A bill on the best way for airports to advertise lost luggage has been drawn out of the ballot, which means that it will be debated in Parliament!
Many other MP’s have poked fun at the bill, and the fact that it is up for debate. But National MP Tutehounuku (Nuk) Korako who put it forward says the bill is no laughing matter.
At the moment, airports must advertise lost property in a local newspaper before selling or disposing of the items. There is no requirement for any other form of communication.
Times have changed and there should be a better process for travellers, Mr Korako said.
Some MPs are frustrated as they think “more important” member’s bills should have been drawn.
ACT leader David Seymour said Mr Kurako’s bill was a new low.
“I wouldn’t have thought it would be one of the biggest concerns on the mind of New Zealanders.” said Mr Seymour.
What do you think? What bill would you put forward?
Proposed member’s bill ballot system:
In Parliament there is an order of bills that are to be debated each day in the debating chamber, called the Order Paper. When a space on the Order Paper becomes available, a ballot is held to decide which members’ bill(s) will be introduced.
A bill is proposed legislation under consideration by the government. A bill does not become law until it is passed by the government. Once a bill has been enacted into law, it is called an Act or a statute.