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5th Session of the 11th Parliament

The Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2020

An Act to amend the Domestic Violence Act, Chap. 45:56 to provide for emergency protection orders and for related matters
View the Bill Essentials here.

Bill No.: Senate Bill 3 of 2020
Introduced in: The Senate
Introduced by: The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [Attorney General]
Introduced on: 03-Jun-2020
Published in Gazette on:
Progress:
Senate
03-Jun-2020 1st Reading PDF icon (389.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (666.3 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
22-Jun-2020 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (1,153.5 kb)
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Khadijah Ameen [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus [Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development]
Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Communications]
Sen. Robert Amar [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Sen. Nigel Trancoso [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Sophia Chote, SC [Independent Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
22-Jun-2020 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (1,153.5 kb)
Approved with amendments
22-Jun-2020 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (1,153.5 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
29 votes for, 0 votes against, 0 abstentions
House of Representatives
24-Jun-2020 1st Reading PDF icon (193.5 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (558.7 kb)
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
24-Jun-2020 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (558.7 kb)
Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
Ms. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, MP [St. Ann's East] [Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts]
Mr. Fazal Karim, MP [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
Ms. Nicole Olivierre, MP [La Brea] [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries]
Dr. Lackram Bodoe, MP [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Randall Mitchell, MP [San Fernando East] [Minister of Tourism]
Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
24-Jun-2020 Committee Stage | Hansard PDF icon (558.7 kb)
Approved without amendments
24-Jun-2020 3rd Reading and Passage | Hansard PDF icon (558.7 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
26 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions
Senate
29-Jun-2020 House of Representatives Amendments | Hansard PDF icon (741.7 kb)
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
Amendments were approved.
President of the Republic
07-Jul-2020 Assent PDF icon (190.5 kb)
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