Session Wrap - Winter Session 2019

Parliament Session Wrap

Winter Session  –  November 18, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Government Bills passed by Parliament during the Winter Session

Short Title

Key Objectives

*The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019

Establishes the International Financial Services Centre Authority to regulate International Financial Services Centres in India.

*The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019

Extends the reservation for SCs and STs by 10 years till January 25, 2030.

*The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Amends the definition of illegal migrant, reduces the residency requirement to obtain Indian citizenship through naturalisation, and empowers the central government to cancel registration of OCI card.

*The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Decreases the number of licensed firearms allowed per person and increases penalties for certain offences under the Act.

*The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019

Restricts the use of hazardous material on ships and regulates the recycling of ships.

*The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 – To replace an Ordinance

Amends the Income Tax Act, 1961, and The Finance (No 2) Act, 2019 to provide domestic companies with an option to opt for lower tax rates.

*The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019

Recognises the property rights of residents of certain unauthorised colonies in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Amends the Chit Funds Act, 1982 to increase the commission of the person conducting the chit, and the aggregate amount of chit funds which may be collected.

The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Brings four National Institutes of Design in Bhopal, Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, and Jorhat within the ambit of the NID Act, 2014.

The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Removes the president of the Indian National Congress as a trustee and empowers the central government to remove nominated members.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

Protects the rights of transgender persons and provides for their welfare.

*The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019 – To replace an Ordinance

Prohibits the production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage, and advertisement of e-cigarettes and similar devices.

*The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019

 

 

Amends the Special Protections Group Act, 1988 to provide for security cover to a former Prime Minister, and his immediate family members for a period of five years from the date on which he ceases to hold the office of Prime Minister.

*The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019

Merges the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu into a single Union Territory.

The Appropriation (No. 3) Bill, 2019

Authorises expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India.

*These Bills were introduced during Winter Session, 2019.

Government Bills introduced during the Winter Session and pending

Short Title

Key Objectives

Introduced on

Status

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019

Provides minimum threshold for certain classes of financial creditors for initiating the insolvency resolution process and clarifies date for initiation of insolvency resolution process.

12 Dec 2019

Pending

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Amends the existing act to make it contemporary as per the changing socio-economic needs.

11 Dec 2019

Pending

The Code on Social Security, 2019

Subsumes and rationalises the nine central labour laws relating to social security.

11 Dec 2019

Pending

The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019

Converts Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (RSKS), Delhi, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (SLBSRSV), New Delhi, and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSV), Tirupati into Central Sanskrit Universities.

11 Dec 2019

Passed by LS

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

Seeks to protect and regulate personal data of individuals, and establishes a Data Protection Authority for the same.

11 Dec 2019

Joint Committee to present report by the last day of the first week of the Budget Session 2020

The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019

Provides for prevention of maritime piracy and prosecution of persons for such piracy related crimes.

9 Dec 2019

Passed by LS

The Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2019

Subsumes and rationalises the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

28 Nov 2019

Pending

Sources:  Relevant Bills; Bulletins of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; PRS.

Government Bills passed by one House and pending in the other House

LOK SABHA

 

 

Short Title

Introduced on

Passed by Lok Sabha, Pending in Rajya Sabha

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019

25 Jul 2019

Passed on 31 Jul 2019

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019

15 Jul 2019

Passed on 5 Aug 2019, Select Committee to present report by the last day of the first week of the Budget Session 2020

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019

29 Jul 2019

Passed on 2 Aug 2019

Short Title

Introduced on

Passed by Rajya Sabha, Pending in Lok Sabha

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019

9 Jan 2019

Passed on 12 Dec 2019

Government Bills pending in both Houses from earlier Sessions of Parliament

LOK SABHA

Short Title Introduced on Status
The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019 23 Jul 2019 Standing Committee to submit report within three months w.e.f. 9 Oct 2019
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 8 Jul 2019 Standing Committee to submit report within three months w.e.f. 17 Oct 2019

RAJYA SABHA

Short Title Introduced on Status

The National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019

13 Feb 2019

Standing Committee Report on 3 Dec 2019

The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019

12 Feb 2019

Standing Committee to submit report within two months w.e.f. 22 Apr 2019

The Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019

11 Feb 2019

Standing Committee Report after the formation of 17th Lok Sabha

The Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019

6 Feb 2019

Standing Committee Report after the formation of 17th Lok Sabha

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019

9 Jan 2019

Not referred to Standing Committee

The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019

7 Jan 2019

Standing Committee Report on 27 Nov 2019

The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019

7 Jan 2019

Standing Committee Report on 27 Nov 2019

The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018

31 Dec 2018

Standing Committee Report after the formation of 17th Lok Sabha

The Waqf Properties (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Bill, 2014

18 Feb 2014

Standing Committee Report on 12 Aug 2015

The Assam Legislative Council Bill, 2013

10 Dec 2013

Standing Committee Report on 17 Feb 2014

The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (Third) Bill, 2013

10 Dec 2013

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Delhi Rent (Repeal) Bill, 2013

29 Aug 2013

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2013

8 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 8 May 2015

The Rajasthan Legislative Council Bill, 2013

6 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 9 Dec 2013

The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2013

22 Apr 2013

Standing Committee Report on 7 Feb 2014

The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013

18 Mar 2013

Standing Committee Report on 15 Mar 2014

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012

13 Dec 2012

Standing Committee Report on 24 Sep 2013

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal) Bill, 2012

4 May 2012

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2011

18 Aug 2011

Standing Committee Report on 20 Dec 2011

The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011

23 Mar 2011

Standing Committee Report on 20 Dec 2011

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2008

15 Dec 2008

Standing Committee Report on 16 Feb 2009

The Pesticide Management Bill, 2008

21 Oct 2008

Standing Committee Report on 18 Feb 2009

The Private Detective Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2007

13 Aug 2007

Standing Committee Report on 13 Feb 2009

The Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Pharmacy Bill, 2005

12 Aug 2005

Standing Committee Report on 28 Jul 2006

The Seeds Bill, 2004

9 Dec 2004

Standing Committee Report on 28 Nov 2006

The Provisions of the Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2001

30 Jul 2001

Standing Committee Report on 9 Dec 2003

The Delhi Rent (Amendment) Bill, 1997

28 Jul 1997

Standing Committee Report on 21 Dec 2000

The Constitution (79th Amendment) Bill, 1992

22 Dec 1992

Standing Committee Report on 22 Mar 1995

 Sources:  Relevant Bills; Bulletins of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; PRS.

Government Bills Withdrawn during the Winter Session

Short Title

Key Objectives

Withdrawn on

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 1987

Amends the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

19 Nov 2019

The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011

Establishes a mechanism to determine and regulate the standard of health education in the country. It shall repeal the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947; the Pharmacy Act, 1948; the Dentists Act, 1948 and the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 on such date as decided by the central government

19 Nov 2019

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Changes the composition of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and increase its accountability to the central government.

19 Nov 2019

The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019

Sets up an authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres in India.

25 Nov 2019

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019

Provides for reservation to economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir in appointments and admissions in professional institutions.

27 Nov 2019

Sources:  Relevant Bills; Bulletins of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; PRS.

Status of Government Bills

Bills pending before session

43

Bills introduced during the session

18

Bills passed during the session

15

Bills withdrawn during session

5

Bills pending at the end of the session

41

 

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