Bill entitled an Act to give further effect to Article 3a of Council Directive No. 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 as amended by Directive No. 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997; to regulate in the common good and for the purposes of that Directive the sale and exercise of rights to events designated under section 2 of the Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) Act 1999, and to regulate the exercise by broadcasters of exclusive broadcasting rights that they may have purchased, to ensure for the purpose of that Directive that a substantial portion of the public is not deprived of the possibility of following events live or on a deferred basis on free television services which events are regarded by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources as being of major importance to society and to avoid speculative rights purchases of events designated by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources under the said section 2; and for that purpose to amend the Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) Act 1999; and to provide for connected matters

Last updated: 22 Apr 2003

Sponsored by: Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Seanad First Stage

    25 Feb 2003

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    25 Feb 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    5 Mar 2003

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    5 Mar 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    11 Mar 2003

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    11 Mar 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    11 Mar 2003

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    11 Mar 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    11 Mar 2003

    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)

    11 Mar 2003

    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

    1 Apr 2003

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    1 Apr 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    8 Apr 2003

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    8 Apr 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    15 Apr 2003

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    15 Apr 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    15 Apr 2003

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    15 Apr 2003

    Completed

  • Enacted

    22 Apr 2003

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    22 Apr 2003

    Current Stage

 

22 Apr 2003

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Act 2003

16 Apr 2003

As Initiated

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003

15 Apr 2003

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003

1 Apr 2003

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003

1 Mar 2003

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003

Debates

16 Apr 2003

Seanad Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [ Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil ] : Report and Final Stages.

15 Apr 2003

Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [ Seanad ] : Report and Final Stages.

8 Apr 2003

Select Committee On Communications, Marine And Natural Resources

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [Seanad]: Committee Stage.

1 Apr 2003

Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [ Seanad ] : Referral to Select Committee.

1 Apr 2003

Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

1 Apr 2003

Dáil Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage.

11 Mar 2003

Seanad Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003: Committee and Remaining Stages.

5 Mar 2003

Seanad Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003: Second Stage.

5 Mar 2003

Seanad Éireann

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003: Order for Second Stage.