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What are Bills?

A Bill is a proposed law under consideration by the Legislative Assembly. Bills implement policies and/or address economic and social issues as they develop.

A proposal is put forward to the Cabinet by the Ministry and/or Portfolio responsible for the subject. Upon presentation to the House the Bill goes through the following procedural stages

  • First Reading
  • Second Reading
  • Committee Stage
  • Report on Bill
  • Third Reading

More information can be found on our guide to How a Bill Becomes a Law.

Recently Passed Bills

Referendum (People-initiated Referendum Regarding the Port) Bill, 2019

PASSED: By the House for the First Meeting of the 2019/2020 Session of the Legislative Assembly on, October 28th, 2019.

[A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Holding Of A People-Initiated Referendum On The Issue Of Whether The Islands Should Continue To Move Forward With The Building Of The Cruise Berthing And Enhanced Cargo Port Facility; And For Incidental And Connected Purposes.]
Auditors Oversight (Amendment) Bill, 2019

PASSED: By the House for the Sixth Meeting of the 2018/2019 Session of the Legislative Assembly on July 26th, 2019.

[A Bill For A Law To Amend The Auditors Oversight Law (2017 Revision)To Make The Financial Year Consistent With That Of The Public Management And Finance Law (2018 Revision); And For Incidental And Connected Purposes.]
Public Service Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2019

PASSED: By the House for the Sixth Meeting of the 2018/2019 Session of the Legislative Assembly July 26th, 2019.

[A Bill For A Law To Amend The Public Service Pensions Law (2017 Revision) To Change The Manner Of Calculating Pensions; To Provide For A Longer Period For Cash-Out Payments; To Secure Assets Of The Fund By Enabling Investment Diversification; And For Incidental And Connected Purposes.]

Pending Bills

The Public Service Management (Amendment) Bill, 2016
The Public Service Management (Amendment) Bill, 2016
The Public Management and Finance (Amendment) Bill, 2016
The Public Management and Finance (Amendment)Bill, 2016
The Companies Management (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Fifteenth Sitting of the 2016/2017 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 27th March, 2017

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Companies Management Law (2003 Revision) as a consequence of amendments made by the Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016 and the Limited Liability Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016]

Bills Considered by the House (with citation to second reading debate in Hansard)

Bills considered by the House 1990 through 2013/14 Session
Alphabetical listing with citation to second reading debate in Hansard
Bills considered by the House 1971 through 1989 Session
Alphabetical listing with citation to second reading debate in Hansard