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.

 District Date Councillors
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 brian.isaac@helanta.co.sh 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

 

 

 

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