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4th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament

The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

An Act to amend the Sexual Offences Act, Chap. 11:28

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Introduced By:
Faris Al-Rawi
Bill No:
Senate Bill 2 of 2019
Introduced In:
Introduced On:
29-Jan-2019
Published In Gazette On
29-Jan-2019, Vol.58 No.14
Status
President of the Republic - Proclamation

Progress

29 Jan 2019
Senate
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
5 Feb 2019
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
10 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
5.Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
6.Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
7.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
8.Sen. Garvin Simonette [Government Senator]
9.Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
10.Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
12 Feb 2019
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
10 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
2.Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
5.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
8.Sen. Zola Phillips [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
9.Sen. Gerald Ramdeen [Opposition Senator]
10.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
12 Feb 2019
21 May 2019
Committee Report Laid Hansard
Final Report Presented
6 Jun 2019
Committee Report Debated Hansard
10 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
2.Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
5.Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
8.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
9.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
10.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
6 Jun 2019
Committee Report Adopted Hansard
6 Jun 2019
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
Bill approved with amendments to Clauses 10 and 11; 29 voted for, 0 voted against, 0 abstentions
14 Jun 2019
House of Representatives
Bill incorporating Senate amendments
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
13 Sep 2019
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
13 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
2. Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
4.Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
5.Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
6.Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
8.Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
9.Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann’s East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts]
10. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
11.Hon. Randall Mitchell, MP [San Fernando East] [Minister of Tourism]
12.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs]
13.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
13 Sep 2019
Committee Stage Hansard
13 Sep 2019
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
Division: 28 for, none against, no abstentions
1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
26 Sep 2019
President of the Republic
31 Jan 2020
The Act came into operation on January 31, 2020
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