2nd Session of the 9th Republican Parliament

The Local Government Bill, 2009

An Act to reform and modernise local government in Trinidad, to provide for certain Municipalities, the delineation of their boundaries, and their classification as cities, boroughs and regions, to provide for the continuation of certain Municipal Corporations and the establishment of new Municipal Corporations, to provide for a Municipal Council, an Executive Council and uniformed Departments for each Municipal Corporation, to specify the responsibilities of the Municipal Corporations, the Municipal Councils, the Executive Councils and the Departments and the role of the Government in relation to Municipal Corporations, to establish Central Administrative Districts and Central Administrative District Co-ordinating Committees, to repeal and replace the Municipal Corporations Act (Chap. 25:04) and to provide for related matters

This Bill seeks to reform and modernise the system of local government in Trinidad. The resulting Act would require Proclamation in order to come into effect. Related: The Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2009

Introduced By:
Hazel Manning
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 15 of 2009
Introduced On:
House of Representatives - Bill Lapsed


3 Jul 2009
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Hazel Manning [Minister of Local Government]
6 Jul 2009
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
13 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Hazel Manning [Minister of Local Government]
2.Hon. Basdeo Panday, MP [Couva North] [Leader of the Opposition]
3.Hon. Joseph Ross, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Minister of Tourism]
4.Mr. Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
5.Hon. Rennie Dumas, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro-Enterprise Development]
6.Mr. Subhas Panday, MP [Princes Town North] [Opposition Member]
7.Mr. Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, SC, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
8.Mr. Harry Partap, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
9.Ms. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, MP [Arima] [Deputy Speaker]
10.Mr. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
11.Ms. Mickela Panday, MP [Oropouche West] [Opposition Member]
12. Dr. Hamza Rafeeq, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Chief Whip]
13.Sen. the Hon. Hazel Manning [Minister of Local Government]
6 Jul 2009
Referred to Committee Hansard
Joint Select Committee
21 Oct 2009
Committee Report Laid Hansard
Interim Report
8 Jan 2010
Bill Lapsed
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