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From Language Bill to Cemeteries Act, Kerala Assembly passes 109 laws in four & half years

From Language Bill to Cemeteries Act, Kerala Assembly passes 109 laws in four & half years
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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (PTI) From the much-awaited

Malayalam Language Bill to the path-breaking Christian

Cemeteries (Right to Burial of Corpse) Bill, Kerala Assembly

has passed 109 significant legislations, in the last four and

half years of the LDF government, before adjourning sine die

on Friday.

The 14th Assembly convened for 232 days in 22 sessions

after the Pinarayi Vijayan government came to power in 2016.

The next assembly election is expected to be held in the

southern state in April-May months.

Amidst the eventful proceedings, the House witnessed the

publishing of 275 Bills on divergent topics during the period.

Of this, 109 legislations have been passed including87

government bills and 22 finance and appropriation bills.

With this, the House had made a remarkable step in the

area of law making, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Friday said.

"The sessions of the 14th Assembly were quite fruitful

and creative. Many issues which may have direct or indirect

implications in the Kerala society have come for consideration

of the House during these days," he said.

Some among the significant laws passed by the 14th

Assembly include Infrastructure Investment Fund (Amendment)

Bill, Kerala Goods and Services Tax Bill, Maritime Board Bill,

Metropolitan Transport Authority Bill, Farmers'' Welfare Fund

Bill, Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation)

Act, and so on.

Recalling the important events during the sessions, the

Speaker said the House, on May 25, 2017, had passed a

resolution calling for the repeal of the Kerala Maritime Board

Bill 2014, which was returned by the Governor.

The Governor denying nod for the Kerala Professional

Colleges (Regularisation of of Admission in Medical Colleges)

Bill, passed by the Assembly in 2018, had also become a

significant episode in the state''s legislative history, he

added.

Former Governor P Sathasivam addressed the 14th Kerala

Assembly four times and delivered the government''s policy

address while the present Governor Arif Mohammad Khan twice.

The House also witnessed the untimely demise of seven of

its 140 members during the tenure.

The first phase of the ambitious e-Assembly project,

which aims to create a paperless House, began in the 18th

session of the present Assembly.

Sreeramakrishnan said the passing of a complete state

budget before the beginning of the new financial year was very

rare in the history of the state assembly.

Usually, the full budget can only be passed at the end of

the first four months of the financial year after the vote-

on-account is passed.

The House had passed a full budgetin 1964, 1968, 1969,

1972, 1975 and 2005.

"But 13 years after 2005, we were able to pass the full

budget in 2018 and then in 2021, before the beginning of the

new financial year," he said.

Kerala Assembly''s own TV channel, Sabha TV, and an OTP

platform were launched during the tenure of the 14th Assembly.

Awareness classes on constitution and a constitutional

literacy march were also organised under the aegis of the

House, the speaker added. PTI LGK

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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