(Thank you George for emailing this to Dinar Recaps.)
UU1033 – “A Basket of Laws - Soon?” by Mnt Goat
Today’s news letter is all very good news, like amazing news ! It is all about these new laws and why we wait so long for them to be implemented. Are they the holdup for the budget and the RV?
I truly have always hated to give a date for the RV but I have to say this time a new window of opportunity for an RV is staring us right in the face for this week – and more than ever before ! It could not get any better ! . I just can not help to bring this news to you. Let’s see how this is possible.
So today I want to emphasize once again that we are literally just waiting for the news of a hand full of new laws to get forwarded to parliament and then voted on by parliament. Some call this a “basket “ or “bundle” of laws. But there is more to it than that. It is not that simple. I think we may not hear much more about most of these laws that are in the waiting. Like the monopoly board they intend to go directly to HOME and collect what is due to them. Let me explain.
But there is a key to unlocking this mystery of why many of these laws have been in the waiting. I will tell you in this news letter today. Please be patient when reading today. For some of you might already know some of this news but you too should be patient and read on so you can see the big picture. I have to prep you first (and everyone else) so I can tell you what comes next. So again, please read the entire news letter, slowly and carefully from top to bottom and do not skip around.
Today is Monday Feb 9th and still no RV. I am not surprised are you? Guess all these so called “gurus” messed up again….lol…
In bringing you the news today I first need to remind everyone that when you hear of any Iraqi law being “passed” or “voted” on always, always ask yourself what legislative body in the Iraqi legislative process are they talking about. In other words who passed it? Who currently has the bill?
For example ask the question – Did it pass the Council of Ministers? Or was is voted on and passed in the Council of Representatives? Two very distinct legislative bodies. One writes the laws (Council of Ministers) and the other reviews the laws from the representatives (Council of Representatives or House).
Both must be completed prior to most laws being “done”.
I have listed a link below that I hope will explain the Iraqi legislative process to you in more detail.
But if you notice what we have yet seen any legislative bodies where there is direct representation from the provinces themselves, much like in the USA as senators from the states go to Washington DC and represent their states.
Are we all good so far? Do we all understand? Now lets move on to something very important !
The Council of Ministers do not write the Iraqi laws in a vacuum since they often rely on help from finance committees, more experienced parliament members and representatives directly from the provincial governments. Side meetings and negotiations too often take place to get the needed written bills completed. When all is done the council of ministers then holds a session and votes on the news bill if they pass they are completed. This does not mean they are done but only written and ready for the next step in the legislative process. This process is the very point where most get confused. The articles too are not always clear. If you truly want to bring truthful news to the dinarians then you are responsible to clarify it. You must take the time to follow-up and know exactly what you are talking about.
Most of these laws in this so called “basket” or “bundle” of laws and are not yet “done”. They simple passed the Council of Ministers and most have had their first or second readings. They are ready to have a final vote in parliament , but why have they not been voted on by now?
This is because according to the Iraq constitution there is yet another legislative body to be involved that has not been fully formed and established up to now. It is called the Federation Council and I have talked about this council in many of my past news letters. This is the direct representation from the provinces themselves as I referred to above as senators.
I have been told that over the last couple days this council is now completed and being fully implemented. I almost fell off my chair when I heard this news. Again amazing news that is mind blowing because it is happening so fast. Also I have waited for this news for almost 3 years .
What does this mean? It means that all these bills in this “basket” of bills can now be reviewed by the provincial representatives and thus meet all the constitutional mandates for legislation in Iraq. These bills can now move forward. We will soon hear about some of these remaining bills in the news this week….just watch.
Since this is yet another layer added on the legislative process called the “Federation Council” these new laws must go through a review and pass thru this body of legislation too. But wait a second you might say…..this Federal Council has not yet been implemented and it too needs a law passed by parliament to legalize it. So how can they send these news laws to this council for review?
BINGO ! Now you understand the current situation that the Iraqi legislation process has been in. But this is no longer an issue since the council is now legalized.
So here was the issue plain and simply put - THEY CAN’ T OPEN THE NEW BUDGET WITHOUT ALL THE NEW LAWS VOTED ON BY PARLIAMENT BUT THEY CAN’T SEND THEM TO PARLIAMENT WITH THE FEDERATION COUNCIL PARTICIPATING IN THE REVIEW PROCESS. SINCE THE FEDERATION COUNCIL WAS NOT YET READY WE HAD TO WAIT. SO THIS IS THE SECRET TO UNLOCKING WHY WE ARE WAITING SO LONG TO SEE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL THESE NEW LAWS.
You see Iraq sort of put the cart before the horse in that they have all these laws written and negotiated but they did not yet have all their constitutional legislative bodies in place to review and pass them. Now they do and I believe in this next session on Feb 10th they will bundle these laws in a basket push these laws along in this “basket”. I believe that the HCL and Article 140 is top on their agenda and we will finally see and hear of the conclusion to these laws.
Iraq almost had to put the cart before the horse in order to get these bills in progress. Kind of like multi-tasking. They also could not wait on these laws first for the budget bill since they knew the process and knew they could schedule this event to happen when all this could finally come together. Also since most of these bills were already in the making they only needed fine tuning and some minor changes to the wording. This is a good thing and shows us that Jubouri, Abadi and Masoum really want to push this government along and make up for lost time of the Maliki years. I believe this may be the week when we finally see all these new laws come together.
Incidentally the Federation Council had to review the 2015 Budget law too and has just reviewed the law today and so do you wonder why we have not see it yet ratified? We kept asking ourselves what are they waiting for? The president can not ratify it until this Federation Council first signs off on it. This is now in the works but remember we also need all these other laws too to support the budget bill. Can’t have one without the others.
Remember the 2015 budget bill was passed on Jan 28th and the president has until Feb 12th (15 days) to ratify it and then 2 days to place it in the gazette. Once placed in the gazette they have 24 hours to fund it.
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