No Time Limit is Set in Passing a Law

19-05-2020 / PIMPINAN

A Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives, M. Azis Syamsuddin, explained that a bill could be passed into a law if the conclusion of a deliberation had been reached, declared complete and approved by all factions in the parliament and the government. Syamsuddin further explained that there is no definite deadline that can be used as a measurement instrument in passing a law. 

 

“The measurement instrument used by the Legislation Committee of the House in determining whether a process of deliberation in passing a law is fast or slow depends on the time when a bill is concluded, declared complete and perfect, making it appropriate to be passed into law. No specific deadline is set. For example, a month deadline is impossible for a bill to be passed into law. There is no such thing like that,” stated Syamsuddin when answering a question from one participant in an online lecture on lawmaking procedure for professionals and lecturers on Tuesday (19/5/2020) 

 

The Vice Speaker of the House, the Coordinator for Politics and Security, said that in case a statutory regulation was needed immediately, a mechanism that could work would be to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu). “Issuing a regulation fast through the process of passing a bill into a law at the House is not possible as it is also not possible to pass a bill into a law in a month.” explained the Golkar Party politician.

 

Syamsuddin explained as many intellectuals, academics, and public provide input in a public hearing of a deliberation of a bill, time needed to finish the deliberation could be long or short. “It depends on debates and topics of discussion. The government holds its own discussion, the House holds internal discussion and followed by a deliberation between the government and the House,” concluded the legislator from Lampung Province.


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