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Voluntary resignation of MPs would mean reimbursement

Jan 30, 2014

NA-Voluntary resignation of MPs would mean reimbursementThe National Assembly today endorsed the National Assembly Amendment Bill 2014. The Bill was passed after the members deliberated extensively for two days. One of the major amendments is an elected member will now have to reimburse the campaign fund for the general elections if they submit voluntary resignation before assuming office. However they don’t have to refund in case of physical disability and mental incapacity.

The Bill will also repeal the Speakers Act 2004 and the National Assembly Committees Act 2004. These acts are now integrated in the Amendment Bill.

Another major amendment the Legislative committee proposed on formation of a finance committee, where the Budget, Appropriation Bill and Supplementary Appropriation Bill will be referred to was dismissed.

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