Border Law Committee meeting adjourned – Chairman Beltokangas: “No drama”

Parliament’s Executive Committee will meet on Monday to decide on its report, known as the Border Act or the Conversion Act.

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The executive committee will meet at 6pm on Monday to decide on the boundary law report. Based on that report, Parliament as a whole decides on legislation.

The meeting was originally scheduled to start at 4pm, but it was postponed twice.

The head of the executive committee, Mauri Beltogangas (ps), said the transfer was for “technical reasons”.

– No drama. The air almost feels like a big sports festival, Beltogangas told reporters about the second shift.

He still insists that the report can be agreed on this day.

– All is well. My own opinion is that there will always be difficult issues in politics, but an agreement will not be reached, Executive Committee Chairman Beltokangas commented earlier.

Parliament’s Constitutional Law Committee gave its opinion on the changes to the law last Friday. If the Executive Committee completes its report on Monday, the Boundary Act will have its first reading in the Great Hall of Parliament on Tuesday.

If so, there could be a second reading and vote in the Great Hall on Friday.

Beltogangas did not want to speculate on the constitutional committee’s report before the meeting. All parties want the report to be finalized today.

According to Mauri Peltokanka (ps), there is no drama behind the changes in the executive committee meeting. Rosa Broger

Target for Friday

The government’s aim is to vote on Friday on the urgency and approval of the border law. However, there is a schedule risk: In Tuesday’s first reading of the law, no time limit was set for the session.

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If the session goes past midnight, the second reading of the proposal will be moved to the following week, as the second reading of the bill will take place three days after the first reading. If so, the vote on the boundary bill will not be until Monday 15 July. Or Tuesday 16.7.

The aim of the government is to pass the boundary law as soon as possible. An extraordinary law requires a 5/6 majority in the upper house of Parliament to be passed as an ordinance. A 2/3rd majority of MPs is required to ratify the law.

Failure to pass a five-sixth majority to rush the boundary law would mean the motion would be shelved until the next election period.

In voting, only yes and no votes are taken into account when assessing whether a sufficient majority will be behind the legislation.

According to Iltalehti, at least six Dem representatives do not want to support the border legislation in next week’s vote. And R.K.B Eva Piadet, the Green Party and the Left Alliance have said they oppose the legislation. Iltalehti reported the latest estimates of voting behavior in this story on Sunday.

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