Parliament: 8 Hours Of Audio, Order Of Business

July 17, 2020

[Updated with audio] The House of Assembly will be in session on Friday [July 17] and statements scheduled to be delivered include One Year Residency Certificate Policy, Update on Gaming, Addressing Illegal Foreshore Encroachments, Bermuda Housing Trust Audited Financial Statements, Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership, Government Loans Amendment Debt Ceiling Increase, Cup Match and Emancipation Celebrations, Covid-19 School Reopening Plans for September 2020, and the Covid-19 – Entry and Exit Safety & Health Protocols for the Public School System.

There are also other matters scheduled, including a Parliamentary Question asking “who was the party responsible for applying for a large group exemption from prohibition in regulation 5(1) and (2) of the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) Regulations 2020; for a charity dinner for Meals on Wheels?.”

Update: Speaking at this evening’s press briefing, the Premier said: “The House of Assembly will meet and we will be debating the following Bills:

  • Amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act 2020
  • Riddell’s Bay [Warwick Parish] Special Development Order
  • Amendments to the National Pensions Scheme [Occupational Pensions] and Related Regulations
  • Registrar of Companies [Supervision and Regulation] Act 2020
  • Ministers and Members of the Legislature [Salaries and Pensions] Amendment Act 2020
  • Public Service Superannuation Temporary Amendment Act 2020

We will also be tabling:

  • Trusts Special Provisions #2 Act 2020
  • Gaming [Transfer of Functions] Bill
  • Government Loans Amendment [#2] Act
  • Amendments to the Tourism Investment Act 2017
  • Tourism Investment [St. George’s Club] 2020

“Over the next 2 weeks over 11 Bills will be debated and passed into law with the support of Members of Parliament. This extensive work load speaks to the hard work and dedication of the Government team in continuing to deliver – and doing what is necessary to rebuild our economy; for the people of Bermuda,” the Premier added.

As usual. Bernews will carry the live audio from the House of Assembly, and we will update this article when the session begins on Friday morning.

Update: The 5-hour replay of the afternoon session, please note the session continued well into the evening, so this audio is not the full session.

Update: The 3-hour replay of the morning session:

The Order of Business is below [PDF here]:

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  1. Jack Archer says:

    a statement on debt ceiling increase? Oh boy …. I hope not …