Supplementary Order Paper No 47

No 47

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill

Proposed amendments to Supplementary Order Paper No 39

Clayton Mitchell, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 7

In clause 7, new section 69ABG(3) (page 15), replace “12 months” with “6 months”.

In clause 7, new section 69ABH(3) (page 15), replace “12 months” with “6 months”.

In clause 7, new section 69ABI(3) (page 16), replace “12 months” with “6 months”.

In clause 7, new section 69ABJ(3) (page 16), replace “12-month time limit” with “6-month time limit”.

New clause 8BA

Before clause 8C, insert:

8BA Section 135 amended (Recovery of penalties)

In section 135(5), after “within 12 months”, insert “or, for a penalty for non-compliance with section 69ABE, within 6 months”

Explanatory note

The purpose of this Supplementary Order Paper is to reduce the time the employee has to make a choice of procedure at initial stage from 12 months to 6 months. In addition, the time for mediation after the initial reference to the Labour Inspector, the time limit for application to the Employment Relations Authority, and the time limit for commencing an action for recovery of a penalty for non-compliance with new section 69ABE is reduced from 12 months to 6 months.