Parliament Receives Formal Request to Reconsider Revised Assembly Bill

Write : 2016-05-27 18:39:09 Update : 2016-05-28 12:38:42

Parliament Receives Formal Request to Reconsider Revised Assembly Bill

The National Assembly said Friday that it received a formal request from President Park Geun-hye urging parliament to reconsider a revision to the National Assembly Law.
Under the Constitution, the Assembly will vote on a revision again upon the government's request. If a majority of incumbent Assembly members attend a plenary session and over two-thirds of the lawmakers in attendance vote for a vetoed bill, it will be passed.
The ruling Saenuri Party insists the bill should be scrapped automatically on Sunday when the term of the current Assembly expires. But the opposition camp argues that since the revised bill was sent back to the Assembly near the end of its term, it should be put to a vote in the 20th Assembly without having to go through the process of reintroducing it.
Under Assembly rule, a bill is scrapped automatically if it is not passed during the term of the Assembly. 
The revised National Assembly Act allows parliament committee-level hearings to be held more easily and frequently on pending issues. The bill was approved during a plenary session last Thursday, but the president vetoed it on Friday.

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