12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 2nd SESSION

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Summary of the 1st Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 12th Republican Parliament
(Friday September 10, 2021 at 1:30 PM)

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A Proclamation

  • The Clerk read the Proclamation: The Clerk of the Senate read the Proclamation by the Ag. President of the Republic declaring the Second Session of the 12th Republican Parliament open.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye, who is out of the country. Dr. Margaret Burgess was appointed temporary Senator in her place.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Temporary Senator: Temporary Senator Dr. Margaret Burgess took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Dr. Margaret Burgess [Independent Senator (Temporary)]

Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • COVID-19 Precautions: The President of the Senate reminded Senators of the precautionary measures implemented in the Chamber during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Introduction Of Bills

  • The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021: The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021 was read a first time in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on September 14, 2021. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Establishment of JSCs: The Leader of Government Business moved that the Fisheries Management (No. 2) Bill, 2020 and the Shipping Bill, 2020 be referred to JSCs to consider the work of the JSCs appointed during the 1st Session and report by January 31, 2022. The motions were approved.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.: At the next Sitting the Senate is expected to consider the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021. The Sitting concluded at 1:52 p.m.
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