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Functions with regard to Private Members' Bills

Standing Order 47
1. When a Private Member's Bill is received in Parliament under Standing Order 47, the Bills Office shall compare it in all three languages and cause it to be printed as a gazette supplement in terms of Standing Order 47(3).

2. After lapse of fourteen days from the gazette publication, the Bills Office shall cause the Bill to be placed in the Order Paper for First Reading in terms of Standing Order 47(4).

3. After First Reading and the Bill is ordered to be printed, the Bills Office shall allocate a number to the Bill and cause it to be printed and forward it to the relevant Minister for report in terms of Standing Order 47(5).

4. After the Minister's Report is received in Parliament, the Bills Office shall compare it in all three languages and cause it to be printed and tabled in Parliament.

5. If the Report of the Minister is not received within six months, the Bills office shall cause the Bill to be placed in the Order Paper for Second Reading upon such day as the Member in charge of it desires in terms of Standing Order 47(6).

 

Standing Order 48
1. In the case of a Bill under Standing Order 48, the Member in charge of the Bill shall hand over to the Secretary General the proposed draft Bill together with the copies of the advertisement published in newspapers and gazette in all three languages in terms of Standing Order 48(1).

2. After lapse of one month from the publication of advertisement as mentioned above, the Bills Office shall cause the Bill to be printed as a gazette supplement in all three languages in terms of Standing Order 47(3).

3. After lapse of fourteen days from the gazette publication, the Bills Office shall cause the Bill to be placed in the Order Paper for First Reading in terms of Standing Order 47(4).

4. After the First Reading and the Bill is ordered to be printed, the Bills Office shall allocate a number to the Bill and cause it to be printed and forward to the relevant Minister for report in terms of Standing Order 47(5).

5. After the Minister's Report is received in Parliament, the Bills Office shall compare it in all three languages and cause it to be printed and tabled in Parliament.

6. If the Report of the Minister is not received within six months, the Bills office shall cause the Bill to be placed in the Order Paper for Second Reading upon such day as the Member in charge of it desires in terms of Standing Order 47(6).

7. After the Minister's Report is tabled in Parliament and the Bill is read a second time, it will be referred to a Standing Committee. (For the procedure in Standing Committees, pl see Para 3).

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