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Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022

(Bill 6 of 2022)

Bill entitled an Act to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009 to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as Coimisiún na Meán; to provide for the implementation of Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/1808 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018; for the purpose of fulfilling the State’s responsibilities under those Directives, or otherwise in the interests of the common good, to impose obligations on providers of broadcasting services and audiovisual on-demand media services, and to provide for the regulation of content available on relevant online services and harmful online content available on designated online services; to enable authorised officers of Coimisiún na Meán to carry out investigations for the purposes of ensuring compliance with obligations imposed on persons by or under this Act; to provide for sanctions to be imposed on persons for failure to comply with obligations imposed by or under this Act, including to enable Coimisiún na Meán to impose administrative financial sanctions on providers of broadcasting services, audiovisual on-demand media services and designated online services for failure to comply with such obligations; to enable Coimisiún na Meán, for the purpose of meeting its expenses and its working capital requirements, to impose a levy on providers of broadcasting services, audiovisual on-demand media services and designated online services; to establish a register of providers of audiovisual on-demand media services; to enable Coimisiún na Meán to impose a levy on providers of audiovisual media services for the purposes of funding a scheme to support the production of European works; to enable Coimisiún na Meán to prepare a scheme for the provision of funds to community sound broadcasters for the support of good professional journalistic practices; to provide for the dissolution of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the transfer of its functions to Coimisiún na Meán; to otherwise amend and extend the Broadcasting Act 2009; to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 11 May 2022

Sponsored by: Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Seanad Éireann, Third Stage

22 Feb 2022

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    25 Jan 2022

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    25 Jan 2022

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    22 Feb 2022

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    22 Feb 2022

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    22 Feb 2022

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    22 Feb 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

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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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    Future Stage

  • Dáil Second Stage

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    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    n/a

    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)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    n/a

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered

    (Also known as Report Stage)

    n/a

    Future Stage

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

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    Dáil 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

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    Future Stage

 

25 Jan 2022

As initiated

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022

Amendments

10 May 2022

Committee Stage

Additional List of Amendments [Seanad]

26 Apr 2022

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

11 May 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed)

4 May 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed)

28 Apr 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed)

26 Apr 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Committee Stage

22 Feb 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Second Stage

22 Feb 2022

Seanad Éireann

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2022: Order for Second Stage

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