Presidency assents to 22 House of Reps Bills

Presidency assents to 22 House of Reps Bills

Of the 25 non-budget related bills assented to by the Presidency since the beginning of the current administration, 22 emanated from the House of Representatives committee charged with the responsibility of reviewing of obsolete laws and updating the nation’s statutes books.

This was revealed via the website of the Speakerwww.yakubudogara.com.ng.

Speaker Dogara had in August 2015  set up the statutes reform committee comprising of erudite scholars and renowned legal luminaries in the country.

It could be recalled that in December 2015, the House passed a record 130 bills through first reading. This feat earned the Speaker recognition from the Royal Commonwealth Society of Nigeria, and few months after, another 100 bills were introduced in one sitting.

As at January 2017, the House has passed not fewer than 150 bills; all of which have been transmitted to Senate for concurrence. 

Read details of the bills (Acts) as signed into law by the Presidency are attached below;

Office of the Rt. Hon. Speaker

House of Representatives

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Acts of the 8th National Assembly:

S/N HB/N Title of Bill SPONSOR(S) 3rd Reading

& Passage Date

Date Transmitted

to Senate

Status

1 HB. 216 Telecommunications and Postal Offences Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Lynda lkpeazu 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

2 HB. 218 National Crop Varieties and Livestock Breeds (Registration, etc.) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

3 HB. 219 Produce (Enforcement of Export Standards) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

4 HB. 262 University of Abuja Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 

Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

5 HB. 242 Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Yusuf A. Tajudeen 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

6 HB. 233 Prevention of Crimes Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 

Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

7 HB. 234 Water Resources Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 

Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

8 HB. 237 National Agricultural Development Authority Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Mohammed T. Mongunu 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

9 HB. 238 Bees (Import Control and Management) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Mohammed T. Mongunu 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

10 HB. 241 Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Linus Okorie 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

11 HB. 243 Treaty to Establish African Economic Community Relating to the Pan-African Parliament (Accession and Jurisdiction) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Kingsley S. Ebenyi 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

12 HB. 244 Utilities Charges Commission Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Chukwukere A. Ikechukwu 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

13 HB. 249 Endangered Species (Control of International Trade and Traffic) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Obinna Chidoka 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

14 HB. 252 Quantity Surveyors (Registration, etc.) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. G. Jonathan 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

15 HB. 259 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. E. Onyewuchi 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

16 HB 302 National Judicial Institute Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari 31/5/2016 9/6/2016 Act

17 HB. 303 Advertising Practitioners (Registration, etc.) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas 1/6/2016 9/6/2016 Act

18 HB. 457 High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Senate 19/5/2016 24/5/2016 Act

19 HB. 294 Veterinary Surgeons Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Chike John Okafor 2/6/2016 27/6/2016 Act

20 HB. 169 Oaths Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 

Hon. E. Y. Orker-Jev 9/6/2016 28/7/2016 Act

21 HB. 224 National Firm and Video Censors Board Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta 7/6/2016 27/9/2016 Act

22 HB. 06 Pension Rights of Judges Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Ossai N. Ossai 9/6/2016 27/9/2016 Act

23 HB. 253 Mortgage Institutions Act (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Hon. Gbefwi. Jonathan 7/6/2016 28/7/2016 Act

24 HB. 816 Defence Space Administration Bill, 2016 Senate Act

25 HB. 703 Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (Establishment) Bill, 2016 Senate Act

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