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Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022

(Bill 12 of 2022)

Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market; for that purpose to provide for a system of non-criminal enforcement of certain provisions of competition law, including the appointment and empowerment of independent adjudication officers, and the issuing of prohibition notices in response to certain suspected infringements of competition law; to provide for a system of enforcement and non-criminal penalties in relation to certain breaches of competition law, including by the imposition of non-criminal structural and behavioural remedies and certain non-criminal financial sanctions, and to provide for processes by which such non-criminal sanctions may be appealed, remitted or confirmed by the High Court; to provide for a leniency programme in relation to certain undertakings; to provide for cooperation between competition authorities in the European Union and certain bodies in the State; to increase the penalties for certain criminal offences for breach of competition law; to provide additional powers of surveillance to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in relation to the investigation of certain criminal offences; to amend certain provisions relating to the procedure for notifying mergers to the relevant authorities; for those and other purposes to amend the Competition Act 2002, the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014, the Communications Regulation Act 2002, the Consumer Protection Act 2007 and the Criminal Justice (Surveillance) Act 2009; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 4 May 2022

Sponsored by: Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Second Stage

4 May 2022

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    31 Jan 2022

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    31 Jan 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    9 Feb 2022

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    9 Feb 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    9 Feb 2022

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    9 Feb 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    6 Apr 2022

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    6 Apr 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    4 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)

    4 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

    4 May 2022

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    4 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

 

6 Apr 2022

As amended in Committee/Select Committee (Dáil Eireann)

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022

31 Jan 2022

As initiated

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022

Amendments

3 May 2022

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

5 Apr 2022

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

4 May 2022

Dáil Éireann

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022: Report and Final Stages

6 Apr 2022

Select Committee On Enterprise, Trade And Employment

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage

9 Feb 2022

Dáil Éireann

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee

9 Feb 2022

Dáil Éireann

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed)

9 Feb 2022

Dáil Éireann

Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage

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