Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Bill [B18-2018]

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NCOP Security and Justice

The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites you to submit written submissions on the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Bill [B 18 - 2018] (National Assembly – sec 75).

The Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Bill [B 18 - 2018] (National Assembly – sec 75) seeks, amongst other matters, to:
▪ amend the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2003, so as to amend a definition;
▪ provide that the arrest and removal, on the order of a presiding officer, of a person who creates or takes part in any disturbance on the precincts is not applicable to a member;
▪ provide that a provincial legislature may choose to either appoint a standing committee or establish an ad hoc committee to deal with disciplinary action against members of a provincial legislature for contempt of that provincial legislature;
▪ provide that the Speaker of a provincial legislature exercises control and authority over the precincts on behalf of that provincial legislature.

Comments can be emailed to Mr G Dixon at gdixon@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 9 November 2018.

Enquires can be directed to Mr G Dixon on tel (021) 403-3771

Issued by Hon. SG Mthimunye, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Security and Justice.