Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 21/2015

[15th June 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Continue Sitting This Week

By-elections Results: All 16 Seats to ZANU-PF

BILL WATCH 20/2015

[9th June 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Resume Today, Tuesday 9th June

When the two Houses of Parliament resume today, they are scheduled, according to the 2015 Sitting Calendar, to sit for eight consecutive weeks until 30th July.  There are normally three sittings a week. 

Appointment of Clerk of Parliament

BILL WATCH 19/2015

[8th June 2015]

ZEC Appoints Chief Elections Officer

New Chief Elections Officer: Mrs Constance Chigwamba

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has announced the appointment of Mrs Constance Chigwamba as Chief Elections Officer with effect from 1st June 2015.  She fills the vacancy caused by the death of the former Chief Elections Officer, Mr Lovemore Sekeremayi in June 2014.

BILL WATCH 18/2015

[7th June 2015]

General Laws Amendment Bill:

Proposed Electoral Act Amendments: Part 2

Introduction

BILL WATCH 17/2015

[5th June 2015]

General Laws Amendment Bill:

Proposed Electoral Act Amendments: Part I

Introduction

The General Laws Amendment Bill [GLA Bill] was gazetted on 8th May [The complete 65-page Bill is available from Veritas at the addresses given at the end of this bulletin].

BILL WATCH 16/2015

[15th May 2015]

Parliament Sat Three Times This Week

By-Elections Update

Clarification: Vacant seats: Tsholotsho North and Glen View South

BILL WATCH 15/2015

[12th May 2015]

Parliament will Continue Sitting This Week, Starting on Tuesday 12th May

General Laws Amendment Bill Gazetted

BILL WATCH 14/2015

[5th May 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament will Resume on Tuesday 5th May

The Legislative Year So Far

The National Assembly and the Senate assembled for their first sittings of 2015 on 27th January.  They sat on 21 days in January, February and March before adjourning on 19th March for the Easter vacation.   During that time:

BILL WATCH 13/2015

[23rd April 2015]

ZEC Voter Registration and Voters Roll Inspection Exercise

22nd to 28th April

 

Parliamentary Vacancies and By-Elections as at 20th April 2015

This bulletin provides an update on—

BILL WATCH 11/2015

[27th March 2015]

President Orders Another 14 By-Elections to Fill National Assembly Vacancies

In today’s Government Gazette there is a Presidential Proclamation [SI 39/2015] ordering the holding of by-elections to fill 14 National Assembly constituency vacancies.   

BILL WATCH 10/2015

[19th March 2015]

MDC-T Precipitates 21 More Parliamentary Vacancies

MDC-T Succeeds in Unseating 21 Renewal Team MPs

On Tuesday 17th March similar rulings were handed down, in the Senate by the President of the Senate and in the National Assembly by the Speaker, declaring vacancies in:

- 4 Senate seats

BILL WATCH 9/2015

[17th March 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Be Sitting All This Week

BILL WATCH 8/2015

[2nd March 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume on Tuesday 3rd March

Both the Senate and the National Assembly took a break last week, after sitting from 27th January to 19th February.  Committee business was also suspended for the week, resuming today 2nd March.   

BILL WATCH 7/2015

[28th February 2015]

Parliament Will Sit Again on Tuesday 3rd March

At the end of their sittings on Thursday 19th February both the Senate and the National Assembly started a week-long break by adjourning until Tuesday 3rd March.  At the same sittings the presiding officers announced that all committee business would also be suspended until Monday 2nd March. 

BILL WATCH 6/2015

[18th February 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting This Week

This bulletin is intended to update readers on the following:

- the recent filling of the vacant ZANU-PF Mashonaland West party-list seat in the Senate;

BILL WATCH 5/2015

[16th February 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting This Week

What Happened in Parliament Last Week

On all three sitting days, the National Assembly sat for three hours or more, rising at 5.46 pm, 5.15 pm and 5.21 pm.

Bills

BILL WATCH 4/2015

[11th February 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting This Week

What Happened in Parliament 3rd to 5th February and 10th February

National Assembly

Bills

BILL WATCH 3/2015

[3rd February 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Be Sitting This Week

Both Houses of Parliament resumed on Tuesday 27th January after their five-week Christmas and New Year holiday break. They will continue sitting this week, starting on Tuesday 4th February. 

Two National Assembly By-elections: Candidates Nominated

BILL WATCH 2/2015

[25th January 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume on Tuesday 27th January

The National Assembly and the Senate will return from their Christmas and New Year recess on Tuesday 27th January.  The National Assembly sat last on 18th December, the Senate on 19th December, when they approved the 2015 Budget and passed the Finance (No. 3) Bill and Appropriation (2015) Bill.

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