Oversight bills to face constitutional challenge

24 June, 2024

Courtesy of ICRT


The government and the DPP are expected to launch a formal challenge this week to reform bills passed by the Legislative Yuan.


The move comes after lawmakers last Friday rejected the cabinet's request to reconsider recently passed amendments to the Law Governing the Legislature's Power.


DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming says the party caucus will seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court on the constitutionality of the amendments after the passed bills are announced by the president.

Ker says the party also plans to file a motion for "a preliminary injunction ruling" by the Constitutional Court to keep the amended laws from being implemented before a final ruling is made.


The Presidential Office, the cabinet and the Control Yuan are also working on petitions for a constitutional interpretation on the amendments.


The Constitutional Court Procedure Act states that petitions concerning the constitutionality of laws can be lodged by both state organs and by lawmakers with the latter having to have a quarter or more of the incumbent lawmakers' approval.

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