Bill Progress

Object of the Bill

The object ofthis Bill is to repeal and replace the Veterinary Surgeons Act, Cap. 277; to provide an institutional framework for regulation of veterinary practice by providing for the training, registration and licensing of veterinary professionals and veterinary para-professionals; to improve on the quality of veterinary services and coverage; to strengthen the capacity of training institutions and improve training of veterinary practitioners; to remove obsolete provisions and to revise fines for offences committed under the Act.

Other Attachments

The Veterinary Practitioners Bill, 2023

Sponsored By Hon. Frank Kagyigyi Tumwebaze (Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries)

Committee: The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries



First Reading/Committee

Bill is still at First Reading, the first reading being the first stage of a Bill passage through the Floor of Parliament and is usually a formality, it takes place without debate, and the first reading of a Bill can occur anytime in a parliamentary session.


Second Reading

Bill is in the second stage. The second reading is the first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the Bill. It usually takes place up to 45 days after the first reading. Once second reading is complete the Bill proceeds to committee stage where each clause (part) and any amendments (proposals for change) to the Bill may be debated.



Third Reading

Parliament is passing the Bill. The third reading is the final chance for the Members of Parliament to debate the contents of a Bill. Here debate on the Bill is usually short and limited to what is actually in the Bill rather than, as at the second reading, what might have been included.


Presentation/Waiting Assent



Assented by President


Bill passed on 01/01/1970

Bill Withdrawn on 01/01/1970

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