Pre-legislative Scrutiny Waiver Requests: Motion

I move:

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that until further notice in the 33rd Dáil, the following procedure shall apply to requests for waivers in relation to pre-legislative scrutiny of Government Bills:

(a) where a member of the Government or a Minister of State wishes to initiate a Bill pursuant to Standing Order 174 without pre-legislative scrutiny, he or she shall request a waiver in that regard from the Committee empowered under Standing Order 95 to consider Bills published by the member of the Government or Minister of State (in this Resolution, referred to as the ‘relevant Committee’);

(b) where a relevant Committee declines a waiver request made under paragraph (a), the member of the Government or Minister of State may request the Business Committee to make a determination on the matter; and

(c) where following consideration pursuant to paragraph (b), the Business Committee determines that pre-legislative scrutiny should not be waived, the member of the Government or Minister of State may table a motion on notice in the following terms:

That initiation of the [insert short title of Bill] may proceed pursuant to Standing Order 174 notwithstanding that pre-legislative consideration of the Bill pursuant to Standing Order 173 has not been waived.’.”

Question put and agreed to.