Supplementary Order Paper No 350

No 350

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 259

Hon Maggie Barry, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 21

In clause 21(2), after “The Registrar must establish and maintain a register” (page 19), insert “, which must be kept up to date and published consistently in a manner readily accessible to the public,”.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 259 amending the End of Life Choice Bill by highlighting the need for this register to be accessible to New Zealanders.

Without any requirement that the register be published, there will be a lack of transparency about the number of those prepared to execute the functions of euthanasia and assisted suicide, among other things.