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1st Session of the 12th Parliament

The Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2020

An Act to amend the Evidence Act, Chap. 7:02

This bill seeks to amend the Evidence Act, Chap. 7:02 to provide for the use of different identification procedures, interviews and oral admissions, special measures evidence by video link and matters related thereto.

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Bill No.: Senate Bill 7 of 2020
Introduced in: The Senate
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 08-Dec-2020
Published in Gazette on: 07-Dec-2020, Vol.59 No.205
Progress:
Senate
08-Dec-2020 1st Reading PDF icon (270.4 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,069.5 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Gazetted Bill
12-Jan-2021 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (661.5 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Renuka Rambhajan [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
19-Jan-2021 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (885.0 kb)
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
19-Jan-2021 Committee Stage PDF icon (185.2 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (885.0 kb)
Amendments made in the Senate
Bill incorporating Senate amendments
19-Jan-2021 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (885.0 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Division taken: 23 for, six against, no abstentions
House of Representatives
27-Jan-2021 1st Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,235.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
05-Feb-2021 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (840.1 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Pennelope Beckles, MP [Arima] [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
12-Feb-2021 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,151.6 kb)
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
Ms. Anita Haynes, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Government Member]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
12-Feb-2021 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (1,151.6 kb)
12-Feb-2021 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,151.6 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
40 for, none against, no abstentions
President of the Republic
25-Feb-2021 Assent: Awaiting Proclamation PDF icon (202.0 kb)
Act 1 of 2021
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