Legislative Observatory: Bills 1997 - 2016 by bill number / date

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December 2016
09 December 2016
Number 115 of 2016
Number 115 of 2016
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09 December 2016
Number 114 of 2016
Number 114 of 2016
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09 December 2016
Appropriation Bill 2016 (Number 110 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to appropriate to the proper supply services and purposes sums granted by the Central Fund (Permanent Provisions) Act 1965, to make provision in relation to deferred surrender to the Central Fund of certain undischarged appropriations by reference to the capital supply services and purposes as provided for by section 91 of the Finance Act 2004 and, for the purpose of maintaining a sufficient amount of moneys in the Paymaster General?s supply account so as to enable the discharge of particular liabilities, to make provision for repayable advances from the Central Fund
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08 December 2016
Number 113 of 2016
Number 113 of 2016
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08 December 2016
Number 112 of 2016
Number 112 of 2016
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08 December 2016
Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 109 of 2016)
Bill entited an Act amend the provisions of the Pension Act 1990 relative to equal pension treatment in occupational benefit schemes in order to provide for cases where employees who were unable to marry persons of the same sex may be deprived of certain pension benefits, and to provide for related matters
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08 December 2016
Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Number 108 of 2016)
Bill entitled an act to make further provision in relation to bail, to amend the Bail Act 1997, and to provide for related matters
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08 December 2016
Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) Bill 2016 (Number 107 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 and to provide for related matters
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07 December 2016
(Number 111 of 2016)
(Number 111 of 2016)
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07 December 2016
Convictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] As Initiated (Number 106 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for an apology to and exoneration of persons convicted of consensual same-sex sexual acts, on the grounds that prosecutions for such offences were improperly discriminatory, contrary to human dignity and in breach of personal privacy and autonomy; and to provide for related matters
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November 2016
25 November 2016
Public Bodies Review Agency Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] as initiated (Number 105 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a body to be known as An Ghníomhaireacht Athbhreithnithe Comhlachtaí Poiblí, or in the English language as the Public Bodies Review Agency, conferred with the necessary powers and functions and to provide for related matters
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24 November 2016
Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 104 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the grant of a licence authorising the sale of intoxicating liquor to visitors at breweries and distilleries and similar premises, and to provide for related matters
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24 November 2016
Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill 2016 [PMB] as initiated (Number 103 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014 instructing the Agency to divest the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, currently under the remit of the Agency, of its assets in fossil fuel companies within five years of the commencement of this Act to precipitate a timely decarbonisation process in line with Ireland's climate change commitments under Article 2 of the Paris Agreement
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24 November 2016
Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 102 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to prohibit the manufacture, sale and import of any cosmetic product containing micro-plastics as a raw material, and to provide for related matters
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24 November 2016
Commissions of Investigation (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Number 101 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004 to permit the disclosure or publication of evidence given or the contents of any document produced by a witness giving evidence in private to a Commission of Investigation
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24 November 2016
Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 [Seanad] (Number 100 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the acquisition and maintenance by the Adoption Authority of Ireland of records relating to the adoption, incorrect registration or placement in informal care arrangements of children; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a register to be known as the Register of Adoption Contact Enquiries; to provide for the making available by the Child and Family Agency of a service for the tracing of certain persons, their birth relatives and other persons, and of a service for the provision of information to and facilitation of contact between such persons; to amend the Adoption Act 2010; to amend the Child and Family Agency Act 2013; and to provide for related matters
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24 November 2016
Secure Rents and Tenancies Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 99 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to provide for rent certainty in the private rental market by linking changes in rent arising from a rent review to the Consumer Price Index and to provide for greater security of tenure by making Part 4 tenancies of indefinite duration and removing sale of property as grounds for terminating a tenancy
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21 November 2016
Local Government (Mayor and Regional Authority of Dublin) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 98 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the election of a Mayor for the Local Government Areas of Dublin City and the counties of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin; to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the Regional Authority of Dublin, or in the Irish language, Údarás Réigiúnach Bhaile Átha Cliath; to confer certain functions on the said Mayor and on the said Authority including functions under the Waste Management Act 1996, the Planning and Development Act 2000, the Local Government Act 2001 and certain other enactments; for that purpose and other purposes to amend those enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith
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16 November 2016
Social and Affordable Housing Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 97 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend various enactments with a view to improving the supply of social and affordable housing and to provide for related matters.
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11 November 2016
Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 96 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012; to provide for extra approved services for former residents, in accordance with section 3 of the Act; to increase the efficiency in which applicants are processed; to remove a commitment in the Act to establish a special account in the name of the Miniister for Health
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11 November 2016
Prisons (Solitary Confinement) (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 95 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend section 35 of the Prisons Act 2007 to provide for specific provisions in regard to the use of solitary confinement in Irish prisons
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10 November 2016
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Number 94 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1994 to specify the amount of premium to be paid from the Risk Equalisation Fund in respect of certain classes of insured person from 1 April 2017; to amend that Act to further specify the circumstances in which a registered undertaking may terminate or refuse to renew a health insurance contract; to make certain other amendments to that Act; to make a consequential amendment to the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999; and to provide for related matters
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08 November 2016
Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing (Extraction of Hydrocarbon) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 93 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing and all other practices to extract Hydrocarbon from coal seams, shale rock and tight sands in Ireland
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08 November 2016
Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill 2016 [Seanad] (Number 92 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to facilitate the implementation of the document entitled "Rebuilding Ireland - Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness" that was published by the Government on 19 July 2016, and for that and other purposes to amend the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2015, the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2015 and the Housing Finance Agency Act 1981, to amend the Local Government Act 1998 in relation to the Local Government Fund and to provide for connected matters
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04 November 2016
Social Welfare Bill 2016 (Number 91 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; and to provide for related matters
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04 November 2016
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] (Number 90 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the issue, by the Controller of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, to a relevant company of a knowledge development box certificate in respect of an invention by that company which is novel, non-obvious and useful, as specified in the definition of ?intellectual property for small companies? in section 769R of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, in order to enable the company to use the certificate to obtain a tax benefit under the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 ; to amend the Patents Act 1992 to ensure that Irish patents granted on or after 1 January 2017 can fall within paragraph (a) of the definition of ?qualifying patent? in section 769G of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 given that only Irish patents granted prior to that date can fall within paragraph (b) of that definition; and to provide for related matters
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01 November 2016
Health (Amendment) (Professional Home Care) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 89 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the regulation of professional home care, for that purpose to amend the Health Act 2007 and to provide for related matters
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October 2016
26 October 2016
Local Government Reform (Amendment) (Directly Elected Mayor of Dublin) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 88 of 2016)
An Act to enable the holding of a plebiscite for the election of a directly elected mayor of Dublin and to provide for related matters
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26 October 2016
Micro-plastic and Micro-bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 87 of 2016)
An act to prohibit the sale or manufacture of products containing plastic micro-beads; to monitor and report on the levels of micro-plastic and micro-bead pollution on Irish coastlines, Irish waters, flora and fauna, and at Natura 2000 sites; and to provide for related matters
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26 October 2016
Courts Bill 2016 (Number 86 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision in relation to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and the District Court and, in particular, to make provision in relation to the jurisdiction of each of those Courts in the case of proceedings respecting land that is not rateable under the Valuation Act 2001, to amend certain enactments concerning the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and the District Court, to amend sections 60 and 67 of the Valuation Act 2001, to amend section 170A(3) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to repeal certain enactments in relation to the jurisdiction of the District Court and Circuit Court in certain licensing matters and to provide for related matters.
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21 October 2016
Thirty-Fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Neutrality) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 85 of 2016)
An Act to amend the Constitution
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20 October 2016
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 84 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005
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20 October 2016
Finance Bill 2016 (Number 83 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the imposition, repeal, remission, alteration and regulation of taxation, of stamp duties and of duties relating to excise and otherwise to make further provision in connection with finance including the regulation of customs.
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19 October 2016
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2016 (Number 82 of 2016)
An Act to provide for the establishment of an independent judicial appointments commission with responsibility for recommending persons for appointment to judicial office based solely on merit and to provide for related matters
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11 October 2016
Rent Certainty (No. 2) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 81 of 2016)
An Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to provide for rent certainty in the private rental market by linking changes in rent arising from a rent review to the Consumer Price Index
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03 October 2016
Protection of Employment (Uncertain Hours) Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 80 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide greater protection for employees by more effectually regulating zero hours and related employment practices; and to provide for related matters
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August 2016
05 August 2016
Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 (Number 79 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to give further effect to Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC and, for that purpose to amend the Companies Act 2014; to make provision for certain other amendments to that Act; to provide for the amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters
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July 2016
26 July 2016
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 78 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the recognition of Irish Sign Language and for that purpose to set down principles to guide the operations of public bodies; to require public bodies to prepare and implement action plans on Irish Sign Language; to provide for classes for the parents of deaf children; to permit the use of Irish Sign Language in legal proceedings; to provide for the making available of sign language interpreting services; to introduce statutory targets regarding the accessibility of television programming; to provide for the regulation of Irish Sign Language interpreters, deaf interpreters and Irish Sign Language teachers and for that purpose to establish the Irish Sign Language Council; to provide for the establishment of registers; to provide for continuing education requirements; to provide for offences; to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009; and to provide for related matters
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22 July 2016
Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Number 77 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for review of raised bog habitats; to further provide for making, amendment and revocation of natural heritage area orders; for those purposes to amend the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000; and to provide for related matters.
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21 July 2016
Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Bill 2016 [PMB] (Number 76 of 2016)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the regulation of cannabis for medicinal use and for that purpose to establish the Cannabis Regulation Authority; to provide for the licensing of the supply of cannabis for medicinal use; and to provide for related matters
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