Monthly Legislative Newsletter: July re-cap, an update on the status of legislation monitored since January
Things to note this month:
- Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2018 has been signed into law by the President this month
- Courts (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed by both houses
- Citizens’ Assemblies Act 2019 has been signed into law by the President this month
- Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 has been signed into law by the President this month
In relation to the Local Government Rates Act - the Government has brought in this act to regularise how Local Authorities around the country calculate and collect Commercial Rates; allowing businesses to spread out payments across the year; simplifying the legal mechanisms for debt collection associated; and permitting Councils to include rate reductions and waivers as part of area plans which are aligned with the National Development Plan.