House endorses 34% of legislation on agenda during latest session

(Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Lower House enacted 34 percent of the bills and amended laws on its agenda during the just adjourned non-ordinary session, Speaker Abdul Monem Oudat told the press on Monday.اضافة اعلان

He said the legislature approved 23 pieces of legislation during 28 meetings dedicated for legislation, out of 67 on its agenda, while during the 20 oversight meetings, 101 queries were debated under the dome.

The speaker stressed that the recent session, which was launched at the peak of the second Coronavirus wave, did not lose quorum in any of its meetings, noting that an average of 90 percent of the House members were present during the sessions.

The lawmakers presented to special committees four proposed laws, while the MPs filed 795 queries to the government through the speaker office, of which 584 received replies from the executive power.

The House committee held 332 meetings during the session and they are still looking into 44 pieces of legislation referred to them by the House.

Prominent among these is the municipalities and decentralization bill for the year 2021, over which the Parliamentary Legal and Administrative Joint Committee on is holding discussions with civil society institutions and government actors to listen to their views on the bill, which is part of a broader reform process.

The joint committee tasked with discussing the bill is holding the ongoing dialogue in cooperation with the Al-Hayat Center “Rased,” an NGO that monitors the performance of the legislature.

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