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House Adopts Resolution To Extend Session By One Month
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House Adopts Resolution To Extend Session By One Month

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, August 25 (LINA) - A resolution to extend regular session of the National Legislature beyond its statutory period for adjournment has been signed and adopted by members of the House of Representatives.

The resolution concurs with one adopted by the Liberian Senate.

A total of 32 representatives signed the resolution depicting an overwhelming endorsement by the body as the number of signatures exceeds the required one-fourth signatures as enshrined in Article 32(b) of the Liberian Constitution and in keeping with legislative request for extension.

Article 32(b) of the Constitution of Liberia provides that the President shall on his/her own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total members of each House and by proclamation extend a regular session of the legislature beyond the date of adjournment.

When the extension or call is at the request of the Legislature, the Constitution states that, "the proclamation shall be issued not later than 48 hours after receipt of the certificate by the president."

The resolution, which was adopted by the body in the Joint Chambers of the Capitol on Thursday, obligates the body to extend its regular session beyond the statutory period of August 31, and beginning September 1 to 30.

It can be recalled that majority members of the House of Representatives on August 23 voted to sustain a motion calling for the body to extend its regular session after the legitimate date for its adjournment.

The decision by the body was predicated upon the fact that there is an urgent need to expedite the passage of key legislations, such as the 2016/2017 fiscal budget which has lingered before the budget committee as a result of internal mêlée within the House of Representatives.


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