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
Date: Nov 30, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus’ version of an anti-infiltration bill yesterdayadvanced 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]