The Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills reviews all petitions for private Bills, hears from petitioners and any other persons interested in the private Bill and reports to the Assembly on its review. For more information
please refer to the Petitioner’s Guide to Private Bills.
In addition, Private Members’ Public Bills stand automatically referred to the committee, in accordance with the Standing Orders. The committee must report back to the Assembly concerning its recommendations on whether the Bill should or should
not proceed to second reading debate within eight sitting days of the Bill’s referral.