Santo Domingo.- The Senate of the Republic approved in two consecutive readings the Project of modification of the Organic Law of Electoral Regime, presented by the Central Electoral Board (JCE).
The regulations are intended to regulate the exercise of the right of citizens to choose and be eligible; the procedure and development of the electoral process for the formation of the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the election of municipal authorities; and the operation and powers of the Central Electoral Board as the highest entity responsible for the organization of elections.
The legislative initiative of more than 325 articles was studied by a Special Commission of the Upper House, and after the approval of the Plenary, it will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies.
The Senate approved in first reading the Bill on Assets Seized, Kidnapped, Abandoned, Confiscated and Assets in Forfeiture, proposed by the Executive Branch.
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The purpose of the project is to create a system for the administration, control, and maintenance of assets that are seized, seized, or abandoned in the course of a criminal proceeding or asset forfeiture, as well as their final destination in cases where it is available. their confiscation or the extinction of domain is declared by means of a final judgment.
The legislators sanctioned in first reading the General Bill of Electronic Invoicing in the Dominican Republic, which establishes the mandatory use of electronic invoicing in the country, as well as establishing the tax system of electronic invoicing.
The Senate Plenary converted into Law the Project for Territorial Planning, Land Use and Human Settlements, proposed by Senators Ricardo de los Santos and Félix Bautista. The initiative will be sent to the Executive Branch.
The objective of the Law is to order the territory at the different political-administrative levels, in accordance with the guidelines of environmental, economic, social, cultural interest, risk management and sustainable development.
In a single reading, the Resolution requesting the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, to instruct the Ministry of Housing to build a unit of the Institute for Professional Technical Training (INFOTEP) in the city of Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor province, was approved. .
In this Tuesday’s session, the ratification of the diplomatic appointment of Elvis Antonio Alam Lora, as concurrent extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, based in the Republic of Turkey, was approved.
Likewise, the Plenary approved the diplomatic appointment of Mr. Félix Aracena Vargas, as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador in the Republic of Colombia.
During the speaking sessions, Senator Antonio Marte announced that this season there will be no increase in the price of urban and interurban transportation, and called on carriers to drive prudently during the Christmas festivities.
Senator Ramón Rogelio Genao expressed his concern about the rise of crime and delinquency in the country. He said that the problem must be faced with the same vigor, recognizing the work carried out by the National Police.
Senator Franklin Rodríguez favored discussing the establishment of compulsory voting in the country and 100% public electoral financing, at a time when the modification to the Electoral Law is being analyzed.
Senator Ginette Bournigal suggested greater custody and surveillance on the roads. On the other hand, she referred to the need to show solidarity with Haiti and regretted that they want to say things that are not.