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1 1 LEGISLATION AND OTHER MATTERS BEFORE COMMITTEES OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PREPARED BY COMMITTEE SECTION 13 November 2008

2 2 Summary 17 Bills before Committees (Not finalised) 6 Legislative Proposals 8 Matters before Portfolio Committees requiring approval by Parliament

3 3 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND LAND AFFAIRS: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Provision of Land and Assistance Amendment Bill [B 40B – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 75) 11 November YesDeliberations 18 November November November 2008 (p)

4 4 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION: 2 BILLS TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill [B 35D – 2008] (National Assembly sec 76(1)) 11 November 2008YesDeliberations 18 November November November 2008 (p) National Qualifications Framework Bill [B 33D – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 76(1)) 11 November YesDeliberations 18 November November November 2008 (p)

5 5 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Broadcasting Amendment Bill [B 72 – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 75) 23 October 2008YesDeliberations 11 November Finalised 11 November November 2008

6 6 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND TOURISM: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY National Environmental Management Amendment Bill [B 36D – 2007] (National Assembly – sec 76(1)) 11 November 2008YesDeliberations 18 November November November 2008

7 7 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH: 4 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Medical Schemes Amendment Bill [b ] National Assembly – sec June 2008YesCommittee decided not to proceed with bill. Tobacco Products Control Amendment Bill [B 7D–08 (s76(1))] 20 November 2008YesCommittee to programme. Medicines & Related Substances Amendment Bill [B 44B-08 (s75)] 12 November 2008YesCommittee to programme. National Health Amendment Bill [B ] (National Assembly- prop sec 76) 1 July 2008No Committee decided not to proceed with bill.

8 8 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 3 BILLS TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Traditional Courts Bill [B15-08] (National Assembly - sec 76 (1) 9 April 2008 Bill referred to National House of Traditional Leaders on 8 May 2008 YesPublic Hearings 13,14,20 May Deliberated 20, 21, 28 May Further deliberations 17 November Child Justice Bill [B 49B – 2002] (National Assembly – sec 75) 25 September 2008YesDeliberations 13 November November 2008 (p)

9 9 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSI ON TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Superior Courts Bill [B ] (s75) 15 June 2006YesBriefed on 16 and 18 January Minister to withdraw bill.

10 10 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON MINERALS AND ENERGY: 3 BILLS TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSI ON TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill [B 54B – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 75) 11 November 2008YesDeliberations 18 November November November 2008 (p) National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Bill [B 41B – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 75) (introduced as National Radioactive Waste Management Agency Bill [B 41 – 2008] 11 November 2008Yes Deliberations 18 November November November 2008 (p)

11 11 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON MINERALS AND ENERGY TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSI ON TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B 10D – 2007] (National Assembly – sec 75) 23 October 2008YesDeliberations 17 November November November 2008 (p)

12 12 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TR ANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Public Administration Management Bill [B ] (National Assembly - sec 76) 13 June 2008YesCommittee decided not to proceed with bill.

13 13 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SAFETY AND SECURITY: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TR ANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Second-Hand Goods Bill [B 2D-08 (s76(1))] 12 November 2008 YesCommittee to programme.

14 14 PORFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TR ANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Prevention of Substance Abuse Bill [B 12D–08 (s76(1))] 12 November 2008 YesCommittee to programme.

15 15 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISS ION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY THE ASSEMBLY Companies Bill [B 61B – 2008] (National Assembly – sec 75) 23 October 2008YesDeliberated 6 November 2008 Finalised 6 Novemb er November 2008

16 16 PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT: 1 BILL TITLE OF BILLDATE OF INTRO/ REVIVAL/TRANSMISSION TAGGINGCURRENT STATUS AIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATI ON BY THE ASSEMBLY Civil Aviation Bill [B 73 – 2008] (National Assembly – proposed sec 75) 8 September 2008YesBriefed 17 September Public hearings 14 October Deliberations 4-7 & 12 November 2008 Finalised 12 November November 2008

17 17 PROPOSALS BEFORE COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE MEMBERS LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TITLEDATE OF REFERRAL CURRENT STATUS Legislative proposal on the establishment of a feed-in tariff to finance the use of renewable energy (Dr R Rabinowitz) 03/11/2008Presentation by Dr Rabinowitz and deliberations 18 November Legislative proposal to amend the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act (Mr H J Bekker) 08/11/2007Deliberations 7,12,19, 26 August & 22 October Legislative proposal on outlawing the use of transfats in food prepared for sale to the public (Dr R Rabinowitz) 03/11/2008Presentation by Dr Rabinowitz and deliberations 18 November Legislative proposal to repeal the Diocesan College Council, Rondebosch Act, No 11 of 1891 (Cape of Good Hope) (P A Gerber) 07/11/2008Committee to programme Legislative proposal to repeal the Natal Ecclesiastical Properties and Trust Act, No 9 of 1910 (Natal) (P A Gerber) 07/11/2008Committee to programme Legislative Proposal to amend the Competition Act, No 89 of 1998 (Mrs P de Lille) 06/05/2008Presentation by Ms De Lille and deliberations 19 November 2008.

18 18 PROPOSALS BEFORE COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE MEMBERS LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TITLEDATE OF REFERRALCURRENT STATUS Legislative Proposal to amend the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act (No 20 of 1998) (Mrs S A Seaton) 01/10/2007Finalised 30 May Recommended that permission be granted for the member to proceed. Legislative Proposal to repeal the Saint Andrews College, Grahamstown,(Private ) Act, No 15 of 1932 (Mr PA Gerber) 14/02/2008Finalised. Member given permission to proceed.

19 19 PROPOSALS BEFORE COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE MEMBERS LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TITLEDATE OF REFERRAL CURRENT STATUS Legislative Proposal to repeal the Saint Andrews College, Grahamstown,(Private) Amendment Act, No 82 of 1985 (Mr PA Gerber) 14/02/2008Finalised. Member given permission to proceed. Legislative Proposal to repeal Diocesan College, Rondebosch, (Private) Act, No 7 of 1942 (Mr PA Gerber) 14/02/2008Finalised. Member given permission to proceed. Legislative Proposal to repeal the Natal Ecclesiastical Properties and Trust Amendment (Private ) Act, No 60 of 1975 (Mr PA Gerber) 14/02/2008Finalised. Member given permission to proceed.

20 20 MATTERS BEFORE CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE TITLECURRENT STATUS Document dealing with provisions of interim Constitution that are still in operation referred by Joint Rules Committee. Met on 10 June Document forwarded to Dept of Justice for comment. Departments report submitted by Minister to Cabinet. Task Team consisting of affected Departments to be established. Task Team would prepare the necessary amending legislation.

21 21 OTHER MATTERS BEFORE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEES REQUIRING APPROVAL BY PARLIAMENT: 5 MATTERS NAME OF COMMITTEE TITLE OF PAPERREFERREDCURRENT STATUS AIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY HOUSE (NA) Justice and Constitutional Development Report in terms of Section 13(4A)(b) of the Magistrates Act, 1993 (Act No 90 of 1993): Withholding of remuneration of Magistrate M K Chauke, an additional Magistrate at Pretoria. Tabled 25 January February 2008 Deliberations 19 November November 2008 (p) Report on the suspension of a magistrate: Mr S P Zwelibanzi, an additional magistrate at Ngqamakwe in terms of section 13(4)(a)(i) of the Magistrates Act, 1993 (Act No 90 of 1993) 7 April 2008Deliberations 19 November November 2008 (p) Justice and Constitutional Development Report on the confirmation of provisional suspension of a magistrate: Mr X R I Masimini, an additional magistrate at Queenstown in terms of section 13(4)(a) of the Magistrates Act, 1993 (Act No 90 of 1993). Tabled 24 April June 2008Deliberations 19 November November 2008 (p)

22 22 OTHER MATTERS BEFORE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEES REQUIRING APPROVAL BY PARLIAMENT NAME OF COMMITTEE TITLE OF PAPERREFERREDCURRENT STATUS AIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY HOUSE (NA) Justice and Constitutional Development Report on the provisional suspension of a magistrate: Ms A Bacharam, an additional magistrate at Scottburgh in terms of section 13(3)(a) of the Magistrates Act, 1993 (Act No 90 of 1993). Tabled 24 April June 2008Deliberations 19 November November 2008 (p)

23 23 OTHER MATTERS BEFORE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEES REQUIRING APPROVAL BY PARLIAMENT NAME OF COMMITTEE TITLE OF PAPERREFERREDCURRENT STATUS AIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY HOUSE (NA) Public Service and Administration Request from the President of the Republic to recommend three candidates for appointment to the Public Service Commission in terms of section 4(1) of the Public service Commission Act, 1997 (Act No 46 of 1997) Tabled 29 August August 2008Advert issued. Closing date 19 September Shortlisting 21,23,24 October & 6 November Interviews 12,13 November Deliberations and finalisation 14 November November November 2008

24 24 AD HOC COMMITTEES NAME OF COMMITTEE DATE ESTABLISHED CURRENT STATUSAIM TO FINISH CONSIDERATION BY HOUSE (NA) Ad Hoc Joint Committee to consider draft amendment regulations tabled in terms of section 10 of the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties 23 October 2008Deliberations 13 November 2008 Ad Hoc Committee to consider legislation on the National Youth Development Agency 23 September 2008Elected chairperson 14 October Deliberations on committees terms of reference 16 October Briefing by Umsobomvu Youth Fund and National Youth Commission 21 October Public hearings 17,18 November Deliberations 19 November November November 2008 (p) Ad Hoc Committee on Filling of Vacancy in Human Rights Commission 26 September 2008Shortlisting 4,5 November. Interviews 10,11 November. Deliberations and finalisation 12 November Finalised 12 November November 2008


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