Bills Committee on Chief Executive Election Bill

Fourth meeting to be held on Wednesday, 2 May 2001
at 8:30 am in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


  1. Meeting with Administration
    1. Matters arising

      LC Paper No. CB(2)1405/00-01(01) - Administration's response to issues raised at the meeting on 24 April 2001

    2. Discussion of major areas of the Bill

      From item IV onwards (please refer to the attached Appendix)

  2. Date of next meetings
  3. The next two meetings will be held on 5 and 8 May 2001.

Legislative Council Secretariat
27 April 2001


Papers issued for
Bills Committee on Chief Executive Election Bill
(as at 27 April 2001)

Major areasPaper No.
(1)LegCo BriefCAB C5/1
(2)LSD ReportLS71/00-01
(3)Speech by SCA to move Second Reading of the BillCB(2)1174/00-01(02)
(4)Paper on "Provisions of the Bill not prescribed under the Basic Law" prepared by ALALS83/00-01 (issued videCB(2)1217/00-01)
(5)Comparison of the Basic Law and the BillCB(2)1318/00-01(01)
(6)Comparison of the Bill and LegCo OrdinanceCB(2)1217/00-01(04)
(7)ALA's letters dated 29 March and 24 April 2001 to Administration seeking comments on issues relating to the BillCB(2)1327/00-01(01) and CB(2)1388/00-01(01)
II. Election Committee (EC)
(1)Overlapping membershipItem 1 of CB(2)1352/00-01(01)Item 6 of CB(2)1405/00-01(01) (attached)
(2)Information on the EC formed in July 2000Item 2 of CB(2)1352/00-01(01)
(3)Eligibility criteria for candidature at subsector election - clause 17(3) of schedule Item 3 of CB(2)1352/00-01(01)
(4)Legality of clause 8(3)Item 4 of CB(2)1352/00-01(01)
III. Polling date
(1)Pros and cons of various options for determining the polling dateItem 5 of CB(2)1352/00-01(01)Item 1 of CB(2)1405/00-01(01) (attached)
(2)Meaning of BL53Item 2 of CB(2)1405/00-01(01) (attached)
(3)Process of filling a vacancy of office of CE Items 3 - 5 of CB(2)1405/00-01(01) (attached)
IV. Eligibility criteria for being a candidate for CE Election
(1)Requirement for judicial officers in foreign countries to resign before running in electionsItem 1 of CB(2)1352/00-01(02)
V. Nomination
VI. Withdrawal of candidature
VII. Voting method
VIII. Election petitions and judicial review
(1)Differences between the leapfrog procedure proposed in the Bill vis-a-vis that proposed in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (A) Bill to be introducedItem 2 of CB(2)1352/00-01(02)
IX. Election expenses limit
(1)Administration's responseItem 5 of CB(2)1235/00-01(01)
X. Application of anti-bribery legislation to CE election
(1)Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance (ECICO)CB(2)1217/00-01(03)
XI. Regulation of election-related activities
(1)Electoral guidelines for CE electionItem 1 of CB(2)1235/00-01(01)
(2)Regulating electioneering activities of an incumbent CEItem 3 of CB(2)1235/00-01(01)
(3)Restriction on election campaigning undertaken by members of a political party to a fellow member being a candidateItem 4 of CB(2)1235/00-01(01)
XII. Guidelines on participation of senior government officials in electioneering activities of CE election
(1)Administration's responseItem 2 of CB(2)1235/00-01(01)