Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held in 23rd November 19th December 2017 & January 12th 2018.

Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held in 23rd November 19th December 2017 & January 12th 2018.

Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held in 23rd November 19th December 2017       &    January 12th 2018.

  1. The following papers were laid on the table:

Attorney General                                              23rd   November 2017                                                                                                       

S R & O No. 64 of 2017   Legislator’s Conditions of Service (Repeal) Regulations Order 2017.

Financial Secretary                            19th December 2017

  • S R & O No.65 of 2017 Customs Duties and Consumption Tax (Ethlyn Cassell)  

                                          (Exemption) Order 2017;

       

  • S R & O No.66 of 2017  Customs Duties and Consumption Tax (Disaster Preparedness)

                                                       (Exemption) Order 2017;

 

  • S R & O No.68 of 2017   (Control and Management) (Appointment of Customs Port)

                                              (Plymouth Port) Order 2017;

 

  • S R & O No.69 of 2017   Customs Duties and Consumption Tax (Disaster Preparedness)

       (Exemption) Order 2017.

 

  • Attorney General             19th December 2017

            S R & O No. 67 of 2017     Race and Speed Trial (Designation of Place) Order 2017.

          Financial Secretary   12th   January 2018

 

  • The Golden Years Foundation for the Care of the Elderly Financial Statement for the Year ended 31 December 2016;
  • Environmental Audit on Managing Clinical Waste in the Public Health Sector, Office of the Auditor General;
  • Montserrat Financial Services Commission Audited Financial Statement for year ended 31st December, 2017.                                                                                                         
  1. The Introduction, First, Second and Third Reading of the following Bill took place in November 2017:

                        ‘Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017’

 First Reading 23rd November 2017

Second Reading 23rd November 2017

Third Reading 23rd November 2017  

This Bill sought to sanction certain payments from the Consolidated Fund and Development Fund in excess of the sums provided by law for the services of the Government of Montserrat.

         The Bill was passed with minor adjustments.

  1. The Introduction and First Reading of the following Bill took place in November and it had a second reading in December 2017:

                       ‘Domestic Violence Bill’

                         First Reading 23rd November 2017

                        Second Reading 19th December 2017

The Bill seeks to provide greater protection for victims of domestic violence and to make provision for the granting of protection orders and for connected matters.  Part I deals with the short title and interpretation, part 2 deals with protection orders, part 3 deals with police powers of entry and arrest and part 4 deals with miscellaneous matters. 

The Bill was referred to a select committee which would report back to the Legislative Assembly within six months.

  1. The Introduction, First, Second and Third Reading of the following Bill took place in January 2018

         ‘Supplementary Appropriation (No.2) Bill 2017’

                                                            First Reading 12th January 2018

                                                Second Reading 12th January 2018

                                                Third Reading 12th January 2018                      

This Bill sought to sanction certain payments from the Consolidated Fund and Development Fund in excess of the sums provided by law for the services of the Government of Montserrat.  It was passed with minor amendments to the short title and commencement as follows: Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Act, 2017 changed to Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2 of 2017) Act 2018, the name of the Bill was changed from Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Bill 2017 to Supplementary Appropriation (No.2 of 2017) Bill 2018.

  1. The Introduction and First Reading of the following Bill took place in  January 2018

                    ‘Companies Bill’

                              First Reading 12th January 2018

The Bill seeks to replace existing company statutes with a new up to date, Companies Act.  Part I deals with the short title and interpretation, part 2—formation of companies, capacity and powers, part 3—shares, distributions and share redemptions, part 4—members, part 5—company administration, part 6 directors and secretary, part 7—registration of charges, part 8—receivers and receiver-managers, part 9—merger, consolidation, sale of assets, forced redemptions and arrangements, part 10—continuation, part 11—members’ remedies, part 12—foreign companies, part 13—strike-off and dissolution, part 14—liquidation,   part 15—investigation of companies,  part 16—administration and general, part 17-miscellaneous and transitional.

Bills that had their first readings can be read in their entirety at any of the following places:

 

Legislature Department

#1 Farara Plaza

Brades

Montserrat

Legal Department

Valley View

Brades

Montserrat

Public Library

BBC Complex

Brades

Montserrat

Government of Montserrat Website

 

Yours sincerely

___________

Sgd. Judith Baker (Mrs)

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Summary Report of Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly Meetings held in 23rd November 19th December 2017       &    January 12th 2018.

  1. The following papers were laid on the table:

Attorney General                                              23rd   November 2017                                                                                                       

S R & O No. 64 of 2017   Legislator’s Conditions of Service (Repeal) Regulations Order 2017.

Financial Secretary                            19th December 2017

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                                          (Exemption) Order 2017;

       

                                                       (Exemption) Order 2017;

 

                                              (Plymouth Port) Order 2017;

 

       (Exemption) Order 2017.

 

            S R & O No. 67 of 2017     Race and Speed Trial (Designation of Place) Order 2017.

          Financial Secretary   12th   January 2018

 

  1. The Introduction, First, Second and Third Reading of the following Bill took place in November 2017:

                        ‘Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2017’

 First Reading 23rd November 2017

Second Reading 23rd November 2017

Third Reading 23rd November 2017  

This Bill sought to sanction certain payments from the Consolidated Fund and Development Fund in excess of the sums provided by law for the services of the Government of Montserrat.

         The Bill was passed with minor adjustments.

  1. The Introduction and First Reading of the following Bill took place in November and it had a second reading in December 2017:

                       ‘Domestic Violence Bill’

                         First Reading 23rd November 2017

                        Second Reading 19th December 2017

The Bill seeks to provide greater protection for victims of domestic violence and to make provision for the granting of protection orders and for connected matters.  Part I deals with the short title and interpretation, part 2 deals with protection orders, part 3 deals with police powers of entry and arrest and part 4 deals with miscellaneous matters. 

The Bill was referred to a select committee which would report back to the Legislative Assembly within six months.

  1. The Introduction, First, Second and Third Reading of the following Bill took place in January 2018

         ‘Supplementary Appropriation (No.2) Bill 2017’

                                                            First Reading 12th January 2018

                                                Second Reading 12th January 2018

                                                Third Reading 12th January 2018                      

This Bill sought to sanction certain payments from the Consolidated Fund and Development Fund in excess of the sums provided by law for the services of the Government of Montserrat.  It was passed with minor amendments to the short title and commencement as follows: Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Act, 2017 changed to Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2 of 2017) Act 2018, the name of the Bill was changed from Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Bill 2017 to Supplementary Appropriation (No.2 of 2017) Bill 2018.

  1. The Introduction and First Reading of the following Bill took place in  January 2018

                    ‘Companies Bill’

                              First Reading 12th January 2018

The Bill seeks to replace existing company statutes with a new up to date, Companies Act.  Part I deals with the short title and interpretation, part 2—formation of companies, capacity and powers, part 3—shares, distributions and share redemptions, part 4—members, part 5—company administration, part 6 directors and secretary, part 7—registration of charges, part 8—receivers and receiver-managers, part 9—merger, consolidation, sale of assets, forced redemptions and arrangements, part 10—continuation, part 11—members’ remedies, part 12—foreign companies, part 13—strike-off and dissolution, part 14—liquidation,   part 15—investigation of companies,  part 16—administration and general, part 17-miscellaneous and transitional.

Bills that had their first readings can be read in their entirety at any of the following places:

 

Legislature Department

#1 Farara Plaza

Brades

Montserrat

Legal Department

Valley View

Brades

Montserrat

Public Library

BBC Complex

Brades

Montserrat

Government of Montserrat Website

 

Yours sincerely

___________

Sgd. Judith Baker (Mrs)