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1st Session of the 11th Parliament

The Family and Children Division Bill, 2016

AN ACT to make jurisdiction for all family matters and children matters exercisable in a Division of the High Court to be called the Family and Children Division and to make provision for matters connected therewith
The Bill contains 63 clauses and five schedules. The resulting Act will come into effect upon proclamation.
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Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 3 of 2016
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 19-Feb-2016
Published in Gazette on: 10-Mar-2016, Volume 55, No. 31
Progress:
House of Representatives
19-Feb-2016 1st Reading PDF icon (174.6 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (393.7 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
11-Mar-2016 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (843.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
11-Mar-2016 Referred to Committee | Hansard PDF icon (843.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
10-Jun-2016 Committee Report Adopted | Hansard PDF icon (390.1 kb)
[See committee for JSC - The Family and Children Division Bill 2016 of the 1st Session of the 11th Parliament]
10-Jun-2016 3rd Reading and Passage PDF icon (174.6 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (390.1 kb)
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Senate
14-Jun-2016 1st Reading PDF icon (277.6 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (566.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
21-Jun-2016 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (915.1 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nadine Stewart [Government Senator]
Sen. Gerald Hadeed [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. W. Michael Coppin [Government Senator]
Sen. Daniel Solomon [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Stephen Creese [Independent Senator]
Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wayne Sturge [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. Jennifer Raffoul [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
21-Jun-2016 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (915.1 kb)
21-Jun-2016 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (915.1 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
House of Representatives
24-Jun-2016 Senate Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (682.2 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
President of the Republic
05-Jul-2016 Assent PDF icon (181.7 kb)
15-May-2017 Partially Proclaimed PDF icon (28.4 kb)
Legal Notice 38 of 2017
28-Feb-2018 Partially Proclaimed PDF icon (22.6 kb)
Legal Notice 23 of 2018
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