April 1, 2022 - 5 minutes read

1st April 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

By Francis Monyango
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Papers Laid

  • Legal Notice No. 46 relating to the Central Bank of Kenya Digital Credit providers Regulations of 2022.
  • The Report of the status of the Kenyan economy for the period March 22nd from the National Treasury.
  • The 14th Edition of the Bi-Annual Report on the status of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Control in Kenya for the period of January to June 2021.

Motion

  • The House adopted the Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee on the First Supplementary Estimates for the Financial Year 2021/2022.
  • Procedural motion seeking the reduction of the publication period of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 14 of 2022) from 7 days to 1 day.

Bills

Second Reading

  • The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 4 of 2021).
  • The Information Communication Technology Practitioners Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 of 2020).
  • The Insurance Professionals Registration Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 25 of 2020).
  • The Elections (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 3 of 2022).
  • The Supplementary Appropriation Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 14 of 2022).

Committee of the Whole House

  • The Radiographers Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 47 of 2019).
  • The Health Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 2 of 2021).
  • The Supplementary Appropriation Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 14 of 2022).

Third Reading

  • The Radiographers Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 47 of 2019).
  • The Health Laws (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 2 of 2021).

SENATE

Communication from the Chair

Speaker Kenneth Lusaka directed that virtual, hybrid sittings of the Senate plenary will be suspended effectively from March 31, 2022. However, committee sittings may continue with their virtual, hybrid sittings.

Papers Laid

  • Report of the Office of the Controller of Budget and the County Governments Implementation Review for the first half of the FY 2021/2022
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare on the Community Groups Registration Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 20 of 2021)
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health, on the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Amendment) Bill, SEN Bill No. 53 of 2021.
  • Report of the Mediation Committee on the County Governments Grants Bill, Senate Bills No. 35 of 2021.

Bills

Second Reading

  • The Division of Revenue Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 8 of 2022) – passed
  • The Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – read a second time.
    • A Bill for an Act of Parliament to amend the Employment Act to provide for the right to disconnect; the right of employees to have their personal time and privacy respected and for connected purposes.
  • The Cotton Industry Development Bill, 2021 Senate Bills No. 55 of 2021 – read a Second time.
    • The principal object of this Bill is to provide for the policy and institutional framework within which the cotton industry operates by among others establishing the Cotton Industry Development Board.

Committee of the Whole House

  • The Division of the Revenue Bill, NA Bill No. 8 of 2022

Third reading

  • The Division of Revenue Bill, National Assembly Bill No. 8 of 2022

The 12th & ordinary session of the plenary assembly of the Forum of Parliaments of the International Conference for Great Lake Region will take place on April 22 to 26, 2022, in  Nairobi, Kenya.

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