Bill entitled an Act to provide for an apology to and exoneration of persons convicted of consensual same-sex sexual acts, on the grounds that prosecutions for such offences were improperly discriminatory, contrary to human dignity and in breach of personal privacy and autonomy; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2020

Sponsored by: Ged Nash; Kevin Humphreys; Ivana Bacik; Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Third Stage

29 Jul 2020

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    6 Dec 2016

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    6 Dec 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    6 Dec 2016

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    6 Dec 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    29 Jul 2020

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    29 Jul 2020

    Current Stage

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    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)

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  • Dáil First Stage

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  • Dáil Second Stage

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    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

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  • Dáil Third Stage

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    Dáil Third Stage

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

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

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

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  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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6 Dec 2016

As Initiated

Convictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016

Debates

1 Feb 2017

Seanad Éireann

Convictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016: Second Stage

6 Dec 2016

Seanad Éireann

Convictions for Certain Sexual Offences (Apology and Exoneration) Bill 2016: First Stage