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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 Reporting of Savings Income Information (European Union) (Repeal) Bill, 2020

PENDING: By the House for the Fourth Meeting of the 2019/2020 Session of the Legislative Assembly

[A Bill For A Law To Repeal The Reporting Of Savings Income Information (European Union) Law (2014 Revision); And For Incidental And Connected Purposes.]
International Tax Co-operation(Economic Substance) (Amendment) Bill, 2019

PASSED: By the House for the Third Meeting of the 2019/2020 Session of the Legislative Assembly on January 31st, 2020.

[A Bill For A Law To Amend The International Tax Co-Operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 To Make Changes To The Economic Substance Notification Requirements And The Requirements To Provide And Share Information; And For Incidental And Connected Purposes.]
Private Funds Bill, 2020

PASSED: By the House for the Third Meeting of the 2019/2020 Session of the Legislative Assembly on January 31st, 2020.

[A Bill For A Law To Provide For The Registration Of Private Funds; And To Provide 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