Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 10/2016

[22nd February 2016]

The Senate will Sit This Week

The National Assembly is in Recess until Tuesday 1st March

The National Assembly sat last week, and on Thursday, after passing the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill, adjourned until Tuesday 1st March.  The Senate and its committees will be sitting this week, having been in recess since the Senate adjourned on 4th February.

BILL WATCH 9/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week

The Senate Remains in Recess until Tuesday 22nd February

 

Joint Ventures Act and Gender Commission Act Gazetted

Two more 2015 Acts were gazetted on Friday 12th February [leaving only the Banking Amendment Act outstanding]—

BILL WATCH 8/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (Part 2)

Introduction

BILL WATCH 7/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (Part 1)

Introduction

Section 251 of the Constitution establishes a National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, which is to last for 10 years from the date on which the Constitution came into operation [i.e. the 22nd August 2013].  Section 252 gives the Commission the following functions:

BILL WATCH 6/2016

[14th February 2016]

Parliament has called on the public to nominate candidates for appointment as members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Six ZEC Vacancies Coming Up

BILL WATCH 5/2016

[9th February 2016]

The National Assembly Will Continue Sitting This Week
The Senate has Adjourned until Tuesday 23rd February

Declaration of State of Disaster

BILL WATCH 4/2016

[1st February 2016]

Parliament will Resume Sitting Tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Membership of Parliament

New Members

There are two new members of Parliament to be sworn in, as follows:

BILL WATCH 3/2016

[1st February 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Resume Sittings This Week

This bulletin’s aim is to bring readers up to date with statutory instruments and General Notices published in the Government Gazette since mid-December 2015.  Highlights include—

BILL WATCH 2/2016

[25th January 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until 2nd February 2016

Update on Bills Passed by Parliament during 2015

Twelve Bills were passed by Parliament during 2015:

Public Accountants and Auditors Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH 1/2016

[5th January 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until 2nd February 2016

Acts Gazetted on 31st December 2015

Three Acts were gazetted on 31st December:

- Finance (No. 2) Act, 2015 (No. 9 of 2015)

BILL WATCH 59/2015

[30th December 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament sat on 15th, 16th and 17th December

They then adjourned until Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Both the Senate and the National Assembly resumed sitting on Tuesday 15th December.  Over the next three days

four Bills [see further information below] were passed:

BILL WATCH 59/2015

[12th December 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament will Resume on Tuesday 15th December

Bill Watches 57/2015 and 58/2015 of 30th November and 1st December focussed on the 2016 Budget Statement and Estimates of Expenditure presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on Thursday 26th November.  Both Houses then adjourned until Tuesday 15th December. 

BILL WATCH 58/2015

[1st December 2015]

Parliament Will Not Sit Again Until Tuesday 15th December

BILL WATCH 57/2015

[30th November 2015]

The 2016 Budget and the Independent Constitutional Commissions

This bulletin looks at how the independent constitutional commissions are affected by the 2016 Budget presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on 26th November.

By “independent constitutional commissions” we mean the—

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

BILL WATCH 56/2015

[24th November 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Sit This Week

Budget Day is Thursday 26th November

Last Week in the National Assembly

Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH 55/2015

[20th November 2015]

2016 Budget Strategy Paper – Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

BILL WATCH 54/2015

[15th November 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Due to Resume on 17th November

Finance Act Gazetted at Last

BILL WATCH 53/2015

[2nd November 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until 17th November

Both the National Assembly and the Senate sat last week, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October.  After their Wednesday sittings both Houses adjourned until Tuesday 17th November.

Nkulumane By-Election Proclamation

BILL WATCH 52/2015

[29th October 2015]

Commission of Inquiry into the Conversion of Insurance and Pension Values
Public Hearings Start in Harare Friday 30th October

The Commission of Inquiry into the Conversion of Insurance and Pension Values from Zimbabwean Dollars to the United States Dollar [hereinafter the “Commission”] will hold the first of ten planned public hearings in Harare tomorrow, Friday 30th October.  Details are as follows:

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