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Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

This bill makes a range of changes to make the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 fit for modern renting situations in New Zealand by increasing security of tenure for tenants; promoting good-faith relationships in the renting environment; modernising and clarifying the Act to reflect the modern renting market and environment; enhancing powers and tools for the chief executive of the department responsible for the administration of the Act; and supporting tenants' ability to assert their legal rights.

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Progress of the bill

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In: Bill Introduced: The bill is made available for the House to consider. 1: First Reading: MPs debate and vote on the bill. If successful, it is usually sent to a select committee. SC: Select Committee: The select committee gathers information and prepares a report on the bill for the House, including recommending changes to the bill. 2: Second Reading: The House debates the select committee report and votes on the bill. CH: Committee of Whole House: MPs consider the bill in detail and vote on proposed changes. 3: Third Reading: Final debate and vote. If successful, the bill has been passed. RA: Royal Assent: Bill signed by Governor-General and becomes an Act. No code: Fail/Withdrawn: A bill fails if the vote is lost at first, second, or third reading. The member in charge of a bill may withdraw it. _________________________________________________ Note: this simple progress display does not cover all possible stages for a particular bill. Where a date is shown in brackets, this means the debate has been interrupted. See the Bill History content for more details.

In Bill
Introduced
17/02/20
1 First
Reading
20/02/20
SC Select
Committee
07/07/20
2 Second
Reading
04/08/20
CH Committee of
whole House
04/08/20
3 Third
Reading
04/08/20
RA Royal
Assent

Bill History

This bill makes a range of changes to make the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 fit for modern renting situations in New Zealand by increasing security of tenure for tenants; promoting good-faith relationships in the renting environment; modernising and clarifying the Act to reflect the modern renting market and environment; enhancing powers and tools for the chief executive of the department responsible for the administration of the Act; and supporting tenants' ability to assert their legal rights.
Member in charge: Hon Kris Faafoi
Type of Bill: Government
Parliament: 52
Bill no: 218-2
Introduction: 17 Feb 2020
First reading: 20 Feb 2020
Referred to: Social Services and Community Committee
Submissions due: 25 Mar 2020
SC Report(s): 07 Jul 2020
Second reading: 04 Aug 2020
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 565
Committee of the whole House: 04 Aug 2020
Third reading: 04 Aug 2020