Supplementary Order Paper No 258

No 258

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

KiwiSaver (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hamish Walker, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 1

In clause 1, replace “(Oranga Tamariki Guardians)” (page 1, line 4) with “(Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care)”.

Clause 3A

Delete clause 3A (page 2, lines 1 to 14).

Clause 4

In clause 4(1), new section 35(3), replace “with a guardian or an Oranga Tamariki guardian may opt in if the person and 1 of their guardians or Oranga Tamariki guardians” (page 2, lines 17 to 19) with “and in foster care may opt in if the person and 1 of their foster parents or kin carers”.

In clause 4(2), new section 35(5), replace “with an Oranga Tamariki guardian may opt in if 1 of the person’s Oranga Tamariki guardians (independently from the person, and from all other, if any, Oranga Tamariki guardians,” (page 2, lines 27 to 30) with “and in foster care may opt in if 1 of the person’s foster parents or kin carers (independently from the person, and from any CYPFA guardians,”.

Delete clause 4(3) (page 2, line 37).

Clause 5

Delete clause 5 (page 3, lines 1 to 4).

Clause 6

In the heading to clause 6, replace (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) (page 3, line 6) with (Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care).

In clause 6, heading to new section 241, replace (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) (page 3, lines 8 and 9) with (Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care).

In clause 6, new section 241 (page 3, lines 10 to 20), replace “(Oranga Tamariki Guardians)” with “(Foster Parents Opting in for Children in their Care)” in both places.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) amends the KiwiSaver (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) Amendment Bill to align with the original intention of the Bill as presented at first reading. This SOP will expand the eligibility of the KiwiSaver scheme to around 6,000 foster children, including those who do not have a guardian. For example, one child who has been in foster parents’ care for several years has been going through the process of having the foster parents become legal guardians, and the foster parents have also been fighting Oranga Tamariki for over 3 years to get their foster child enrolled in a KiwiSaver scheme. That child will not benefit from this Bill as amended by select committee, and this SOP will provide those foster parents with the right to enrol their foster child in KiwiSaver.