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Status of the Bill

Protected Disclosures Bill 2017

A BILL intituled AN ACT to combat corruption and other wrongdoings by encouraging and facilitating disclosures of improper conduct in the public and private sectors, to protect persons making those disclosures from detrimental action, to establish the Protected Disclosures Commission to receive, investigate or otherwise deal with disclosures of improper conduct and to provide for other related matters.

  • Bill Number:12/2017
  • Bill Status:On Order Paper
  • Date Published:12 October, 2017
  • Document: 12 of 2017 - Size: 240.58 KB
  • Bill Presented by :

    Hon. Basil Williams

    Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs

This Billed was tabled during Eleventh Parliament

Progress of this bill

In Bill
1 First
SC Select
2 Second
CH Committee of
whole House
3 Third
PA Presidential

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