11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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2nd Session of the 11th Parliament

The Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Bill, 2017

An act to establish a system of plea discussions and plea agreements and for matters incidental thereto.

The purpose of this Bill is to enable a Prosecutor and an accused person, which includes a person suspected of committing a criminal offence and a defendant in proceedings before the court for criminal proceedings, (whether on his own or represented by an Attorney-at-law) to engage in plea discussions aimed at arriving at a plea agreement. Plea discussions may be initiated by either the accused person or prosecutor in both summary and indictable offences. Under a plea agreement, the accused agrees to plead guilty to a specified offence or undertakes to perform any other obligations contained in the plea agreement in exchange for the prosecutor?s undertaking to take a particular course of action.

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Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 13 of 2017
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 23-Feb-2017
Published in Gazette on: 16-Mar-2017, Vol.56 No.27
Progress:
House of Representatives
23-Feb-2017 1st Reading PDF icon (83.1 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (632.2 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
22-Mar-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (722.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Public Administration and Communication]
Mrs. Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, MP [Oropouche West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
05-Apr-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (687.2 kb)
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of Public Utilities]
Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
Brig. Gen. Ancil Antoine, MP [D'Abadie/O'Meara] [Government Member]
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Lovell Francis, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
12-Apr-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (942.4 kb)
Hon. Dr. Lovell Francis, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
Mr. Ganga Singh, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Mrs. Glenda Jennings-Smith, MP [Toco/Sangre Grande] [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Security]
Mr. Barry Padarath, MP [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]
Dr. Fuad Khan, MP [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
12-Apr-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (942.4 kb)
05-May-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (758.6 kb)
06-May-2017 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (758.6 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Senate
09-May-2017 1st Reading PDF icon (112.2 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (784.5 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
13-Jun-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,037.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
20-Jun-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (663.7 kb)
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Gerald Ramdeen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon [Independent Senator]
22-Jun-2017 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (809.4 kb)
Sen. Wayne Sturge [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Taurel Shrikissoon [Independent Senator]
Sen. W. Michael Coppin [Government Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. John Heath [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Rodger Samuel [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Nikoli Edwards [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
29-Jun-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (949.8 kb)
04-Jul-2017 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (992.4 kb)
amendments made in the Senate
04-Jul-2017 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (992.4 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
House of Representatives
15-Sep-2017 Senate Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (942.3 kb)
President of the Republic
28-Sep-2017 Assent PDF icon (103.7 kb)
Act 12 of 2017
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