

Dr Russel Norman, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

In clause 2, before subclause (1) (before line 5 on page 3), insert:

  • (1AA) This Act is not eligible to receive the Royal assent until:

    • (a) after a referendum has been held an indicative referendum is held on the question “Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy, and Air New Zealand” and the writ is returned pursuant to the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993; or

    • (b) the indicative referendum petition for the question referred to in paragraph (a) and gazetted on 3 May 2012 lapses pursuant to the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper would prevent the Bill from receiving the Royal assent until a referendum has been held on the Government’s asset sales policy, also known as the mixed ownership model.