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Propositions tabled by Deputy Sam Mezec (FOI)

DepartmentFreedom of Information
AuthorStates of Jersey
Issue date08 Nov 2017
StatusPublished
Cost Prepared internally, no external cost

​Request

Since Deputy Samuel Yves Mezec joined the Assembly on 7 March 2014 I would like to know;

A

How many Propositions he has tabled and either won or lost;

B

How many of the above Propositions were specially in relation to issues in his constituency - St Helier Number 2;

C

How many times, if any, he has applied for a Ministerial role and what was the outcome;

D

Whether there have been any complaints made against this Deputy to Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC), and without naming people specifically, whether any apologies from PPC had to be made in this respect?

Response

A

According to research we have undertaken, Deputy S. Y. Mézec has lodged seven propositions in his own name since he was elected in 2014. Two propositions were adopted, one proposition was partially adopted and four propositions were rejected by the States Assembly. The propositions are listed in the table below. Further information can be obtained by conducting a search for individual propositions at the link below:

Propositions

Lodged Propositions

​Year ​Proposition ​Status
​2014

​P.45/2014 Chief Minister election: Island-wide vote

P.102/2014 Civil marriages: same sex couples

​Rejected

Adopted

​2015

​P.11/2015 Public Holidays: designation of Friday 8 May 2015

P.150/2015 Minimum wage: revised hourly rate from 1 April 2016:

Paragraph (a)

Paragraph (b)

​Rejected

 

Rejected

Adopted

​2016

​P.92/2016 Zero-hours contracts:

Paragraph (a)

Paragraph (b)

P.97/2016 Public Elections: polling cards and accessibility of polling stations

P.115/2016 Minimum wage: revised hourly rate from 1 April 2017

 

​Adopted

Withdrawn 

Rejected

 

Rejected 


Note: The above details do not include amendments lodged by Deputy Mézec to his own propositions.

Lodged Amendments

According to our research, in addition to the above propositions, Deputy Mézec also lodged eight amendments to propositions lodged by other States members or bodies of which three were adopted, four were rejected, and one was not debated as the main proposition was withdrawn before the States Assembly debate.

B

We are unable to answer this question as we do not hold information as to whether a proposition relates specifically to issues within a certain district due to this being a subjective judgement.

C

According to our research, Deputy Mézec has been nominated once for a ministerial position but was not successful as detailed below:

06 November 2014

Deputy S.Y. Mézec was nominated for the position of Minister for Home Affairs by Deputy J.A. Martin.

The result of the ballot was:

Deputy of St. Peter 39 votes

Deputy S.M. Mézec 7 votes

D

The table below lists complaints that have been made against Deputy Mézec which have been considered by the Privileges and Procedures Committee.

​Date ​Complaint details
​November 2015

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

​November 2015

 Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was upheld by PPC and Deputy Mézec was asked to remove from any public Facebook pages, to which he still had access, the posts about which the complaint had been made.

​November 2015

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was upheld by PPC and Deputy Mézec was asked to remove from any public Facebook pages, to which he still had access, the posts about which the complaint had been made.

​November 2015

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was not upheld by PPC. When the complaint was reconsidered by PPC at the request of the complainant, the Committee reached the same conclusion.

​November 2015

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was upheld by PPC and Deputy Mézec was asked to remove from any public Facebook pages, to which he still had access, the posts about which the complaint had been made.

​February 2016

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written in his blog. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

​February 2016

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

​October 2016

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written in his blog. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

​February 2017

​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on various blog sites. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

​July 2017​Complaint made to PPC that Deputy Mézec had breached the Code of Conduct for States Members as a result of what he had written on a Facebook page. The complaint was not upheld by PPC.

 


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