Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Acts of Parliament - Trinidad & Tobago 2012

At December 25, 2012 there were 16 Acts which were assented to by the Parliament of the Republic of  Trinidad and Tobago. These Acts ranged  from incorporation of the Postal Corporation, the Association of Real Estate Agents and the National  Ramleela Council and several  relating to Finance  such as the Supplementary Appropriation and  the Finance Act and the Children's Act of 2012.
To a lay person this may seem like not much was done... after all only 16 Acts  were assented to in one year, however  there is a process to bills becoming law and there are bills which move quickly through the process. The process depends on the following:

  • Types of Bills 
  • Powers of the Houses in respect of Bills: House of Representative and the Senate

 See http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=66, for further information and access to the site.

One of the main objectives of the process is to allow  for views by persons who represent interests of the society.  This happens in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Currently there are approximately 10 Bills which are still in various stages of work in this 3rd session of the 10th  Republican Parliament which runs from 10 July 2012 to 10 July 2013. Most of the bills relate to other areas of law such as The Births and Death Registration (Amendment) Bill 2012, The Beverage Containers Bill 2012 and The Securities Bill 2012. see http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28

Copyright Jennifer Bailey: Source of Information Trinidad and Tobago Parliament

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