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  • Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to amend the law relating to local government, in relation to local authority district boundaries, the establishment of joint boards, standards of conduct of local authorities and their members and officers, the status of joint committees, byelaws and the standardisation of such provisions; to insert provisions regarding the disposal of open spaces into the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1984; to add the circumstances in which the Public Sector Pensions Authority provides assistance under the Public Sector Pensions Act 2011; to add provision for remote attendance at local authority meetings to the Elections (Keys and Local Authorities) Act 2020; to amend the Elections and Meetings (Local Authorities) Act 2021; to repeal the Douglas Market Act 1956 and references to it in other enactments; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading; 11 May 2021; Second Reading​: 25 May 2021

    (Mr Baker)

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • 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

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

16/07/2021 11:07