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2nd Session of the 10th Parliament

The Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bill, 2011

This Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, Chap. 5:34, which sought to use DNA information for forensic purposes, to classify tissue and body samples into two categories (intimate and non-intimate) and to distinguish the procedure by which each type of sample is obtained.
The Bill would be inconsistent with sections 4 and 5 of the Constitution and is therefore required to be passed by a special majority of three-fifths of the members of each House.

Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 32 of 2011
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Herbert Volney [Minister of Justice]
Introduced on: 09-Nov-2011
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
House of Representatives
09-Nov-2011 1st Reading PDF icon (94.6 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (673.3 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
09-Nov-2011 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (673.3 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
Hon, Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
09-Nov-2011 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (673.3 kb)
amendments made in the House of Representatives
09-Nov-2011 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (673.3 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
Division: 28 for, 9 against, no abstentions
Senate
15-Nov-2011 1st Reading PDF icon (97.4 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,006.5 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
15-Nov-2011 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,006.5 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nicole Dyer-Griffith [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communication]
Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Corinne Baptiste-McKnight [Independent Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and the Economy]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
07-Feb-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,562.2 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Sen. Sherrie Ali [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Prof. Harold Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. Terance Baynes [Government Senator]
Sen. Dr. Lester Henry [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Devant Maharaj [Minister of Transport]
Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. David Abdulah [Government Senator]
Sen. Pennelope Beckles [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate]
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
07-Feb-2012 Committee Stage PDF icon (503.8 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,562.2 kb)
amendments made in the Senate
08-Feb-2012 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,562.2 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
Division: 29 for, none against.
House of Representatives
25-Apr-2012 Senate Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (785.6 kb)
Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
President of the Republic
10-May-2012 Assent PDF icon (180.5 kb)
Act 5 of 2012
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