The Social & Community Development Committee will be conducting focused consultations on the Marriage Bill, the Sunday’s Observance Ordinance (Amendment) Bill and the Employment Regulations.
The Marriage Bill seeks to update the institution of marriage by introducing same sex marriage. The other significant amendment is to allow the Registrar-General to approve premises other than places of worship for solemnisation of civil marriages, so long as some health & safety safeguards are in place.
The Sunday’s Observance (Amendment) Bill seeks to remove the restricted opening hours (10am and 6pm) of shops, stores and places of business on a Sunday. The Employment Regulations will reflect this and deal with remuneration for working on Sundays and on holidays.
All meetings will start at 7.30 pm.
|HTH Community Centre||Tuesday, 3 May 2016||Hon Wilson Duncan & Hon Mike Olsson|
|St Michael’s Church, Rupert’s ok||Tuesday, 3 May 2016||Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Gavin Ellick|
|Harford Community Centre||Thursday, 5 May 2016||Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Mike Olsson|
|Sandy Bay Community Centre||Thursday, 5 May 2016||Hon Gavin Ellick & Hon Wilson Duncan|
|Blue Hill Community Centre||Friday, 6 May 2016||Hon Gavin Ellick & Hon Mike Olsson|
|Kingshurst Community Centre||Tuesday, 10 May 2016||Hon Gavin Ellick & Hon Wilson Duncan|
|Silver Hill Bar, Levelwood||Wednesday, 11 May 2016||Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Wilson Duncan|
|Jamestown Community Centre||Friday, 13 May 2016||Hon Brian Isaac & Hon Mike Olsson|
Feedback on the draft legislation is to be submitted to the Chairperson of the Social & Community Development Committee, Hon Brian Isaac, via firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Wednesday 25 May 2016.
The draft legislation is available in hard copy from the Public Library, and can also be found under the Public Consultations Section on the SHG Website at http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/publications/.
Social & Community Development Committee
2 May 2016