Public Hearings

on Bills

There are four types of bills introduced in the House of Assembly. Government bills are bills (with few exceptions, public bills) which are introduced by ministers of the Crown in their capacity as ministers. Private member's bills are public bills which are usually introduced by non-ministers but may be introduced by ministers as private members. Private bills and local bills may be introduced by any member. All Government bills, except an appropriation bill, and private member's bills are (with rare exceptions by all-party agreement) considered by the Law Amendments Committee and all private bills and local bills are considered by the Private and Local Bills Committee. These committees hear representation from any person wishing to appear before them. Anyone wishing to appear before either of these committees should contact the Office of the Legislative Counsel. In addition or alternatively, written briefs may be sent to these committees by sending them to the same office.

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