Three critical bills to come before Parliament in February
Following the annual Throne Speech, Budget Speech and debate, the judicial arm of government will bring to Parliament in February three important bills; two of which will be repealed and replaced while the third will be amended.
On agenda will be the Road Traffic Amendment Act. The Act which is subject to negative resolution in Parliament is subject to change. The updates once passed will see an increase in the monetary fine for persons caught not wearing a seat belt.
The amended figure will be $500 EC dollars.
Additionally, the Praedial Larceny Prevention Act which was enacted in 1954 will be repealed and replaced by an Act to protect farmers produce and livestock.
The changes will ensure that adequate compensation is awarded to farmers and livestock owners for the damage or theft by the offending person or persons.
Also the Medical Treatment Act passed in 1957 will also be replaced by the Mental Health Act of 2022.
The Minister of Legal Affairs Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin said laws that are outdated will be looked at and amended in Parliament so that they can reflect the changes that are taking place in modern society.