BILL BEFORE PARLIAMENT

Legislation and Parliament:

Please see: https://www.parliament.gov.za/bills

 

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With Parliament due to rise in December, there are a raft of Bills before Parliament,  including the following which were introduced since August of this year:

Sectional Titles Amendment Bill (B31-2020)

B31-2020

NA

2020-11-02

Pension Funds Amendment Bill (B30-2020)

B30-2020

NA

2020-11-02

Fund-Raising Amendment Bill (B29-2020)

B29-2020

NA

2020-10-30

Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (B28-2020)

B28-2020

NA

2020-10-28

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (B27-2020)

B27-2020

NA

2020-10-28

Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill (B26-2020)

B26-2020

NA

2020-10-28

Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill (B25-2020)

B25-2020

NA

2020-10-28

Division of Revenue Second Amendment Bill (B24-2020)

B24-2020

NA

2020-10-28

Expropriation Bill (B23-2020)

B23-2020

NA

2020-10-15

Electoral Laws Amendment Bill (B22-2020)

B22-2020

NA

2020-09-23

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (B21-2020)

B21-2020

NA

2020-09-10

Domestic Violence Amendment Bill (B20-2020)

B20-2020

NA

2020-09-07

Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill (B19-2020)

B19-2020

NA

2020-09-01

Children's Amendment Bill (B18-2020)

B18-2020

NA

2020-08-31

Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill (B17-2020)

 

Since it is beyond the scope of this brief note to address each bill on this list, we will highlight just two :

 

1.The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill (B22-2020) introduced by the Hon Minister of Home Affairs on

23 September this year.

 

2. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (B21-2020) introduced by the

 Hon Minister of Employment and Labour on 10 September this year.

 

 

 

  1. The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill (B22-2020),

 

For the text of the Bill see:

https://www.parliament.gov.za/storage/app/media/Bills/2020/B22_2020_Electoral_Laws_Amendment_Bill/B22_2020_Electoral_Laws_Amendment_Bill.pdf

 

The Parliamentary website advises that the purpose of the Bill is:

“To amend the— • Electoral Commission Act, 1996, so as to insert certain definitions; to streamline the provisions for the registration of political parties; to provide for the registration of parties in respect of particular provinces, district and metropolitan municipalities and to repeal provisions relating to registration of parties in respect of particular local municipalities; to repeal obsolete provisions; • Electoral Act, 1998, so as to insert certain definitions; to amend the provisions regarding public access to the voters’ roll; to update references to repealed legislation; to amend provisions allowing voters to vote in a voting district where they are not registered; to amend provisions relating to the submission of lists of candidates; to amend provisions relating to special votes in elections for the National Assembly; to authorise the Commission to prescribe a different voting method; to amend provisions relating to the procedure concerning provisional results and voting materials; to provide for the limited applicability of the Code; to amend Schedule 3; and • Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act, 2000, so as to insert and delete certain definitions; to amend the requirements for parties contesting elections by way of party lists and for a ward candidate to contest elections; to authorise the Commission to prescribe a different voting procedure for those voters whose names appear on the voters’ roll, without addresses; to authorise the Commission to prescribe a different voting method; to amend provisions relating to the effect of certain irregularities, and to provide for matters connected therewith”

 

  1. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (B21-2020)

For the text of the Bill see:

https://www.parliament.gov.za/storage/app/media/Bills/2020/B21_2020_Compensation_for_Occupational_Injuries_and_Diseases_Amendment_Bill/B21_2020_Compensation_for_Occupational_Injuries_and_Diseases_Amendment_Bill.pdf

The Parliamentary website advises that the purpose of the Bill is:

“To amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993, so as to amend, substitute, insert, delete and repeal certain definitions and sections; to provide for matters pertaining to the Board and its members; to provide for the Commissioner to perform certain functions that were previously performed by the Director-General; to further provide for matters pertaining to the rehabilitation, re-integration and return to work of occupationally injured and diseased employees; to regulate the use of health care services; to provide for the Commissioner to review pension claims or awards; to provide for administrative penalties; to regulate compliance and enforcement and to provide for matters connected therewith”

 

Readers are encouraged to consult the website of Parliament to stay informed about these and other Bills.  (see www.parliament.gov.za )

 

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