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Ballot for members' bills

Ballot for members' bills

From time to time a ballot is held to decide which members' bills will be considered by the House of Representatives. Numbered tokens are drawn from a container – in 2012 this was a repurposed biscuit barrel. Only one or two places are available for members' bills, and there are often more than 40 in the ballot.

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Legislating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015