Tuesday, 16 July 2013
House of Representatives voted in its seventh legislative term first legislative year fourth, which was held under the chairmanship of Osama Najafi, head of the House of Representatives and in the presence of 229 deputies on Tuesday, 07/16/2013, the proposed law on the first amendment to the law of service and retirement of the internal security forces as well as the termination of the first reading and the second Five Laws.
At the beginning of the meeting initiated by any of the above-Hakim made the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to congratulate the Iraqi people and the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, expressing the hope that the months to work in the service of the Iraqis.
Then thanked MP Sheikh Khalid al-Attiyah on behalf of the National Alliance, Dr. Qusay al-Suhail, First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives on the occasion withdrawn his resignation and return to the exercise of his duties in the service of the people.
On the other hand, the Council voted on the proposed law on the first amendment to the law of service and retirement of the forces only procedure No. (18) for the year 2011 submitted by the committees of security, defense and law for the purpose of equality of civil servants in the internal security forces with their peers in the Ministry of Defence.
Beyond the Presidency postponed the first reading of the proposed law to amend the House of Representatives election law No. (16) for the year 2005 and the report of the Legal Committee to next Thursday in order to mature the proposed law.
The Council ended the first reading of the draft law on ratification of the cooperation agreement between the Governments of the Republic of Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the transfer of sentenced to penalties of deprivation of liberty and submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations and security, defense and legal for closer cooperation actor in the transfer of convicts between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, including consistent with the principles of national sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of each other.
And completed the first reading of the draft law on accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations health and legal environment for the purpose of ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer and use of living modified organisms resulting from technology biogenic modern transportation across the border.
He has also completed the first reading of the draft law on accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects and the Protocols thereto, which entered into force on 12.02.1983 and submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations and security, defense and legal order not to threat by force and used against the sovereignty of any state, territorial integrity or political independence for the purpose of protecting the civilian population from the effects of hostilities and the non-use of methods or means of warfare cause damage severe impact on the natural environment and for the pursuit of international peace and an end to the arms race and to achieve confidence among nations.
The Council voted to approve in principle to continue reading a bill exempting Iraqi and foreign companies implementing investment projects from taxes and fees after he finished the first reading of the law submitted by the committees of finance and economy, investment, legal and which aims to support development projects through the granting of privileges and exemptions and simplify the implementation and achievement of development projects and encourage companies and contractors to the implementation of the planned projects in the investment curriculum.
After the Council ended the second reading of the proposed Law on the Council of the Union and submitted by the committees of the regions and provinces and legal.
In interventions, ladies and gentlemen of Representatives on the law, MP Adnan al-Janabi said a few powers of the Council, which requires reconsideration by pointing to the need to reconsider the number of members of the Federation Council, according to the density of each province.
He pointed MP Riad stranger to the Federation Council represents one of the legislative branches, where is the law of laws to complete the task of building state institutions proposal to amend the legal age for a member of the Council to 40 years instead of 30 years.
MP Sheikh Khalid al-Attiyah on the importance of equal distribution to members of the council because its jurisdiction the rights of the provinces and regions has nothing to do with the subject of the population, noting the importance of focusing on the legitimacy of the Council in support of the provinces and territories.
He suggested MP Mahmoud Othman take advantage of the experts and learn about the experiences of countries that have similar councils Federation Council and the availability of enough time to tenderize the private council parallel to the House of Representatives.
In turn, noted Rep. to Mustafa nice to the need to resolve the issue of choosing the members of the Federation Council, pointing out that the mechanism of choice must be the responsibility of local governments or government and the regional parliament.
The MP demanded Iman al-Fadhli to give real powers of the Federation Council and addressing gaps that lead to interference with the powers of the House of Representatives.
The MP urged Maysoon to work for the allocation of a percentage of the members of the Federation Council of distinctive figures in Iraqi society in various fields.
MP Bahaa al-Araji, the importance of naming two each province Aedaoua the members of the Federation Council and according to certain conditions and to establish certain mechanisms and specific quorum for meetings and immunity.
For his part, MP Saman Fawzi called to take into account the development of the region and the need to deal with in particular by allocating more seats.
The MP said Ammar Tohme to the importance of the Federation Council imposed on various bodies of the implementation process of a secret ballot to choose its members.
MP Sabah al-Saadi that the main problem in the Federation Council concerning with hi powers which accounted for mixing with the powers of other destinations.
The MP said Najiba Najib that the number of members of the council must be according to the size of the regions and provinces, calling for special requirements for candidate membership of the Federation Council as well as to ensure the representation of women and minorities' quota allocation.
The MP Kanna has stressed that the House of Representatives the right to give up some of his powers to the Federation Council, calling for the protection of the rights of the Iraqi social components.
The MP Abbas al-Bayati, giving the right to nominate three presidencies 5% of the members of the Federation Council to represent the components of social justice and vote on them in the House of Representatives.
He reviewed the Attorney Hamoudi, the mechanics of the formation of the Federation Council or councils similar to his work in the Arab and Western countries proposed the election of council members by the provincial council on the one hand and people of the province the other hand, calling for a meeting of the heads of blocs to reach formats compromise on the bill.
He also noted MP Talal Zobaie that the importance is being Council will be the safety valve of the legislative process through filtering laws passed by the House of Representatives.
For his part, Deputy Sheriff Soliman warned to need for the Council to be representative of all segments of the Iraqi people and its components and allow those who have the qualifications and experience to be a member of the Council.
MP Khalid al-Asadi that distinguish members of the Federation Council by giving them the right of veto to...with the Constitution.
The MP Khalid Amin turkey to be members of the Federation Council of qualified and experienced and who were MPs or former ministers.the end of its discussions.
In his intervention, Mr. Najafi confirmed that a meeting will be held to the heads of blocs and the Legal Committee and with the participation of experts to discuss the draft law, the Federation Council after the end of its discussions.
Then decided to adjourn the meeting to next Thursday 18/07/2013.
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