The Congress’ plenary session on June 23 will debate and vote on opinion and amendments to the Basic Law on Financial Information to Prevent Criminal Crimes and the bill amending the Science Act.
This week, the plenary, in its session on Tuesday, June 21, will begin with a discussion on taking into account both legislative initiatives. On the other hand, the proposal to reform the House of Representatives regulations on “the use of official and legally recognized languages in their autonomous regions will be considered in the House of Representatives.”
The authors suggest adding a section to Rule 6 of the Chamber’s rules of procedure to grant the “right of deputies” to “intervene in plenary sessions and commissions in any of the official and legally recognized languages of their Autonomous Communities”, as well as do the same in Parliamentary documents and writings.
After that, the plenary session will discuss the consideration of the proposed law to amend Law 22/1973, dated July 21, regarding mines. The legislative initiative proposes that all deposits of natural origin and other geological resources be public property assets that “must be protected and can be directly realized and used by the state or assigned.”
In either case, if the plenary, by a simple majority, decides to take the initiative into account, it will be sent to the relevant committee where it will begin its parliamentary process. Otherwise, the proposal will not be processed.
Financial Information and Science Law Amendment
This week’s plenary session will conclude with its session on Thursday, June 23. On that day the views of two bills will be discussed. The first is the draft Basic Law that establishes regulations that facilitate the use of financial and other information to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute criminal offenses.
The initiative states that the competent authorities will directly and immediately access the information contained in the financial ownership file and refer to it as necessary to exercise their powers and functions in preventing, detecting, investigating or prosecuting serious crimes or to support a criminal investigation in connection with a felony.
The competent authorities, as stipulated in its articles, are: Criminal order judges and courts. prosecutor ; European Prosecutor’s Office; State security forces and agencies; regional police; Asset Recovery and Management Office at the Ministry of Justice and Deputy Directorate of Customs Control at AEAT.
Due to its organic nature, the bill must receive an absolute majority in the final vote, and will subsequently be submitted to the Senate.
Also in Thursday’s session, the plenary session will discuss the opinion and live amendments to the bill amending Law 14/2011 dated June 1 on science, technology and innovation.
The regulation, which amends the 2011 law, seeks to update it in light of national and international trends in science policy and innovation, “with a focus on those issues that must be modified to improve the competitiveness of the Spanish science system.”
To this end, the text states that it will focus “on deficiencies related to the career and professional development of research personnel,” “address the need to update the regulations governing the transfer of knowledge and the results of research activity,” and “improve governance mechanisms in the system and coordination and cooperation between agents in the two sectors.” public and private.” The text approved by Congress will continue to be processed in the Senate.