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Equal Status Bill, 1997

An Bille um Stádas Comhionann, 1997


Bill Number 6 of 1997
Sponsored by Minister of State at the Department of Equality and Law Reform
Source: Government
Method: Presented
Status: New Bill

Bill entitled an Act to promote equality and to prohibit types of discrimination, harassment and related behaviour in connection with the provision of services, property and other opportunities to which the public generally has access, to provide for remedying certain discrimination and other unlawful activities, to provide for the administration by the Equality Authority of various matters pertaining to this Act and the Employment Equality Act, 1997, and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto.

Bille dá ngairtear Acht un cinn agus chun toirmeasc a chur ar shaghsanna idirdhealaithe, ciaptha agus iompair ghaolmhair i dtaca le soláthar seirbhísí, maoin agus deiseanna eile a bhfuil rochtain ag an bpobal i gcoitinne orthu, chun socrú a dhéanamh maidir le hidirdhealú áirithe agus gníomhaíochtaí neamhdhleathacha eile a leigheas, chun socrú a dhéanamh maidir leis an Údarás Comhionannais do riar nithe éagsúla a bhaineann leis an Acht seo agus leis an Acht um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1997, agus chun Achtanna áirithe a leasú i ndáil leis sin.


Stage reached: Status: Declared Repugnant to the Constitution
The President, after consultation with the Council of State, referred the Bill to the Supreme Court on 07/05/97. The Supreme Court declared the Bill to be repugnant to the Constitution on 19/06/97.


Dáil Éireann

First Stage
Initiated 05/02/1997
27/02/1997 Order for Second Stage


Second Stage
27/02/1997
27/02/1997 resumed
27/02/1997 Referred to Select Committee
Committee Stage
(Select Committee on Social Affairs)
19/03/1997

Report and Final Stages
26/03/1997

Seanad Éireann

Second Stage
15/04/1997
Referred to Select Committee DDMMYY


Committee Stage
17/04/1997
22/04/1997 resumed

Report and Final Stages
22/04/1997

Returned to Dáil
29/04/1997