Govt to get rid of redundant laws

  • 13/10/2015
Govt to get rid of redundant laws

More than 100 laws that are past their use-by date are about to get the heave-ho.

Public consultation is about to begin on the Statutes Repeal Bill, which will remove 120 pieces of superfluous legislation, and parts of eight other acts.

"The proposed bill would reduce the total number of public acts in force by more than 10 percent," Regulatory Reform Minister Steven Joyce said.

"By repealing legislation that is no longer needed we make the body of existing legislation easier for users to navigate and for departments to administer."

The consultation process will make sure the Bill only repeals legislation that is in fact redundant, so there are no adverse effects or unintended consequences.

Laws in line to be repealed include: