DPP anti-infiltration proposal advances

SECOND READING: At a news conference, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus members unveiled their own bill, to prevent the annexation of the Republic of China

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 30, 2019
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus’ version of an anti-infiltration bill yesterday

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming, second right, speaks to DPP lawmaker Lee Chun-yi, third right, while other DPP lawmakers hold placards showing their approval for the anti-infiltration bill at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

advanced to a second reading and discussion in additional cross-caucus negotiations.

Prior to yesterday’s legislative meeting, DPP caucus members were guarding the speaker’s podium to ensure that the caucus filed motions first.

The caucus sponsored a motion to advance the bill to a second reading, which was not met with any objections, as no Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators were present.

DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) then filed a motion to have the anti-infiltration bill returned to the legislature’s Procedure Committee for reconsideration — a practice frequently used by the caucus whip of the ruling party during the review of a major bill so that the caucus’ resolve to pass the bill can be reaffirmed.    [FULL  STORY]

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