Legislative Observatory: Bills 1997 - 2018 by bill number / date

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April 2018
20 April 2018
Number 43 of 2018
Number 43 of 2018
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20 April 2018
Number 42 of 2018
Number 42 of 2018
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19 April 2018
Number 41 of 2018
Number 41 of 2018
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19 April 2018
Number 40 of 2018
Number 40 of 2018
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19 April 2018
Number 39 of 2018
Number 39 of 2018
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19 April 2018
Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Number 38 of 2018)
Bill entitled An Act Bill entitled an Act to amend section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 to ensure that a child care service provider has lawful authority to retain custody of a child prior to the making of any emergency care order
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19 April 2018
National Infrastructure Bill 2018 (Number 37 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the National Infrastructure Commission to advise Government on all sectors of economic infrastructure and to provide for related matters.
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13 April 2018
Markets in Financial Instruments Bill 2018 (Number 36 of 2018)
Bill entitled An Act to make, as respects certain regulations that concern markets in financial instruments, provision for indictable offences that carry greater maximum penalties than are permitted by the European Communities Act 1972; to make provision in relation to fees in respect of the performance by the Central Bank of Ireland of certain functions; to amend Schedule 2 to the Central Bank Act 1942; to amend section 2 of the Credit Reporting Act 2013 and the definition of "long-term financial service" in the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017; to repeal section 5 of the Markets in Financial Instruments and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2007; and to provide for related matters.
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03 April 2018
Residential Tenancies (Greater Security of Tenure and Rent Certainty) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 35 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 to 2016 so as to provide for greater security of tenure and rent certainty for tenants, and to provide for connected matters
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03 April 2018
Provision of Objective Sex Education Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 34 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to guarantee the right of students to receive factual and objective relationships and sexuality education without regard to the characteristic spirit of the school
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March 2018
23 March 2018
Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 33 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 to establish specific criteria applicable for orphan medicinal products for the purposes of the Health Service Executive making a relevant decision regarding adding an item to the Reimbursement List
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22 March 2018
Residential Tenancies (Residential Tenancies Board) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 32 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to give the Residential Tenancies Board investigative powers and to provide for related matters
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13 March 2018
Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Bill 2018 (Number 31 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 to take account of certain recommendations for amendments to that Act contained in the Report of the Copyright Review Committee entitled "Modernising Copyright" published by that Committee in October 2013 and also to take account of certain exceptions to copyright permitted by Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society; to make certain other amendments to that Act, including amendments in relation to references in that Act to education and fines; to make consequential amendments to The Courts of Justice Act 1924, the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961, the Patents Act 1992, the Trade Marks Act 1996 and the Industrial Designs Act 2001; to make a certain amendment to the Patents Act 1992; to make amendments to the Patents Act 1992 and the Trade Marks Act 1996 in relation to references in those Acts to courts and fines; and to provide for related matters
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09 March 2018
Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018 [PMB] Number 30 of 2018
Bill entitled an Act to to disincentivise employers from entering into bogus contracts for services, to prohibit dismissals in order to induce workers to enter into contracts for services, to prohibit misrepresenting employment as a contract for services, to prohibit false inducements for contract for services, to provide for a right to redress for workers party to a bogus contract for services and for claims to be heard under the Workplace Relations Act 2015, to amend the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977 and the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and to provide for related matters
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09 March 2018
Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018 (Number 29 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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08 March 2018
Sex Offenders (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 28 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to regulate and restrict, where appropriate, sex offenders from travelling abroad, in the interests of the common good and to protect persons from serious harm outside the State, to amend the Sexual Offenders Act 2001 and to provide for related matters
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08 March 2018
Criminal Law (Recruitment of Children to Engage in Criminal Activity) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 27 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the creation of an offence in circumstances where an adult recruits a child to carry out a criminal offence on his or her behalf and to provide for related matters.
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06 March 2018
Gambling Control Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 26 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a framework for the regulation, including licensing, of gambling in Ireland and to provide for related matters
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05 March 2018
Arts (Dignity at Work) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 25 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to enable the Arts Council to ensure that funding is contingent on compliance with employment law and for that purpose to amend the Arts Act 2003; and to provide for related matters
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February 2018
28 February 2018
Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 24 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (as amended) to make provision to alter part of the functions requirement of Science Foundation Ireland to ensure balance between the promoting, developing and assisting the carrying out of oriented basic research as well as applied research; to initiate an independent review into the performance of the Foundation against that objective; to provide that the members of said Foundation's Board would include at least 3 members from the field of academics and at least 3 members from the field of industrialists, and to provide for related matters
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23 February 2018
Maternity Protection (Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 23 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide maternity leave for female members of the houses of the oireachtas and to provide for related matters
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23 February 2018
Competition and Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 22 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission with powers to issue administrative sanctions against undertakings engaged in anti-competitive practices by amending the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014; and to provide for related matters
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21 February 2018
Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 21 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2015 to allow for the regulation of loan owners and sale of loans; and to provide for related matters
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21 February 2018
Public Health (Availability of Defibrillators) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 20 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to require the management boards of schools to install and maintain defibrillators so that they are available for public use and to require such boards of management to erect signage and make information available online regarding the location of such defibrillators and to require the boards of management to provide training to persons on the premises; to require the maintenance of a register in each premises concerning defibrillators located therein; to provide appropriate exemptions from civil liability; to provide for offences; to empower the Health and Safety Authority to supervise and ensure compliance with this Act and for that purpose to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005; and to provide for related matters
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20 February 2018
Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Number 19 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Radiological Protection Act 1991; to transfer functions of the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government under the Radiological Protection Acts 1991 to 2014 and the Containment of Nuclear Weapons Act 2003 to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; to transfer a function of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport under section 52 of the Harbours Act 1996 to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; and to provide for related matters
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15 February 2018
Public Service Superannuation (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Number 18 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous  Provisions) Act 2004; and to provide for related matters.
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14 February 2018
Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self-Employment) Bill 2018 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 17 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to declare the relationship between employer and employee to be a status relationship, to declare the question whether an individual is an employee or is self-employed to be a question of law to be independently determined, to provide that the description given by the parties shall not be conclusive in determining the true status of an employment relationship, to provide protection for persons who are retained to carry out work and are incorrectly not designated as employees, to take certain measures to counter the misrepresentation of the status of employees as if they were working under a contract for services rather than a contract of service, and to provide for related matters
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08 February 2018
Extreme Weather (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 16 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to provide for the safety of employees during certain severe weather warnings issued by Met Éireann; to amend the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 to provide for the protection of public safety and the safety of rescue service personnel during such a weather warning and to provide for related matters
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08 February 2018
Arts (Dignity at Work) (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 15 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to enable the Arts Council to ensure that funding is contingent on compliance with employment law and for that purpose to amend the Arts Act 2003; and to provide for related matters
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07 February 2018
Finance (Office of Tax Simplification) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 14 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to create an Office of Tax Simplification for a time limited period of five years to advise the Minister for Finance on such matters
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05 February 2018
Telecommunications Services (Ducting and Cables) Bill 2018 [Seanad] (Number 13 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the vesting in the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment of certain legal interests relating to ducting and cables for the purposes of the performance of any of his or her functions for telecommunications purposes; to provide for compensation; to provide for certain obligations; and to provide for related matters
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01 February 2018
Prohibition of Sulky-Racing Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 12 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to prohibit sulky racing where no lawful permission has been granted
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01 February 2018
Overcrowded Housing Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 11 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to introduce a new statutory definition of overcrowding in accommodation including the statutory standards that can be used by Planning Authorities to determine if accommodation is overcrowded for the purpose of the Housing Acts; and to strengthen penalties for building owners for overcrowded housing offences
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01 February 2018
Data Protection Bill 2018 [Seanad] (Number 10 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a body to be known as An Coimisiún um Chosaint Sonraí or, in the English language, the Data Protection Commission; to give further effect to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 20161 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation); to give effect to Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 20162 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA and for those and other purposes to amend the Data Protection Act 1988; to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters
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January 2018
31 January 2018
Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 9 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the amendment of the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act 1960, to ensure regard is had to national and global environmental considerations including the annual average global temperature, the monthly mean level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and other matters, when issuing licences, undertakings and leases under the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act 1960 and to provide for related matters
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25 January 2018
Central Bank (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 8 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to to extend the application of Part IIIC of the Central Bank Act 1942 to provide powers to the Central Bank to conduct inquiries into the suspected provision of false or misleading information to it and to provide for the administrative sanctions that may be imposed by the Central Bank for the provision of false or misleading information to it; to create an offence of providing false or misleading information to the Central Bank; to amend the Central Bank Act 1942 for those purposes; and to provide for related matters
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25 January 2018
Social Welfare (Payment Order) (Amendment) Bill 2018 (Number 7 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the extension of the powers of the Maintenance Recovery Unit of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, to make a District Court application for a Payment Order, in respect of jobseekers transitional payment to one parent families, thus enabling the State to recoup, from a ?liable relative?, a contribution towards the cost of providing said payment.
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25 January 2018
Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018 [Seanad] [PMB] (Number 6 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the State's obligations arising under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and under customary international humanitarian law; and for that purpose to make it an offence for a person to import or sell goods or services originating in an occupied territory or to extract resources from an occupied territory in certain circumstances; and to provide for related matters
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18 January 2018
Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 5 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to extend the minimum notice period for a tenancy termination by a landlord, to make rent data available to tenants, and to increase the maximum value of fines applying
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18 January 2018
Valuation (Amendment) Bill 2018 [PMB] (Number 4 of 2018)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Valuation Act 2001 to make provision whereby all licensed premises shall only be liable to be charged property rates on that part of the premises which is licenced to sell alcoholic beverages excluding function rooms or community halls and to provide for related matters
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