1st Sitting of the Senate
2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament
The Clerk of the Senate read the Proclamation by the Ag. President of the Republic declaring the Second Session of the 12th Republican Parliament open.
Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye, who is out of the country. Dr. Margaret Burgess was appointed temporary Senator in her place.
Temporary Senator Dr. Margaret Burgess took the oath of allegiance.
The President of the Senate reminded Senators of the precautionary measures implemented in the Chamber during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021 was read a first time in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on September 14, 2021. The motion was approved.
The Leader of Government Business moved that the Fisheries Management (No. 2) Bill, 2020 and the Shipping Bill, 2020 be referred to JSCs to consider the work of the JSCs appointed during the 1st Session and report by January 31, 2022. The motions were approved.
At the next Sitting the Senate is expected to consider the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021. The Sitting concluded at 1:52 p.m.