Bill Progress

Object of the Bill

The object of the Bill is to provide a regulatory framework that  Facilitates the safe development and application of Biotechnology; to designate a national focal point, and a competent authority; to establish a national biosafety committee and Institutional biosafety committees ; to provide mechanism to  regulate research, development and general release of genetically modified organism and for related matters

Other Attachments

The National Bio Technology And Bio Safety Bill, 2012

Sponsored By Hon. Maria Kiwanuka (Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development)

Committee: The Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development



First Reading/Committee

First read in the 9th Parliament and laid on Table in the 10th Parliament on the 15/11/2016


Second Reading

Bill read for the Second time in the floor of Parliament.



Third Reading

First passed on the 04/10/2017 and after reconsideration was passed on 28/11/2018


Presentation/Waiting Assent

First Represented on the 11/12/2017 and Under Re-Consideration, was presented on 28/11/2018



Assented by President

The President declined to assent the Bill for an Act.


Bill passed on 2017-12-21

The President declined to assent the Bill for an Act.

Bill Withdrawn on

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