On 29 December 2017, the Lok Sabha saw around 98 private members’ bill being introduced. The bills were based on a wide range of issues from protecting the stray cows to establishing of two time zones in the country.
A private member’s bill is a bill introduced by the members of Parliament other than the ministers, called the private members. A private member’s bill can be introduced by both the ruling party and the opposition party MPs.
The notable bills that were introduced yesterday are listed down –
Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel of BJP introduced the Stray Cows (Protection and Control Board) Bill, 2017 which sought the constitution of a Board for the protection of stray cows. Chandel was also instrumental in introducing a bill to set up a new Bundelkhand Regiment in the Army.
For the progressive and systematic administration in the country, Gaurav Gangoi, a Congress member, introduced a bill to establish two different time zones in the country.
Shiv Sena member, Shrikant Shinde introduced the bill to prohibit the sale, distribution and advertisement of online games that depict violence and indecency. He also came up with a bill to constitute a National Commission to identify and deport the illegal immigrants in the country.
Supriya Sule, NCP member introduced a bill for free medical treatment of women suffering breast cancer and also to create awareness among them. She also introduced a bill to provide financial aid to the widow and dependent family members of farmers who have committed suicide.