Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill

Bill Number: Bill 41/17-22

Bill Type: Non-Executive

Bill Sponsor: Rachel Woods, MLA

The Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill is:

A Bill to make provision for an entitlement to paid safe leave for victims of domestic abuse; and for connected purposes.

Stages of a Bill

Bill StageDate Completed / StatusAll Associated documents and links
Stage 1First Stage 19 October 2021

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory & Financial Memorandum (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 19 October 2021

Stage 2Second Stage 29 November 2021 Official Report - 29 November 2021
Committee StageCommittee Stage 4 February 2022 Committee Report
Consideration StageConsideration Stage 9 March 2022

Notice of Amendments - 1 March 2022

Notice of Amendments - 2 March 2022

Annotated Marshalled List of Amendments - 10 March 2022

Grouping List of Amendments - 4 March 2022

Official Report - 9 March 2022

Bill - As Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Explanatory & Financial Memorandum as Amended at Consideration Stage (HTM) (PDF)

Further Consideration StageFurther Consideration Stage 21 March 2022 Official Report - 21 March 2022 
Final StageFinal Stage 24 March 2022 Official Report - 24 March 2022
Royal AssentRoyal Assent 12 May 2022  Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 

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