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2nd Session of the 11th Parliament

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016

AN ACT to amend the Marriage Act, Chap. 45:01, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, Chap. 45:02, the Hindu Marriage Act, Chap. 45:03, the Orisa Marriage Act, Chap. 45:04 and the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act, Chap. 45:51
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Bill No.: Senate Bill 1 of 2016
Introduced in: The Senate
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 19-Dec-2016
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
Senate
19-Dec-2016 1st Reading PDF icon (85.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,073.1 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Gazetted Bill
11-Jan-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (973.7 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Dr. Waffie Mohammed [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Bhadase Seetahal-Maharaj [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nikoli Edwards [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Clive Dottin [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
17-Jan-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (928.4 kb)
Sen. Nadine Stewart [Government Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. Alisha Romano [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Stephen Creese [Independent Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
17-Jan-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (928.4 kb)
amendments made in the Senate
17-Jan-2017 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (928.4 kb)
23 for, none against, five abstentions
House of Representatives
18-Jan-2017 1st Reading PDF icon (136.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (578.9 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Bill incorporating Senate amendments
03-Mar-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (570.4 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]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Public Administration and Communication]
02-Jun-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (828.2 kb)
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Tunapuna] [Deputy Speaker]
Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Tourism]
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
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]
09-Jun-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (769.4 kb)
Mr. Ganga Singh, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann's East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
09-Jun-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (769.4 kb)
09-Jun-2017 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (769.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
President of the Republic
22-Jun-2017 Assent: Awaiting Proclamation PDF icon (177.2 kb)
Act 8 of 2017
02-Oct-2017 Proclamation PDF icon (24.8 kb)
Legal Notice 109 of 2017
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