Legislators to face 101 new bills

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 December, 1998, 12:00am

Officials plan to bombard legislators with 101 new bills by next July, the Government announced.

The busy legislative plan was unveiled by Director of Administration Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai in a paper issued yesterday.

The paper said the Government planned to table six bills, including the District Councils Bill, this month. Another 35, of which 22 are adaptations of laws, will be introduced in January.

Between February and April the Government will table 46 other bills, including amendment bills setting rules for the next Legco elections, amendments to the controversial Human Organ Transplant Ordinance & Regulation, and an employee's compensation amendment bill.

The Security Bureau will introduce legislation including a witness protection bill and a bill on taking of intimate and non-intimate samples as evidence.

Others include a Chemical Weapons Convention Bill to be introduced by the Trade and Industry Bureau.

Between next May and July, the Government plans to introduce 20 bills, including ones to establish the General Teaching Council, the Composite Securities and Futures Bill 1999, a licensing system for karaoke establishments, and laws on child pornography and child sex tourism.