July 31, 2020 - 5 minutes read

31st July 2020 Parliamentary Round Up

By Francis Monyango
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Papers Laid:

  • Legal Notice No. 130 of 2020 relating to the Land Registration (Electronic Land Transactions) Regulations and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.
  • Legal Notice No. 131 of 2020 relating to the Land (Amendment) Regulations and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.
  • Legal Notice No. 132 of 2020 relating to the Survey (Electronic Cadastre Transactions) Regulations and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.
  • Legal Notice No. 134 of 2020 relating to the Survey (Amendment) Regulations and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning.
  • Legal Notice No. 97 of 2020 relating to the Crops (Sugar) (Imports, Exports and By-Products) Regulations and the Explanatory Memorandum from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives.
  • Sessional Paper 1 of 2020 on Wildlife Policy.
  • Annual Report to Parliament in fulfilment of the Constitutional requirement under Article 153(4)(b) for the Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development.
  • Report of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning on the Public Finance Management (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2020.

First Readings

  • The Pandemic Response and Management Bill
  • The Cancer Prevention and Control (Amendment) Bill
  • The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Amendment) Bill
  • The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill
  • The Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Bill

Motion

Alteration of the Calendar of the House

The House resolved to further alter its Calendar for the Fourth Session (Regular Sessions-2020), as amended on 2nd June 2020 and ordered as follows with respect to the Sittings of the House during the period 30th July to 13th August 2020.

(a)  the House will hold morning and    afternoon Sittings on Thursday, 30th July 2020, commencing at 10.00 a.m.  and at 2.30 p.m. respectively, thereafter, the rest of Sittings of the House  of  Tuesdays  and  Thursdays  shall  stand suspended; and,

(b)  with effect from Wednesday, 5th August 2020, the House will hold its Sittings on Wednesdays only (Morning and Afternoon), commencing at 10.00 a.m. and at 2.30 p.m. respectively.

Second Reading

  • The Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill
  • The County Law Compliance and Enforcement Bill

Committee of the Whole

  • The Public Finance Management (Amendment)(No.2) Bill

SENATE

Point of Order

Re-Organization of Business to give priority to the Motion on Revenue Allocation among Counties

Notices of Motions

  • Approval of The Third Basis for Revenue Allocation among County Governments
  • Development of Day Care Policy in the counties and Department of Basic Education

Papers

Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on The Livestock and Livestock Products Marketing Board Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 2 of 2019).

Motion

The Senate approved the nomination of Sen. (Dr.) Christopher Andrew Lang’at, MP, to serve in the Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19 Situation in Kenya, to take up the  vacancy  occasioned  by  the  resignation of  Sen. Johnson Sakaja, CBS, MP.

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