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Bahamas Laws Online Relaunched

By Keile Campbell
Journal Staff Writer

Bahamas Laws Online was upgraded and relaunched with the purpose to be more informative
and aims to display legislation in a format that makes it more user-friendly.
This new provision will allow for the review and comment of proposed new legislation prior
to parliamentary debate.
According to a statement by from the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal
Affairs, part of the upgrades includes a new ‘Bills’ menu option which will grant users of the
online portal access to tabled proposals of new legislation.
The statement also revealed that the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal
Affairs believe that this relaunch is an additional step towards promoting greater
parliamentary transparency and will be the first time the Bahamian public will be able to have
immediate access to all bills that are tabled in the House of Assembly.
It explained that this tool will also be a key component of a digital parliament, providing
tabled bills to members of parliament in an online format.
New features provided in this new update to the Bahamas Laws Online portal include: easy
reference to legislation that has been repealed, revoked or is not in force; easy access to
Corrigenda printed by Government Publications, that is printed from time to time; inform the
general public of important amendments made regarding the laws; easy access to the pages
contained in the Supplementary Volume; access to legislation by Point in Time; easy access
to consolidated reprints of certain laws from time to time.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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