Supplementary Order Paper No 80

No 80

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Alcohol Reform Bill


Proposed amendments

Kevin Hague, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 75:

In clause 75(1), replace “may” (line 17 on page 68) with “must”.

In clause 75(2), delete paragraph (b) (lines 23 and 24 on page 68).

Clause 77:

In clause 77(1), delete “(and no others)” (line 3 on page 69).

In clause 77, delete subclause (3) (lines 20 and 21 on page 69).

Clause 77A:

In clause 77A(1), delete that wishes to have a local alcohol policy (line 24 on page 70).

In clause 77A, after subclause (4) (after line 10 on page 71), insert:

  • (5) The authority must consult on the draft policy with community groups that have an interest in alcohol in their community.

Clause 78:

In clause 78, replace “If, after producing a draft policy under section 77A, a territorial authority continues to wish to have a local alcohol policy, it” (lines 12 to 14 on page 71), with After producing a draft policy under section 77A, a territorial authority.

Clause 80:

In clause 80, replace If, after producing a provisional policy under section 78, a territorial authority continues to wish to have a local alcohol policy, it (lines 25 to 27 on page 71), with After producing a provisional policy under section 78, a territorial authority.

Clause 84:

In clause 84(2)(b) replace “amended element; or” (lines 4 and 5 on page 74) with “amended element.”

In clause 84(2), delete paragraph (c) (line 6 on page 74).

Clause 86A:

Delete clause 86A (lines 8 to 12 on page 75).

Clause 91:

In clause 91, replace subclause (1) (line 30 on page 77 to line 2 on page 78) with:

  • (1) A territorial authority may, by using the special consultative procedure, revoke its local alcohol policy, and adopt another in its place.

Clause 92:

In clause 92, replace that has a local alcohol policy must review it, (lines 12 and 13 on page 78), with must review its local alcohol policy.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the provisions of the Alcohol Reform Bill with regard to local alcohol policies. It makes it compulsory for local authorities to develop these policies, as recommended by the Law Commission. These policies will assist community groups that are concerned with the impact of alcohol. It also makes it compulsory to have community input into the development of local alcohol policies and broadens their scope beyond licensing issues.