The House of Representatives met today Friday, August 16, 2019, at 10:10 A.M. in the Chamber of the National Assembly Building, Belmopan. The below summarizes the proceedings of today’s agenda.
Sessional Paper No. HR202/1/12 – Social Security Board – Actuarial Performance Report for Year Ended 2018; Financial Statements Report for Years Ended 2018 and 2017;
Sessional Paper No. HR203/1/12 – Central Bank of Belize – 2018 Annual Report and Statement of Accounts; and
Sessional Paper No. HR203A/1/12 – Development Finance Corporation (DFC) – Annual Report for Year 2018.
Inter-American Development Bank – Strengthening Tax Administration Project (US$14,000,000) Loan Motion, 2019;
Inter-American Development Bank – Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster Emergencies (US$10,000,000) Loan Motion, 2019; and
Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) – Upgrading of the Corozal-Sarteneja Road and the Construction of the Pueblo Nuevo and Laguna Seca Bridges (US$50,000,000) Loan Motion, 2019.
Write-Off (No. 1) Motion, 2019;
Write-Off (No. 2) Motion, 2019;
Write-Off (No. 3) Motion, 2019;
Write-Off (No. 4) Motion, 2019; and
Write-Off (No. 5) Motion, 2019.
The following Bills were passed:
1. Belize City Council (Municipal Paper) Bill, 2019.
Bill for an Act to provide for the issuance of Municipal Paper by the Belize City Council, the establishment of a Belize City Municipal Paper Fund and a Belize City Interest Reserve Fund in connection therewith; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2. National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Project Bill, 2019.
Bill for an Act to comply with and give effect to certain undertakings and obligations of the Government of Belize, under and in connection with a public private partnership agreement for the establishment, operation and transfer of a liquefied petroleum gas terminal and related facilities in Belize for the proper rationalization of cost, supply and pricing, and enhanced efficiency of the liquefied petroleum gas sector; to optimize quality control and in the overall interest of the public; to provide for certain exemptions from taxes and duties; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
3. Land Tax (Partial Remission of Arrears) Bill, 2019.
Bill for an Act to provide for the partial remission of arrears of land tax and speculation tax; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The meeting came to an end at 3:55 P.M.