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COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

This omnibus bill establishes standalone legislation that provides a different legal framework for responding to COVID-19 over the next 2 years or until COVID-19 is sooner brought under control.

Bill information

Progress of the bill

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In: Bill Introduced: The bill is made available for the House to consider. 1: First Reading: MPs debate and vote on the bill. If successful, it is usually sent to a select committee. SC: Select Committee: The select committee gathers information and prepares a report on the bill for the House, including recommending changes to the bill. 2: Second Reading: The House debates the select committee report and votes on the bill. CH: Committee of Whole House: MPs consider the bill in detail and vote on proposed changes. 3: Third Reading: Final debate and vote. If successful, the bill has been passed. RA: Royal Assent: Bill signed by Governor-General and becomes an Act. No code: Fail/Withdrawn: A bill fails if the vote is lost at first, second, or third reading. The member in charge of a bill may withdraw it. _________________________________________________ Note: this simple progress display does not cover all possible stages for a particular bill. Where a date is shown in brackets, this means the debate has been interrupted. See the Bill History content for more details.

In Bill
Introduced
12/05/20
1 First
Reading
12/05/20
SC Select
Committee
2 Second
Reading
12/05/20
CH Committee of
whole House
12/05/20
3 Third
Reading
13/05/20
RA Royal
Assent
13/05/20

Bill History

This omnibus bill establishes standalone legislation that provides a different legal framework for responding to COVID-19 over the next 2 years or until COVID-19 is sooner brought under control.
Member in charge: Hon David Parker
Type of Bill: Government
Parliament: 52
Bill no: 246-1
Introduction: 12 May 2020
First reading: 12 May 2020
Second reading: 12 May 2020
Supplementary Order Paper(s): 494, 495, 496, 497, 499, 500, 501, 498, 502
Committee of the whole House: 12 May 2020
Third reading: 13 May 2020
Royal assent: 13 May 2020
Act: COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 (2020/12)