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2nd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016

AN ACT to amend the Marriage Act, Chap. 45:01, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, Chap. 45:02, the Hindu Marriage Act, Chap. 45:03, the Orisa Marriage Act, Chap. 45:04 and the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act, Chap. 45:51

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Introduced By:
Faris Al-Rawi
Bill No:
Senate Bill 1 of 2016
Introduced In:
Introduced On:
19-Dec-2016
Status
President of the Republic - Proclamation

Progress

19 Dec 2016
Senate
Gazetted Bill
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
11 Jan 2017
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
11 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2.Sen. Dr. Waffie Mohammed [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
3.Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
5.Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
8.Sen. Bhadase Seetahal-Maharaj [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
9.Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
10.Sen. Nikoli Edwards [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
11.Sen. Clive Dottin [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
17 Jan 2017
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
11 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. Nadine Stewart [Government Senator]
2.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
5.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Avinash Singh [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
8.Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
9.Sen. Alisha Romano [Government Senator (Temporary)]
10.Sen. Stephen Creese [Independent Senator]
11.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
17 Jan 2017
Committee Stage Hansard
amendments made in the Senate
17 Jan 2017
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
23 for, none against, five abstentions
18 Jan 2017
House of Representatives
Bill incorporating Senate amendments
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
3 Mar 2017
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2.Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
4.Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
5.Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
6. Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Public Administration and Communication]
2 Jun 2017
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
8 speakersShow Speakers
1. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
2.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
3.Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
4.Mr. Esmond Forde, MP [Tunapuna] [Deputy Speaker]
5.Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
6.Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Tobago West] [Minister of Tourism]
7. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
8.Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
9 Jun 2017
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
8 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Ganga Singh, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
2.Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann’s East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts]
3.Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
4.Hon. Anthony Garcia, MP [Arima] [Minister of Education]
5. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
6.Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
8.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
9 Jun 2017
Committee Stage Hansard
9 Jun 2017
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
22 Jun 2017
President of the Republic
Act 8 of 2017
2 Oct 2017
Legal Notice 109 of 2017
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