July 17, 2020 - 5 minutes read

PARLIAMENTARY ROUND UP

By The Vellum Team

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ROUND UP

Messages

·       Referral of The Public Finance Management(Amendment)Bill,2020 by H.E The President

The  President  expressed reservations  on  Clause  2  of  the  Bill  which  sought  to  amend  section  24  of  the  Public  Finance Management Act, 2012, by introducing sub-section 2A, to provide that the Parliamentary Service Commission may, with the approval of the National Assembly, establish any other funds for the purpose  of  Parliament  or  a  House  of  Parliament.

The President noted that amending the law in the manner proposed in the Bill would lead to duplication of Funds intended for Parliament since one is already established. The President recommended that the Bill be amended to permit the establishment of other parliamentary funds, but limit the purpose of such funds to cater for Parliamentary Mortgage, Parliamentary Car Loan and the Parliamentary Catering which was the intention of the Bill.

·       Senate Decision on Bills

The Speaker has received Messages from the Senate regarding Senate decision on the following four Bills:

o   The   National   Drought   Management   Authority  (Amendment)   Bill  .

o   The Petition to County Assemblies Procedure Bill

o   The Office of the County Attorney Bill

o   The County Early Childhood Education Bill, Senate Bill.

Papers on the Table of the House:

·       Legal Notice No.104/2020 relating  to  the  Public  Health  (COVID-19  Restriction  of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) Order and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Health.

·       Legal Notice No.105/2020 relating  to  the  Public  Health  (COVID-19  Restriction  of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) (Daadab Refugee Complex and Kakuma Refugee Camp Extension Order)and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Health.

·       Legal  Notice  No.106/2020  relating  to  the  Public  Health  (COVID-19  Restriction  of Movement  of  Persons  and  Related  Measures)  (Mombasa  County  (Extension  Order)and  the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Health.

·       Legal  Notice  No.107/2020  relating  to  the  Public  Health  (COVID-19  Restriction  of Movement  of  Persons  and  Related  Measures)  (Mandera  County)  Extension  Order)and  the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Health.

·       AFROPAC  Report  of  the  Public  Accounts  Committee  on  the  Technical Working Committee on the Strategic Plan 2019 Workshop held in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa from 4th to 11th November, 2018.

·       Report  of  the Departmental  Committee  on  Finance  and  National  Planning  on  its consideration of the President’s Memorandum on the Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

·       The 23rd Report of PIC on its consideration of the Auditor-General’s Report on Financial Statement of State Corporations.

Motions

·       The House  adopted  the 23rd Report  of the PIC  on  its  consideration  of  the Auditor-General’s Report on Financial Statement of State Corporations laid on the Table of the House on Thursday,2nd July, 2020.

·       The House adopted the Report of the Committee on Delegated  Legislation on  its  consideration  of  the  Public  Procurement  and  Asset  Disposal  Regulations,  2020 (Legal Notice No. 69 of 2020).

Second Reading

·       The Care and Protection of Older Members of Society Bill

·       The Refugees Bill

Committee of the whole House

·       President’s Reservations to the Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill

Report

·       President’s Reservations to The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill

THE HOUSE HAS GONE ON RECESS UNTIL 28TH JULY 2020

Business for the Week Commencing 28th To 30th July 2020

Upon resumption from recess on Tuesday, 28th July 2020, the following business will be prioritised:

There will be consideration in the Committee of the whole House of :

·       the Tea Bill (2018) and

·       the Gaming Bill (2019).

The House will also be considering the Second Reading of the:

·       Refugees Bill (2019),

·       The Preservation of Human Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights Bill (2018) and

·       The County Law Compliance and Enforcement Bill (2018).

SENATE ROUND UP

Papers

·       The Public Health (COVID-19) Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures)  (Nairobi Metropolitan  Area)  (Extension)  Order, No.  3 of  2020,  Legal  Notice No. 104 of 2020.

·       The Public Health (COVID-19) Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures)  (Daadab Refugee  Complex  and Kakuma Refugee  Camp)  (Extension)  Order, No. 2 of 2020 –Legal Notice No. 105 of 2020

·       The Public Health (COVID-19) Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures)(Mombasa County) (Extension) Order, No. 3 of 2020 –Legal Notice No. 106 of 2020

·       The Public Health (COVID-19) Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures)  (Mandera County)  (Extension)  Order, No.  3 of  2020 –Legal  Notice No.  107 of 2020

·       The 8th Progress Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 situation.

Notice of Motion

·       That the House adopts the  7th and  8th Progress  Reports of  the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Situation.

First Reading

·       The Investment Promotion (Amendment)Bill (Senate Bills No.8 Of 2020)

Motion

·       Provision of Cemetery, Funeral Parlours and Crematoria in all Counties

·       Adoption of the Seventh and Eighth Progress Reports of the Ad Hoc Committee on Covid–19 situation in Kenya

The business of the House for Tuesday, 14th July, 2020.

·       On Tuesday 14th July, 2020 the Senate Business Committee will meet to schedule the business of  the  Senate and consider  Bills scheduled  for  Second  Reading  and  those  at  the  Committee  of  the  Whole  stage. 

·       The Senate will  also  continue  with  consideration  of  business  including Motions, Petitions and Statements. A  total  of  18  Bills  are  due for  Second  Reading  and another  20  Bills  are  at  the  Committee  of  the  Whole  Stage. 

·       Critical  business  still  remains,  relating  to  financial  matters: the  Third Basis  for  Revenue  Allocation  among  county  governments  and  the  County  Allocation  of Revenue  Bill. 

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