Bill entitled an Act to amend the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977-2016 to provide for the decriminalisation for possession of controlled drugs for personal use and to provide for regulations regarding personal use; to establish a Drug Dissuasion Service to case-manage persons found in possession of controlled drugs and to divert people away from the courts by providing a system of harm reduction measures including drug awareness, drug rehabilitation and community engagement programmes; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 31 May 2017

Sponsored by: Kevin Humphreys; Joan Freeman; Brian Ó Domhnaill; Michael McDowell; John Dolan; Grace O'Sullivan; Alice-Mary Higgins; Lynn Ruane; Gerald Nash; Gerard P. Craughwell; David P.B. Norris; Ivana Bacik; Frances Black; Billy Lawless; Victor Boyhan; Colette Kelleher; Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Second Stage

31 May 2017

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    24 May 2017

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    24 May 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    31 May 2017

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    31 May 2017

    Current Stage

  • Seanad Third Stage

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    Seanad Third Stage

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

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

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    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

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    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth 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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    Future Stage

  • Dáil First Stage

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    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed 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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    Future Stage

  • 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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    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

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    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

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    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

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    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

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    Future Stage

 

24 May 2017

As Initiated

Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017

Debates

31 May 2017

Seanad Éireann

Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed)

31 May 2017

Seanad Éireann

Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017: Second Stage

31 May 2017

Seanad Éireann

Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017: Order for Second Stage