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Extension of current Diet session likely for deliberations on key bills

  • 2015-03-16 15:00:00
  • , Yomiuri
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(Yomiuri: March 14, 2015 – p. 4)

 

 The bill for the budget for fiscal 2015 cleared the House of Representatives on March 13 and will be deliberated at the House of Councillors Budget Committee, starting on the 16th. Opposition parties intend to pursue political donation scandals involving cabinet ministers during deliberations at the Upper House as well. Hoping for the passage of key bills including the bill revising the Manpower Dispatching Business Law and security legislation after the passage of the FY2015 budget, the ruling parties are now making arrangements on a plan to extend the term of the current Diet session until June 24. (Abridged)

 

 Main bills expected to be deliberated at current Diet session

Proposed bills

Outline

Bill to revise the Civil Law

Overhauling claim-related regulations that determine rules for corporate and private contracts

Bill to revise the Worker Dispatching Law

Enabling conditional extension of dispatch term in all businesses

Bill revising the Labor Standards Law

Establishing performance-based pay system

Bill to reform the medical insurance system

Strengthening fiscal base of the national health insurance system, which continues to run up large deficits

Agricultural cooperative system reform-related bills

Abolishing JA-Zenchu’s right to supervise and audit regional cooperatives

Bills revising the Electricity Enterprises Law and other laws

Mandating major electric companies to separate transmission function in 2020

 

Full liberalization of gas retail market by 2017

Security legislation

Stipulating specific Self-Defense Forces missions based on the government view allowing SDF personnel to exercise a limited right to collective self-defense

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