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Parliamentary Election Amendment Bill

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The Parliamentary Election Amendment Bill 2010 seeks to give the Parliamentary Registrar additional power to maintain a true and more accurate record of persons entitled to vote. This Bill was voted down in the House of Assembly.

Tabled: 4 June 2010

House: Voted down 23 July 2010

 

 

Media Council Bill

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The Media Council Bill would set up a Media Council who would prepare a Code of Practice for the print and broadcast media in Bermuda, and for preparing a procedure for dealing with complaints. This Bill has been withdrawn following the establishment of a Media Council and Code of Practice implemented directly by the print and broadcast media.

Tabled: 7 May 2010

Withdrawn: 19 July 2010

Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 July 2010)

 

Firearms Amendment Act

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The Firearms Amendment Act 2010 creates a new offence of "handling" a firearm or ammunition. It will also allow the police to apply to the Supreme Court for a warrant of detention and an extension of such a warrant. Arrested persons in connection with an offence involving firearms or ammunition may be helpd without charge for a maximum of 28 days to obtain the results of forensic testing.

Tabled: 28 May 2010

House: Passed 9 June 2010

Senate: Passed 30 June 2010

Assent: 7 July 2010

Operative: 7 July 2010

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 17 August 2010)

 

Public Access to Infomation Act

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The Public Access to Information Act 2010 will enact provisions for the public to obtain access to records held by public authorities (with some exceptions). It creates the role of the Information Commissioner and sets out the procedure to request records by "every person who is resident in Bermuda".

Tabled: 7 May 2010

House: Passed 23 July 2010

Senate: Passed 4 August 2010

Assent: 10 August 2010

Operative: TBA

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 17 August 2010)