Council set for longest session since 2005

Council set for longest session since 2005

A 27-day session of the Legislative Council is set to be held between June 23 and July 30. This will be the longest ever session of the House since 2005.

“The Council will be hosting its 125th session from June 23. This will be the longest session since 2005, when the legislature had passed a bill resolving to hold a minimum of 60 days of session every year.

Since then, there was never an opportunity to complete 60 days of session in a year. We have a good opportunity to complete 60 days of session for 2014,” Council chairperson D H Shankaramurthy told reporters on Saturday.

He said that the legislature sat for 35 days in 2012 and 42 days in 2013. This year, with 16 days of session already completed, the remaining 44 days can be accommodated in the next six months. Shankaramurthy said that the Council has three pending bills before it.
Reconsideration

These include the Land Revenue Act Amendment Bill, which has been returned by Governor H R Bhardwaj for reconsideration.

The Bill pertains to the regularisation of building violations in urban pockets. The other two bills are the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Amendment Bill, which has been referred to a Joint House committee, and the Essential Services Maintenance Act.

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