Gbehzohngar Findley, Senate Pro-Tempore
Senate Submits 2 Acts To House For Concurrence
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe
MONROVIA, March 26 (LINA) -The Liberian Senate has submitted two Acts to the House of Representatives for concurrence.
One Act is an amendment to the Penal Law of Liberia Chapter 14, under the title: offenses involving danger to the persons by adding thereto sub-Chapter E, under the title, Controlled drugs and substances Act of 2014: Amending thereto an Act creating the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The other is an Act amending certain provisions of the 1986 Elections Law.
According to the Liberia News Agency, a communication addressed to House Speaker, J. Alexander Tyler, said the Liberian Senate passed the two Legislations on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
After reading the communication, members of the Lower House turned the Acts to various relevant committees for review and advice, with no mandate to report to Plenary in a specified time.
The instrument seeking concurrence amendment to the Penal Law of Liberia Chapter 14 was sent to the Committee on Security and Judiciary, while the other was forwarded to the Committees on Elections, Judiciary and Good Governance.
In another development, Lofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar has written the Plenary of the House of Representatives, to mandate its Committee on Health and Social Welfare, to work along with the Ministry of Health, to put in place preventive measures against the Ebola Virus.