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Sunday, 23 December 2018

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.

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