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Revision Bill programme 2015 to 2017

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Revision Bills that are proposed to be started during three-year revision periodActs proposed for revisionReasons for revisionAdministering agency
Contracts and Commercial Revision Bill To revise and consolidate:
  • Carriage of Goods Act 1979
  • Contracts (Privity) Act 1982
  • Contractual Mistakes Act 1977
  • Contractual Remedies Act 1979
  • Electronic Transactions Act 2002
  • Frustrated Contracts Act 1944
  • Illegal Contracts Act 1970
  • Mercantile Law Act 1908
  • Minors’ Contracts Act 1969
  • Sale of Goods Act 1908
  • Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act 1994
These are largely older Acts that are expressed in language that is out of date and many provisions have been repealed. Their consolidation in a modern form will make them more accessible and reduce regulatory costs for business. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry of Justice
Land Valuation Proceedings Revision Bill Land Valuation Proceedings Act 1948 The Act is older with many repealed provisions. Ministry of Justice and Land Information New Zealand
Civil Liability Legislation Revision Bill To revise and consolidate or incorporate into other Acts:
  • Law Reform Act 1936
  • Law Reform Act 1944
There are only a few provisions left in these older Acts relating to the effect of death on causes of action, charges on insurance as indemnity for liability to pay damages, liability of tortfeasors, damages for injury from shock. This revision Bill title is an umbrella title for provisions that might be enacted separately or incorporated into other Acts. The title will be revisited in the course of preparing the revision Bill. Ministry of Justice
Occupiers’ Liability Revision Bill Occupiers’ Liability Act 1962 This Act is written in out of date language. Ministry of Justice
Partnership Revision Bill Partnership Act 1908 This Act is old and expressed in archaic language. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Summary Offences Revision Bill Summary Offences Act 1981 This Act would benefit from being modernised and renumbered. Ministry of Justice
Victims’ Rights Revision Bill Victims’ Rights Act 2002 The Act’s structure could be simplified and its provisions expressed in simpler, plain English. Ministry of Justice

Revisions that are expected to be enacted during the three-year revision period:

Contracts and Commercial Revision Bill

Revisions on which work is expected to continue during the three-year revision period:

Other revision Bills

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