Supplementary Order Paper No 74

  • withdrawn on 27 May 2015

No 74

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Environmental Reporting Bill

Proposed amendments

Dr Megan Woods, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 18

In clause 18(1), replace “Ministers” (page 11, line 25) with “Secretary and the Government Statistician”.

In clause 18(2), replace “Ministers” (page 12, line 10) with “Secretary and the Government Statistician”.

In clause 18(3), replace “Ministers” (page 12, line 20) with “Secretary and the Government Statistician”.

Delete clause 18(3)⁠(a) (page 12, line 22).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 18 to ensure independence in the decision to make regulations providing for topics that will be reported on. This function will be removed from Ministers and given to the Secretary of the department responsible for the administration of the Environment Act 1986 and the Government Statistician, after they have undertaken consultation with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, the public, iwi authorities, and local authorities.