Public Scrutiny of Bills and Regulations Bill 1997
|Long Title||The purpose of this Bill is to establish a framework and process to facilitate scrutiny of Government legislation by the Parliament and the people of Western Australia. The Bill seeks to achieve this objective by -|
opening up the legislative process to make it more transparent and accountable; encouraging greater public participation in the assessment of legislation; creating better legislative outcomes by testing the economic, social and environmental impact of proposed laws and regulations. Provisions of the Bill include requiring the Minister to table an impact statement on the day of the second reading of a Bill in the House in which the Bill originates; requiring that all Bills be referred to a committee with the mandate to review the proposed legislation; and, giving the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed legislation through submissions to the parliamentary committee considering the Bill. The Bill includes similar provisions in relation to regulations.
Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Clive Morris Brown MLA
|Status||Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session 08/11/1999|
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
|Previous Versions of this Bill|