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4th Session of the 11th Parliament

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedom of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank and Non-Profit Organisations) Bill, 2019

An Act to provide for a tax amnesty in relation to certain revenue laws and to amend the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) Act, Chap. 2:03; the President's Emoluments Act, Chap. 2:50; the Prime Minister's Pensions Act, Chap. 2:51; the Judges Salaries and Pensions Act, Chap. 6:02; the Freedom of Information Act, Chap. 22:02; the National Insurance Act, Chap. 32:02; the Central Bank Act, Chap. 79:02; and the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019 (Act No. 7 of 2019)
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Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 17 of 2019
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Colm Imbert [Minister of Finance]
Introduced on: 07-Jun-2019
Published in Gazette on: 10-Jun-2019, Vol. 58, No. 78
Progress:
House of Representatives
07-Jun-2019 1st Reading PDF icon (74.2 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (845.9 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
14-Jun-2019 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,295.2 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
14-Jun-2019 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (1,295.2 kb)
Amendments were made, including to the Short Title and Title of the Bill.
14-Jun-2019 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,295.2 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
21 voted for, 16 voted against, 0 abstentions
Senate
17-Jun-2019 1st Reading PDF icon (170.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,271.0 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Consolidated Bill: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedom of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank, Companies and Non-Profit Organisations) Bill, 2019
17-Jun-2019 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,271.0 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
17-Jun-2019 Committee Stage PDF icon (224.5 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,271.0 kb)
Amendments were made.
17-Jun-2019 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,271.0 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
20 voted for, 6 voted against, 3 abstentions
House of Representatives
18-Jun-2019 Senate Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (674.4 kb)
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
The House agreed with Senate amendments
Division: 20 for, none against, 13 abstentions
President of the Republic
25-Jun-2019 Assent PDF icon (83.5 kb)
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