March 2017

BILL WATCH 11-2017

BILL WATCH 11/2017

[27th March 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament are Continuing Sittings This Week

First Three Acts of 2017 Gazetted

In a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 23rd March the following Acts of Parliament of 2017 were gazetted—

BILL WATCH 10-2017

BILL WATCH 10/2017

[25th March 2017]

Legislative Work of Parliament [Bills & Acts] in 2016

Eight Bills were passed by Parliament Legislative Work of Parliament [Bills & Acts] in 2016t during 2016:

- Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill

- General Laws Amendment Bill 

- Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Bill

- Gwanda State University Act Bill 

Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Benefits Act [Chapter 2:03]

AN ACT to provide for salaries, allowances and other benefits for Vice-Presidents, Senior Ministers, Ministers, the Attorney-General, Deputy Ministers and members and certain office-bearers of Parliament; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. (Showing Amendments made to the Act up to 21 March 2017.)

Date of commencement: 14th October, 1988.

BILL WATCH 8-2017

BILL WATCH 8/2017

[14th March 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting This Week

Only the Senate sat last week.  The National Assembly had a week’s break.  Both Houses will sit again from today, Tuesday 14th March, and probably until the end of the month.  

Three Bills Sent to President for Assent

Madrid Protocol (Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks)

The States party to this Protocol (hereinafter referred to as “the Contracting States”), even where they are not party to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks as revised at Stockholm in 1967 and as amended in 1979 (hereinafter referred to as “the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement”), and the organizations referred to in Article 14(1)(b) which are party to this Protocol (hereinafter referred to as “the Contracting Organizations”) shall be members of the same Union of which countries party to the Madrid (Stockholm) Agreement are member

Trade Marks (Madrid Protocol) Regulations 2017

These draft regulations were approved by resolution of the National Assembly on 2nd March 2017 and of the Senate on 7th March. They will not be come law until published in the Government Gazette.
When moving the adoption of the resolutions in Parliament, Vice-President Mnangagwa stated that he was doing so to comply with section 97B(4) of the Trade Marks Act, as enacted by the General Laws Amendment Act, 2016. That provision is as follows—

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