Committee for Economic Development - P.2017/92
The States are asked to decide whether, after consideration of the attached policy letter, dated 19th October 2017 they are of the opinion:
1. To direct the preparation of legislation to amend the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016 ("the Law") to -
(a) remove the prohibition on reissuing a Short Term Employment Permit in circumstances which would result in the holder's aggregate residence (both before and after commencement of the Law) exceeding five years,
(b) remove the requirement that the Administrator of Population Management be satisfied, when granting an Open Market Employment Permit (Part B) or an Open Market Employment Permit (Part C) to a person who has previously been resident, that -
(i) the applicant took a recognised break in residence following the cessation of validity of the last Permit previously granted to him (if any), or in any other case,
(ii) the Permit will not permit the applicant to be resident for a continuous period (including residence before the grant of the Permit) exceeding five years, and
(c) amend the requirement that it be a condition of an Open Market Employment Permit (Part B) and an Open Market Employment Permit (Part C) that the holder is accommodated at a particular property inscribed in Part B or Part C (as the case may be) specified on the face of the Permit, to a requirement that the holder is accommodated in any property inscribed in Part B or Part C (as the case may be).
These 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.