Bills and Laws
Supplementary Order Papers
When an MP wants to change a bill that’s already being discussed, one way to do it is with a Supplementary Order Paper.
Proposed members' bills
If an MP wants to make a new law, or change an old one, they can put forward a member’s bill.
Notices of local & private bills
To make or change a local or private bill (a bill that applies in a locality or to specific people), the person or organisation promoting the bill must let the public know it intends to introduce the bill.
Schedule of divided bills
The schedule of divided bills shows how some bills have been divided, and gives the title for each new bill created in this way.
Progress of legislation
See what bills have been initiated by the current New Zealand Parliament. You'll also see which bills were reinstated after lapsing at the end of the previous Parliament.
Bills Digests provide a helpful summary of the background and provisions of proposed laws.