DETAILED REVIEW:Committee members discussed only 17 of the amendment’s more than 80 articles, but managed to reach consensus on at least two issues
Date: Jul 21, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
The Legislature’s Economics Committee yesterday failed to approve the first reading of
an amendment to the Mining Act (礦業法) and might resume the review in September at the earliest, as lawmakers disagreed with the Ministry of Economic Affairs over mining rights.
“We will likely have to select another date to resume the review after the new legislative session begins in September,” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬), who serves as the committee convener, said before adjourning the meeting.
However, there are uncertainties on when to continue the review, as it would be up to the next legislative session’s committee convener to decide what draft bill reviews to prioritize. [FULL STORY]