|Regular House Session Extended Again|
|Published on August 29, 2008||Email To Friend Print Version
The National Legislature has again extended its regular session to deliberate on matters of national concerns currently on the desks of the august body.
The extension was contained in Joint Resolution #003/2008 adopted by the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives during regular session yesterday at the Capitol Building.
The extension for additional two weeks will now enable the National Legislature by law, to run the business of the Liberian people from September 1-12, 2008.
According to the Act passed and published into handbill by the third session of the 52nd Legislature, all subsequent sessions of the Legislature shall adjourn not later than the 31st day of July each year, and shall reassemble in regular session at 10:00 a.m. on the second working Monday of January each year.
In consideration of this provision, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, with the empowerment of Article 32 (b), issued a proclamation on August 12, extending the regular session of the 52nd Legislature for one month beginning August 1-31, 2008.
Meanwhile, the Joint Committee on Judiciary, Elections and Inaugurations of the House of Representatives, will today conduct a public hearing on the Act to set the Threshold to Re-apportion Constituencies throughout the country.
The hearing is expected to bring together legal practitioners and civil society organizations to provide opinions on the proposed Act; Lewis K. Glay writes.