Maryland County Senator Dan Morias
Maryland Senator Urges Calm In Decent Work Bill Brouhaha
By Winnie T. Dixon, Intern
MONROVIA, June 9 (LINA) -Maryland County Senator Dan Morias has called on the two branches of the National Legislature to resolve the deepening rift between them over the passage of the Decent Work Bill.
According to Senator Morias, the need for the two Houses to work together as a team was important, and urged them to put aside their differences as it has the propensity to stall the workings of the National Legislature.
The Maryland County Senator made the call recently in Monrovia, when he addressed the regular session of the Senate.
The Liberian lawmaker said the decent work bill is suffering lashes as a result of differences between the two branches of the National Legislature.
The decent work bill introduced in 2010 has become the most controversial bill in the 53rd Legislature.
It can be recalled that the two branches of the National Legislature in recent times have had differing views on the Decent Work Bill and the District Development Fund.
The Senate passed the bill at a minimum wage threshold of six US dollars per day (US$6.00) and US$0.75 per hour, following a conference committee meeting held by the two Houses of the National Legislature.
But the bill emanated from the House of Representatives and was passed by that body without setting a minimum wage and sent it to the Senate.
Due to differing positions, the fate of the bill still lies in limbo as another conference committee is expected to decide the way forward on the bill.