Ministerial Committee for Legislation

Ministerial Committee approves bill against documenting soldiers

Bill barring filming of IDF soldiers during operational activity approved in committee despite AG's opposition - but will be softened later.Hezki Baruch, 6/17/2018, 2:57 PM

Override Clause passes unanimously

Bill to curb power of Supreme Court passes unanimously in Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Uzi Baruch, 5/6/2018, 1:42 PM

Haredi draft bill passes first hurdle

Following compromise agreement between PM, haredi factions, draft exemption law approved by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 10:41 AM

PM Netanyahu preventing sovereignty in the Jordan Valley?

PM Netanyahu pans Knesset commmittee's plan to discuss bill for sovereignty in Jordan Valley.Hezki Baruch, 2/17/2018, 9:20 PM

On Sunday: Right-wing ministers' test

Six ministers refuse to announce they will back bill obligating the government to fulfill promises to build in Judea and Samaria.Eliran Aharon, 6/30/2017, 12:05 AM

Conversion Law approved by ministerial committee

Immigrant Absorption Minister to file appeal against bill to ban private conversions to Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 6:01 PM

Bill to punish PA for terrorist salaries is approved

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves opposition's bill to deduct tax funds to PA equal to salaries paid to terrorists in prison.Gary Willig, 6/11/2017, 3:39 PM

Bill to block leftist court petitions against Jewish towns

Ministerial Committee to vote on bill restricting standing on petitions against Jewish communities to those directly affected by case.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2017, 10:55 AM

Deputy Attorney General opposes the Nationality Law

Attorney Avi Licht attempts to forestall vote on Nationality Law by Ministerial Committee on Legislation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2017, 9:10 PM

'I won't let the Justice Minister hurt the coalition'

Coalition chairman says it's 'a shame' the media still listens to Justice Minister Shaked.Hezki Baruch, 2/26/2017, 2:10 PM

Knesset members oppose Shaked initiative

Initiative to restrict gratuitous bills and strengthen parliamentary government supervision provokes stormy Knesset committee debate.Hezky Baruch, 2/6/2017, 6:26 PM

Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

Ministerial Committee endorses bill to restore authority to rabbinical courts to serve as arbitrators in cases involving civil law.JTA, 2/5/2017, 4:13 PM

Shaked and Levin's legislative revolution

Ministers of Justice and Tourism initiate legislation limiting private legislation while tightening government activity monitoring.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2017, 11:41 AM

Ministerial committee to discuss 'mosque law'

MK Motti Yogev's law prohibiting houses of prayer from using loudspeakers to be voted upon by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Hezki Baruch, 11/10/2016, 2:07 AM

Battle to save Amona: Waiting on Attorney-General

Debate on proposed legislation to save Amona postponed as A-G Avichai Mandelblit asks for time to come up with better resolution.Nitsan Kedar, 7/27/2016, 2:16 PM

'We must eradicate phenomenon of children left in cars'

New measure to obligate kindergartens, day cares, to notify parents when their child is absent aims to prevent children being left in cars.Shai Landesman, 7/24/2016, 6:43 PM

Progress in battle to save Amona

Coalition party heads discuss possibility of delaying demolition of Amona homes until new adjacent residences are available.Ido Ben Porat, 7/24/2016, 4:57 PM

Committee told not to vote on bill to recognize Amona

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructs Ministerial Committee for Legislation not to discuss bill to solve Amona crisis.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 7/17/2016, 4:08 PM

New bill to combat incitement by unlicensed tour guides

Ministerial Committee for Legislation to discuss proposal to raise penalties for unlicensed tour guides; many tours give false information.Shai Landesman, 7/3/2016, 10:57 AM

Burn the flag? Pay the price

Knesset approves amendment calling for stricter penalties for burning Israeli flags - 3 years in prison and 50,000 shekel fine.Hezki Baruch, Shoshana Miskin, 3/20/2016, 7:03 PM

Knesset approves bill against elections meddling

Bill takes aim at foreign-funded NGOs subverting elections. Likud MK: 'in contrast to US elections, money won't defeat Israeli elections.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2016, 5:20 PM

Loss for the Reform - Knesset approves Mikveh bill

Ministerial Committee approves bill stating that public Mikvaot must abide by Rabbinic law, overriding Supreme Court ruling.Shoshana Miskin, Hezki Baruch, 3/13/2016, 4:15 PM

Could businesses be sued for opening on Shabbat?

Amid ministerial meeting discussing whether to charge businesses for breaking Sabbath, tensions rise as spirit of Shabbat on the table.Raphael Poch, 12/8/2015, 6:55 PM

Two Zionist Union Bills May Limit Free Speech

One bill would prosecute 'libelous' internet posts, while other would ban publication of names of IDF soldiers under investigation.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 2:52 PM

Netanyahu Buries Death Penalty Law

Slated to go before Ministerial Committee Sunday, death penalty for terrorists bill indefinitely frozen by PM's technical maneuver.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 5:00 PM

MK Fumes at 'Non-Nationalist' PM for Burying Death Penalty Bill

MK Sharon Gal claims Netanyahu's decision to bury bill requiring death sentence for terrorist murderers shows govt not serious about terror.Hezki Baruch, 7/12/2015, 2:00 PM

Government Committee to Discuss Terrorist Death Sentence Bill

Liberman vows to show terrorists 'prison day-camp' is over, while Zionist Union MK says death penalty will just create martyrs.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 10:03 AM

Opposition MK Slams 'Farcical' Legislation Committee

MK Stav Shaffir calls for greater transparency in Ministerial Committee for Legislation, calls on MKs to prove 'loyalty' to Israeli public.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2015, 1:16 PM

Netanyahu Acquires Veto Power in Committee on Legislation

Netanyahu will have authority to strike down bills at ministerial committee that decides what bills will enjoy gov't support.Cynthia Blank, 5/31/2015, 10:09 AM

Ministerial Committee Passes Water Recycling Bill

A purifier in every home? Bill to recycle sink, shower water for reuse passes in Ministerial Committee for Legislation.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 3:01 PM

'Jewish State Law' Vote Postponed - Again

Vote on controversial law postponed for at least one more week; PM to present his compromise bill before original draft advances in Knesset.Tova Dvorin, 11/29/2014, 9:28 PM

Terror Victim's Association Demands a Minister at Every Funeral

Motion to only require ministers to attend specific funerals for terror victims 'discriminatory' and 'disrespectful,' TVA says.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2014, 10:20 AM

How Netanyahu Foiled Livni's Plan to Torpedo 'Jewish State' Bill

Loud dispute at Ministerial Law Committee after Livni scuttles the discussion on the National Law. Minister Uri Ariel calls it "sabotage".Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2014, 6:50 PM

Bill: Expand Hesder Track Active Service to Two Years

Labor MK behind bill seeks to right 'historic distortion' of soldiers' rights, he claims, by scaling back state support for Torah study.Tova Dvorin, 11/2/2014, 8:25 AM

Bill to Criminalize Joining ISIS

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to propose bill to mark joining any 'non-national' military group abroad a crime, as ISIS hysteria continues.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/25/2014, 11:01 PM

Bill Equating 'Price Tag,' Terrorism Falls Flat

MK slams decision as 'racist,' despite inherent differences between terrorism and 'price tag' vandalism.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2014, 2:48 PM

Bill Banning Far-Left Non-Profits Up for Vote

Proposal to ban non-profits which 'act against the Jewish and Zionist character' of Israel could be a double-edged sword, critics claim.Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 9:55 AM

Push to Regulate Pest Extermination After Family Poisoning

Gross family poisoning inspires bill to regulate extermination. If passed, pesticides will only be distributed by licensed professionals.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 9:58 AM

Levin: Released Terrorists Should Not Receive Benefits

MK Yariv Levin's bill to prevent released terrorists from receiving state stipends up for vote Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2014, 10:12 AM

Ministers Reject Regev's Annexation Bill

Ministerial Committee for Legislation votes down MK Miri Regev’s bill calling for Israeli sovereignty on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 5:12 AM

Approved: Bill for One Chief Rabbi in Israel

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves bill unifying Chief Rabbinate. Bennett: 'This will unite the Jewish people.'Tova Dvorin, 1/19/2014, 4:05 PM