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5th Session of the 10th Parliament

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015

AN ACT to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

This Bill seeks to amend the Constitution to give the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago the power to appoint persons to the Industrial Court on the advice of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.

In addition, the Judicial and Legal Service Commission, before advising the President, shall co-op from among practicing professionals in the field of industrial relations, labour, economics and others as regards advice in relation to those Justices of the Court who do not have the qualifications to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature.

The Bill, as introduced, requires the support of three-fourths of the members of the House of Representatives, and two-thirds of the Members of the Senate, in order to be passed. It will come into effect upon Proclamation.

Related: The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Related: Bill Essentials - The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015


Bill No.: House of Representatives Bill 6 of 2015
Introduced in: House of Representatives
Introduced by: The Honourable Errol Mc Leod [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
Introduced on: 01-May-2015
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
House of Representatives
01-May-2015 1st Reading PDF icon (56.4 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (624.1 kb)
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
08-May-2015 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (487.6 kb)
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
Mr. Jack Warner, MP [Chaguanas West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Rudranath Indarsingh, MP [Couva South] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy]
Mr. Collin Partap, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Government Member]
Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister Justice and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
13-May-2015 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (579.6 kb)
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
Hon. Stephen Cadiz, MP [Chaguanas East] [Minister of Transport]
Hon. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Minister of State in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources]
Mr. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Government Member]
15-May-2015 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (606.8 kb)
Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, MP [Caroni Central] [Government Member]
Hon. Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, MP [San Fernando West] [Minister of Public Administration]
17-Jun-2015 Bill Lapsed
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