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December 3, 2021

Parliament Standing Bureaus meet on Thursday to convene joint sitting to modify MP statute

The Standing Bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate are to meet on Tuesday to convene a joint session in which the Statute of Deputies and Senators be modified, a session that will most probably take place on Tuesday at 14.00.

The Standing Bureaus will meet at 13.30 at the request of the Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, in order to convene a joint session of Parliament to amend the Statute of Deputies and Senators so that the requests for the approval of detainment requests be adopted by secret voting with a simple majority threshold.

“The Speaker of the Senate wishes to reinstate on the agenda of the Parliament the proposal to amend article 24, paragraph 4, of Law no. 96/2006 regarding the statute of Deputies and Senators. The proposal consists of amending paragraph 4, of article 24, in order to allow for the decisions regarding detainment and arrest requests targeting MPs, addressed by the Minister of Justice, be adopted with the secret voting of the majority of the members present, not with the majority of all members of the notified Chamber [of Parliament], as is the case now. The purpose of this proposal is to harmonize the provisions of Law 96/2006 with articles 67 and 76 of the Constitution”, a press release remitted to Agerpres last week by the Senate shows.


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