Pending Bills

ITEM No.Bill NoShort TitleLong Title HistoryCurrent StatComments
1Bill No. 6 of 2015Rotuma Act 2015A Bill for an Act to provide for the regulation of Rotuman affairs and for related matters.FR – 14/05/2015
SR – 26/4/2016 Restored to the Order paper under SO 97 and referred to Standing Committee of Social Affair
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Social Affairs Committee)
2Bill No. 7 of 2015Rotuma Lands Act 2015A Bill for an Act to provide for a lands commission in Rotuma, to provide for the registration of Rotumans, to regulate the registration, dealing with and transmission of land and related matters. FR – 14/05/2015

SR– 26/4/2016 Restored to the Order paper under SO 97 and referred to Standing Committee of Social Affair
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Social Affairs Committee)
3Bill No. 4 of 2016Meteorological and Hydrological Services Act 2016A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment and functions of the Fiji Meteorological and Hydrological Service and the efficient management, control, promotion and development of meteorological and hydrological services to contribute to the protection of life, property and economic development from meteorological and hydrological disastersFR – 9/2/2016
SR – 27/4/2016

(Hon. Speaker – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time and pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeBill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point

(Pending with the Natural Resources Committee)
4Bill No. 7 of 2016Land and Water Resources Management Act 2016A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the management, conservation and improvement of Land and Water Resources and for other related matters.FR – 9/2/2016
SR – 27/4/2016
Honourable Members, in accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeBill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point
(Pending with the Natural Resources Committee)
5Bill No. 9 of 2016Aquaculture Act 2016. A Bill for an Act to regulate fresh water, brackish water and marine aquaculture and for related matters FR – 9/2/2016
SR– 26/4/2016

(Hon. Speaker; In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85 (4), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeBill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point

(Pending with the Natural Resources Committee)
6Bill No. 10 of 2016Heritage Act 2016A Bill for an Act to provide for the recognition and management of places having world Heritage values in Fiji.FR – 9/2/2016

SR – 25/4/2016
Hon. Speaker – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85 (4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Social Affairs Committee)
7Bill No. 12 of 2016Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and for related matters.FR – 9/2/2016
SR – 25/4/2016
Hon. Speaker – In accordance with Standing Order 85 (4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85 (4), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Affairs
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Social Affairs Committee)
8Bill No. 13 of 2016Forest Act 2016.A Bill for an Act to provide for the management of Fiji’s Forests and other related matters.FR – 9/2/2016
SR – 26/4/2016
Honourable Members, in accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for a second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeBill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point
(Pending with the Natural Resources Committee)
9Bill No. 19 of 2016Reform of Sugar Cane Industry Act 2016 A Bill for an Act to provide for the Reform, Promotion and regulation of the Sugar Cane Industry.FR – 25/4/2016
SR 28/4/2016
Hon. Speaker – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4) the Bill has been read for the second time pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a). The Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Economic Affairs Committee—currently hearing submissions)
10Bill No. 20 of 2016Sugar Cane Growers Fund (Amendment) Act 2016A Bill for an Act to amend the Sugar Cane Growers Fund Act (CAP 207)FR – 25/4/2016
SR – 28/4/2016
Hon. Speaker – In accordance with Standing Order 85 (4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a) the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Economic Affairs Committee—currently hearing submissions)
11Bill No. 21 of 2016Adoption Act 2016.A Bill for an Act to provide for Local and Intercountry Adoption of Children and access of Information Regarding Adoption.FR – 25/4/2016
SR – 28/4/2016

Hon. SPEAKER – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeThe Bill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point

(Pending with the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee–currently with the Solicitor-General’s Office)
12Bill No. 22 of 2016Code of Conduct Act 2016.A Bill for an Act to establish the Code of Conduct and for other matter prescribed under Section 149 of the Constitution of the Republic of FijiFR– 26/4/2016
SR – 28/4/2016
Hon. SPEAKER – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4) the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a) the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committees on Justice, Law and Human Rights
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeThe Bill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point
(Pending with the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee–currently with the Solicitor-General’s Office)
13Bill No. 24 of 2016Kava Act 2016A Bill for an Act to establish the Fiji Kava Council for the propose of the regulation and the management of the Kava Industry and for related matters.FR – 27/4/2016
SR – 28/4/2016
Hon. SPEAKER – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Under consideration by the Committee.The Bill report is currently in its final draft.
Final amendments to the Bill would be looked at again by the Committee.
(Pending with the Natural Resources Committee)
14Bill No. 28 of 2016Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act 2016A Bill for an Act to provide for the privileges of Parliament, Members of Parliament and Offices of Parliament FR– 30/5/2016
SR – 2/6/2016
In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now being read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights.
Pending bill with the Solicitor–General’s OfficeThe Bill is still with the Office of the Solicitor-General at this point
(Pending with the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee–currently with the Solicitor-General’s Office)
15Bill No. 33 of 2016Community–Based Corrections Act 2016A Bill for An Act to amend the Community–Based Corrections Bill 2016FR– 1/6/2016
SR 2/6/2016
Hon. SPEAKER – In accordance with Standing Order 85(4), the Bill has now been read for the second time. Pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights.
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee–currently with the Solicitor-General’s Office)
16Bill No. 34 of 2016Information Act 2016A Bill for an Act to amend the Information Bill 2016FR– 1/6/2016
SR 2/6/2016
Hon. SPEAKER – In accordance with Standing Order 85, clause 4, the Bill has now been read for the second time, pursuant to Standing Order 85(4)(a), the Bill will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights
Under consideration by the Committee.The Committee is still considering this Bill

(Pending with the Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee–currently with the Solicitor-General’s Office)
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