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  • Administration of Justice and Other Amendments Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to amend the Administration of Justice Act 1981 to make provision for the keeping of a register of judgments and debts enforceable by a warrant for payment; to make certain other amendments relating to the disclosure of information for the purposes of the register of judgments and the enforcement of executions; to amend the Summary Jurisdiction Act 1989 in respect of the register of sums adjudged to be paid on conviction; to repeal the Recovery of Rent Act 1954; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 4 May 2021;

    (Mr Shimmins)

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Adoption Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to modernise the law relating to adoption; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 02 March 2021; Second Reading: 09 Mar 2021; Clauses: 30 March 2021 (Debate adjourned); Clauses: 27 April 2021 (Amended Clauses: 7, 11, 14, 19, 28, 29, 30, 47, 49, 99, 104, Schedule 3); Third Reading: 27 April 2021

    (Mr Ashford) 

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 04 May 2021

    (Mrs Sharpe)

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Beneficial Ownership (Amendment Bill) 2020

    ​A BILL to amend the Beneficial Ownership Act 2017 in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Financing of Terrorism and so as to separate the requirement to submit an annual statement of compliance from the requirement to submit an annual return under other specified Acts; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Second Reading: 18 Dec 2020; Clauses: 26 Jan 2021; Third Reading: 02 Feb 2021

    (Mr Cannan)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 09 Feb 2021; Second Reading and Clauses:​ 23 Feb 2021; Third Reading: 02 Mar 2021

    (Mr Henderson)

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • 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; Clauses: 02 Feb 2021 (Amended Clauses: 2, 3, 6, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 32, 37); Third Reading: 09 Feb 2021; Council amendments: 27 April 2021

    (Mr Boot)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 02 Mar 2021; Second Reading: 09 Mar 2021; Clauses: 24 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: 3, 8, 12, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 37): Clauses (cont): (Amended Clauses: 2, 23, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36): Third Reading: 31 Mar 2021

    (Mrs Poole-Wilson)

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Companies (Amendment) Bill 2020

    ​​A BILL to amend certain companies legislation so as to enable a company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 to re-register under the Companies Act 1931; to amend the Companies Act 1931, Companies Act 2006 and the Limited Liability Companies Act 1996 in accordance with recommendations specified in the Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Second Reading: 18 Dec 2020; Clauses: 26 Jan 2021;  Third Reading: 02 Feb 2021; Council amendments: 23 Mar 2021

    (Mr Shimmins)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 09 Feb 2021; Second Reading: 23 Feb 2021; Clauses: 23 Feb 2021 (Clauses amended: 3, 7); Third Reading: 02 Mar 2021

    Mr Henderson

    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; Second Reading: 10 Nov 2020; Clauses: 23 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: 22, 23, 24)  Continuation of Clauses: 30 March 2021 (amended clauses: 25, 26, 27, 28, 30); Third Reading: 30 March 2021
     
    (Mr Perkins)
     
    Legislative Council
     
    First Reading: 27 April 2021
     
    (Mr Henderson)
     

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    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; Second Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Clauses: 18 Dec 2020; Third Reading@: 18 Dec 2020

    (Mrs Caine)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 27 Jan 2021; Second Reading: 02 Feb 2021; Request for Conference with Keys: 02 Feb 2021;Second Reading (Cont): 23 Feb 2021; Third Reading: 02 Mar 2021

    (Mr Mercer)

    Open Bill

  • Enterprise (Aviation and Merchant Shipping) (Miscellaneous Amendments )Bill 2021

    A BILL to amend the Airports and Civil Aviation Act 1987 to amend the powers to make regulations and orders under that Act; amend the enforcement and discretionary powers under that Act; amend the Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 to permit the exemption, discount or deferral of fees payable under that Act; and repeal the Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1981; and connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First reading 30 Mar 2021; Second Reading: 30 Mar 2021; Clauses: 27 April; Third Reading: 04 May 2021

    (Mr Skelly)

     

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Note

     

  • Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to making further provision in relation to leasehold premises; to permit qualifying tenants to form a company through which to apply for a management order in respect of the premises of which they are tenants; to permit qualifying tenants of premises to apply for a management order in respect of the premises without regard to whether or not the management responsibilities are being satisfactorily discharged; and for connected purposes. 

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 27 April 2021; Second Reading: 27 April 2021;

    (Mr Hooper)

    Open Bill

  • 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; Consideration of Council Amendments: 27 April 2021

    (Mr Perkins)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Second Reading; 23 Feb 2021; Clauses; 23 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 25, 26, 28, 34, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 55, 56, 71, 72, New Clause 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3, Schedule 4, Schedule 5); Third Reading: 02 Mar 2021

    (Mrs Lord-Brennan)

    Open Bill

  • International Co-operation (Protection from Liability) Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to make provision for protection from liability against claims for damages, costs and consequential loss in cases where a public authority provides assistance pursuant to a request made by a relevant authority of a country or territory outside the Island, and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 26 January 2021;Second Reading: 02 February 2021; Clauses: 23 February 2021; Third Reading 2 March 2021

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 10 March 2021; Second Reading: 24 March 2021; Clauses 24 March 2021; Third Reading: 31 Mar 2021

    (Mr Hooper)

    Open Bill

    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; Third Reading: 08 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 (Cl Amended: Cl 4, Cl 6, Cl 8, Sch 2, Cl 13, Cl 25, New Clause 1, New Clause 2, Cl 39, Cl 40); Clauses (continued): ​08 Dec (Amended Cl: Cl 95, New Clause 3, New Clause 4, New Clause 5, Cl 97, New Clause 6, Cl 99, Cl 101, New Cl 7, Cl 102, New Cl 8); Third Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Consideration of Council Amendments: 30 March 2021

    (Mrs Barber)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 02 February 2021; Second Reading: 02 February 2021; Clauses: 23 Feb 2021 (Amended Clauses: 4, 6, 8, 11, 17, New Clause 1, 23 26, 27, 32, 35, 41); Clauses continued: 02 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: 51, 54, 56, Schedule 4, 79, 88, 90, 95, 96, 97, 98, 103, 105, 108); Clauses continued: 10 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: Schedule 1); Third Reading: 10 Mar 2021 (Amended Clauses: 57, 62)

    ​Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    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; Second Reading: 08 Dec 2020;Clauses: 23 Mar 2021; Clauses (continued): 30 March 2021; Clauses (continued): 15 April 2021; Third Reading: 15 April 2021

    (Mr Baker)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 04 May 2021;

    (Mrs Maska)

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Bill 2021

    ​A BILL to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, the Licensing Act 1995, make provision for the regulation and supply of liquor and for the regulation of public entertainments; and for connected purposes.

    House of Keys

     

    (Mr Cregeen)

    Open Bill

    Open Explanatory Notes

  • 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

     

    (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
     
     
     
     
  • 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) 

    Consideration of Council Amendments: 15 April 2021

    (Mr Baker) 

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 10 June 2020; Second Reading: 30 June; Clauses: 08 Dec; Clauses: 09 March 2021 (Amended Clauses: 7, 11, 12, 14, 21, 22, 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 42, 44, 45, 46, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 69, 71, 74, New Clause 1, New Clause 2)

    (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 Explanatory Notes

  • Sky Lanterns and Balloons (Prohibition) Bill 2020

    ​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.

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 08 Dec 2020; Second Reading: 18 Dec 2020;Clauses: 02 Febraury 2021 (Amended Clauses: 2, 5, 9); Third Reading: 02 February 2021; Consideration of Council Amendments: 27 April 2021

    (Mr Perkins)

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 09 Feb 2021; Second Reading: 23 February 2021; Clauses: 23 February 2021; Third Reading: 02 March 2021

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by Keys

     

  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2020

    ​A BILL to repeal spent enactments, and make minor amendments and corrections to Manx enactments; and for connected purposes.

    Legislative Council

    First Reading: 08 December 2020; Second Reading:26 January 2021; Clauses: 26 January 2021 (Amended Clauses: 13, 15, 24); Third Reading: 02 February 2021

    (HM Attorney General)

    House of Keys

    First Reading: 23 February 2021; Second Reading: 23 February 2021; Clauses: 09 March 2021; Third Reading: 09 March 2021

    Open Bill

    Open Bill as amended by the Council

    Open Explanatory 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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