Bills and Estimates Referred to the Committee

Updated 15 March 2017


Bills Sponsored by a Member of the Government


Technological Universities Bill 2015

Bill Number: 121 of 2015

Sponsored by: Minister for Education and Skills

Note:

  • This Bill was presented during the 31st Dáil and progressed to Dáil Report Stage until the Dáil dissolved causing the Bill to lapse.
  • The bill was restored to the Order Paper to be considered at committee stage by a committee of the whole Dáil 1 June 2016
  • the order that the bill be considered in Committee of the whole Dáil was discharged, and the bill was referred to the Select Committee of Educations and Skills on 5 July 2016.

Status: No date set for committee stage.


Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

Bill Number: 58 of 2016

Sponsored by: Minister for Education and Skills

Status: No date set for committee stage.


Bills Sponsored by a private member

Including Detailed Scrutiny

Education (Amendment) Bill 2015

Bill Number: 97 of 2015

Sponsored by: Deputy Jim Daly

Restored to the Order Paper 1 June 2016: That, pursuant to Standing Order 165, the Bills which lapsed on the dissolution of the 31st Dáil, and are set out in the Schedule to this motion, shall be restored to the Order Paper at the stage specified in the Schedule below.
Schedul: Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 - Second Stage

Reference to the select committee: 22 July 2016

That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Education and Skills pursuant to Standing Orders 84A and 141, Dáil Éireann.

Detailed Scrutiny? Yes

Note: The Joint Committee will carry out pre legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of an Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016 at the same time as detailed scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015.

Status:

  • Scrutiny meeting held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 16.00.
  • Scrutiny meeting held on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 16.00.

Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016

Bill Number: 48 of 2016

Sponsored by: Deputy Joan Burton and Deputy Brendan Howlin

Second stage resolution: 3 June 2016

That Dáil Éireann resolves that the Bill be deemed to be read a second time this day twelve months, to allow for scrutiny between now and then by the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills and for the Committee to consider submissions and hold hearings that have regard in particular to ensure that:

(a) the proposed Bill strikes a balanced and measured approach in relation to competing rights;

(b) the proposed Bill does not give rise to any unintended consequences that create any adverse impact on the schools of minority denominations;

(c) the issue of catchment areas for schools will be examined, with due respect to the importance of established geographic boundaries and organisation, as well as having taken into regard experience in other jurisdictions and the views of stakeholders;

(d) the proposed Bill takes account of any impacts and distortion on school transport policy and provision; and

(e) the proposed Bill does not give rise to Constitutional difficulties;

and to fully discuss and explore other practical issues and consequences that may arise as a result of the proposals, and further agrees that the Bill would proceed separately from the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill, [Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016] scheduled to be published by Government this term.

Committee engagement with stakeholders on the policy issues arising from the bill 7 February 2017.

Status: A report is in preparation by the committee. The Bill will be deemed to be read a second time on 3 June 2017, and may then be referred to the select committee.


Residential Institutions Statutory Fund 2016

Bill Number: 96 of 2016

Sponsored by: Deputy Clare Daly

Second stage resolution: Thursday 9th March 2017

That Dáil Éireann resolves that the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (Amendment) Bill 2016 be deemed to be read a second time this day eight months, to allow for scrutiny between now and then by the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills and for the Committee to consider and hold hearings that have regard in particular to ensure that the proposed Bill:

(a)    takes account of recommendations of the Review of Eligibility for Caranua (Residential Institutions Statutory Fund) which is ongoing and is expected to be concluded in July 2017;

(b)   does not give rise to any unintended consequences that create any adverse impact on the 15,000 former residents who qualify for support under the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme and the 4,000 former residents currently availing of approved services provided by Caranua; and

(c)    identifies and corrects any potential legal issues arising from definitions of eligibility and approved services in the Bill.

Status: The Bill will be deemed to be read a second time on 9 November 2017, and may then be referred to the select committee.


Pre Legislative Scrutiny

General Schemes of Bills or Heads of Bills (Draft Bills)

General Scheme of an Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016

Published: by the Minister for Education and Skills on 5 December 2016.

More information is available on the Parent and Student Charter page on the Department of Education and Skills Web site.

Scrutiny? Yes

Note: The Joint Committee will carry out pre legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of an Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill 2016 at the same time as detailed scrutiny of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2015.

Status: 

  • Scrutiny meeting held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 16.00.
  • Scrutiny meeting held on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 16.00.

Estimates

The 2017 estimates will be incorporated into the Appropriation Bill 2017

Estimates Vote 26 Education and Skills

Revised-Estimates-2017-Vote-26-Education and Skills

Referred by the Dáil 15 December 2016

That, notwithstanding Standing Order 182 of the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann relative to Public Business, Revised Estimates for the Public Services for the year ending 31st December, 2017, be presented to the Dáil and circulated to members and be referred to Select Committees, as appropriate, pursuant to Standing Orders 84A(3)(c) and 182(3).

Estimate of the amount required in the year ending 31 December 2017 for the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Minister for Education and Skills, for certain services administered by that Office, and for the payments of certain grants.

Eight thousand, six hundred and seventy-five million, two hundred and ninty-nine thousand euro (€8,675,299,000)

Status: Meeting with the Minister for Education and Skills scheduled for Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 16:00


 

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