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  Nissan 15, 5772 , 07/05/12

Rivlin: Bills during Break Only by Consensus

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said, Monday, that during the Knesset's election recess - expected to start Monday evening or Tuesday - private legislation will only be considered with the approval of all the factions. Government-sponsored legislation may be considered during the break without said approval.

Speaking during a meeting of the Knesset presidium, Rivlin said a consensus committee will be formed to determine which private bills are considered. It will consist of the outgoing coalition chairman and the chairman of the largest opposition party.

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