senate

Sittings

1st Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 10 September, 2021
1:30 PM
A Proclamation
The Clerk read the Proclamation

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.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

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.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, MP [President of the Senate]
Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator Dr. Margaret Burgess took the oath of allegiance.

Sen. Dr. Margaret Burgess [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
COVID-19 Precautions

The President of the Senate reminded Senators of the precautionary measures implemented in the Chamber during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, MP [President of the Senate]
Introduction Of Bills
The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021

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.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Establishment of JSCs

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.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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.