BulletYear 2019-2020
BulletYear 2018-2019
BulletYear 2017-2018
BulletYear 2016-2017



Bills (Year 2019-2020) Date of Gazette Date of 1st Reading Date of resumption of
2nd Reading debate/
3rd Reading
Date of formation of
Bills Committee
Δβ+ 1. Evidence (Amendment) Bill 2018 22.6.2018 4.7.2018   6.7.2018
+ 2. Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation (Amendment) Bill 2018 6.7.2018 11.7.2018 10-11.6.2020 /
11.6.2020
5.10.2018
※+ 3. Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018 2.11.2018 14.11.2018   16.11.2018
^+* 4. Professional Accountants (Amendment) Bill 2018 2.11.2018 15.11.2018 21.5.2020
(voted down)
16.11.2018
β@+ 5. Fire Safety (Industrial Buildings) Bill 30.11.2018 12.12.2018 11.6.2020 14.12.2018
β@+ 6. Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 30.11.2018 12.12.2018 11.6.2020 14.12.2018
β+ 7. National Anthem Bill 11.1.2019 23.1.2019 27-28.5.2020 &
3-4.6.2020/
4.6.2020
25.1.2019
β@+ 8. Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill 2019 8.2.2019 20.2.2019 10.6.2020 1.3.2019
※+ 9. Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019 15.2.2019 20.2.2019   1.3.2019
+ 10. Judicial Officers (Extension of Retirement Age) (Amendment) Bill 2019 1.3.2019 20.3.2019 6-7.11.2019 &
27.11.2019/
27.11.2019
22.3.2019
@+ 11. Electoral Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 1.3.2019 20.3.2019 27-28.11.2019/
28.11.2019
22.3.2019
β@+ 12. Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions) Bill 2019 8.3.2019 20.3.2019 23-24.10.2019,
30-31.10.2019 &
6.11.2019/
6.11.2019
22.3.2019
Δ+ 13. Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 15.3.2019 27.3.2019   29.3.2019
14. Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 29.3.2019 3.4.2019 23.10.2019
(withdrawn)
NoteLegend symbol denoting At its meeting on 24 May 2019, the House Committee agreed to rescind the decision made on 12 April 2019 under Rule 75(4) of the Rules of Procedure to form the Bills Committee on Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.
β@+ 15. Occupational Retirement Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2019 4.4.2019 17.4.2019 17.6.2020 26.4.2019
※+ 16. Franchised Taxi Services Bill 26.4.2019 8.5.2019   10.5.2019
β@+ 17. Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill 2019 28.6.2019 23.10.2019 15-17.7.2020/
17.7.2020
8.5.2020
※+ 18. Rating (Amendment) Bill 2019 13.9.2019 23.10.2019   8.5.2020
Δ 19. Freight Containers (Safety) (Amendment) Bill 2019 11.10.2019 23.10.2019   -
  20. Supplementary Appropriation (2018-2019) Bill 18.10.2019 30.10.2019 18.6.2020 -
β@+ 21. Pharmacy and Poisons (Amendment) Bill 2019 18.10.2019 30.10.2019 17.7.2020 8.5.2020
  22. Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2019 1.11.2019 27.11.2019 17-18.6.2020 /
18.6.2020
-
Δβ+ 23. Road Traffic Legislation (Parking Spaces) (Amendment) Bill 2019 15.11.2019 27.11.2019   8.5.2020
* 24. St. John's College (Amendment) Bill 2019 6.6.2019,
14.6.2019
4.12.2019 18.6.2020 -
Δ 25. Fisheries Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019 6.12.2019 11.12.2019   -
β@ 26. Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Profits Tax Concessions for Insurance-related Businesses) Bill 2019 6.12.2019 18.12.2019 9.7.2020 &
15.7.2020/
15.7.2020
-
  27. Court Proceedings (Electronic Technology) Bill 27.12.2019 8.1.2020 17.7.2020 -
β@$ 28. Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 27.12.2019 8.1.2020 24.6.2020 &
8-9.7.2020 /
9.7.2020
-
Δβ+ 29. Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 27.12.2019 15.1.2020   8.5.2020
β 30. Appropriation Bill 2020 26.2.2020 26.2.2020 22-23.4.2020,
29.4.2020,
6-7.5.2020 &
13-14.5.2020/
14.5.2020
-
β@ 31. Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Ship Leasing Tax Concessions) Bill 2020 17.1.2020 18.3.2020 10.6.2020 -
32. Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions) Bill 2020 6.3.2020 18.3.2020 10.6.2020 -
β@ 33. Limited Partnership Fund Bill 20.3.2020 10.6.2020 9.7.2020 -
  34. Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020 20.3.2020 10.6.2020 17.7.2020 -
β@ 35. Insurance (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2020 20.3.2020 10.6.2020 17.7.2020 -
^^ 36. Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2020 31.1.2020 -   -


   Note:At its meeting on 24 May 2019, the House Committee agreed to rescind the decision made on 12 April 2019 under Rule 75(4) of the Rules of Procedure to form the Bills Committee on Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.

   +A Bills Committee has been formed for the Bill

   *Member's Bill

   @Bill passed with amendment(s) moved by Administration

   ^The resumption of the Second Reading debate originally scheduled at the Council meeting of 3 April 2019 was not dealt with due to absence of the Member in charge of the Bill

   Bills pending resumption of Second Reading debate

   $The Secretary for Labour and Welfare's motion moved under RoP 54(4) that the Second Reading debate on the Bill be adjourned and the Bill be referred to the Panel on Manpower instead of the House Committee was passed at the Council meeting of 15 January 2020.

    The Second Reading debate on the Bill was originally scheduled to resume at the Council meeting of 12 June 2019. The Council meeting of 12 June 2019 was originally scheduled to be held on 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 June. The President subsequently decided that the meeting was not to be held. The Administration withdrew the relevant notice on 15 June 2019. The Administration wrote to the President on 3 October 2019 stating that the Bill be withdrawn at the first Council meeting of the 2019-2020 session. The Secretary for Security finally made an announcement of the withdrawal of the Bill at the Council meeting of 23 October 2019.

   βDebate and Voting Arrangements for Committee stage amendments to Bills
   ΔThese Bills lapsed owing to the prorogation of the Sixth Legislative Council

   The Bills Committees decided to discontinue their scrutiny works on the Bills and reported to the House Committee that agreed to dissolve the Bills Committees.

   ^^The First and Second Reading of the Bill was originally scheduled at the regular Council meeting of 12 February 2020. That meeting and the regular Council meeting of 19 February 2020 were both not held. The Administration then informed that the First and Second Reading would be rescheduled to a later date. It did not notify such date before the prorogation of the Sixth Legislative Council.