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

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December 2015
23 December 2015
Public Sector Standards Bill 2015 (Number 132 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of the Office of Public Sector Standards Commissioner, to define the functions of the holder of that office and, in addition, to confer on that holder certain functions of the Standards in Public Office Commission, to provide for standards of conduct for public officials and impose on them certain obligations in connection therewith, to provide sanctions in cases of non-compliance with those obligations, to provide for the investigation of complaints that those obligations have not been complied with, to provide for a system of disclosure of interests, to provide for the furnishing of tax clearance certificates to the Office of Public Sector Standards Commissioner by certain public officials, to establish an outside appointments board and confer on it certain functions, to repeal certain provisions of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 and the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, and Part XV of Local Government Act 2001, and to provide for related matters
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23 December 2015
Suicide Prevention Authority Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 131 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as an tÚdarás um Chosc ar Fhéinmharú or in the English language as the Suicide Prevention Authority, to define its functions and to provide for connected matters
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22 December 2015
Prohibition of Hydraulic Fracturing Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 130 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for a prohibition on the issue of any consent, licences or permits for the exploration, prospecting or leases or other permissions to facilitate Hydraulic Fracturing projects or the exploitation of shale gas from within the State, together with the development of any infrastructure or facilities required for Hydraulic Fracturing within the State, and includes a prohibition on the pursuit by any Minister, or State Agency or Body on behalf of the State engaging in Hydraulic Fracturing within the State, or to hold or otherwise act on as if they held any consent, licence or permit for the exploration, prospecting or leases or other permissions to facilitate Hydraulic Fracturing projects or the exploitation of shale gas from within the State, including development of any infrastructure or facilities required for Hydraulic Fracturing within the State. The prohibitions referred to include a prohibition extending to the territorial waters of the State.
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22 December 2015
Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) (Amendment) Bill 2015 Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 129 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 to allow interchangeability between biologic and biosimilar medical goods.
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22 December 2015
Industrial Relations (Blacklists) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 128 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make it unlawful to compile, use, sell or supply blacklists containing details of people who are, or have been, trade union members or who are taking part, or have taken part, in trade union activities or an industrial action where such blacklists may be used by employers to discriminate in relation to recruitment or the treatment of existing workers and provide for sanctions where such unlawful actions as detailed occur.
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22 December 2015
Planning and Development (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 127 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 to provide for the establishment of an independent planning regulator, and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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22 December 2015
Access to Public Services and Banking other than by Electronic Means Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 126 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to ensure that services provided by public bodies and banking services are accessible by persons who are unable to access such services through information systems and to ensure that access to banking is provided to persons unable to operate an automatic teller machine.
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22 December 2015
Dying with Dignity Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 125 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for assistance in achieving a dignified and peaceful end of life to qualifying persons and related matters.
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22 December 2015
Copyright and Related Rights (Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 124 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 and to make provision for related matters.
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18 December 2015
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 123 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide that irrespective of the language of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2013 that certain statutory provisions apply to mortgages of a particular class notwithstanding the repeal and amendment of those statutory provisions by the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009, to provide for the adjournment of legal proceedings in certain cases; that section 1 of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2013 be amended in so far as it can be interpreted, that it retroactively deprives a right or entitlement of any person to a plenary process for the determination of whether they stand to be evicted from their principal private residence, and by implication substitute a summary process for eviction; and to provide for related matters
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15 December 2015
Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 122 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for greater protections for tenants, to provide taxation incentives to landlords who enter into voluntary agreements, to provide for schemes which promote rental certainty and increased security of tenure for tenants, to provide the benefits of this Act to landlords that have provided security of tenure to tenants, to provide for voluntary tenancies including home tenancies, social tenancies, solidarity tenancies and a solidarity lodging scheme for refugees and the homeless, to amend and extend the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2009 and to amend the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 and to provide for related matters
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15 December 2015
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (Number 120 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the minimum price per gram of alcohol, to confer the power on the Minister for Health to, by order, increase that price, to provide for the labelling of alcohol products including the inclusion of health warnings and the alcohol content and energy content of alcohol products on alcohol product containers, to provide for restrictions in relation to the advertising and sponsorship of alcohol products, to provide procedures in relation to the exposure for sale and advertising of alcohol products in specified licensed premises, to confer power on the Minister for Health to make regulations for the purpose of prohibiting or restricting the sale of alcohol products in certain circumstances, to provide for enforcement measures, to provide for the repeal of certain provisions of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 and the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008, and to provide for related matters
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14 December 2015
Technological Universities Bill 2015 (Number 121 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the dissolution of certain institutes of technology and for the transfer of their functions, assets, liabilities and staff to new institutes of technology to be established; to provide for the dissolution of certain institutes of technology and the transfer of their functions, assets, liabilities and staff to the Dublin Institute of Technology; to provide for the reform of the governing authorities of the institutes of technology and the Dublin Institute of Technology; to provide for the establishment of technological universities; to provide for the functions and governance of technological universities; to provide for the transfer of functions, assets, liabilities and staff from certain institutes of technology to technological universities; to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments and to provide for related matters
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11 December 2015
Bankruptcy (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Number 119 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to reduce the term of bankruptcy and bankruptcy payment orders in certain circumstances; to provide for the automatic re-vesting in the bankrupt of his or her family home, shared home or principal private residence in certain circumstances; and for those and other purposes to amend the Bankruptcy Act 1988
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11 December 2015
Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 118 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for a minimum percentage of Irish works in radio music programmes and for that purpose to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009, and to provide for related matters.
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11 December 2015
Electoral (Amendment) (Registration of Political Parties and Groups) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 117 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the extension of registration of political parties to political groups, to amend the Electoral Acts 1992 to 2013 and to provide for related matters.
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10 December 2015
Appropriation Bill 2015 (Number 116 of 2015)
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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09 December 2015
Equality in Education Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 114 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to repeal without exception provisions of law allowing for discrimination on religious grounds against children in admissions to school; to mandate the Minister for Education and Skills to modernise the curriculum and to provide for related matters.
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09 December 2015
Equal Participation in Schools Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 115 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to end religious discrimination in admission to primary and post-primary educational establishments and to provide for full participation of pupils of all faiths and none in primary and post-primary educational establishments.
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08 December 2015
Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Number 113 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to to amend the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act 2003 and the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; and to provide for matters connected therewith
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03 December 2015
Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 112 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Finance (Local PropertyTax) Act 2012 and to provide for related matters
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03 December 2015
Courts Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 111 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to increase the number of ordinary judges of the High Court; for that purpose to amend the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995; and to provide for related matters.
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November 2015
30 November 2015
Prisons Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 110 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the closing of Saint Patrick?s Institution; to make further provision for the closing of prisons; for those purposes to amend the Prisons Act 1933 and to provide for consequential amendments to certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.
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30 November 2015
Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 109 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2015 and to provide for related matters
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27 November 2015
Rent Certainty and Prevention of Homelessness Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 108 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Housing Act 1988 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to update the definition of "homelessness" and to more appropriately address the needs of people experiencing homelessness; to bring the task of homelessness prevention within the remit of the Housing Act 1988; and to provide for rent certainty in the private rental market and for related matters.
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25 November 2015
Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 107 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act 1983 to obligate An Post to maintain the post office network throughout the State as it currently stands
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25 November 2015
Gradam an Uachtaráin Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 106 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to facilitate the conferral by the State of an honour to be known as Gradam an Uachtaráin to recognise the exceptional achievements of its citizens and the outstanding contributions of others and to provide for related matters.
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20 November 2015
Seanad Electoral (Amendment). Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 105 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to expand the electorate of Seanad Éireann bye elections to fill casual vacancies occurring amongst those members of Seanad Éireann to members of local authorities and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with such elections
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20 November 2015
Roads (Criminal Activity) (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 104 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the amendment of the Roads Act 1993 in order to install closed circuit television cameras at motorway junctions for use by An Garda Síochána
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20 November 2015
Motor Vehicles (Duties and Licences) Bill 2015 (Number 103 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952 and the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) (Amendment) Act 1960 in respect of certain duties or licences leviable or issuable thereunder; and to provide for related matters
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19 November 2015
International Protection Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 102 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to restate and modify certain aspects of the law relating to the entry into and presence in the State of persons in need of international protection, while having regard also to the power of the Executive in relation to these matters, to give further effect to Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof, to give further effect to Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted, to give further effect to Council Directive 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005 on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status, to give further effect to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on the 28th day of July 1951 and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees done at New York on the 31st day of January 1967, to amend the Immigration Act 1999, the Immigration Act 2003 and the Immigration Act 2004, to amend or repeal certain other enactments, and to provide for related matters
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12 November 2015
Vulnerable Persons Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 101 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to protect, on reasonable grounds, the financial autonomy of vulnerable persons, specifically elderly people, who lack reasonable mental and physical capacity, to guard against financial abuse
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02 November 2015
Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Number 100 of 2015)
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 March 2016; to amend that Act to substitute a definition of ?hospital utilisation credit? for the definition of ?hospital bed utilisation credit? and to specify the amount of hospital utilisation credit applicable from 1 March 2016; to make certain other amendments to that Act; to make consequential amendments to the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999; and to provide for related matters
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October 2015
23 October 2015
National Mortgage and Housing Corporation Bill 2015 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 99 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to create the National Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the purposes of ensuring fair access to home ownership, address accommodation shortage and ensure the smooth operation of the property sector in Ireland
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23 October 2015
Social Welfare Bill 2015 (Number 98 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; and to provide for related matters
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22 October 2015
Education (Amendment) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 97 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to establish an Ombudsman for Education, to provide an appeal mechanism for decisions of boards of education concerning decisions of teachers and grievances against schools, to provide for the investigation and reporting by the ombudsman for education of various matters pertaining to this act, to amend the Education Act, 1998, and to provide for related matters.
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22 October 2015
Electoral (Amendment) (Moriarty Tribunal) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 96 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the implementation of the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal, to provide for an increased level of transparency in respect of the funding of political parties and independent candidates, for that purpose to amend the Electoral Act 1997 and other enactments, and to provide for related matters
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22 October 2015
Finance Bill 2015 (Number 95 of 2015)
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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20 October 2015
Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2015 [Seanad] (Number 94 of 2015)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the preparation by the Child and Family Agency of aftercare plans to provide for the giving of assistance by the Agency, subject to the resources available to the Agency, to meet the needs of certain persons who have been in the care of that Agency; to provide for the inspection of premises in which it is proposed to provide early years service; and for those and other purposes, to amend the Child Care Act 1991; the Children Act 2001; the Health Act 2007; the Child and Family Agency Act 2013; and to provide for related matters.
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15 October 2015
Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Fixed Period for the Duration of Dáil Éireann) Bill 2015 [PMB] (Number 93 of 15)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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