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Window washer crackdown bill drawn

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/12/2016
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Act leader David Seymour kissed his token and rubbed it for luck hoping the final members' bill ballot draw of the year would see his End of Life Choices Bill drawn.

But it wasn't.

Instead Jami-Lee Ross will get to put forward his bill cracking down on window washers.

He wants to give police the power to fine window washers $150 on the spot if they are creating a safety hazard, posing a nuisance or intimidating the drivers they are soliciting.

The government also had success with Scott Simpson's employment relations amendment bill being drawn.

He wants employees with an annual income of more than $150,000 to be able to contract out of the legislation's personal grievance provisions in favour of an agreement in their contract.

NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell's bill to define games and sporting events to be broadcast live on free-to-air television was selected while two others came from the Green Party.

Consumer laws already require footwear and clothing manufacturers to tell buyers where their products come from, but Green MP Steffan Browning wants to see that extended to fresh fruit, meat, fish and vegetables through his country of origin of food bill which will be introduced to parliament on Thursday.

"Because these are point of sale labels, there would be virtually no compliance costs in introducing them," he says.

Co-leader James Shaw's bid to amend the Public Finance Act with regard to sustainable development indicators will be introduced to parliament alongside the other four bills on Thursday.

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