Bills and Laws

Bills are proposals to make a new law or to change an existing one. Bills go through different stages when they are before the Parliament. Listed below are the bills currently under consideration in the Federal Parliament of Somalia (The Senate and The House of People).

Progress of the Bill

What do the symbols mean?

  • IN

    Bill Introduced

  • 1

    First Reading

  • CC

    Committee consideration

  • 2

    Second Reading

  • 3

    Third Reading

  • PA

    President assent

The Senate

Bill TitleInitiated by StageDate
National Health Professional Council Bill Ministry of Health 3December 12, 2018
Bill Amending the Press Act Ministry of Information 3September 11, 2019
Bill on Pension of the Armed Forces Ministries of Defense & Internal Security 2July 13, 2019
Companies Bill Ministry of Commerce 3July 13, 2019
Custom Bill Ministry of Finance 3November 4, 2019
Legislation Amendment to the National Sales and Contracts Bill Ministry of Finance 3November 5, 2019
National Auditor General Bill Ministry of Finance 2July 13, 2019
National Budget Bill for 2020 Ministry of Finance 3December 31, 2019
Petroleum Bill Ministry of Petroleum 3July 16, 2019
Public Finance Management Bill Ministry of Finance 3July 16, 2019

House of the People (HoP)

Bill TitleInitiated by StageDate
Counter Terrorism Bill Ministry of Home Security 1March 4, 2019
Land Transportation Mgt Bill Ministry of National Resources CCApril 17, 2019
Local Government Bill Ministry of Interior and Federalism 2April 11, 2019
Water Resources Bill Ministry of Energy & Water Resources PANovember 21, 2017

Bills awaiting President Assent

Bill TitleDate
Government Politicians’ Benefits BillDecember 29, 2018
Bill on Inviolability of Sovereignty & Unity of Somali TerritoryMarch 12, 2018

Received President Assent

Bill TitleDate
National Disability Organization BillNovember 27, 2018
Anti-corruption Commissions BillNovember 28, 2017
National Telecommunications BillAugust 12, 2017
National Revenue BillOctober 22, 2019
National Statistic BillNovember 4, 2019