The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee invites public submissions on the Maritime Transport Act Amendment Bill that will introduce new requirements for commercial maritime operators to have drug and alcohol management plans (DAMPs) in place.
Under the proposal:
The bill also allows for maritime rules that set out the detailed requirements for drug and alcohol management plans, random drug and alcohol testing, and related matters.
Other proposed changes in the bill include:
Submissions close on 1 February 2017. The select committee will meet to consider submissions on 16 February.
More information on the Bill can be found on the New Zealand Parliament website at: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/00DBHOH_BILL71672_1/maritime-transport-amendment-bill
The Ministry of Transport also provides information on its website including how to make a submission: http://www.transport.govt.nz/ourwork/clear-heads/