S.O.222 Bills - Council amendments to Assembly bills - return of bill with proposed amendments
Council proposed amendments to Assembly bills
222. An Assembly bill returned from the Council with amendments shall be reported and the Speaker shall fix a later time for the consideration of the amendments or the amendments may be considered in detail forthwith.
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|Notes for the Chair||BILL RETURNED WITH LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AMENDMENT(S) Amendments made by the Council in a bill and any subsequent messages received relating to amendments are considered in detail by the House. After the message is reported returning a bill with an amendment or amendments, consideration may take place immediately or at a later time (either later that same day or a future day). Debate during the consideration of Legislative Council amendments is restricted to the subject matter of the amendments before the House. If an amendment has a direct bearing on some other part of the bill a small degree of latitude may be allowed. However, Members are not to make what would in effect be a second reading speech or discuss the bill as a whole. Once the consideration in detail of the Council amendments has concluded a message is sent to the Legislative Council advising of the Assembly's agreement or disagreement with the amendments, or amendments made to the Council's amendments. Key rulings: During consideration in detail of Legislative Council amendments, debate is limited to the amendments before the House and it is not an opportunity to revisit the bill and entire debate. Gadiel-Deputy, PD 09/09/2010, p. 25630 Although the Legislative Council may have acquired certain powers in regard to making amendments in bills, it had not the right to make an amendment involving expenditure which would require a message from the Crown. Levy, PD 19/12/1934, p. 4925 BILLS RETURNED FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WITH AMENDMENT(S) Speaker: “I report a Message from the Legislative Council returning the (name of bill) with amendments/ an amendment” (Clerk at the Table will advise). Speaker: “I direct that the Legislative Council amendment(s) be taken into consideration forthwith/ at a later time” [Amendments are considered in detail. The Speaker is to leave the Chair and take a seat at the Table next to the Clerks] Speaker: “The Question is, That the amendment(s) be agreed to [or disagreed to]” (Clerk at the Table will advise). [At the c|
|House Forms||Speaker: I report a Message from the Legislative Council returning the ________________________________________________________Bill with amendments/an amendment. I direct that the amendments/amendment made by the Legislative Council be taken into consideration - at a later time/ forthwith|
|S.O. 244 of 1994 (Repealed)||244. An Assembly bill returned from the Council with amendments shall be reported and a future time fixed by the Speaker for the consideration of the amendments.|
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