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2nd Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

The Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Bill, 2011

This Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, Chap. 5:34, which sought to use DNA information for forensic purposes, to classify tissue and body samples into two categories (intimate and non-intimate) and to distinguish the procedure by which each type of sample is obtained.

The Bill would be inconsistent with sections 4 and 5 of the Constitution and is therefore required to be passed by a special majority of three-fifths of the members of each House.

Introduced By:
Herbert Volney
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 32 of 2011
Introduced On:
09-Nov-2011
Status
President of the Republic - Assent

Progress

9 Nov 2011
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
9 Nov 2011
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
2.Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon, Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
4.Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
5.Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister of Legal Affairs]
6.Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
7.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
9 Nov 2011
Committee Stage Hansard
amendments made in the House of Representatives
9 Nov 2011
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
Division: 28 for, 9 against, no abstentions
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
15 Nov 2011
Senate
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
15 Nov 2011
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
2.Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. Nicole Dyer-Griffith [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communication]
5.Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Corinne Baptiste-McKnight [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
8.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and the Economy]
9.Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis [Opposition Senator]
7 Feb 2012
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
11 speakersShow Speakers
2.Sen. Sherrie Ali [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
3.Sen. Prof. Harold Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. Terance Baynes [Government Senator]
5.Sen. Dr. Lester Henry [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. the Hon. Devant Maharaj [Minister of Transport]
8.Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
9.Sen. David Abdulah [Government Senator]
10.Sen. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate]
11.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
7 Feb 2012
amendments made in the Senate
8 Feb 2012
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill
Division: 29 for, none against.
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
25 Apr 2012
House of Representatives
Senate Amendments Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Justice]
2.Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
10 May 2012
President of the Republic
Act 5 of 2012
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