He says he seeks to give senators more time to alleviate the documentation deficit, as well as debate and social participation.
The Popular Group has presented a reform of the Senate Regulations to give power to the Board of the Upper House, where those of Alberto Núñez Feijóo have an absolute majority, to decide whether or not it is pertinent to apply the urgency procedure to law proposals . In this way, the 'popular' open the door to being able to delay the processing of the Amnesty Law that the socialists and their partners could soon register.
The PP had already announced that it will use all the tools of the Rule of Law to stop the Amnesty Law, which it considers "unconstitutional", "immoral" and "a fraud" to the voters, given that they did not vote for it at the polls on the 23rd. of July.
Apart from filing an appeal before the Constitutional Court if the rule is approved, as Feijóo himself announced, the PP will resort to street mobilization - it has already carried out several acts against the amnesty - but will also use parliamentary means. and institutional.
For now, and waiting for the PSOE and its partners to register the Amnesty Law in Congress, the Popular Group has presented this Thursday in the Senate a proposal to reform the Regulations of the Upper House by which the article is modified 133.
According to this article, in bills declared urgent by the Government or by the Congress of Deputies, the Senate has a period of 20 calendar days to exercise its legislative powers. Likewise, the Senate Board, ex officio or on the proposal of a parliamentary group or 25 senators, may decide to apply the emergency procedure.
Furthermore, the article adds that in the proposals of Law the Senate Board may decide the application of the emergency procedures, when requested by the Government or the Congress of Deputies, or also acting ex officio or at the proposal of a parliamentary group or of 25 senators.
In the explanatory statement of its reform proposal, the PP explains that the Magna Carta in its article 90 regulates the processing by the Senate of ordinary or organic law projects approved by Congress, reducing to twenty calendar days the period within which The Senate has the power to veto or amend projects declared urgent by the Government or the Lower House.
The PP emphasizes in its initiative that article 90 of the Constitution refers, therefore, to the projects "but not to the proposals of law, through a literality that, as the parliamentary work demonstrates, is not coincidental but the result of will." of the constituents".
"Although in the report of the constitutional presentation of January 5, 1978, the expression 'project or law proposal' was used in the first section of the article, this was later replaced by the one that was finally approved, that is, 'bill ordinary or organic'", according to the 'popular'.
The PP assures that the reform of the Senate Regulations that it proposes "is situated within the framework of the principle of regulatory autonomy of the Chambers recognized by article 72.1 and, more specifically, within the scope of section 1 of article 89 of the Constitution, according to which 'the processing of law proposals will be regulated by the Regulations of the Chambers, without the priority due to the bills preventing the exercise of the legislative initiative in the terms regulated by article 87'.
According to the PP, its reform is "also fully in line with the priority of parliamentary processing of projects over law proposals established by article 105 of the Senate Regulations."
The PP explains that "the specific objective of this regulatory reform is none other than to offer greater opportunities for the rigor and quality of the legislative function of the Senate, opening the possibility that, in the processing of law proposals, and unlike of what happens with the projects, the senators have the necessary time to be able to alleviate, at least, the deficits in documentation and technical and legal analysis, as well as public debate and social participation, of which, as experience shows , usually suffer from this type of legislative initiatives.
To this end, the PP continues, article 133 of the Senate Regulations is modified in order to attribute to the Chamber Board "the power to decide in each case on the relevance of the urgent processing of a bill." ".
FEIJÓO WARNS THAT THE PP IS NEITHER GOING TO SHUT UP NOR IS GOING TO SURRENDER
The leader of the PP has already advanced this Thursday in an informative breakfast organized by Europa Press with the president of Extremadura, María Guardiola, that his party is not going to be "silent" in the face of the "blackmail" of the independentists that Pedro Sánchez "accepts" .
"In the face of the president who surrenders, Spain will not do so," declared Feijóo, who has assured that Sánchez's allies know that they do not need to make any effort in favor of stability in Spain and "it is enough for them to expand conditional freedom." that they grant him as they comply with his demands and blackmail.