As we near the end of the year, it's good to review the
bills that have been tabled and passed in the House of Assembly and
Senate. This information can be found on the Bermuda Parliament
website at www.parliament.bm.
More specifically, House bills going back to 2010 can be viewed
where 2016 bills are listed here. Senate bills going back to 2010 can be
found on this page, where 2016 bills are listed here.
Most Bills go through the same stages in both Houses. Bills can
also start in either House, but traditionally bills are tabled in
the House of Assembly. Once a bill has passed through one House,
the bill will then be signed by the Speaker and sent to the Senate.
The bill will then go through the same stages as listed below.
After the bill has been approved in both Houses, it will go to the
Premier and then to the Attorney General Chambers for review and
then finally sent on to the Governor where it will be signed and
The Reading Process of a Bill
First Reading – Formal Presentation
Second Reading – House Debate on General Principle
Committee – Detailed examination of clauses and proposed
Report – Consideration of Committee amendments and the
opportunity to implement any additional changes
Third Reading – Final Debate on Bill as a whole
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