3 May 2018

Saliva testing bill drawn from parliamentary ballot

2:00 pm on 3 May 2018

A bill proposing to test drivers' saliva for drug traces is one of four new members' bills drawn from the parliamentary ballot.

The Beehive, Wellington.

Photo: ventura69/123RF

National MP Jami-Lee Ross's oral fluid testing member's bill would allow the police to test the saliva of motorists for residues of meth, ecstasy and cannabis.

Labour's Rino Tirikatene's Electoral Amendment Bill would entrench Māori seats in legislation - bringing them into line with general seats.

Another bill by National's Ian McKelvie would allow Justices of the Peace and Community Magistrates to hear category one dog control cases, in a bid to ease delays in the courts.

And National's Paula Bennett also had her firearms prohibition bill drawn.

It would ban gang members from owning guns.