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Electoral Reform Bill 2022

(Bill 37 of 2022)

Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of An Coimisiún Toghcháin; to confer on the Commission certain functions in relation to the preparation and maintenance of the Register of Political Parties; to provide that the Commission shall explain, to the public, the subject matter of referendums; to provide that the Commission shall provide information, to the public, on electoral processes and encourage participation, by the public, in the democratic processes of the State; to provide for the review, by the Commission, of constituencies for the election of members to Dáil Éireann and to the European Parliament; to provide for the review, by the Commission, of local authority electoral area boundaries; to confer on the Commission a policy, research and advisory function; to provide that the Commission shall oversee the electoral register; to confer on the Commission the power to set standards for registration authorities and make recommendations to registration authorities or to the Minister in relation to the registration of electors; to modernise the arrangements for the registration of electors; to provide for continuous registration on the basis of individual application; to provide for necessary and appropriate data sharing to assist registration authorities in updating and maintaining the register; to provide for annual reporting by registration authorities to the Commission; to provide for a designated registration authority to manage a shared database for registration authorities to use in the performance of their functions; to provide for anonymous registration in certain limited cases; to provide a specific registration process for persons with no fixed address; to provide for a pending electors list for persons aged 16 and 17; to provide for the extension of postal voter categories to include special voters in certain circumstances; to provide a framework for the regulation of online political advertising during election periods by the Commission; to provide for the labelling of online political advertisements; to provide for transparency notices for online political advertisements; to confer on the Commission the power to monitor compliance, carry out investigations and take enforcement action under this Act in so far as it relates to online political advertising; to facilitate elections during a pandemic or Covid-19; to provide for polling on the islands; to amend the Electoral Act 1997 to enhance transparency in relation to certain donations to political parties and to provide, inter alia, for the preparation by political parties of consolidated annual statements of accounts; to provide for the holding of fundraising lotteries by political parties; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 30 Jun 2022

Sponsored by: Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Third Stage

21 Jun 2022

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    30 Mar 2022

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    30 Mar 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    30 Mar 2022

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    30 Mar 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    7 Apr 2022

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    (Also known as Committee Stage)

    7 Apr 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    15 Jun 2022

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    15 Jun 2022

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    15 Jun 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)

    15 Jun 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

    15 Jun 2022

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    15 Jun 2022

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    21 Jun 2022

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    21 Jun 2022

    Current 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

    n/a

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    n/a

    Future Stage

 

15 Jun 2022

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022

31 May 2022

As amended in Committee/Select Committee (Dáil Eireann)

Electoral Reform Bill 2022

30 Mar 2022

As initiated

Electoral Reform Bill 2022

Amendments

30 Jun 2022

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

14 Jun 2022

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

1 Jun 2022

Committee Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Dáil]

30 May 2022

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

21 Jun 2022

Seanad Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Second Stage

15 Jun 2022

Dáil Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Report and Final Stages

1 Jun 2022

Select Committee On Housing, Local Government And Heritage

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed)

31 May 2022

Select Committee On Housing, Local Government And Heritage

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Committee Stage

7 Apr 2022

Dáil Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Referral to Select Committee

7 Apr 2022

Dáil Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Second Stage (Resumed)

5 Apr 2022

Dáil Éireann

Electoral Reform Bill 2022: Second Stage

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