The list of business for the Winter Session of Parliament, being held between November 18 and December 13, include 27 new Bills for introduction, consideration, and passing; 12 pending Bills for consideration and passing; and 7 for withdrawal, according to PRS Legislative Research.
New Bills include the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, whose earlier version lapsed at the end of the previous Lok Sabha, and the Personal Data Protection Bill. Two Bills replace Ordinances, one of these banning e-cigarettes and the other amending the Income Tax Act to benefit domestic companies. Other new Bills seek to amend the Industrial Relations Code to amalgamate three Acts including the Trade Unions Act, the Companies Act to decriminalise certain offences, and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to include a chapter on cross-boundary insolvency.
Bills that are already in Parliament include one (Dam Safety Bill) that provides for surveillance of certain dams, another that bans commercial surgery, one that provides for transgender rights, and two that modify the lists of Scheduled Tribes in Assam and Karnataka.