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Contract and Commercial Law Bill

Introduced on May 24 2016, the Bill modernises  the laws underpinning contracts and commercial transactions. The bill consolidates eleven contract and commercial Acts, some dating back to 1908. The revision bill  is the first in the new triennial statute revision programme. Parliamentary procedure for enacting revision bills is streamlined under Standing Orders as the bills contain no new policy or substantive law changes, but select committee scrutiny still takes place. Given first reading without debate on June 14 and referred to the  Justice and Electoral Committee with a report due by December 14. Reported back on December 14 with only minor changes reflecting its status as a revisions bill. Completed all remaining stages by consent on February 16 with all parties in agreement and Attorney General Chris Finlayson noting the Bill removed split infinitives from the statutes. Contract and Commercial Law Bill