The Consultative Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, during its third session, which was held recently under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Council, Ali Mehd Al-Suwaidi, as part of its work for the fourth ordinary session of the tenth legislative term at its headquarters in the city of Sharjah, approved a number of proposals submitted by the members regarding the law establishing the Consultative Council.
The agenda, after approving the minutes of the second session, included a discussion of the proposals of the members of the Consultative Council on Law No. (3) of 1999 regarding the establishment of the Consultative Council of the Emirate of Sharjah and the report on those proposals from the Committee on Legal and Legislative Affairs, Appeals, Suggestions and Complaints in the Council.
The Secretary-General of the Council, Ahmed Saeed Al Jarwan, explained the reason for discussing the proposals, based on the letter received from the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah on June 18, 2020 regarding the directives to amend the legislation of the Consultative Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as the letter received from the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah on September 14, 2020 AD regarding the proposals and amendments to the law Establishment of the advisory council and its bylaws.
Then Dr. Mansour bin Nassar, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah and Head of the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah, expressed the importance of the Consultative Council discussing the law of its establishment, adding that the Consultative Council of the Emirate of Sharjah was established on solid foundations set by himself, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah To be an aid to the ruler and a cornerstone in organizing the government apparatus of the Emirate of Sharjah in its capacity as a legislative authority that works on the basis of cooperation, complementarity and balance with the executive authority in the Emirate.
The members’ amendments in its sixth article included that the council member represents the entire emirate and takes into account the interest of the country with the addition of the citizen so that the council member represents the entire emirate and takes into account the interest of the country and the citizen and has no authority over him in his work in the council.
They also added in Article Seven that the term of membership in the Council is four Gregorian years, subject to renewal, starting from the date of its first meeting, and the regulations specify the procedures for this.
The members’ proposals in Article Eleven included a number of additions, which included in the Council’s competencies the members’ suggestion during the discussion of draft laws referred by the Executive Council to inform the Council of the laws issued during its absence.
The proposals also included discussing draft regulations referred by the Executive Council related to the imposition of fees in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The amendment also included the addition of directing a parliamentary question to the heads of departments about matters within their competence, and they must answer those questions in accordance with the procedures established in the bylaws.
After discussion, the council approved adding members’ proposals to Law No. (3) of 1999 regarding the establishment of the Sharjah Consultative Council and its amendments in its third session.
At the end of the session, the Secretary-General of the Council, Ahmed Saeed Al-Jarwan, announced that the next session, which is the fourth, will be held on the seventeenth of November to discuss the draft amendments to the law of the Sharjah Education Council.
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