Supplementary Order Paper No 361

No 361

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 287

Jenny Marcroft, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 2

Replace new clause 2(1) with:

(1)

If a majority of electors voting in a referendum respond to the question in subsection (1A) supporting this Act coming into force, this Act comes into force 12 months after the date on which the official result of that referendum is declared.

(1A)

The wording of the question to be put to electors in a referendum for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section is—

Do you support the End of Life Choice Act 2017 coming into force?”

(1B)

The wording of the 2 options for which electors may vote in response to the question is—

Yes, I support the End of Life Choice Act 2017 coming into force.”

No, I do not support the End of Life Choice Act 2017 coming into force.”

(1C)

This section overrides any other enactment to the extent that the enactment specifies any wording of the question or the options for the referendum that is different from the wording in subsections (1A) and (1B).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out a proposed amendment to Supplementary Order Paper No 287 (which amends clause 2 of the End of Life Choice Bill).

The effect of the proposed amendment is to specify the wording of the question to be put to electors in a referendum held for the purposes of the Bill and the wording of the options for which electors may vote in response to the question.