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Consultation: Statutes Repeal Bill

The Statutes Repeal Bill was introduced to the House on 6 September 2016. The Bill received its first reading on 20 September 2016, and was referred to the Government Administration Committee. The committee reported back to the House on 20 March 2017.

Consultation documents


The Treasury and the Parliamentary Counsel Office are seeking feedback on the Statutes Repeal Bill before it is introduced into Parliament.

The Statutes Repeal Bill will repeal legislation that is unnecessary and spent. Removing "dead wood" from the statute book helps keep New Zealand's laws up to date, making them easier to understand and apply.

We have prepared this "Exposure Draft" of the Bill for public review, so that feedback from interested parties can be used to improve the Bill before introduction.

See the explanatory material for:

  • important information on the submission process and publication/release of submissions
  • specific questions we are seeking feedback on
  • the background and purpose of the Bill
  • which Acts are included, and why.

The Minister for Regulatory Reform and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regulatory Reform released a media statement on 13 October 2015 announcing the draft Bill. View the media statement »

How to make a submission

Feedback on the exposure draft, or suggestions for further repeals, can be either:

emailed to 

or posted to

Regulatory Quality Team, The Treasury
PO Box 3724, Wellington 6140

Submissions close on 4 December 2015.

It would be helpful if submissions in hard copy were also provided in electronic form. 

Please supply your name and address (including a telephone number or email address) so that we can contact you if we need to clarify anything in your comments.

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