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How to Access

Select Bill in Parliament then Bills by Stage from the main menu in the front-end of the web site.

Description

The window displays all Bills introduced in a specific stage.

Screen Shot 

Bills Stage Screen

Display Areas for Legislation

  • Row A - Is the INFORMATION row. It contains details of what is being presented in the window and a selection box displaying the stage. The initial view is the "select process", but by changing the stage, the legislation presented changes to the entered stage. Also at the far right of the window is a HELP icon. Clicking on the icon reveals this HELP screen. 

  • Row B - Is the COLUMN HEADINGS row. It contains the column headings for the section D list. The row also contains the names and flags of the languages for the legislation being displayed. NOTE: The site is capable of showing one or two languages. When one language is chosen in the back-end SETTINGS, then the second language column will disappear.To ensure the items are correctly displayed a Category column is included.

  • Row C - Is the LIST TABLE. It contains the list of bills.

Information (row A)

The row identifies the session displayed, allows the session to be changed, and provides assistance with the page.

Column Headings (row B)

Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value (see figure below). The sorted row will show a direction (up or down) triangle next to the column name.

  • Item No. Contains a number that will identify the item. Usually the number is related to the item itself (e.g. 2008-0004 is Bill 4 of 2008). The format is YYYY-NNNN. The item numbers in section D can be hovered over to check the notes for the file. Items in BLUE have notes. Items in GREY do not.


  • [main] Short Title. Contains the name assigned to the main language file. Clicking the Short Title text checks for the existence of the linked PDF file (see below). The Short Title is followed by the language flag.
  • [second] Short Title. Contains the name assigned to the second language file. Clicking the Short Title text checks for the existence of the linked PDF file.  The Short Title is followed by the language flag.  NOTE: This column is only displayed if dual languages are selected via the back-end SETTINGS.



  • Introduced by. The department that introduced the Bill.
  • Contact. Contains the contact for the Bill.

  • Session. The Bill Session according to local processes. Stages are entered via the BILL SESSIONS screen.
  • Date Introduced. Contains the introduced date for the BILL files.