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5th Session of the 11th Parliament

The Animal (Diseases and Importation) (Amendment) Bill, 2019

An Act to amend the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act, Chap. 67:02
The purpose of the Animal (Diseases and Importation) Amendment Bill, 2019 is to protect and promote animal health and to prevent the introduction and spread of animal diseases within Trinidad and Tobago and from other countries; to facilitate and regulate trade in animals, carcasses, animal products and animal-related tems; to establish standards for animal welfare, and for other connected purposes. This Bill was brought forward from the 4th Session.
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Bill No.: Senate Bill 7 of 2019
Introduced in: The Senate
Introduced by: Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Introduced on: 11-Sep-2019
Published in Gazette on: 03-Oct-2019, Vol.58 No.135
Progress:
Senate
11-Sep-2019 1st Reading PDF icon (159.8 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (789.0 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Bill brought from the 4th Session
19-May-2020 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (833.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nigel de Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. Avinash Singh [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
19-May-2020 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (833.6 kb)
Approved with amendments
19-May-2020 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (833.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
House of Representatives
22-May-2020 1st Reading PDF icon (296.1 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (498.5 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
01-Jul-2020 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (789.0 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Mrs. Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh, MP [Oropouche West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Lovell Francis, MP [Moruga/Tableland] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Education]
Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
01-Jul-2020 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (789.0 kb)
Approved without amendments
01-Jul-2020 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (789.0 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
President of the Republic
03-Jul-2020 Assent: Awaiting Proclamation PDF icon (286.0 kb)
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