33rd Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 9 July, 2014
1:30 PM
One Paper

The Annual Report of the Environmental Management Authority for the year 2005 was laid by the Minister of the Environment and Water Resources.

Committee Business: Motions
Motion to adopt the Report on the SSC on the Securities (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Minister of Finance and the Economy moved the Motion that the Senate adopt the Report on the SSC on the Securities (Amendment) Bill, 2013.The Report was adopted and on Third Reading of the Bill a Division was taken, 28 Senators voted in favour of the Bill, no one voted against and there were no abstentions.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Tribute to John Gerald Furness Smith

The President of the Senate invited members to pay tribute to former Independent Senator, John Gerald Furness Smith SC. Sen. the Hon. Gerald Hadeed on behalf of the Government Bench was the first to make his remarks followed by Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis on behalf of the Opposition and Sen. Elton Prescott, SC on behalf of the Independent Bench. The President of the Senate then offered his own words of tribute to the former Independent Senator and Senior Counsel. The Senate, as a mark of respect, observed a minute of silence.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Indictable Offenses (Committal Proceedings) Bill, 2014

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Indictable Offenses (Committal Proceedings) Bill, 2014. Senator Faris Al-Rawi was the first to contribute followed by Senator Elton Prescott, SC.

Adjourned to Tuesday 15th July at 10:30 a.m.

The Senate Adjourned to Tuesday 15th July at 10:30 a.m.