States Assembly decisions on 17 July 2019

18th July 2019

​On 17 July 2019, the States Assembly adopted three Appointed Day Acts to bring legislation relating to criminal procedure into force.  All three Acts had been lodged by the Minister for Home Affairs, Connétable Len Norman, and all three were adopted through a standing vote.

The main item of public business was an in-Committee debate on the e-petition, 'Higher sentences for paedophiles'.  No vote is taken at the end of an in-Committee debate but it was an opportunity for States members to talk about the e-petition and its proposal to establish mandatory prison sentences for child sex offenders.

Two statements were also made to the Assembly.  Senator Steve Pallett, Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, made a statement regarding the 2019 Island Games and the performance of Team Jersey.  Deputy Louise Doublet, Chair of the Gender Pay Gap Review Panel, made a statement about the Review Panel's report, 'Is there a Gender Pay Gap in Jersey?'.

Read the decisions made by the States Assembly on 16 and 17 July 2019.

See how States members voted on 17 July 2019.

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