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Senate discusses twelve Bills, along with several papers and motions in Belmopan today

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Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 3:44 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Senate met in Belmopan today, with 12 Bills brought from the House of Representatives, along with a number of papers and motions all of national importance.

Senators convened this morning to debate: 1. Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 2. Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 3. Stamp Duties (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2021. 4. Tax Administration and Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 5. Electronic Transfer of Funds Crimes Bill, 2021. 6. Electronic Transactions Bill, 2021. 7. Electronic Evidence Bill, 2021. 8. Data Protection Bill, 2021. 9. Public Sector Data Sharing Bill, 2021. 10. Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 11. Money Laundering and Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 12. Court of Appeal (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill, 2021.

The Senate also had before it three papers brought by the Leader of Government Business and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Eamon Courtenay. Those were: Social Security Board – Actuarial Valuation of the Social Security Scheme (at 31 December 2020). 12/1/14 – Social Security Board – Financial Statements for the Years Ended December 31, 2020, and 2019 and Independent Auditors’ Report. 13/1/14 – Civil Works Contract Agreements for Haulover Bridge Replacement Project.

Courtenay also brought three motions of Government business to the Senate: 1. Resolution Authorizing the Ratification by Belize of the Agreement Between the Government of Belize and the Government of Hungary on the Mutual Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official Passports Motion, 2021. 2. Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Carbon Rights and Credits to the Belize Maya Forest Trust Motion, 2021. 3. Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of Carbon Rights and Credits to the Maya Forest Corridor Trust Motion, 2021.

We’ll have a thorough breakdown of the Senate meeting in subsequent stories.

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