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4th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedom of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank and Non-Profit Organisations) Bill, 2019

An Act to provide for a tax amnesty in relation to certain revenue laws and to amend the Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) Act, Chap. 2:03; the President's Emoluments Act, Chap. 2:50; the Prime Minister's Pensions Act, Chap. 2:51; the Judges Salaries and Pensions Act, Chap. 6:02; the Freedom of Information Act, Chap. 22:02; the National Insurance Act, Chap. 32:02; the Central Bank Act, Chap. 79:02; and the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 2019 (Act No. 7 of 2019)

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Introduced By:
Colm Imbert
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 17 of 2019
Introduced On:
07-Jun-2019
Published In Gazette On
07-Jun-2019, Vol. 58, No. 78
Status
President of the Republic - Assent

Progress

7 Jun 2019
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
14 Jun 2019
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
12 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
2.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
4.Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
5.Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
6. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
8. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
9. Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
10. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
11.Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
12.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
14 Jun 2019
Committee Stage Hansard
Amendments were made, including to the Short Title and Title of the Bill.
14 Jun 2019
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
21 voted for, 16 voted against, 0 abstentions
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
17 Jun 2019
Senate
Consolidated Bill: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedom of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank, Companies and Non-Profit Organisations) Bill, 2019
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
17 Jun 2019
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
18 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
2.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
4.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
5.Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
8.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
9.Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
10.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
11.Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
12.Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
13.Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
14.Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator]
15.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
16.Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
17.Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
18.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
17 Jun 2019
Amendments were made.
17 Jun 2019
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
20 voted for, 6 voted against, 3 abstentions
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
18 Jun 2019
House of Representatives
Senate Amendments Hansard
The House agreed with Senate amendments
Division: 20 for, none against, 13 abstentions
4 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
2. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
3. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
4.Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
25 Jun 2019
President of the Republic
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