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3rd Session of the 12th Republican Parliament

The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) Bill, 2023

AN ACT to amend the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act, 2011 (Act No. 20 of 2011)

The Bill seeks to amend the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act, 2011 (Act No. 20 of 2011) (“the Act”) which provides for the abolition of preliminary enquiries and for the conduct of initial and sufficiency hearings by a Master of the High Court.

Bill Essentials:
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 4 of 2023
Introduced On:
10-May-2023
Published In Gazette On
Vol.62 No.66, 2 June 2023
Status
President of the Republic - Assent: Awaiting Proclamation

Progress

10 May 2023
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
5 Jun 2023
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
28 Jun 2023
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
2.Mr. Dinesh Rambally, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
4.Mr. Saddam Hosein, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
5.Mr. Keith Scotland, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Government Member]
6.Mr. Arnold Ram, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
7.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
28 Jun 2023
Committee Stage Hansard

Approved with amendments

28 Jun 2023
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
30 Jun 2023
Senate
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
30 Jun 2023
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
8 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
2.Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
5.Sen. Karunaa Bisramsingh [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
6.Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
8.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
30 Jun 2023
Committee Stage Hansard

Approved without amendments

30 Jun 2023
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard

24 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 abstentions

1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
11 Jul 2023
President of the Republic
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