House approves civil rights, medical tourism legislation
LEGISLATION WATCH- It was a busy weekend at the House of Representatives as MPs:
- Medical tourism bill: The House Tourism Committee discussed a medical tourism bill yesterday. MPs will meet again today to start working on the bill and a timeline for its introduction to the House as a whole.
- Cabinet-sponsored bills amending the income tax act are making their way through the Planning and Budgeting Committee Al Shorouk reports.
- Amendments to the Consumer Protection Act are also making their way through committee and are now with the House’s economic committee and the constitution and legislation committee.
- Persons with disabilities: Moved forward a bill to establish a National Council for Persons with Disabilities. The bill now moves forward for a final vote, Masrawy reports. The new body replaces the National Council for Disability Affairs.