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Information release

Consultation on the Statutes Repeal Bill

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Status: 
Superseded
Corporate author: 
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The Treasury and Parliamentary Counsel Office recently sought submissions on an exposure draft of the Statutes Repeal Bill.  The Bill was introduced into Parliament on 6 September. The submissions received and the Government's responses to those submissions have been released here.

The Statutes Repeal Bill repeals 124 spent Acts, and partially repeals a further 8 Acts. All of the Acts and sections identified have been identified as spent, meaning they have no or very minor effects, or they exist to achieve a regulatory purpose that is no longer relevant. By repealing unnecessary and spent regulation the Statutes Repeal Bill makes the statute book easier to navigate for users and easier to administer for departments. 

The Statutes Repeal Bill is part of an ongoing programme by the Government to identify and repeal spent legislation in order to keep the statute books up to date and fit for purpose. Over time more pieces of legislation will become redundant which may create a need for further Statutes Repeals Bills in future.

Read the media statement by Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Regulatory Reform on the Beehive website: Statutes Repeal Bill introduced to Parliament (6 September 2016)

Read the Statutes Repeal Bill on the Legislation website.

If you have any further suggestions of redundant statutes that could be suitable for repeal, contact the Treasury at regulation@treasury.govt.nz.

Documents

The release documents listed here are available in Adobe PDF format only. HTML versions can be supplied on request by Information Services at the Treasury.  Using PDF Files
Doc. Date Title View/Download
Sep 2015 Government Responses to Submissions on the Statutes Repeal Bill Exposure Draft
Released 22 September 2016

25 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Aidan-Barrett Howard
Released 22 September 2016

17 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Hon David Butcher
Released 22 September 2016

13 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: David Maclure
Released 22 September 2016

13 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Aidan Barrett-Howard
Released 22 September 2016

13 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Brian McElwaine
Released 22 September 2016

12 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Roger Shaw
Released 22 September 2016

12 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Alan Campbell
Released 22 September 2016
12 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Graeme Edgeler
Released 22 September 2016

12 Oct 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Matt Weir
Released 22 September 2016

22 Nov 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Fergus Whyte
Released 22 September 2016

24 Nov 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Yannis Naumann: Insurance Australia Group
Released 22 September 2016

24 Nov 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Karen Sherry: Energy Trusts of New Zealand
Released 22 September 2016

4 Dec 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Jeff Sissons: Council of Trade Unions
Released 22 September 2016

3 Dec 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Ross Bell: NZ Drug Foundation
Released 22 September 2016

4 Dec 2015 Statutes Repeal Bill Submission: Graeme Peters: Electricity Networks Association
Released 22 September 2016

Last updated: 
Friday, 23 September 2016