Senate passes controversial NIDS Bill with 168 amendments

//Senate passes controversial NIDS Bill with 168 amendments

Senate passes controversial NIDS Bill with 168 amendments

Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson Smith in talks with her follow Government members before the start of deliberations in the Upper House — Norman Grindley photo.

The Senate has passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Bill with 168 amendments following another marathon session of parliament’s Upper House.

However, the opposition senators did not vote for the Bill.

At Friday’s marathon sitting and they had insisted that the Bill was being rushed and was not properly thought out.

They also suggested that the legislation go before a joint select committee of parliament, which could consult with various interest groups on its clauses.

After the Bill was passed around 9 p.m. Monday night, Leader of opposition Business in the Senate Donna Scott-Mottley, said the opposition still disagreed with aspects of the Act, and that the number of amendments showed that it needed further work.

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