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3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Supreme Court of Judicature and Children) Bill, 2018

AN ACT to amend the Interpretation Act, Chap. 3:01, the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, Chap. 4:01, the Summary Courts Act, Chap. 4:20, the Bail Act, Chap. 4:60, Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Act, Chap. 5:34, the Legal Aid and Advice Act, Chap. 7:07, the Child Rehabilitation Centre Act, Chap. 13:05, the Indictable Offences (Preliminary Enquiry) Act, Chap. 12:01, the Children Act, Chap. 46:01, the Children?s Community Residences, Foster Care and Nurseries Act, Chap. 46:04, the Children?s Authority Act, Chap. 46:10, and the Family and Children Division Act, 2016

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Introduced By:
Faris Al-Rawi
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 7 of 2018
Introduced On:
16-Mar-2018
Published In Gazette On
16-Mar-2018, Vol. 57, No. 41
Status
President of the Republic - Proclamation

Progress

16 Mar 2018
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
6 Jun 2018
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
6 Jun 2018
Committee Stage Hansard
6 Jun 2018
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
No amendments
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
7 Jun 2018
Senate
1st Reading of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2 Jul 2018
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
13 Sep 2018
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2.Sen. Gerald Ramdeen [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
4.Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
5.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
14 Sep 2018
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
2.Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
3.Sen. Clive Dottin [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
4.Sen. Garvin Simonette [Government Senator (Temporary)]
5.Sen. Anita Haynes-Alleyne [Opposition Senator]
18 Sep 2018
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
10 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
2.Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
5.Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
6.Sen. Stephen Creese [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
8.Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
9.Sen. Zola Phillips [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
10.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
21 Sep 2018
Committee Stage Hansard
amendments made in the Senate
21 Sep 2018
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
26 Sep 2018
House of Representatives
Senate Amendments Hansard
5 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
2.Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
3.Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
4.Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
5.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
9 Oct 2018
President of the Republic
Act 15 of 2018
31 Dec 2018
December 31, 2018 - Sections 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4(a)(i), (ii) and (iii), (b), (c), (d) and (e), 5, 6, 7, 8(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), (ga), (h), (i), (j), (k) and (l), 9, 9A, 10(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j) except the new section 54A (2), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p), (q), (r), (s), (t), (u) and (v), 11, 12, 13(a), (b), (ca), (e), (f) and (g) and 14 of the Act come into operation;
July 21, 2020 - Section 13(c) of the Act comes into operation; and
February 1, 2019 - Sections 4(a)(iv) and 13(d) come into operation.
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