Chief charter drafter Meechai Ruchupan said on Tuesday that the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) would submit the organic bills on both Senate selection and MPs election to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on November 28, as the two bills were linked in a number of ways.
The CDC had previously planned to submit the Senate bill to the NLA for deliberation first, on November 21.
However, it decided that as some of the content of the two bills was linked, they should be written to be in line with one another, Meechai said.
The commission has therefore revised some content in the MPs election bill and will submit it along with the Senate selection bill to the NLA, he said.
There should be just one NLA law-vetting committee on these two pieces of legislation, so that it can help look into details in the two bills that could be linked together, the CDC chief said, adding that he would propose this point for the NLA to consider.
A law-vetting committee is normally appointed to look into an organic bill that has passed the NLA’s first reading.