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Eighth Amendment Bill to the Belize Constitution--Formerly the Amendment Bill

Eighth Amendment Bill to the Belize Constitution--Formerly the Amendment Bill

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A copy of this Bill is attached along with some Notes. The Bill which is very controversial still goes to the Senate tomeorrow Monday, October 24, 2011.
A copy of this Bill is attached along with some Notes. The Bill which is very controversial still goes to the Senate tomeorrow Monday, October 24, 2011.

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Copy ofNinth Amendment Bill to the Belize Constitution
NOWRENAMED
The EIGHTH AMENDMENT
Bill
Consultations and Objections to October 19, 2011
1.Politicaland sometimes confrontational consultationscountrywide with attendanceranging from 600 to 1000in Belmopan,Belize City andeach District Town with theexception of San Pedro Ambergris Caye—Totaling approximately 7, 000 persons2.
Those who presented objections:
The Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce, The National Teachers’ Union, APAMO, COLA, Belizeansfor Justice3.The Council of Churches withdrewits objectionsafter meeting with the Prime Ministeand getting some assurances satisfactory to them. The Organizations above continued toobject even after these assurances to the Council of Churches.4.Friends of Belizesubmittedapproximately 21,000 signatures to the Governor General of Electorsrequesting a Referendum on theNinth Amendment5.KREM’s Two Cents Cam on October 18, 2011—8 out of 10 persons want a Referendum
House Meeting held October 21, 2011
1.
Attendees:
All 24 members of the UDP, 1 Relegated member of the UDP (Hon. MarcelCardona), 3 members of the Opposition (Rt. Hon Said Musa, Hon Francis Fonseca(Leader Designate), Hon Florencio)2.
Non-Attendees:
Hon John Briceno, Hon Mark Espat, Hon Cordel Hyde—noexcusegiven to the People of Belize3.
Those who voted for the Ninth:
All 24 UDP Members of the House4.
Those who voted Against the Ninth:
All 3 PUP Members of the House5.
Those who Abstained:
Hon Marcel Cardona who has been relegated by the UDP totheside with the Opposition6.The Bill went through
ALL3
readings in one Housesitting—it was
“rammed”
through7.TheBill now goesto the Senate on Monday,
October 24, 2011
for approval before beingsigned into law by the Governor General8.Please NOTE the Ninth Amendment Bill is nowrenamed asthe
Eighth Amendment Bill
whichwill go to the Senate
 
9.
The Ninth now the New
Eighth Amendment Bill still contains the Sections whichamend Sections 2 and 69 of the Constitution. These amendments are considered“Offensive” due to the Ouster Clauses which excludes the Courts.
10.Attached is a copy of the Ninth Amendment Bill now called the
Eighth Amendment Billwhich will be going to the Senate for approval on Monday, October 24, 2011.
 Myrtle Palacio
October 23, 2011
 
Belize ConstitutionBELIZE:BILL
for 
AN ACT
to amend the Belize Constitution, Chapter 4 of the Lawsof Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003, to provide that theGovernment shall at all times have majority ownership and controlof public utilities; to clarify the provisions relating to theamendment of the Constitution; and to provide for mattersconnected therewith or incidental thereto.(
Gazetted 23
rd 
July 2011
).
BE IT ENACTED,
by and with the advice and consent of theHouse of Representatives and the Senate of Belize and by theauthority of the same, as follows: -1.This Act may be cited as the
BELIZE CONSTITUTION (EIGHTHAMENDMENT)ACT, 2011
,and shall be read and construed as one with the BelizeConstitution which, as amended, is hereinafter referred to as theConstitution.
1
Short title.CAP. 4Act 2/0139/0123/0513/084/10

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