Chapter 25 - Standing Order No 163 - Explanation, under the Constitution Act, of a departmental bill
Standing Order No. 163
Explanation, under the Constitution Act, of a department bill
- Any Minister of the Crown who is a member of the Legislative Assembly may, at any time, on motion agreed to by the Legislative Council, according to section 38(A) of the Constitution Act 1902, sit in the Legislative Council for the purpose of explaining the provisions of any bill relating to or connected with any department administered by that Minister.
- Such motions may be moved without notice at any time after the bill has been read a first time.
- The question will be decided without debate or amendment, except for a statement, not exceeding 10 minutes, by the mover in support of the motion.
- Under this standing order a Minister who is a member of the Legislative Assembly may take part in any debate or discussion in the Legislative Council, but may not vote.
- Unless otherwise decided, the consent will extend only to the second reading of a bill and the proceedings in committee following the second reading.
- Only one Minister of the Crown who is a member of the Legislative Assembly may sit in the Legislative Council at any one time under this standing order.
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