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Submissions called for on regulatory bill

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media
Rodney Hide
Rodney Hide

Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The Government is seeking public submissions on the Regulatory Responsibility Bill.

The bill, which Rodney Hide introduced in 2006 before he became Regulatory Reform Minister, seeks to put more structure around the lawmaking process, but will not affect the validity of individual laws, Mr Hide said.

"It requires that ministers and chief executives certify whether or not a regulatory proposal complies with a set of good practice regulatory principles."

If it doesn't, ministers and chief executives can be called to account and individuals can seek a declaration from the courts that a particular piece of regulation does not comply with the principles.

A taskforce was set up to assess the original bill, consider amendments and report back to the Government with a draft bill and recommendations.

The Government has drafted questions on the taskforce's bill to put to submitters.

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