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  • Climate Change Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to set a target year of 2050 and to make provision for the setting of interim targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; to make provision about the mitigation of climate change and the enhancement of natural carbon storage; to impose climate change duties on public bodies; to make provision for energy generation and energy use and for the reduction and recycling of waste; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 03 Nov 2020, Second Reading: 10 Nov

    (Mr Boot)

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Communications Bill 2018

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

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 26 Jun 2018; Second Reading: 06 Nov 2018; Clauses: 26 Feb 2019 *Cl 50, 108, 152, Sch 1, New Cl 1; Third Reading: 05 Mar 2019; Council Amendments: 05.11.19 *Cl 2, New Cl 1 disagreed with; Council Amendments agreed: 27 Oct 2020

    (Mr Cregeen)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 26 Jun 2018; Second Reading: 16 Apr 2019; Clauses: 07 May 2019; *CL 3, New Cl 1, New Cl 2, Cl 108, 152; Third Reading: 14 May 2019 *Cl 8, 36, 74, 81, 89; Keys Amendments: 30 Jun 2020

    (Mr Attorney General)

    Open Bill incorporating HOK Amendments
    Open Bill
    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Competition Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to make provision about competition and the abuse of a dominant position in the market; to empower the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading to collaborate with competition authorities in other jurisdictions to address issues and behaviour in those other jurisdictions that affect the Island; to permit the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading to carry out with regulators concurrent investigations into Isle of Man regulated markets; to repeal and replace Part 2 of the Fair Trading Act 1996; to make provision for mergers; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys
     
    First Reading: 03 Nov 2020; Secnd Reading: 10 Nov
     
    (Mr Perkins)
     

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Council of Ministers (Amendment) Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to amend section 2(3)(b) of the Council of Ministers Act 1990; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    Leave to introduce granted: 03 Nov 2020; First Reading: 02 Dec 2020

    Mrs Caine

    Open Bill

  • Courts, Tribunals and Local Authority Procedures and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to make provision about procedures under the Criminal Justice Police and Courts Act 2007, the Police Powers and Procedures Act 1998 and the Criminal Law Act 1981, and Local Authority procedures in respect of meetings, to make provision in respect of the vacation of Departmental facilities, to amend the Public Health Act 1990; and for connected purposes

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 13 Oct 2020; Second Reading: 13 Oct 2020; Clauses: 27 Oct 2020; Third Reading: 27 Oct 2020; Council amendments agreed: 10 Nov 2020 

    (Mr Harmer)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 03 Nov 2020; Second Reading:03 Nov 2020; Clauses: 03 Nov 2020 (Clause amended: Cl 28, New Cl); Third Reading: 03 Nov 2020

    (HM Attorney General)

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by the Keys

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Education Bill 2020

    A BILL to make provision about education, and other provisions about children of school age.​

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 28 January 2020; Second Reading: 30 June; Bill referred to Comittee: 30 June

    (Dr Allinson)

    Open Bill
    Open Explanatory Notes

     

  • Human Tissue and Organ Donation Bill 2020

    A BILL to make provision about activities involving human tissue and the donation of human organs; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    Leave to introduce granted: 31 Oct 2017; 22 Oct 2019; First Reading: 13 Oct 2020; Second Reading: 27 Oct 2020; Clauses: 10 Nov 2020; Third Reading: 01 Dec 2020

    (Mr Perkins)

    Open Bill

  • Income Tax Bill 2019

    A BILL to confirm certain temporary taxation orders and to amend the Income Tax Act 1970 so as to enable regulations to be made which provide for debts relating to any relevant foreign tax pursuant to arrangements having effect by virtue of section 104E.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 29 October 2019; Second Reading: 5 November 2019; Clauses: 29 May 2020 (Amended: Clause 2); Third Reading: 29 May 2020

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 10 June; Second Reading and Clauses: 23 June 2020; Third Reading: 23 June

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    Open Explanatory Notes


  • International Maritime Standards Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to provide for the allocation of specific responsibilities for discharging the Island's obligations under international conventions relevant to the IMO Instruments Implementation Code; to provide a mechanism by means of which the extent of the Island's compliance with relevant international conventions may be enhanced; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 30 June 2020; Second Reading: 13 Oct 2020; Consideration of Clauses: 27 Oct 2020 *Cl 3; Third Reading: 03 Nov 2020

    (Mr Baker)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 24 Nov 2020; Second Reading and Clauses: 01 Dec 2020

    (Mrs Maska)

     

  • Justice Reform Bill 2020

    A BILL to make new provision about the trial and sentencing of offenders and the procedures of the criminal courts, harassment and stalking and juries and their verdicts; to place the Criminal Justice Board on a statutory footing; to make minor amendments to legislation; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 03 Nov 2020; Second Reading: 10 Nov 2020; Clauses: 01 Dec 2020

    (Mrs Barber)

    ​Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Landlord Registration (Private Housing) Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to provide for the registration of landlords of private rented dwellings; for the application and enforcement of standards for landlords and private rented dwellings; for the regulation and protection of occupancy deposits; for the monitoring of the private rented sector; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 01 Dec 2020

    Mr Baker

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Manx Care Bill 2020

    A BILL to establish Manx Care; to confer duties on it in connection with the functions it discharges; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 23 June 2020; Second Reading: 30 June 2020; Consideration of Clauses: 27 Oct 2020; Third Reading: 03 Nov 2020

    (Mr Ashford)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 10 Nov 2020; Second Reading and Clauses: 24 Nov 2020; Third Reading: 01 Dec 2020

    (Mrs Sharpe)

  • Medicines (Amendment) Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to regulate the administration of medicinal products; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 30 Jun 2020; Second Reading: 27 Oct 2020; Clauses: 10 Nov 2020; Third Reading: 24 Nov 2020

    (Mr Ashford)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 01 Dec 2020

    (Mrs Sharpe)

  • 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; Keys 22.10.19 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)

    A Bill to make further provision in relation to leasehold premises and to amend the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 in respect of compulsory purchases; and for connected purposes. (Keys 12.03.19; Mr Hooper)

    A  Bill to amend section 2(3)(b) of the Council of Ministers Act 1990; and for connected purposes.
    (Keys: 3 Nov 2020 Mrs Caine)
     

    A Bill to prohibit the sale, supply and release into the atmosphere of sky lanterns, to prohibit the release into the atmosphere of helium balloons, to provide for exemptions from such prohibitions; and for connected purposes.
    (Keys: 10 Nov 2020 Mr Perkins)

  • Private Members' Bills - Leave to Introduce refused
     
     
     
     
  • Road Traffic Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2020

    ​​A BILL to amend the Road Traffic Act 1985, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1985 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1984.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 10 March 2020; Second Reading: 15 May;Clauses: 2 June: Third Reading: 2 June

    (Mr Harmer) 

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 10 June 2020; Second Reading: 30 June

    (Mrs Maska)

     

  • Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill 2019

    ​A BILL to make new provision about sexual offences, their prevention and the protection of children from harm from other sexual acts; to amend the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010; to provide for the detention and forfeiture of land vehicles, ships and aircraft in connection with trafficking in persons; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 25 Jun 2019; Second Reading: 22 Oct 2019; Clauses: 3 Dec 2019 (Amended: Cl 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, New Clause 1, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, New Clause 2 (substitution of Cl 64), 68, 69, 70, 71, 80, 82, 84, New Clause 3, 94, 100, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 142, 143, 145 (ommission of clause); Clauses (continued): 16 Dec 2019 (Amended: New clause 2, New clause 3, 98, 150, 151, 158, 163, 165, 192, 204, Schedule 6); Third Reading: 28 Jan 2020; Consideration of Council Amendments: 24 Nov 2020

    (Dr Allinson)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 25 May 2020; Second Reading: 3 Jun 2020; Clauses: 24 Jun 2020: Clauses (continued):  30 Jun 2020 (Amended Clauses: Cl 88, 111, 112, 119, 145, 157, 159, 160, 162, 170, 172, 173, 196, 197, 198, 208); Third Reading: 27 Oct 2020 (Amended Clauses: Cl 19, 24, 87)

    (Miss August-Hanson)

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    Open Explantory Notes

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
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