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Bills brought before the House in the 2015/2016 Session.

Pending Bills

Fifth Meeting

The National Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the National Pensions Law (2012 Revision) to increase the requirements for the education of Members; to establish the Department of Labour and Pensions; to establish the normal age of pension entitlement and to improve compliance; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Cadet Corps (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Cadet Corps Law, 2003, Law 32 of 2003, to change the ministerial responsibility for the Cadet Corps; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
The Information and Communications Technology Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Information and Communications Technology Authority Law (2011 Revision) to increase the fine under section 58; to amend various references to “the Governor in Cabinet” to “Cabinet” in accordance with constitutional requirements; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Statistics Law (2011 Revision) to make further provision for the effectiveness of the Economics and Statistics Office in relation to the collection of statistical information; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
The Anti-Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Anti-Corruption Law (2014 Revision); and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Justice Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Justice Protection Law, 2008 (Law 16 of 2008) to make provision for increased efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the witness protection programme in the Cayman Islands, by merging some agencies; transferring to the Cabinet powers previously exercisable by the Governor in Cabinet, as a consequence of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order, 2009; clarifying rights and responsibilities of various parties to agreements under the programme; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Judges’ Emoluments and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Judges’' Emoluments and Allowances Law (2006 Revision) to make provision for the Law to apply to Magistrates; to enhance the employment benefits available to Magistrates; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Standards in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Standards in Public Life Law, 2014 (Law 3 of 2014) to clarify the extent to which a person in public life is required to declare matters that relate to other persons; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Health Services Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Health Services Authority Law (2010 Revision) to vary the immunity and indemnity provisions that are applicable to the Authority, its Directors, its employees and Health Foundation Committee members; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
The Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Health Insurance Law (2013 Revision) to make provision for insurance coverage for a past Speaker who was not a Member of the Legislative Assembly; to validate the failure to pay certain monies into the Segregated Insurance Fund; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Health Insurance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Health Insurance Commission Law (2010 Revision) to make provision for the better administration of the Segregated Insurance Fund; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Accountants Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to provide a modernized system for the regulation of Accountants, and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Special Economic Zones Law, 2011, Law 22 of 2011, to allow the Special Economic Zone Authority to more efficiently execute procedures and perform functions as prescribed; to permit enforcement under the Law to be carried out by a Trade Officers within the Department of Commerce and Investment, and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Sunday Trading (Amendment) Bill, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Sunday Trading Law (2014 Revision) to empower Trade Officers and the Director of the Department of Commerce and Investment, to enforce the law; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Companies (Amendment) Law, 2016

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Companies Law (2013 revision) to abolish bearer shares; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Limited Liability Companies Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to provide for the formation and registration of Limited Liability Companies; and to provide for incidental and connected purposes]
The Tax Information Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Seventh Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 6 May, 2016

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Tax Information Authority Law (2014 Revision); to make the provision for the establishment and implementation of an administrative penalty regime; to prescribe the penalty for a breach of the regulations; and for incidental and connected purposes]

Fourth Meeting

The Endangered Species (Trade and Transport) (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Sixth Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 26 November, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Endangered Species (Trade and Transport) Law, 2004 to make the provisions consistent with the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (cites); and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Sixth Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 26 November, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to encourage and facilitate the making by employees of specified disclosures of improper conduct in the public interest and to protect employees who make specified disclosures from being subjected to detrimental action; to regulate the receiving, investigating or otherwise dealing with disclosures of improper conduct; and for incidental and connected purposes]

Third Meeting

The Gambling (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Third Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 22 October, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Gambling Law (1996 Revision) to exclude specified vessels from the application of the Law; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Liquor Licensing (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Third Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 22 October, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Liquor Licensing Law (2000 Revision) to modify the licensing procedure to enable the Liquor Licensing Board to grant new licences from the coming into force of that provision and to put in place moratoria on the granting of new licences for such periods as the Cabinet may stipulate by order; to remove the requirement that licensed premises remain open for the duration of the specified hours; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Dangerous Substances Handling and Storage (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Third Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 21 October, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Dangerous Substances Handling and Storage Law, 2003; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Public Management and Finance (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Third Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 14 October, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend the Public Management and Finance Law (2013 Revision) to change the financial year to a calendar year; to change the timeframe for Gazetting Budget timelines; to implement multi-year Budgeting; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
The Legal Aid Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Third Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 14 October, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to reform the system of providing Legal Aid Services to persons of insufficient means; and for incidental and connected purposes]

Second Meeting

The Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The Securities Investment Business Law (2011 Revision) to make provision for the regulation of alternative investment fund managers; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Mutual Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The Mutual Funds Law (2013 Revision) to make provision for the regulation of funds under the alternative investment fund manager directive in European Union Member States; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The National Roads Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The National Roads Authority Law (2006 Revision) to make provision for the change in funding arrangements for the National Roads Authority by providing for two direct revenue streams to serve as the primary source of funding the Authority’s operating costs; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The Companies Law (2013 Revision) to extend the deadline for filing changes to the Register of Directors and Officers of a company with the Registrar; to establish a maximum penalty for a breach of Section 55; and for incidental and connected purposes]
The Builders (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The Builders Law, 2007, Law 4 of 2007, to vary the composition of The Builders Board; to limit the building industry to Caymanian contractors; to make further provision for the protection of consumers; and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
The Monetary Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the First Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 12 August, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to amend The Monetary Authority Law (2013 Revision) to replace the word “Governor” with the word “Cabinet” wherever it appears in the Law; to transfer responsibility for certain functions from the Financial Secretary to the Minister charged with the responsibility for financial services and to the Minister charged with the responsibility for finance as the case may be; and to make provision for incidental and connected purposes]

First Meeting (Throne Speech & Budget Address)

The Film Exhibition Control Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Eighth Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 19 June, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to regulate the Public Exhibition of film; to repeal the Cinematograph Law (2009 Revision); and for incidental and connected purposes]
Land Holdings Companies Share Transfer Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Eighth Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 19 June, 2015

[A Bill for a law to Amend the Land Holding Companies Share Transfer Tax Law (2007 Revision) to increase the tax payable on specified transfers; and for related and connected matters]
The Appropriation (July 2015 to June 2016) Bill, 2015

PASSED: by the House during the Eighth Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly on 19 June, 2015 with Amendments which is reflected in the Report of the Standing Finance Committee on the Appropriation (July 2015 to June 2016) Bill, 2015

[A Bill for a Law to Appropriate Executive Financial Transactions for the Financial Year Ending 30 June 2016]
The Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Enforcement Amendment Bill, 2014

PENDING: to be brought before the House in the next Sitting of the 2015/2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly

[ A Bill for a Law to amend the Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Enforcement Law (1996 revision); and to make provision for incidental and connected matters]
Pending