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Bills in Progress to 6 November 2018

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  • Abortion Reform Bill 2018

    A Bill to restate the law relating to abortion with amendments; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys:

    Leave to Introduce: 24.01.2017; 1R: 23.01.2018;2R: 30.01; Cte of whole house - witnesses examined: 13.02; Clause 1 adjourned sine die: 13.02; Clauses 1-11: 6.03 (*Cl 3 - debate adjourned; *Cl 4, 6, 7, Cl 8 - debate adjourned; *Cl 9, 10, 11, *New Cl 1); Long title: 13.03​; *New Cl 2, *Cl 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, *Long Title, *New Cl 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 agreed in principle - debate adjourned (Dr Allinson); 24.04 ​​*New Cl 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; ​3R: 01.05; Council amendents agreed (*Cl 3, 17) 30.10

    Legislative Council:

    1R: 22:05; 2R: 12:06; Clauses: 26.06 (*Cl 2,3,4,6-17,19-21,24); 3R 26.06; Keys amendents agreed: 06.11

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  • Communications Bill 2018

    A BILL to make fresh provision about communications, broadcasting and the Communications Commission; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    1R:26.06; 2R 06.11

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  • Criminal Evidence Bill 2018

    A BILL to make fresh provision about evidence in criminal proceedings, and for connected purposes.

    Legislative Council

    1R: 26.06.2018; 2R: 23.10; Cl 23.10; 3R: 30.10

    House of Keys

    1R: 06.11

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  • European Union and Trade Bill 2018
    A BILL to repeal the European Communities (Isle of Man) Act 1973; to make provision consequent upon the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU and the resultant cessation of Protocol No. 3 to the Act annexed to the Treaty relating to the Accession of the United Kingdom to the European Economic Community and to the European Atomic Energy Community signed at Brussels on the 22 January 1972; to make provision to apply EU law to, and to implement EU law in, the Island after exit day; to make provision to apply to the Island UK legislation relating to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU and the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU and relating to the functions of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture; to make provision in relation to trade and trade agreements; and for connected purposes.


    House of Keys

    1R: 23.10.18; 2R 23.10;

  • Payment of Members' Expenses (Amendment) Bill 2018

    A BILL to amend the Payment of Members' Expenses Act 1989 to make provision for a member of Tynwald who is suspended from Tynwald or a Branch of Tynwald to cease to receive certain payments and expenses; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys
    1R: 26.06.18; 2R: 23.10; Cl: 06.11; 3R: 06.11

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  • Private Members' Bills - Leave to Introduce granted

    ​(HoK SO 4.4(2): Where the House resolves to grant a Member leave to introduce a Bill, the leave to introduce shall lapse at the end of the Session following the one in which the leave was granted.)

    A Bill to amend the law relating to organ donation; and for connected purposes.(Keys 31.10.2017; Mr Perkins)

    A Bill to amend the grounds for divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and judicial separation; and for connected purposes. (Keys 23.10.18; Mrs Caine)

    A Bill to amend the Legislation Act 2015 to enable Tynwald to require expiry provisions in secondary legislation and for connected purposes. (Council 23.10.18; Mrs Lord-Brennan)

  • Private Members' Bills - Leave to Introduce refused
  • Road Traffic Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2016

    ​A Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1995; the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1985 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1984.

    Legislative Council:

    1R: 26.04.2016;2R: 24.05; Clauses 1-15: 24.05 (*Cl 1, 13); Referred to Cte: 24.05; Cte report considered: 27.06.2017
    (Mr Corkish)

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Key to abbreviations -

1R = First Reading
2R = Second Reading
Clauses = Clauses considered
*Cl. Denotes Clause where successful amendment moved
Rpt = Report considered
3R = Third Reading
Sch. = Schedule
RA = Royal Assent announced
Prosp. = not yet in force
ADO = Appointed Day Order
wef = with effect from
*text* or *text*= agreed amendment