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Have Your Say: Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Bill [B 18 - 2018]

The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites stakeholders and interested persons 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.

Written submissions must be received by no later than 9 November 2018.

Request for copies of the Bill, written submissions and enquiries must be directed to Mr G Dixon, Select Committee on Security and Justice, 3rd Floor, Office 133, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001 or emailed to gdixon@parliament.gov.za or faxed to 086 658 9371.

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