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1st Session of the 12th Parliament

The Tobago House of Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2021

An Act to amend the Tobago House of Assembly Act, Chap. 25:03 and to make consequential amendments to the Elections and Boundaries (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly) Act, Chap. 25:50

The Bill contains 6 clauses and would seek to amend the Tobago House of Assembly Act, Chap. 25:03 to make provisions for circumstances where after an election no Assembly is constituted and to increase the number of Assemblymen who can be elected. The Bill will also make consequential amendments to the Elections and Boundaries (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly)

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Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 1 of 2021
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 12-Feb-2021
Published in Gazette on: 18-Feb-2021, Vol.60 No.30
Progress:
House of Representatives
12-Feb-2021 1st Reading PDF icon (77.7 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,151.6 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Gazetted Bill
19-Feb-2021 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (668.1 kb)
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Ms. Anita Haynes, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Youth Development and National Service]
Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
Ms. Khadijah Ameen, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
19-Feb-2021 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (668.1 kb)
amendments made in the House
19-Feb-2021 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (668.1 kb)
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
21 for, 18 against, no abstentions
Senate
23-Feb-2021 1st Reading PDF icon (85.6 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (627.5 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Bill at First Reading in the Senate
02-Mar-2021 2nd Reading
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nigel de Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
02-Mar-2021 Committee Stage
02-Mar-2021 3rd Reading and Passage
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
16 for, 14 against, none against
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