Bill Watch 48/2019 MOPO Passed and Parliament Sitting Again This Week 3 September 2019 Other Bills There was no progress last week on any of the other Bills listed on the National Assembly's Order Paper: Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill, Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill and Coroner's Office Bill. They may, however, move forward this week. Coming Up in Parliament This Week In the Senate Education Bill This Bill is the only Bill on the Senate's Order Paper for Tuesday 3rd September, having been transmitted from the National Assembly on 27th August. Its passage through Parliament could be completed this week. In the National Assembly Three Bills head the Order Paper for 3rd September, in the following order: Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Bill [link] The Committee Stage has to be completed, with several pages of amendments proposed by the Portfolio Committee on Industry and Commerce [link] still to be considered. Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Amendment Bill [link] Minister's Second Reading speech and Second Reading debate. Coroner's Office Bill [link] For continuation of Second Reading debate. Three Bills under consideration by PLC As these Bills were referred to the PLC only five days ago, the necessary reports on their consistency with the Constitution are unlikely to be delivered to the National Assembly this week. The National Assembly is not expected to continue dealing with them this week. Marriages Bill [link] Freedom of Information Bill [link] Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill [link] Public consultations have already been conducted on the Marriages Bill and the Freedom of Information Bill. Other Business in Parliament Last Week International Agreement Approved by both Houses The 2012 Beijing Treaty on Audio Visual Performances was approved for ratification by the National Assembly on 27th August and the Senate on 29th August. This means that Zimbabwe can now become party to the Treaty by depositing an instrument of ratification.

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