Parliament passed the third reading of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill on 4 May 2017.
The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill recognises the expanded mandate of the fire services, creates local advisory committees, and ensures firefighters have the appropriate powers to do their jobs. It provides for updated and appropriate penalties, and a disputes resolution scheme to be developed.
– Read the latest version of the Bill (May 2017), and the Supplementary Order Papers (March 2017) on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website
– Read about the Bill’s progress, view the transcript of the third reading of the Bill, and watch the debate on Parliament‘s website (4 May 2017)
– Read the Minister’s media release on the passing of the Bill, on the Beehive website (4 May 2017)
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