The President’s Office intends to introduce 32 bills before the People’s Majlis during the third session of the year.
Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla stated at the parliamentary sitting on Tuesday that the President’s Office had sent a letter informing of the scheduled bills for the current legislative session.
Presiding Speaker Eva emphasized that the majority of the work in the third session is in the hands of Parliamentary Committees. Eva noted that the parliament is now debating only two bills.
She stated that the parliament has no work to perform until the new bills are presented, stressing that debates in parliament may begin only once the government provides the bills.
The following are some of the bills announced by the attorney general:
- Evidence Bill
- Bill on Compensation for Defamation
- Bill to amend Counter-Terrorism Act
- Bill to amend the Penal Code
- Maldives Media and Broadcasting Authority Bill
- Maldives Health Services Bill
- Bill to amend Provision of Health Services Act
- Bill to amend Religious Unity Act
- Bill to amend Judges Act
- Bill to amend Judicature Act
- Diplomatic Privileges Act
- Bill on Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities and Provision of Financial Aid
- Bill to amend Government Salary Policy Act
- Foreign Investment Bill
- Trademark Bill
- Bill to amend National Language Act
In addition to the bills on the list, the government intends to introduce 16 new bills during the third session of parliament, which began last Monday.