Meeting No (8), December 23, 2013 – Fourth Convening Period – Third Legislative Term
The Shura Council held its weekly meeting today under the chairmanship HE Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh.
The Shura council extended good wishes to the wise leadership, Bahrain peoples and the Arab and Islamic nations on the occasion of the New Year 2014, and the season's greetings for all Christians in the Kingdom of Bahrain, wishing the New Year will be a year of prosperity and prosperity for the Kingdom of Bahrain and the peoples.
After that the Council reviewed the incoming letters from the Chairman of the Council of Representatives HE Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Dhahrani concerning a draft law amending Article 9 of law no.11 for 1975, regarding passports and a draft law amending Article 4 of law no.3 for 2008, regarding the General Organization for Social Insurance.
The Council also was notified in regard to the bill proposal to amend Article 320 of the Penal law issued by decree by law no. 15 of 1976, submitted by hon. member Nancy Elie Kadoorie, and about referral to the Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee and the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee was also notified.
The Council disapproved the report of the Services Committee concerning the decree by law no. (32) for 2011, amending item (e) of Article (42) of law no. (19) for 2006, on the organization of the labor market, and referred it to the Council of Representatives.
After a detailed discussion, the Council returned back to the committee for further study the report of the Public Utilities and Environment Committee regarding a draft law to approve the veterinary preparation law (regulation) in GCC countries, associated with the royal decree no. (45) for 2013.
The report of the Public Utilities and Environment Committee regarding a draft law to approve practicing veterinary profession law (regulation) for GCC countries, associated with the royal decree no. (46) for 2013.
Finally the Council referred to the Government the report of the Finance and Economic Affairs Committee concerning the unified final account of the state for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, and the report of the performance of the implementation of the State's general budget for the fiscal year 2011, which was prepared by the Ministry of Finance.