Legislative Observatory: Bills 1997 - 2017 by bill number / date

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June 2017
23 June 2017
Number 86 of 2017
Number 86 of 2017
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23 June 2017
Public Services and Procurement (Workers' Rights) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 83 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to remove wages and working conditions of employees from being used as elements of competition among bidders for public contracts; to resist any downward pressure in wage rates and workers' rights; to safeguard the highest minimum standards established nationally by law, arbitration or collective bargaining and for that purpose to specify particular considerations which will apply to the selection of tenderers and to specify particular considerations which will apply to the awarding of contracts to economic operators and to provide that different considerations may apply in respect of procurements whose value are either above or below the EU threshold and to provide for related matters
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22 June 2017
Number 85 of 2017
Number 85 of 2017
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22 June 2017
Number 84 of 2017
Number 84 of 2017
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22 June 2017
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Protection of Pension Property Rights) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 82 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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22 June 2017
Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Bill 2017 (Number 81 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to give further effect to Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of measuring instruments (recast); and to provide for related matters
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21 June 2017
Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 80 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for a ban on single-use non-compostable cups and other tableware and for the introduction of deposit and return schemes for beverage containers
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21 June 2017
Industrial Relations (Defence Forces) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 79 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to permit access to the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court to members of the Defence Forces and their representative associations; to amend the definition of "worker" in the Industrial Relations Act 1990; to remove restrictions on representative associations associating with trade unions or members of the Defence Forces having trade union membership; and for these and other purposes to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1990 and the Defence (Amendment) Act 1990; and to provide for related matters
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19 June 2017
Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill 2017 (Number 78 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to enable the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to support the bid to host the Rugby World Cup on the territory of the island of Ireland in 2023 and, if the bid is successful, the staging of the tournament, and to provide for related matters
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09 June 2017
Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 (Number 77 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision in relation to the Independent Reporting Commission established by the Government and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the Agreement between those Governments done at Dublin on 13 September 2016 and to provide for related matters
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02 June 2017
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Number 76 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; and to provide for related matters
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02 June 2017
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 75 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2016 to ensure that development with the object or effect of deterring homeless persons from obtaining shelter from a structure, land or building is not exempted development, and to provide for related matters
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02 June 2017
Road Traffic (Quads and Scramblers) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 74 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2016 to give Gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully and to provide for related matters
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01 June 2017
Criminal Justice (Commission of Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 73 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the law in relation to sentencing in certain respects, to add certain sexual offences to Schedule 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 and to provide for related matters
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01 June 2017
Valuation (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 72 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Valuation Act 2001 to provide certainty to commercial rate payers by creating a limit on the maximum variation of commercial rates and to provide for the staging of the execution of the variation of those rates over a specified period of time
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01 June 2017
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 (Number 71 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a body to be known as an Coimisiún um Cheapacháin Bhreithiúnacha or, in the English language, the Judicial Appointments Commission; to provide for the making, through committees of that body, of recommendations in respect of appointments to certain judicial offices; to make provision for persons of a lay character, as well as judges and legal practitioners, to be members of that body and of those committees and to provide, in the case of any such committee, that the particular judges to be members of it shall include a judge serving at the level of the courts system to which the committee?s business relates; to amend the qualification requirements for appointment to judicial office; to enable, through other procedures, the making of recommendations in respect of appointments to senior judicial offices that do not fall within the remit of the foregoing body; to establish a Judicial Appointments Commission Office; to dissolve the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board; for those and other purposes to amend or repeal certain provisions of the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 and the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 and to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters
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01 June 2017
Judicial Council Bill 2017 [Seanad] (Number 70 of 2017)
to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as Comhairle na mBreithiúna or, in the English language, the Judicial Council; to provide for its functions and for related matters
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May 2017
31 May 2017
Health and Safety (Funfair) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 69 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to provide for improved health and safety standards in funfairs and for related matters
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25 May 2017
Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 68 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977-2016 to provide for the decriminalisation for possession of controlled drugs for personal use and to provide for regulations regarding personal use; to establish a Drug Dissuasion Service to case-manage persons found in possession of controlled drugs and to divert people away from the courts by providing a system of harm reduction measures including drug awareness, drug rehabilitation and community engagement programmes; and to provide for related matters
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25 May 2017
Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill 2017 Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 67 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for democratic elections to Údarás na Gaeltachta and for related matters
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24 May 2017
Foal Levy Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 66 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Irish Horseracing Industry Act 1994 and the Horse and Greyhound Racing (Betting Charges and Levies) Act 1999; to amend the provisions that apply to the levying of the foal levy; and to establish a foal levy committee to be known as the Levy Committee
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17 May 2017
Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 65 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 to remove certain exemptions applying to the vacant site levy, to raise the rate applying the longer a site remains vacant, and to require the zoning and area of the site to be published on the vacant site register
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17 May 2017
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 64 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to require certain employers to publish information relating to the pay of employees for the purpose of showing whether there are differences in the pay of male and female employees and, if so, the nature and scale of such differences; for that purpose to amend the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014; and to provide for related matters
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17 May 2017
Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 63 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to consolidate and reform the criminal law concerning harassment and harmful communications, to repeal certain provisions of the Post Office (Amendment) Act 1951 and the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997, and to provide for related matters
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11 May 2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2017as initiated (in PDF format) (Number 62 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the approval of the terms of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; to provide for payments under that agreement; and to provide for related matters
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11 May 2017
Autism Spectrum Disorder Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 61 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the development and implementation of a cross-departmental multi-agency Autism Spectrum Disorder Strategy and to provide for related matters
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11 May 2017
Declaration of Independence Day Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB](Number 60 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to recognise the meeting of the First Dáil and the Declaration of Independence made on 21 January 1919 and to provide for a "Declaration of Independence Day" to be held on 21 January annually and to provide for related matters
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10 May 2017
Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2017 (Number 59 of 2017)
Bil entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of the Office of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman and to confer functions on it; to provide for the appointment of persons to be the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman; to provide for a complaints procedure; to provide for appeals in relation to decisions of the Ombudsman; to provide for the dissolution of the Financial Services Ombudsman Council, the Financial Services Ombudsman's Bureau and the office of the Pensions Ombudsman; to provide for the establishment of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Council; to repeal certain provisions of the Central Bank Act 1942 and the Pensions Act 1990 and to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2014; and to provide for related matters
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03 May 2017
Litter Pollution (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 58 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Litter Pollution Act 1997 to provide for increased fines where a person is convicted of an offence under that Act; and to provide for related matters
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April 2017
18 April 2017
Trade Union (Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces) Bill 2017 [PMB (Number 57 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to remove the bar on a Garda Síochána or Defence Forces association from associating with, or affiliating to, any trade union or any other association; to remove the bar on a Defence Force member from becoming a member of a Defence Force association that may wish to reconstitute itself as a trade union; and to prohibit the use of strike action by an Garda Síochána or Defence Forces associations and trade unions for reasons of public safety
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18 April 2017
Education (Guidance Counselling Provision) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 56 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to to make provision whereby the Minister for Education and Skills shall publish an annual education impact study on the effects his or her decision to continue with the provision of guidance counselling within the standard staffing schedule on schools; such study to include details of the names of schools that have reduced their guidance counselling provision as a direct result of this arrangement, with particular emphasis on those schools that have DEIS status and the impact of the reduced provision of guidance counselling on those schools including the impact on student's wellbeing and progression to further education and training.
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18 April 2017
Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 55 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Equal Status Act 2000 to amend section 7(3) of that Act so that school admission policies in publicly funded schools may not discriminate against children on the basis of religious beliefs
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07 April 2017
Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] as initiated (Number 52 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1991 to ensure that the county status of a community shall not be altered without the explicit consent of the majority of its electorate
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06 April 2017
Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 54 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Garda Síochána Acts 2005 to 2015 to provide for enhanced powers to be granted to the Policing Authority for the purpose of overseeing the performance of the Garda Commissioner and the Garda Síochána of its functions relating to policing services; to amend the provisions of the Acts relating to the Garda Síochána Inspectorate; and to provide for related matters.
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06 April 2017
Public Transport Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 53 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Public Transport Regulation Act 2009
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06 April 2017
Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Number 51 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Inland Fisheries Act 2010 to provide for Inland Fisheries Ireland to have power to bring summary proceedings for certain offences; to provide for certain penalties; and to provide for related matters
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06 April 2017
Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 50 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to allow for the creation of a Local Government Commission to carry out a review and make recommendations relating to the establishment and boundaries of a town council system and to provide for related matters.
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06 April 2017
Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 49 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the protection of certain borrowers who are parties to credit agreements in respect of which the owners of the credit are unregulated through the regulation of the owners of the credit; and to provide for related matters
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06 April 2017
Companies (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] (Number 48 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend section 279 of the Companies Act 2014; and to provide for related matters.
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05 April 2017
Sale of Illicit Goods Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 47 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to to make it an offence to purchase illicit alcohol, illicit tobacco and illicit solid fuel; to make it an offence to purchase such goods from an unregistered or unlicensed retailer; to provide for the imposition of a penalty in respect of such offences; to provide for an on-the-spot fine in respect of such offences; and to provide for related matters
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