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2nd Session of the 10th Parliament

The Children Bill, 2012

An Act relating to the protection of children and for matters related thereto
The Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Children Act, Chap. 46:01, and requires a three-fifths majority in order to be passed.

Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 1 of 2012
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: Senator the Honourable Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Introduced on: 20-Jan-2012
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
House of Representatives
20-Jan-2012 1st Reading PDF icon (407.4 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (688.5 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
09-Mar-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (508.0 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Lincoln Douglas, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of Tobago Development]
Hon. Rodger Samuel, MP [Arima] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, MP [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
25-Apr-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (785.6 kb)
Hon. Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, MP [Caroni Central] [Minister of the People and Social Development]
Mrs. Patricia McIntosh, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Clifton De Coteau, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
Ms. Donna Cox, MP [Laventille East/Morvant] [Opposition Member]
Mrs. Joanne Thomas, MP [St. Ann's East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
25-Apr-2012 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (785.6 kb)
Amendments made in the House of Representatives
25-Apr-2012 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (785.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
39 for, none against, no abstentions
Senate
01-May-2012 1st Reading PDF icon (823.2 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (146.8 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
15-May-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (935.1 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Corinne Baptiste-McKnight [Independent Senator]
Sen. Lyndira Oudit [Vice-President of the Senate]
18-May-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (872.8 kb)
Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Brig. John Sandy [Minister of National Security]
Sen. Pennelope Beckles [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate]
Sen. the Hon. Kevin Ramnarine [Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. James Armstrong [Independent Senator]
Sen. Prof. Harold Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Embau Moheni [Minister in the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism]
Sen. Sherrie Ali [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
Sen. Albert Sydney [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator]
23-May-2012 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,702.1 kb)
Sen Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Lennox Bernard [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
23-May-2012 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (1,702.1 kb)
24-May-2012 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,702.1 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
House of Representatives
15-Jun-2012 Senate Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (959.8 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose Greaves [Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
Senate amendments considered
President of the Republic
06-Aug-2012 Assent: Awaiting Proclamation PDF icon (892.9 kb)
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