Series VPRS 16152
Bill Files, Alphabetical Order by Subject of Bill
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Date Range: Series ? 1980 - 1999
  Series in Custody 1980 - 1999
  Contents 1944 - 1999
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1980 - ? 1999 Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, (previously known as Parliamentary Draftsman, 1879 to 1970) VA 629
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1980 - cont Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, (previously known as Parliamentary Draftsman, 1879 to 1970) VA 629
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  • How to use the Records
    This series of parliamentary bill files was arranged in alphabetical order by subject of bill. Refer to the consignment details to identify the bill file in which you are interested.

  • Function / Content
    The Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (OCPC) drafted all government bills for the Victorian government and may draft or comment on bills to be introduced by private members and/or members of the opposition. OCPC drafts all Parliamentary House amendments (including for the opposition and independents) and was responsible for the preparation of all copies of the bills during the passage through Parliament.

    Bill files comprised a complete record of the development and progression of a bill, from advice sought on the bill proposal, Approval in Principle (AIP) by Cabinet, instructions and notes from meetings with departments, draft bills (including exposure drafts), Cabinet decisions relating to the bill and documents relating to its passage through Parliament (including House amendments) and proclamation.

    The class also included bills proceeding which were drafted for the Law Reform Commission and the Parliamentary Counsel Committee.

    All records associated with each bill were combined into a single bill file. Whilst the originating department may have certain of these records, the OCPC's central role across government and completeness of the record as a single file is unique. Records within this class have been appraised as permanent in accordance with PROS 07/02, Class No.1.1.0

    The commencement date (1980) of this series is subject to further research. The previous series VPRS 10265 Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files appears to have ended in 1980.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The records in this series were arranged in alphabetical order by subject of bill. When a bill was passed and the Act proclaimed it was given a number and in due course, the number of the Act by which it was repealed.

    Subsequent series: from year 2000, bill files were arranged in act number order.

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0 - ? 1980 Parliamentary Counsel Bill Files VPRS 10265
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1969 - 1982 Open 63
P0002 By 1982 - 1992 Closed 52
P0003 1992 - 1999 Closed 5
P0004 1944 - 1968 Open 5
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