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5th Session of the 10th Parliament

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014

An Act to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
This Bill seeks to amend the Constitution to limit the period for which a person could serve as Prime Minister, to provide for the recall of members of the House of Representatives, and to permit only candidates who have earned more than fifty percent of the votes cast in their respective constituencies to be elected as members of the House of Representatives. The Bill as introduced, once passed, will come into effect by Proclamation.

Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 18 of 2014
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar [Prime Minister]
Introduced on: 04-Aug-2014
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
House of Representatives
04-Aug-2014 1st Reading PDF icon (74.5 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (165.9 kb)
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
11-Aug-2014 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,433.8 kb)
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister of Legal Affairs]
Mr. Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Mr. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
Ms. Donna Cox, MP [Laventille East/Morvant] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Winston Dookeran, MP [Tunapuna] [Minister of Foreign Affairs]
Mrs. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, MP [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
Mr. NiLeung Hypolite, MP [Laventille West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Hon. Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, MP [San Fernando West] [Minister of Public Administration]
Hon. Dr. Lincoln Douglas, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
12-Aug-2014 Committee Stage PDF icon (76.3 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,433.8 kb)
amendments made in the House of Representatives
12-Aug-2014 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,433.8 kb)
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
23 for, 14 against, 1 abstention
Senate
19-Aug-2014 1st Reading PDF icon (100.7 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,070.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Ganga Singh [Minister of the Environment and Water Resources and Leader of Government Business in the Senate]
26-Aug-2014 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,044.5 kb)
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development]
Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Larry Howai [Minister of Finance and the Economy]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler [Independent Senator]
27-Aug-2014 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,008.1 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Sen. H.R. Ian Roach [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Lester Henry [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Garvin Nicholas [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Small [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Embau Moheni [Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security]
Sen. Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan [Independent Senator]
Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
Sen. Dr. Sharon Le Gall [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. the Hon. Gerald Hadeed [Minister of Tourism]
28-Aug-2014 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,025.0 kb)
Sen. Daniel Solomon [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. the Hon. Marlene Coudray [Minister of Local Government]
Sen. the Hon. Gary Griffith [Minister of National Security]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
28-Aug-2014 Committee Stage PDF icon (162.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (1,025.0 kb)
amendments made in the Senate
28-Aug-2014 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,025.0 kb)
Division: 18 for, 12 against, no abstentions.
Senate amendments to be sent to the House for agreement.
House of Representatives
17-Jun-2015 Bill Lapsed
Bill Lapsed with Senate amendments to be agreed to by the House
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