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Bills before Parliament

Bills are draft acts of Parliament which are introduced into the House for discussion. A law begins its life as a Bill. This is a proposal for a new Act of Parliament. However before a Bill can become an Act it must pass through several stages in the Parliament. As it passes through Parliament a Bill can be amended during the Committee stages.All actions taken by a government must always be lawful in terms of the Constitution. That means that no Bill can be in conflict with what is in the Constitution. The only exception to this is a Bill to amend the Constitution.

There are two main types of Bills in the Vanuatu Parliament. These are Government Bills and Private Bills. The Budget is simply a rather complicated form of Government Bill and it will be dealt with separately. Government Bills are by far the most common. They may arise from party policy, or because interest groups have asked for them or because the Administration has decided it needs them or they may be to make Vanuatu follow a new international agreement or United Nations resolution.

2022 Bills

These are the bills put before Parliament in 2022

First Ordinary Session: 12 May 2022
Bill No. Bill Tittle English version Version Française
Status
1

Bill for the Broadcasting & Television (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

Download Télécharger Withdrawn
2

Bill for the Electrical Works Safety Act No. of 2022

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3

Bill for the Government (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

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4

Bill for the Liquor Licensing (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

Download Télécharger Passed
5

Bill for the Maritime (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

Download Télécharger Passed
6

Bill for the Maritime Sector Regulatory (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

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7

Bill for the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (Ratification) Act No. of 2022

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8

Bill for the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

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9

Bill for the State Flag and Armorial Bearings (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

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10

Bill for the Statistics Act No. of 2022

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11

Bill for the Shipping (Amendment) Act No. of 2022

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12

Bill for the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2022

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13

Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (2022) Act No. of 2022

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14 Bill for the National Audit Office No. of 2022 Not Available Non-Disponible Withdrawn
15 Bill for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act No. of 2022 Not Available Non-Disponible Withdrawn
16 Bill for the Price Monitoring and Consumer Affairs Act No. of 2022 Not Available Non-Disponible Withdrawn

 

First Special Session: 10 June 2022
 Bill No.  Bill Title  English Version Version Française Status
 1 Bill for the Constitution (Eighth) (Amendment) Act No. of 2022 Download Télécharger Pending