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February 2017
23 February 2017
Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 23 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to to amend and extend the Mental Health Act 2001; to incorporate certain provisions of the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Act 2015 relating to treatment of patients under the Mental Health Act 2001; to improve the provision of mental health services; to promote the rights of persons subject to the Mental Health Act 2001; and to provide for related matters
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23 February 2017
Road Traffic (Minimum Passing Distance of Cyclists) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 22 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to introduce protection for cyclists by setting safe lateral distance when being passed by motor vehicles
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13 February 2017
Minimum Custodial Periods upon Conviction for Murder Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 21 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the adoption of a system of minimum custodial periods upon conviction in cases of murder whereby the court shall determine the minimum custodial term a person convicted of the offence of murder shall serve, based on the circumstances of the matter before the court, and where the court shall give reasons for such a determination
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13 February 2017
Mediation Bill 2017 (Number 20 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to facilitate the settlement of civil disputes by mediation, to specify the principles applicable to mediation, to specify arrangements for mediation as an alternative to the institution of civil proceedings or to the continuation of civil proceedings that have been instituted; to provide for codes of conduct to which mediators may subscribe; to provide for the recognition of a body as the Mediation Council of Ireland for the purposes of this Act and to require that Council to make reports to the Minister for Justice and Equality as regards mediation in the State; to provide, by means of a scheme, an opportunity for parties to family law proceedings or proceedings under section 67A(3) or 117 of the Succession Act 1965 to attend mediation information sessions; and to provide for related matters
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13 February 2017
Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Number 19 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend section 10 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006 and to provide for related matters
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10 February 2017
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 (Number 18 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment, licensing, operation and regulations of supervised injecting facilities for the purposes of reducing harm to people who inject drugs; to enhance the dignity, health and well-being of people who inject drugs in public places; to reduce the incidence of drug injection and drug-related litter in public places and thereby to enhance the public amenity for the wider community; and to provide for matters related thereto
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03 February 2017
Pensions (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 17 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Pensions Act 1990, and to provide for related matters
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03 February 2017
Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 16 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Derelict Sites Act 1990 to increase the levy placed on derelict sites; to ensure the register of derelict sites compiled by a local authority is made publicly available on the local authority's website; to ensure protection for the rights of older homeowners who have moved into residential care and own a derelict site; to amend the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 to extend the definition of a "vacant site" to include sites below 0.05 hectares; to bring into operation the entering of vacant sites on local authority registers starting June 2017; to ensure the notification of owners of vacant sites of their entry on the register by 2017; to secure payment of the vacant levy by those on the register from 2017 and payment of arrears no later than 2018; to increase the vacant site levy; to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to secure the rights of tenants in buy-to-let properties; and to provide for related matters.
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03 February 2017
European Communities (Brexit) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 15 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the amendment of the European Communities Act 1972, so as to ensure the Government reports to the Oireachtas on negotiations regarding the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the European Union; and to provide for related matters
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03 February 2017
Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 14 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Pensions Act 1990 to provide for an appeals mechanism where a pension scheme is being wound up by the trustees of that scheme
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03 February 2017
Domestic Violence Bill 2017 [Seanad] (Number 13 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to consolidate the law on domestic violence; to provide for emergency barring orders in certain circumstances; to provide for evidence to be given through television link in certain proceedings; to provide for the right of an applicant to be accompanied in certain proceedings; to provide for the obtaining of the views of a child in certain proceedings; to provide for the giving of information on support services to victims of domestic violence; to provide for the making of recommendations for engagement with certain services by respondents; to provide for restrictions on those present in court during certain proceedings; to prohibit the publication or broadcast of certain matters; to provide for an offence of forced marriage; to repeal provisions for exemption, in certain cases, from minimum age requirements for marriage; for those and other purposes to repeal the Domestic Violence Act 1996 and the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2002 and to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters
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02 February 2017
Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 12 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to reduce restrictions on the power of the Electricity Supply Board to carry out works concerning the levels on the Shannon Lakes (Lough Derg, Lough Ree and Lough Allen), to amend the Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1934 and to provide for related matters
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02 February 2017
Sentencing Council Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 11 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a Sentencing Council and to provide for related matters
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01 February 2017
Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 10 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Pensions Act 1990 to prevent solvent companies walking away and reneging on their pension obligations to their employees
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01 February 2017
Prohibition of Above-cost Ticket Touting Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 9 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to render it unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale tickets for major sporting, musical or theatrical events for a price in excess of the officially designated price
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01 February 2017
National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 8 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the commemoration of the Great Famine; to provide for the establishment of a National Famine Commemoration Day; and to provide for related matters
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01 February 2017
Media Ownership Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 7 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Competition Act 2002 in order to retrospectively and hereinafter protect both diversity of ownership and control of media businesses in the State and the plurality of the media to include content in the context of a changed media environment where readership and listenership figures are not adequate measures of potential reach
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January 2017
27 January 2017
University College Galway (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 6 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to rescind the University College Galway (Amendment) Act 2006 and amend the University College Galway Act 1929
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25 January 2017
Harmful Communications and Digital Safety Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 5 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to consolidate and reform the criminal law concerning harmful communications, to repeal certain provisions of the Post Office (Amendment) Act 1951 and the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997, to promote and encourage measures to improve digital safety for all persons, to confer certain powers on the courts in respect of intended civil proceedings, and to provide for related matters.
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25 January 2017
Public Services and Procurement (Social Value) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 4 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to increase competition in the public procurement tendering process by enhancing Small and Medium Sized Businesses ability to compete for public procurement tenders by allowing public bodies to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in connection with public services contracts; and to provide for related matters
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20 January 2017
Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 3 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to reform the law of consumer insurance contracts and to provide for related matters
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13 January 2017
Ethical Public Investment (Tobacco) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 2 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to prohibit the investment of public moneys directly or indirectly in equity or debt securities issued by tobacco companies
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13 January 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] (Number 1 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Civil Liability Act 1961 to provide for the award of damages by way of a periodic payments order in certain circumstances where a plaintiff has suffered catastrophic injuries; to amend the Insurance Act 1964; to amend the Bankruptcy Act 1988; to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; to amend the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004; and to provide for related matters
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