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

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April 2017
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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05 April 2017
Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Number 46 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Parental Leave Act 1998 to extend unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks; and to provide for related matters
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05 April 2017
Diplomatic Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 (Number 45 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities Act 1967, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employment Permits Act 2003; and to provide for related matters
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March 2017
31 March 2017
Adult Safeguarding Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 44 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act for the purposes of making further and better provision for the care and protection of adults who are at risk; to establish the National Adult Safeguarding Authority; to require certain persons to make reports to the National Adult Safeguarding Authority in respect of adults at risk of abuse or harm in certain circumstances; and to provide for related matters
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31 March 2017
Gender Recognition (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 43 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2015 to provide a right to self-determination for persons who have reached the age of 16 years; to introduce a right to legal gender recognition for persons under the age of 16 years; and to ensure consideration of the status of non-binary persons in Irish law
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29 March 2017
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 42 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to require medical practitioners to declare any income or gift received from medical suppliers or pharmaceutical companies to the Medical Council in statutory declaration annually
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29 March 2017
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 41 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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22 March 2017
National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 40 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 to provide for additional protections for employees in the service sector to ensure they receive tips or gratuities paid by customers and to provide for related matters
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22 March 2017
Welfare of Greyhounds (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 39 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to control the export of greyhounds and for that purpose to provide for the publication of a white list to which the export of greyhounds under licence shall be permissible; to make it an offence for a person to export a greyhound to a country which is not included in the white list; to amend the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 and to provide for related matters
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10 March 2017
Education (Disadvantage Committee) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 38 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Education Act 1998 to make provision whereby the Minister for Education and Skills shall establish an Educational Disadvantage Committee to advise him or her on policies and strategies to be adopted to identify and correct educational disadvantage
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10 March 2017
Prohibition of Wild Animals in Circuses Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 37 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses; and to provide for related mattersto amend the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses; and to provide for related matters
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10 March 2017
Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Restoration of Birthright Citizenship) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 36 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to restore the eligibility of all persons born in the island of Ireland for Irish citizenship
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09 March 2017
Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 35 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Statute of Limitations 1957 to bring the issue of Circuit Court and High Court Judgments into line with the most recent bankruptcy legislation, by reducing the lifetime of High Court and Circuit Court Judgments from 12 years to two years, and reduce the Statute of Limitations from six years to two years in instances where the collection and enforcement of civil debt by Banks and Vulture funds are concerned
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09 March 2017
Civil Liability (Amendment) (Prevention of Benefits from Homicide) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 34 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Civil Liability Act 1961 to provide for the effects in civil law of the principle that a person should be precluded from benefitting from committing any homicide and the principle that no cause of action arises from one's own wrongful act, to amend the Succession Act 1965 and to provide for related matters
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02 March 2017
Protection of Life During Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 33 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013
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02 March 2017
Critical Health Professionals Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 32 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to ensure that critical health professionals who are employees of all organisations funded directly by the Department of Health, all organisations funded by the Health Service Executive, all organisations funded under section 38 of the Health Act 2004, and all other health and disability service providers, may, if they wish, postpone their retirement where they would otherwise have been forced to retire at a particular age that is stipulated in their employment contract, subject to dual consent being in place between the employee and the employer, and to provide for related matters
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02 March 2017
Protection of Employees (Collective Redundancies) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 31 of 2017)
An Act to provide for protections for employees in collective redundancy situations in which the employer is insolvent and to provide for related matters
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02 March 2017
Electoral (Extension of Voting Rights to Non-Irish Citizens) Bill 2017 (Number 30 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to extend voting rights in elections to Dáil Éireann and to the European Parliament to all adults ordinarily resident in the State
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02 March 2017
Sale of Tickets (Sporting and Cultural Events) Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 29 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to regulate the selling of tickets for certain sporting and cultural events; and to provide for related matters
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02 March 2017
National Food Ombudsman Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 28 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to establish an office of National Food Ombudsman as part of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission; to enable the holder of that office to mediate and investigate disputes between, on the one hand, relevant grocery goods undertakings engaged in the retail or wholesale of grocery goods in the State and, on the other hand, suppliers of those goods; and to provide for related matters
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02 March 2017
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 (Number 27 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision in relation to eligibility for services under Part IV of the Health Act 1970; to make provision for the amounts chargeable in respect of the supply of items on prescription under section 59 of that Act to certain persons; and, for those purposes, to amend the Health Act 1970; and to provide for related matters
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February 2017
24 February 2017
Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 26 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Licensing Acts 1833 to 2008 and to provide for related matters
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24 February 2017
Keeping People in their Homes Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 25 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide that adequate consideration be afforded to the principle of proportionality in the context of proceedings which are directed at the repossession of a mortgaged property in which the mortgagor ordinarily resides, and for that purpose to amend the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009; and to provide for related matters
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24 February 2017
Rural Equality Bill 2017 [PMB] (Number 24 of 2017)
Bill entitled an Act to provide that regard be had by public bodies to the desirability of reducing socio-economic and other inequalities suffered by those in rural Ireland, to provide for the carrying out of rural impact assessments in respect of measures that are likely to have a significant socio-economic impact or effect on rural Ireland and to provide for related matters
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23 February 2017
Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 changed from 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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