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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

Appropriation (Financial Years 2020 and 2021) Bill, 2019

PASSED: By the House for the Second Meeting of the 2019/2020 Session of the Legislative Assembly on December 5th, 2019.

[A Bill For A Law To Appropriate Executive Financial Transactions For The Financial Years 2020 And 2021.]
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.]

Pending Bills

Public Management and Finance (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 Public Management And Finance Law (2018 Revision) To Provide That Appropriations Lapse At The End Of Each Budget Period; To Adjust The Date For The Presentation Of The Supplementary Appropriation Bills For Approval; To Extend The Time For The Submission Of The Annual Report To The Auditor General By One Month; 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