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.

2020 Bills

These are the bills put before Parliament in 2020

Second Ordinary Session: 5th of November 2020
Bill No. Bill Tittle English version French version Status
1

Bill for the Finance Dealers Licensing (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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2

Bill for the National Payment System 

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3

Bill for the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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4

Bill for the Tax Administration Act (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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5

Bill for the Adoption Act No. of 2020n 

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6

Bill for the Cybercrime Act No. of 2020 

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7

Bill for the Satue Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2020 

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8

Bill for the Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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9

Bill for the VAN2027 Pacific Games Act No. of 2020 

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10

Bill for the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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11

Bill for the Appropriation (2021) Act No. of 2020 

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12

Bill for the Public Health (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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13

Bill for the Vanuatu National Provident Fund (Amensment) Act No. of 2020 

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14

Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (2020) Act No. of 2020 

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First Ordinary Session: 11 June to 19 June 2020
Bill Tittle English version French version Status

Bill for the Finance Dealers Licensing (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the National Payment System 

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Bill for the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Satue Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Campanies (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Treaty between the Solompon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu Concerning their Maritime Boundaries (Radifications) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Tax Administration Act (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Adoption Act No. of 2020n 

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Bill for the Parliament (Memnbers Expenses and Allowances) (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Supplementary Appropriation (2020) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Police (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Decentralization (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Municipalities (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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Bill for the Trade Disputes (Amendment) Act No. of 2020 

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