12th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 1st SESSION

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Summary of the 22nd Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Thursday March 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Parliament's COVID-19 Response: The President of the Senate shared on new seating arrangements in the Chamber as part of Parliament's fight against COVID-19. She further gave guidelines on the process for conducting a division in the House, should it be necessary.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives

  • The Miscellaneous Provisions (Heritage and Stabilisation Fund, Government Savings Bonds and Value Added Tax) Bill, 2020: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Heritage and Stabilisation Fund, Government Savings Bonds and Value Added Tax) Bill, 2020 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Minister moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]

Papers

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Extensions to JSCs: The Acting Leader of Government Business moved motions that extensions be granted to the following JSCs in order for the Committees to complete their work and submit a final report:
    1. The Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2019 - extension to April 30, 2020
    2. The Cybercrime Bill, 2017 - extension to September 18, 2020
    3. The National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago, 2018 - extension to June 30, 2020
    The motions were approved.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Government Business: Motions

  • Authorization to borrow a further $10B TTD: Debate then proceeded on a motion to authorize the Government to borrow money externally or internally in a further sum or in further sums not exceeding in the aggregate ten thousand million dollars in the currency of Trinidad and Tobago. Debate began on the motion. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed: The President of the Senate brought greetings to the Spiritual Baptist Community on the observance on Spiritual Baptist Day on March 30. The Sitting concluded at 6:46 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]
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