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STATUS OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION

( ACTS OF PARLIAMENT, DRAFT BILLS AND REGULATIONS)

As at end of 2017

 ACTS OF PARLIAMENT

ACTS

SPONSORING MINISTRY                             

 

 
  1. The Appropriation Act No.1 of 2017

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Supplementary Appropriation Act No.2 of 2017

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development(Lower Usuthu Small Holder Irrigation Project II) Lusip II Loan Act No. 3 of 2017

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Project) The National Referral Hospital Loan Act No.4 of 2017.

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Taiwan Exim Bank(The Construction of a Five Star Hotel Project Loan) Act No. 5 of 2017

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) Loan (I) National Referral Hospital Project , Loan Act No. 6 of 2017

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Opec Fund for International Development(OFID) Loan (II) National Referral Hospital Project Loan(II) Act No.7 of 2017

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa(BADEA) National Referral Hospital Project Loan Act No. 8 of 2017

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Saudi Fund for Development National Referral Hospital Project Act No.9 of 2017

 

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Public Finance Management Act No. 10 of 2017

Ministry of Finance

  1. The Suppression of Terrorism Act No. 11 of 2017

Ministry of Justice

  1. The Public Order Act No. 12 of 2017

Ministry of Justice

  1. The Correctional Services Act No. 13 of 2017

Ministry of Justice

  1. The Pesticides Management Act No.14 of 2017

Ministry of Agriculture

  1. The Refugees Act No. 15 of 2017

Ministry of Home Affairs

 

BILLS AWAITING ASSENT 

BILL

SPONSORING MINISTRY                             

             STATUS

 

ACTION  REQUIRED

 

 

   

 

 

1.      Special Economic Zone Bill

Commerce and Trade

Passed by Parliament

Awaiting documents (Green Book and Portfolio Committee Reports) from Parliament to prepare for assent.

 

2.      The Sectional Titles (Amendment) Bill

Housing

Passed by Parliament

Awaiting documents (Green Book and Portfolio Committee Reports) from Parliament to prepare for assent.

 

3.      Public Service Bill, 2014

Ministry of Public Service

Passed by  Parliament

Awaiting documents (Green Book and Portfolio Committee Reports) from Parliament to prepare for assent.

 

4.      The University of Swaziland (Amendment Bill, 2015

Ministry of Education and Training

Passed by Parliament 

Awaiting documents (Green Book and Portfolio Committee Reports) from Parliament to prepare for assent.

 
         
         
         

 

BILLS AND REGULATIONS IN PARLIAMENT

BILL

SPONSORING MINISTRY                      

       STATUS

   

ACTION REQUIRED

1.      Police Service Bill

Prime Minister

(House of Assembly)

Awaiting conclusion in House of Assembly

 

     

2.      The Leadership Code of Conduct Bill, 2015

Prime Minister’s Office

    (House of Assembly) Bill referred to Portfolio Committee

Awaiting presentation to Portfolio Committee

3.      The  Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

 (House of Assembly) with Portfolio Committee

To await conclusion of Parliamentary process

       
       

4.      (Micro-projects)

Swaziland Community Development Agency Bill

 

Ministry of Economic Planning

House of Assembly Portfolio Committee

No action required. To await conclusion of Parliamentary process

5.      Pharmacy Bill 2014

Ministry of Health

Awaiting joint House debate and conclusion

Awaiting conclusion of Parliamentary process

6.      Citizen Economic Empowered Bill

Ministry of Commerce

Tabled in (House of Assembly)

Awaiting Adoption of Report ( 2nd Reading)

7.      Prevention of Organized Crime Bill

Ministry of Justice

(House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Presentation to Portfolio Committee

8.      Witness Protection Bill

Ministry of Justice

(House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Presentation to Portfolio Committee

9.      Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill

Deputy Prime Minister

(House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Awaiting conclusion of report by Portfolio Committee

10.  The Livestock Identification Regulations

Ministry of Agriculture

  • Passed by Senate
  • (House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Awaiting conclusion of report by Portfolio Committee

 

     

11.  The Gaming Control Bill, 2015

Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs

(House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Awaiting conclusion of report by Portfolio Committee

12.  The Freshwater Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2017 

Ministry of Agriculture

(House of Assembly) refereed to Portfolio Committee

Awaiting conclusion of report by Portfolio Committee

13.  The Farm Dwellers (Amendment) Bill

Ministry of Natural resources and Energy

(Senate) with Portfolio Committee

Awaiting conclusion of report by Portfolio Committee

 

DRAFTS SENT TO MINISTRIES

 

BILL

SPONSORING MINISTRY

STATUS

ACTION REQUIRED

1.      The Fair Trading and Consumer Protection Bill, 2017

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Sent to Ministry for Cabinet submission

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

2.      The Fair Trading and Consumer Protection Regulations, 2017

Ministry of Trade and Industry

Sent to Ministry for Cabinet submission

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

3.      The Inter-country Adoption Regulations, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

With Ministry

 To await comments from Ministry regarding draft Regulation

 

     

4.      The Dairy (Amendment) Bill

Ministry of Agriculture

Completed and sent to Ministry for submission to Cabinet

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

5.      Swaziland National Trust Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Tourism and Environmental Affairs

Incorporated Cabinet submissions and sent Bill to Ministry for resubmission to Cabinet

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

6.      International Trade Administration Bill, 2016

Ministry of Commerce

With Ministry

To await comments from Ministry regarding draft Bill

7.  The Archives Bill, 2015

Ministry of Information Communications Technology 

With Ministry

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

8.      The Swaziland Food and Nutrition Council, Bill, 2016

Ministry of Health

With Ministry

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

9.      The Online Regulations, 2015

Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs

With Ministry

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

10.  The Inter-country Adoption Regulations, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

With Ministry

 Awaiting comments from Ministry regarding draft Bill

11.  The Swazi National Land Commercialization Bill, 2016

Ministry of Agriculture

Sent to Ministry for Cabinet submission

Ministry to transmit same to Cabinet

12.  The Swaziland Telecommunications Corporation Bill, 2017

Ministry of Information Communications Technology 

Sent to Ministry for Cabinet submission 

Awaiting Cabinet approval

13.  The Swaziland Infrastructure Corporation Bill, 2017

Ministry of Information Communications Technology 

At drafting stage, Ministry consulting on the draft

Submission to Ministry fro Cabinet approval

 

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