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Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

(Bill 65 of 2019)

Bill entitled an Act to amend the law to authorise the taking of bodily samples from military persons suspected of certain offences under military law for forensic testing; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from military persons or other persons who volunteer to have such samples taken from them for the purpose of the investigation of offences or incidents that may have involved the commission of offences under military law; to provide for the establishment and operation by Forensic Science Ireland of the Department of Justice and Equality of a DNA (Military Police) Database System; to provide for the purposes of that System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons suspected of certain offences under military law for the purpose of generating DNA profiles in respect of those persons to be entered in the DNA (Military Police) Database System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from certain persons for elimination purposes and, where appropriate, the entry of their DNA profiles in the DNA (Military Police) Database System; to provide for the taking of bodily samples from military persons, or samples from things, for the purpose of generating DNA profiles to be entered in the DNA (Military Police) Database System; to provide for the collection and analysis of other evidence; to provide, in certain circumstances, for the destruction of evidence and samples taken under this Act and the destruction, or removal from the DNA (Military Police) Database System, of any DNA profiles generated from those samples; to amend the Defence Act 1954, the Courts- Martial Appeals Act 1983 and the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 18 May 2022

Sponsored by: Minister for Defence

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Second Stage

18 May 2022

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    7 Aug 2019

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    7 Aug 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    1 Oct 2019

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    1 Oct 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    3 Oct 2019

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    3 Oct 2019

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    12 Apr 2022

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    12 Apr 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    18 May 2022

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad

    (Also known as Final Stage)

    18 May 2022

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    18 May 2022

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    18 May 2022

    Current Stage

  • Seanad Third Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    n/a

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Enacted

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    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    n/a

    Future Stage

 

12 Apr 2022

As amended in Committee/Select Committee (Dáil Eireann)

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

7 Aug 2019

As initiated

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019

Amendments

11 Apr 2022

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

18 May 2022

Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages

12 Apr 2022

Select Committee On Foreign Affairs And Defence

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Committee Stage

3 Oct 2019

Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Referral to Select Committee

3 Oct 2019

Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Second Stage (Resumed)

1 Oct 2019

Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Second Stage

1 Oct 2019

Dáil Éireann

Defence Forces (Evidence) Bill 2019: Order for Second Stage

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