Legislative Highlights June & July 2019

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT

ACT WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM ACT, 2019

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Act No. No. 8 of 2019
Objective This Act provides a legal framework for the development and regulation of a warehouse receipt system for agricultural commodities and the establishment of the Warehouse Receipt System Council.


NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILLS

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILL EQUALISATION FUND BILL, 2019

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Dated 18th June, 2019
Objective The principal object of this Bill is to operationalize the Equalisation Fund as established under Article 204 of the Constitution.

The Bill proposes to establish a Board to administer the Fund in instances where the Fund is directly used for the provision of basic services including water, roads, health, facilities and electricity to marginalised areas to bring the quality of the provisions of such services as nearly as possible to the same quality enjoyed by other areas in the Country.

The Bill further proposes the establishment of Local Equalisation Fund Committees in each ward in marginalised area as determined by the Commission on Revenue Allocation in their report prepared pursuant to Article 216 of the Constitution.
Sponsor Kassait Kamket, Member of Parliament, National Assembly.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILL PARLIAMENTARY PENSIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

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Dated 21st June, 2019
Objective The principal object of this Bill is to amend the Parliamentary Pensions Act, (Cap. 196). It proposes to raise the amount of pension due to former Members of Parliament who served between 1st July, 1984 and 1st January, 2001 to a minimum sum of Kenya Shillings one hundred thousand. The five hundred former Members of Parliament (whose number is currently about three hundred and seventy) be paid a monthly pension of one hundred thousand shillings each as living pension with effect from 1st July, 2010.
Sponsor John Mbadi Ng'ongo,Member of Parliament, National Assembly.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY BILL COMPETITION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019

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Dated 1st July, 2019
Objective The Bill seeks to amend the Act to facilitate investigations with a view of mitigating abuse of bargaining or buyer power which adversely affects the economy, and empowers the Competition Authority to investigate and take action against such conduct.
Sponsor Aden Duale, Leader of Majority, National Assembly.