PROCEDURES:The KMT accused the DPP of maneuvering to have the legislative oversight bill’s review moved to a joint committee so it would have control over the agenda
Date: Mar 23, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
An initial review of supervisory articles to govern negotiations with China stalled in the
Legislative Yuan yesterday, as lawmakers clashed over procedural questions.
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator William Tseng (曾銘宗), a coconvener of the Internal Administration Committee, adjourned the meeting after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers moved to send the draft legislation back to the general assembly for reassignment.
“No party caucuses or individual legislators raised objections when the bills were originally assigned,” Tseng said, adding that he was willing to allow lawmakers from other committees to speak and raise motions during the review.
“There are too many variables if the draft bill is sent back to the general assembly or the Procedure Committee [for reassignment] — it could end up being frozen completely,” he said, adding that he would continue to push for a review today.