Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Act 2001 by making further and better provision in respect of certain absences by a member of a local authority from meetings of the authority and, for that purpose, to provide that such a member may apply for and be granted maternity leave, adoptive leave or parental leave or force majeure leave as is appropriate in respect of any such absences and an application for such leave shall, in so far as is practicable, be in a manner similar to an application by a member of the staff of that local authority for leave of absence under the relevant provisions of the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004, the Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005 or the Parental Leave Acts 1998 to 2019, as appropriate; to amend section 18 of the Local Government Act 2001 in so far as it relates to deemed resignation from a local authority by a member of such an authority for non-attendance; and to provide for connected matters.

Last updated: 17 Nov 2021

Sponsored by: Holly Cairns

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Dáil Éireann, Second Stage

9 Nov 2021

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    17 Nov 2021

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    17 Nov 2021

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    9 Nov 2021

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    9 Nov 2021

    Current Stage

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17 Nov 2021

As Initiated

Local Government (Maternity and Family Leave for Elected Members) Bill 2021

Debates

17 Nov 2021

Dáil Éireann

Local Government (Maternity and Family Leave for Elected Members) Bill 2021: First Stage