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25th September 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Message

APPROVAL OF THE THIRD BASIS FOR ALLOCATION OF THE SHARE OFNATIONAL REVENUE AMONG COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

  • on Friday, 18thSeptember 2020, the National Assembly received a Message from the Senate regarding  the  approval  of  the  third  basis  for  allocation  of  the  share  of  national  revenue  among county governments in accordance with Article 217(3) of the Constitution.
  • The Message states that the Senate resolved inter alia:“That the third basis for allocating among counties the share of national revenue that  is  annually  allocated  to  the  county  level  of  governments  for  the  Financial  Year 2020/2021 to 2024/2025 shall consist of the allocation ratio and the formula”.
  • The allocation ratio refers to the sharable revenue allocated to the counties in the Financial Year 2019/2020 and the formula contains parameters and the respective various thresholds to be considered in determining the criteria for the horizontal distribution of the sharable revenue among the 47 county governments. The parameters contained in the formula include population, health, agriculture, urban, poverty, land area, roads and the basic share.

Papers

  • Legal  Notice  No.172  on  the  exemption  from  the  provisions  of  Stamp  Duty  Act  on instruments executed for the transfer of LR. No. 209/3869 and the Explanatory Memorandum from the National Treasury
  • Agreement  between  the  Kingdom  of  Denmark  and  the  Republic  of  Kenya  on Defence Cooperation and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Defence
  • Annual Report  and  Financial Statements of the  National Police Service  Commission for the Financial Year 2018/2019
  • Reports  of  the  Auditor-General  and  Financial  Statements  in  respect  of  the  following Institutions for the year ended 30thJune, 2019 and the certificates therein: –
  1. National  Safety  Net  Programme  for  Results -Project  No.P131305  (State Department for Social Protection); and,
  2. Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project -Credit No. 58120-KE (State Department for Labour).
  • Report  of  the  Departmental  Committee  on  Transport,  Public  Works  and  Housing  on  its Inquiry into the use of the Standard Gauge Railway

Notice of Motion

  • The House  adopted  the  Report  of  the  Departmental  Committee  on Transport, Public Works and Housing on its  Inquiry into the use of the Standard Gauge Railway, laid on the Table of the House on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
  • The House  adopted  the  Ninth  Report  of  the  Special  Funds  Accounts Committee   on   the   Audited   Financial   Statements   for   the   National   Government Constituencies  Development  Fund  (NG-CDF)  for  the  constituencies  in  Kiambu  County, laid on the Table of the House on Tuesday, 25th February 2020.

Special Motion

  • Approval of the Third Basis for Sharing of National Revenue Allocated to Counties
  • Approval of appointment of the Registrar and  Assistant Registrars of Political Parties

Second Reading

  • The County Wards (Equitable Development) Bill

Committee of the Whole House

  • Consideration of the President’s Reservations to the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill

Tentative Business for Tuesday, September 29, 2020

First Reading

The County Allocation of Revenue Bill, 2020

Second Reading

The County Allocation of Revenue Bill, 2020

Committee of the Whole 

The County Allocation of Revenue Bill, 2020

SENATE

Motion

  • Consideration of the Chief Justice’s advice to the President to dissolve Parliament under Article 261(7) as read with Article 27 (3), and (8), Article 81 (b) and Article 100 of the Constitution based on the grounds that Parliament has failed to enact the legislation required to implement the Two Thirds Gender Rule  in accordance with cited Articles of the Constitution.
  • The Senate adoption of the Report of the Committee of Powers and Privileges on the Inquiry into the Conduct of Sen. Beatrice Kwamboka, MP, and Sen. Mary Seneta, MP, During the Election of the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, laid on the Table of the Senate on Tuesday, 8thSeptember, 2020.
  • Consideration of the National Assembly Amendments to the County Outdoor Advertising Control Bill (Senate Bills No. 19 of 2018)
  • The Senate adoption of the Report of the Committee of Powers and Privileges on the Inquiry into the Conduct of Sen. Beatrice Kwamboka, MP, and Sen. Mary Seneta, MP, During the Election of the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, laid on the Table of the Senate on Tuesday, 8thSeptember, 2020.
  • The  Senate  adoption of  the  Report  of  the  Ad-Hoc  Committee  on  Managed Equipment Services on inquiry into the Managed Equipment Services Project by the Ministry of Health, laid on the Table of the Senate on Tuesday, 8th September, 2020.

Second Reading

  • The Sectional Properties Bill 
  • The Prompt Payment Bill
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