Forty new Bills to be discussed in Parly

03 Feb 2016 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 03 FEB (NAMPA) – Forty new Bills are scheduled to be tabled during the Third Session of the Sixth Parliament which resumes on Tuesday.
Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Peter Katjavivi announced in a media statement issued on Wednesday that the session will open under the theme ‘Striving towards gender equality and raising awareness against gender-based violence’.
Six of the Bills are Amendment Bills.
The Ministry of Justice is expected to table the most Bills - 10, followed by the Ministry of Finance with eight, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry with four.

The Bills are:
1. Appropriation Bill
2. Child Justice Bill
3. Agronomic Industry Bill
4. Combating of Abuse of Drugs Bill
5. Arms and Ammunitions Amendment Bill
6. Customary Law Marriages Bill
7. Audit Bill
8. Customs and Excise Bill
9. Business and Intellectual Property
10. Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Bill
11. Marriages Bill
12. Divorce Bill
13. Electronic Transaction Bill
14. Estate Agents and Property Developers Bill
15. Export Levy Bill
16. Financial Institutions and Markets Bill
17. Gaming and Entertainment Control Bill
18. Interpretations of Laws Bill
19. Intestate Succession Bill
20. Land Bill
21. Lotteries Bill
22. Magistrates’ Courts Amendment Bill
23. Marital Property Bill
24. Meat Company of Namibia Bill
25. Namibia Financial Institution Supervisory Bill
26. Namibia Industrial Development Agency Bill
27. Namibia Special Risks Association Bill
28. Nature Conservation Amendment Bill
29. Plant Breeders and Farmers Rights Bill
30. Presidential Remuneration and Other Benefits Bill
31. Property Valuers Profession Amendment Bill
32. Small Claims Courts Bill
33. Seed and Seed Varieties Bill
34. Sheriff Bill
35. Standard Amendment bill
36. Transfer Duty Bill
37. Urban And Regional Planning Bill
38. Veterans Affairs Amendment Bill
39. Whistle-blowers Protection Bill
40. Witness Protection Bill

The Second Session of the Sixth Parliament dealt with six new Bills that were tabled and seven amendments to existing Acts of Parliament.
A total of 13 Bills were passed in the NA in 2015.
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