In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.
In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Canada enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The Royal Assent on the legislation was on March 25. The Bill (as it was then) was sponsored by the Minister of Finance and was introduced in the House of Commons on March 24. It was
It has been reported that the White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion relief package to help the American people stay afloat amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate is scheduled to debate the Bill today. The Bill is accessible here. The US
In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the
In our previous post, we informed you of the impact that the COVID-19 virus has had on parliaments around the word. Most parliaments have either adjourned their sittings until further notice or continued with their business but with precautionary measures put in place. In this post, we bring you news
(Written on 22 March. Last Update on 23 March) News reached the world on December 31 last year that in China’s Wuhan port city there were cases of “unusual pneumonia”. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 was unknown then. We all thought it was insignificant and brief. We were all wrong. And
The National Assembly of Kenya has launched the Committee Chairpersons’ Manual, the Annual Performance Reports of the Committees of the National Assembly, the Swahili Version of the Standing Orders of the National Assembly, and live broadcast of committee proceedings. The event dubbed the Parliamentary Forum for Committees of the National