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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

MEMBERS’ BILLS

Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill—Procedure

JO HAYES (National): Thank you. I seek leave to move members’ notice of motion No. 2, in my name, relating to the introduction of the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill, without debate.

SPEAKER: Is there any objection to that course of action being taken? There is none.

JO HAYES (National): I move, That the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill be introduced as a member’s bill on 4 December 2019 without requiring a notice of proposal and selection in a ballot, despite Standing Orders 278 to 281; that the bill be in the name of four members and that three out of the four members in charge of the bill must agree in order for the bill to be discharged or postponed under Standing Orders 74(1)(b) and 303(1)(d); and that the bill be set down for first reading as Members’ order of the day No. 1 on the first Members’ day following 4 December 2019, despite Standing Order 285(2).

Motion agreed to.

MIL OSI