Committee for Home Affairs - P.2016/57
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of 'The Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 -Amendments to Transitional Provisions' dated 17 October 2016, they are of the opinion:-
1. To agree to persons first resident in Guernsey as minors who are resident in Guernsey on the coming into force of the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 ("the Law") having the right to benefit from the shorter residential qualification periods introduced by the Law;
2. To agree to the amendment of section 57 of the Law, so as to provide that a person to whom it applies may only benefit from its provisions for so long as the person's circumstances do not change in any material way;
3. To agree to the amendment of section 25 of the Law, so as to provide that, with the exception of a holder of a short term housing licence applying for a Short Term Employment Permit, the restrictions within section 25(1) and (3), and their disapplication in the circumstances set out at section 25(2)(b), apply also to a holder of an old regime document (as defined in the Law) who applies for a Permit;
4. To agree to the amendment of section 83 of the Law, so as to provide that, subject to them meeting certain criteria, the spouse/partner of a Guernsey resident currently serving in HM Forces is able to have their residence during that period of service treated as residence in Guernsey; and
5. To agree to the preparation of one or more Ordinances under section 75(1)(d) of the Law to give effect to the above Recommendations, and any necessary incidental or consequential provision.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.