Bill entitled an Act to provide for the legal recognition of electronic contracts, electronic writing, electronic signatures and original information in electronic form in relation to commercial and non-commercial transactions and dealings and other matters, the admissibility of evidence in relation to such matters, the accreditation, supervision and liability of certification service providers and the registration of domain names, and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 10 Jul 2000

Sponsored by: Minister for Public Enterprise

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

10 Jul 2000

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    4 Apr 2000

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    4 Apr 2000

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    14 Apr 2000

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    14 Apr 2000

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    19 Apr 2000

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    19 Apr 2000

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    30 Jun 2000

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    30 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    30 Jun 2000

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Dáil (Also known as Final Stage)

    30 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    28 Jun 2000

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    28 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    29 Jun 2000

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    29 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    29 Jun 2000

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    29 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    29 Jun 2000

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    29 Jun 2000

    Completed

  • Enacted

    10 Jul 2000

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    10 Jul 2000

    Completed

 

10 Jul 2000

Electronic Commerce Act 2000

Debates

30 Jun 2000

Seanad Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil ] : Report and Final Stages.

29 Jun 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages.

29 Jun 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Committee Stage.

28 Jun 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

28 Jun 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

8 Jun 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

23 May 2000

Dáil Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage.

19 Apr 2000

Seanad Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000: Report and Final Stages.

19 Apr 2000

Seanad Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000: Committee Stage.

14 Apr 2000

Seanad Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000: Second Stage.

14 Apr 2000

Seanad Éireann

Electronic Commerce Bill, 2000: Order for Second Stage.