Parliament meets on centralized registration system for child abuse Thursday

POSTED: 11/16/11 4:20 AM

St. Maarten – The Central Committee of Parliament will have hearings on a centralized registration system for child abuse and the National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies on November 17 and November 18 respectively.
The meeting on the central registration system will be on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament. Safe Haven, Court of Guardianship, I Can Foundation, Crystal Home, UJIMA Foundation and Women’s Desk have been invited to give their input on the new law which fits into Book 1 of the Civil Code.
The meeting on the National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies will be on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament. The two organizations set to give their opinion are the Notary Association of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba and the Bar Association. This draft law will establish Book 4 and Title 7.3 of the Civil Code.
The parliamentary hearings are part of the process to deal with amendments to the Civil and Penal Codes. Parliament in a session of October 3 requested that other entities be heard with respect to the changes that are to be made to various laws that govern the country. The hearings are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.

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