Supplementary Order Paper No 499

No 499

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Simon Bridges, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 3

Before clause 3(a), (page 3, before line 10), insert:


the first of the anniversary dates if, before that date, no motion to approve the Act is agreed to by the House of Representatives; and

After clause 3(b), (page 3, after line 11), insert:


For the purposes of this section, anniversary dates means the date that is 3 months after the commencement of this Act, and the dates that are every 3 months after that date.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 3 of the Bill to require that the Bill, once enacted, be approved by the House of Representatives at 3-monthly intervals and if it is not approved, it is repealed.