Parliament: Audio & Order Of Business

June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

[Updated with audio]The House of Assembly will be in session today  [June 19] and statements scheduled to be delivered include the Bermuda Charities and the Gang Violence Reduction Team Response to Heroes Weekend Incidents, and a number of bills will also be considered.

Update: Live broadcast has concluded, and the audio of the morning session is below:

Speaking at yesterday’s press briefing, Premier David Burt said, “Tomorrow, in the House of Assembly, we will meet to consider five bills, which will be advanced:

  • The first will be the temporary suspension, for one year, of social insurance payments
  • The second will be the temporary suspension or one year suspension, of payments into the National Pension Scheme
  • The third will be Amendments of Public Health Act. These were amendments that will enable us to enact public health measures outside of the declaration of a State of Emergency
  • There will be further amendments to the Bermuda Bar Act. These are things to make sure that we can have registered associates around the world, which will assist Bermuda in attracting more business to our shores; and
  • Finally, I willl be piloting through the Cost of Living Amendment Act, through the House of Assembly. This particular Act seeks to allow the Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs to mandate grocery stores to share pricing of certain goods electronically. So those can be compiled and shared through technological means.”

The Order of Business is below [PDF here]:

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