CAREFUL CONSIDERATION:Both major parties have submitted draft bills regarding party assets, and committee members will be asked to discuss them without prejudice
Date: Mar 14, 2016
By: Lin Liang-sheng / Staff reporter
A review of proposed bills on the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) ill-gotten party assets is scheduled to begin at the Legislative Yuan’s Internal Administration Committee meeting today, with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) committee convener Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) arranging for proposals from both the DPP and the KMT to be discussed.
In addition to the DPP’s draft bill for handling illegitimate political party assets, the KMT has also proposed a bill on the supervision and management of political party properties.
Having decided to review both proposals during today’s meeting, Chen said that it is an important issue concerning transitional justice and that he would ask the committee to carefully discuss both proposals without prejudice.
In addition to members of the Internal Administration Committee, lawmakers from the Finance and Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes committees are also expected to attend the meeting.
Although DPP legislators have six proposals for the party assets legislation, the differences among them are minimal, and all versions are focused on setting up committees to investigate and deal with party assets. [FULL STORY]