A Number of Bills to be Passed this Legislative Year


The Government of Jamaica intends to enhance the social, economic and political development of the country through the passage of a number of Bills that are already on the agenda of Parliament.
Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, in his speech at the opening of the 2007/08 legislative year in Gordon House today (March 29) said that the Bills include the Charter of Rights Bill; the Incest (Punishment) Bill; and the Offences Against the Person (Amendment) Bill. Professor Hall further noted that in addition, the government would also introduce a number of new legislation such as the Child Pornography Bill; Obscene Publication (Amendment) Bill; Data Protection Bill; Petroleum Quality Control (Amendment) Bill and Regulations Petroleum (Companies) Bill and Regulations; and the Petroleum and Oil Fuel (Landing and Storage) Amendment Bill; and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill.

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