May 2018

Election Watch 17-2018 - General Election Proclaimed

ELECTION WATCH 17/2018

[30th May 2018]

General Election Proclaimed

Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website [link]

In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:

Bill Watch 13 - 2018 This Week's Bills

BILL WATCH 13/2018

28th May 2018

Both the National Assembly & the Senate will Sit This Week

Bills with President for Assent

Two Bills were sent to the President on 24th May for his assent and gazetting as Acts:

·        Electoral Amendment Bill

·        Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Debt Assumption) Bill.

Both Acts could be gazetted any time this week. 

Adverse Report on the Parliamentary Legal Committee on the Agricultural Marketing Authority Regulations, 2017

In pursuit of its constitutional mandate as provided In section 152(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the Parliamentary Legal Committee (herein referred to as "the Committee) considered the Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2017.

GN 2018 - 359c - ZEC Notice fixing Date of Commencement of Section 42 of Electoral Amendment Act 2012 (No. 3 of 2012) - Legalisation of Polling Station Voters Rolls and Polling Station Voting

This notice brings into operation with effect from 22nd May 2018 the provisions of section 42 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2012 for polling station voters roll and polling station voting.  For an explanation of the need for this notice, see Election Watch 14/2018 of 19th May 2018 entitled Polling Station Voting Still Needs to be Legalised [link].

Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 17/2018 - Public Hearings on the Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development will be holding Public Hearings on the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill from the 28th May to the 1st of June 2018 as follows:

DATE

PLACE

VENUE

TIME

Public Health Bill - Joint Report of Portfolio Committee on Health & Child Care and Thematic Committee on HIV-AIDS

Extract from uncorrected copy of National Assembly Debates for 16th May 2018

 

 

JOINT REPORT OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND CHILD CARE AND THE THEMATIC COMMITTEE ON HIV/AIDS ON THE EVIDENCE GATHERED DURING THE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH [BILL H. B. 7, 2017].

 

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Election Watch 12-2018 - Electoral Amendment Bill Through Senate

ELECTION WATCH 12/2018

[17th May 2018]

Electoral Amendment Bill Through the Senate

No New Amendments

The Bill was transmitted to the Senate from the National Assembly late on Thursday.  As there had been so many amendments made in the National Assembly a new version of the Bill incorporating these amendments was prepared for the Senate [link]

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