The House met at 2.00 pm.
1. Members sworn
Charles Chauvel, Hon Annette King, and Hon Maryan Street presented themselves at the bar of the House, were called forward to the Chair by the Speaker, made the Affirmation of Allegiance required by law, and took their seats in the House.
2. Introduction of distinguished visitors
The Speaker informed the House that representatives of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture from the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, led by the Deputy Chairperson, Mr Bengt-Anders Johansson, were within the precincts of the Chamber.
The Committee was welcomed with applause.
7. Order of the day for Address in Reply
The House resumed the adjourned debate on the question, That a respectful Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General in reply to His Excellency’s speech, and the amendment proposed thereto.
Resolved, That the debate be now adjourned (Louise Upston).
The debate was set down for resumption next sitting day.
8. Government orders of the day
National Animal Identification and Tracing Bill and Road User Charges Bill
The Speaker declared the House in committee for consideration of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Bill, and for further consideration of the Road User Charges Bill.
(In the Committee)
National Animal Identification and Tracing Bill
Clauses 1 and 2, Parts 1 to 6, and Schedules 1 and 2 read.
The following amendments were put:
Amendments set out on Supplementary Order Paper No 2 (Hon David Carter).
Resolved, That the amendments be agreed to.
Resolved, That clauses 1 and 2, Parts 1 to 6, and Schedules 1 and 2, as amended, stand part.
The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported with amendment presently.
Road User Charges Bill
Clauses 1 and 2 read again.
Resolved, That clause 1 stand part.
Resolved, That clause 2 stand part.
The Chairperson announced that the bill would be reported with amendment.
Reporting of bills
The Speaker resumed the Chair, and the Chairperson reported the National Animal Identification and Tracing Bill with amendment.
The Chairperson reported the Road User Charges Bill with amendment.
The report was adopted and the bills were set down for third reading next sitting day.
Electronic Identity Verification Bill
The Electronic Identity Verification Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.
Resolved, That the Government Administration Committee consider the bill.
Resolved, That the Electronic Identity Verification Bill be reported back to the House by 29 June 2012 (Hon Amy Adams).
Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Bill
Hon Judith Collins moved, and the question was proposed, That the Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.
At 10.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.