One of the important roles of the Legislative Assembly is to review and approve proposed laws presented by Government and private members as bills. All bills go through several steps before becoming law.

There are three types of bills:

  • public bills are laws proposed by Government,
  • private members' bills are laws proposed by private members (those members who are not in Cabinet), and 
  • private bills are proposed laws that govern a small number of people in a private or local matter, such as a corporation, charity, religious group, or service club.

Searching for a bill

The search below provides details on the progress of bills through the stages of debate along with a link to the text of the bill.

You can fill in any combination of fields below to search for a bill. For example, typing "2021" in the box for Year gives you a list of all the bills for 2021. Filling in more than one search box narrows the results.

This search tool contains all bills from March 1997 to the present (the 1st Session of the 60th General Assembly to the present).

If there is no proclamation section or effective date included in the legislation, then the bill comes into force when it receives Royal Assent.