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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

The Health Insurance (Amendement) Bill, 2017

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

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Health Insurance Law (2016 Revision) to enable the issue of certificates to approved insurers; to make it clear that insurance coverage can be obtained for dental care; and for incidental and for connected purposes.]
The Health Services Authority (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2016

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

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Health Services Authority Law (2016 Revision) to increase the membership of the Board of Directors of the Health Service Authority; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters.]
The Trusts (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2016

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

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Trusts Law (2011 Revision); to remove the obligation now placed on the Governor in Cabinet to deal with an application for an exemption under Section 81 of the law; and for incidental and connected purposes.]

Pending Bills

The Water Sector Regulations Bill, 2017

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

[ A Bill for a Law to provide for regulations of the Water Sector by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office; and for incidental and connected purposes. ]
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

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