Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 17/2017

[15th May 2017]

Both Houses will continue sitting this week

Of Particular Public Interest in this Issue

The Constitution Amendment Bill, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and the Land Commission Bills

Activity on Bills Last Week [9th to 11th May]

BILL WATCH 16/2017

[9th May 2017]

Both Houses will continue sitting this week

Bills in Parliament Last Week

BILL WATCH 15/2017

[3rd May 2017]

Both Houses Resumed Sitting Yesterday, Tuesday 2nd May

Of Particular Public Interest

Ministerial statement on the Private Voluntary Organisations [PVO] Act on the need to strengthen “licensing and registration requirements of Non-Profit Organisations”  [See more below under Ministerial statements]

BILL WATCH 14/2017

                                                             [24th April 2017]                                                            

Parliament is in recess until Tuesday 2nd May

Vacancies in Parliament

Senate

BILL WATCH 13/2017

[5th April 2017]

Parliament is Sitting this Week before Taking a Three-Week Break

Is the Constitution Amendment Bill Necessary?

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill

The Bill is on the National Assembly Order Paper for presentation and first reading tomorrow, 6th April.

BILL WATCH 12/2017

[4th April 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Sit This Week before Taking a Three-Week Break

Mwenezi East By-election Due This Saturday, 8th April

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

[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 

BILL WATCH 9/2017

[20th March 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting Again This Week

Reminder - Three Bills Sent to President for Assent

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

BILL WATCH 7/2017

[8th March 2017]

The Senate is Sitting This Week

The National Assembly is in Recess until Next Week, on Tuesday 14th March

President Invokes “Prerogative Powers” to Transform National Defence College into a University

BILL WATCH 6/2017

[27th February 2017]

Only the National Assembly is Sitting This Week

The Senate will Resume Next Week, on Tuesday 7th March

Last week the National Assembly sat on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February, but not on Thursday.  It will continue sitting this week.  There are several Bills on its agenda [see below]

BILL WATCH 5/2017

[21st February 2017]

Parliament is Sitting Again This Week

VAT on Basic Commodities Revoked: SI 20/2017 Repealed and Replaced

On Thursday 16th February, and with immediate effect on and from that date [but not retrospectively], the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, by SI 26A/2017 [available here]—

BILL WATCH 4/2017

[8th February 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting This Week

Last Week in the National Assembly – and Yesterday

Budget business

BILL WATCH 3/2017

[31st January 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting This Week

 

Last Week in the National Assembly

New MP sworn in

The new ZANU-PF MP for Bikita West, Hon Beauty Chabaya, was sworn in on Thursday 26th January following her victory in the by-election conducted on Saturday 21st January.

BILL WATCH 2/2017

[23rd January 2017]

The National Assembly Resumes on Tuesday 24th January

The Senate will not sit until Tuesday 31st January

 

Coming up in the National Assembly

Budget Debate

BILL WATCH 1/2017

[15th January 2017]

Post-Budget Seminar & Consultations for MPs This Week

Before Houses Resume on 24th January [National Assembly]

and 31st January [Senate]


Parliament’s last sittings of 2016 took place in the week before Christmas.  The National Assembly then adjourned until Tuesday 24th January, the Senate until Tuesday 31st January.

BILL WATCH 54/2016

[1st December 2016]

The President’s State of the Nation Address has been Postponed to

Tuesday 6th December

BILL WATCH 53/2016

[27th November 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Sit Next Week
The President’s State of the Nation Address will be on Thursday 1st December
The 2017 National Budget will be presented on Thursday 8th December

Bond Notes Bill Slowed Down: Fast-Tracking Dropped

BILL WATCH 52/2016

[24th November 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week but not the Senate
The Senate will Resume on 29th November
The President’s State of the Nation Address will be on Thursday 1st December
The 2017 National Budget will be presented on Thursday 8th December

Bond Notes Bill Fast-Tracking Motion This Afternoon

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