Lawmakers pass 100 bills

The bills include the fifty-four submitted by the House-sanctioned Committee for the Review of existing laws of the Federation last week.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, passed one hundred (100) motions for first reading.

The bills include the 54 submitted by the House-sanctioned Committee of the Review of existing laws of the Federation last week.

Recall that in December last year, the House of passed 130 bills through first reading many of which have scaled through second reading, while others are at different stages of legislative process.

Some of the bills that scaled first reading are Elder Person (Protection Bill); National Commission for Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Migrants; National Gas Resources Development Agency Bill and Counterfeit and Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods (Miscellaneous Provision) Act (Amendment)Bill, 2016.

Others include the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (Enforcement of Awards) Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2016; Statutory Corporation Pensionable Officers (Retiring Age Limit); Treaties (Making Procedures) Act Amendment Bill and National Gas Resources Development Agency Bill.

Similarly, three bills scaled through third reading on the floor of the House of Representatives. By this, the three bills have been passed by the House and now awaits concurrence with the Senate.

They are bill for an Act to Make Provision for Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots and it her related matters; Bill for an Act to provide for Corporate Manslaughter to Make Corporate Organisations Criminally Liable for Death of Employees arising from their Acts of Omission and other related matters and a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Railway Loan (International Bank) Act laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and for other connected matters.

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