Supplementary Order Paper No 347

No 347

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Land Transport Amendment Bill (No 2)

Proposed amendment

Sue Moroney, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 57

In clause 57, after subclause (1) (page 36, after line 5), insert:

(1A)

After section 30A(1)(b), insert:

(c)

every vehicle is fitted with an in-vehicle security camera system that—

(i)

has been approved by the Agency; and

(ii)

is operating; and

(iii)

has an unobscured view of the interior of the vehicle; and

(iv)

is visible to passengers; and

(v)

is fitted so as to record facial images of persons sitting in a normal manner in any seating position; and

(vi)

is clearly and prominently advertised by a notice on the outside of the front passenger door of the vehicle.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 57 of the Land Transport Amendment Bill (No 2) to insert new paragraph (c) into section 30A(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998. It proposes to insert requirements for the holders of transport service licences to ensure all small passenger services are fitted with an in-vehicle security camera system. It is inconsistent and against the global trend for New Zealand to lack requirements such as these for in-vehicle security cameras in our small passenger services. The cost of this proposal is not unreasonable, and can be justified by the assurance of public safety and the safety of drivers.