Amendment (No. 34) of the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey

Made                                                                      18th January 2018

Coming into force                                                   19th January 2018

THE STATES, in pursuance of Article 48 of the States of Jersey Law 2005[1], have made the following Amendments to the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[2].

1        Interpretation

In these Amendments, a reference to a standing order by number is a reference to the standing order of that number in the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey[3].

2        Standing order 120 amended

(1)     In standing order 120 –

(a)     after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs –

“(1A) A nomination for the office of the chairman of the scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of corporate services, corporate policies, treasury and resources and external relations shall not be made by the Chief Minister, the Minister for External Relations or the Minister for Treasury and Resources.

(1B)   A nomination for the office of the chairman of the scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of economic development (including financial services, innovation, competition, and the digital industry), tourism, sport and culture shall not be made by the Chief Minister or the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.

(1C)   A nomination for the office of the chairman of the scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of education and home affairs shall not be made by the Minister for Education or the Minister for Home Affairs.

(1D)   A nomination for the office of the chairman of the scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of environment, housing and infrastructure shall not be made by the Minister for the Environment, the Minister for Housing or the Minister for Infrastructure.

(1E)   A nomination for the office of the chairman of the scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of health, social services and social security shall not be made by the Minister for Health and Social Services or the Minister for Social Security.”;

(b)     after paragraph (6) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(6A) A Minister shall not be entitled to vote for a candidate who under paragraph (1A), (1B), (1C), (1D) or (1E) the Minister is precluded from nominating.”.

3        Standing order 135 amended

For standing order 135(1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“(1)    There shall be –

(a)     a scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of corporate services, corporate policies, treasury and resources and external relations;

(b)     a scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of economic development (including financial services, innovation, competition, and the digital industry), tourism, sport and culture;

(c)     a scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of education and home affairs;

(d)     a scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of environment, housing and infrastructure;

(e)     a scrutiny panel which is assigned the topics of health, social services and social security.”.

4        Citation and commencement

These Amendments may be cited as Amendment (No. 34) of the Standing Orders of the States of Jersey and shall come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

l.-m. hart

Deputy Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 16.800

[2]                                    chapter 16.800.15

[3]                                    chapter 16.800.15


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