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Section 13.2. Independent Commissions will consist of representatives appointed by both Parliament and Regional Councils. Commissioners may not simultaneously hold any other public office and their terms of employment, salaries and allowances will be fixed by law, and in parity to those of Members of Parliament.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:54:03

    Section 13.2. Section 13.2. Independent Commissions will consist of representatives appointed by both Parliament and Regional Councils. Commissioners may not simultaneously hold any other public office and their terms of employment, salaries and allowances will be fixed by law, and in parity to those of Members of Parliament.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 13.2.

  • Arfem

    Democratizing appointments to Independent Commissions

    Section 13.2. Independent Commissions will be chaired by a Member of Parliament and comprise a maximum of eight members appointed by the Presiding Officer from among nominees submitted by Constituency Associations. Commissioners may not simultaneously hold any other public office. Their terms of employment, salaries and allowances will be fixed by law, and in parity to those of Members of Parliament.

      • Arfem

        Section 13.2. Democratizing appointments. This is one of three related amendments 5.4, 13.2 & 13.4 which together extend popular democracy into Parliament itself. It addresses the power and influence of lobbying and special interest groups over the drafting of legislation. Adopting these three Sections enables Parliament to secure truly independent specialist advice by empowering the electorate (1) to nominate their own experienced and expert Members to all Select Commissions and (2) requires an independent Commission Report to be published prior to any new or revised legislation being enacted by Parliament.
        NB. If you support this proposal please ensure you vote for all three amendments.

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