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Section 5.4. The submitted legislative bills will be subjected to deliberation and process by an appropriate cross-party parliamentary committee before they are debated in Parliament. An assessment of the impact of legislation will accompany legislative bills.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 5.4.

  • Arfem

    Ensuring democratic scrutiny of Bills

    Section 5.4. The submitted legislative bills will be subjected to deliberation and process by an appropriate cross-party parliamentary committee. If it is to be recommended to Parliament it must be accompanied by a Select Commission Report prepared under Section 13.2 before being debated in Parliament

      • Arfem

        Section 5.4. Democratic scrutiny of Bills. 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.

Proposed Amendment to Section 5.4.

  • Jim Osborne

    Section 5.4. Section 5.4. The submitted legislative bills will be subjected to deliberation and process by an appropriate cross-party parliamentary committee, whose members will be appointed by Parliament, before they are debated in Parliament. An assessment of the impact of legislation will accompany legislative bills.

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