S.O.358 Private bills - procedure

CHAPTER 29 PRIVATE BILLS

358. The procedure for the passage of a private bill on petition is as follows:
      1. At least 3 months prior to the presentation of the petition, a notice of intention to introduce a bill containing a true statement of the general objects of the bill shall be published once a week for 4 consecutive weeks in the Government Gazette, in at least one major newspaper published in Sydney and in the district affected by the bill of the intention to petition the House to introduce a private bill.
      2. The petition, with a printed copy of the proposed bill attached and signed by one or more of the parties applying for the bill shall be presented and received by the House.
      3. The petition must contain:
          1. Proof of the publication of the notice in the Government Gazette and the newspapers.
          2. A true statement of the general objects of the bill.
          3. A request to introduce the bill.
      4. When the petition has been received, notice of motion for the introduction of the bill shall be given, and such bill shall be brought in within 30 days.
      5. The motion for the introduction of a private bill cannot be objected to and the motion cannot be amended or debated.
      6. Before being introduced, the bill shall be printed and sufficient copies shall be delivered to the Clerk.
      7. Before being introduced, and from time to time thereafter, the Clerk shall be entitled to claim such expenses from the promoters of the bill as the Clerk deems reasonable.
      8. After being introduced, the bill by motion on notice shall be referred to a select committee.
Related Orders, Precedents and Rulings
551 Sessional OrderPrivate Bills, Procedure (adopted 4 April 2012) That, during the current session, unless otherwise ordered, standing order 358 shall read as follows: 358. The procedure for the passage of a private bill on petition is as follows: (1) At least 3 months prior to the presentation of the petition, a notice of intention to introduce a bill containing a true statement of the general objects of the bill shall be published once a week for 4 consecutive weeks in the Government Gazette, in at least one major newspaper published in Sydney and in the district affected by the bill. (2) The petition, with a printed copy of the proposed bill attached and signed by one or more of the parties applying for the bill shall be presented and received by the House. (3) The petition must contain: (a) proof of the publication of the notice in the Government Gazette and the newspapers. (b) a true statement of the general objects of the bill. (c) a request to introduce the bill. (4) When the petition has been received, notice of motion for the introduction of the bill shall be given, and such bill shall be brought in within 30 days. (5) The motion for the introduction of the bill cannot be objected to and the motion cannot be amended or debated. (6) Before being introduced and read a first time, the bill shall be printed and sufficient copies shall be delivered to the Clerk. (7) Before being introduced and read a first time, and from time to time thereafter, the Clerk shall be entitled to claim such expenses from the promoters of the bill as the Clerk deems reasonable. (8) After the first reading, the bill by motion on notice shall be referred to a select committee.
S.O. 398 of 1994 (Repealed)398. The procedure for the passage of a private bill on petition is as follows: (1) At least 3 months prior to presentation of the petition, a notice of intention to introduce a bill containing a true statement of the general objects of the bill shall be published once a week for 4 consecutive weeks in the Government Gazette, in at least one major newspaper published in Sydney and in the district affected by the bill of the intention to petition the House to introduce a private bill. (2) The petition, with a printed copy of the proposed bill attached and signed by one or more of the parties applying for the bill shall be presented and received by the House. (3) The petition must contain: (a) Proof of the publication of the notice in the Government Gazette and the newspapers. (b) A true statement of the general objects of the bill. (c) A request for leave to bring in the bill. (4) When the petition has been received, notice of motion for leave to bring in the bill shall be given, and such bill shall be brought in within 30 days. (5) The motion for leave to bring in a private bill shall be formal with no objection being allowed. (6) Before being read a first time, the bill shall be printed and sufficient copies shall be delivered to the Clerk. (7) Before being read a first time, and from time to time thereafter, the Clerk shall be entitled to claim such expenses from the promoters of the bill as the Clerk deems reasonable. (8) After the first reading, the bill by motion on notice shall be referred to a select committee.
1992 Precedent1. The Clerk announced that a petition had been lodged on behalf of the City of Tamworth and certain other citizens to bring in a private bill. Extracts of notices in the media were annexed to the petition, together with a copy of the bill and certificate of payment of fifty dollars towards the expenses of the bill. PD 22/9/92, 6150, VP 22/9/92, 489 Tamworth Tourist Information Centre Bill introduced and read a first time. A copy of a certificate of payment to the credit of the Consolidated Fund as part payment of the initial expenses attendant upon the bill was produced. The bill was then referred to a select committee for consideration and report. PD 15/10/92, 7102 Report, Minutes of Proceedings, Minutes of Evidence and appendices of the Select Committee upon the Bill tabled and ordered to be printed. Report noted. PD 17/11/92, 8989 PD 19/11/92, 9455 Standing orders suspended to permit resumption of the adjourned debate on the Bill. Bill read a second time and committed. PD 19/11/92, 9526, 9532 Bill passed through remaining stages. PD 27/11/92, 10485


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