Electronic parliament amendment targets MP signatures

MPs shouldn't sign for their colleagues on attendance sheets in Parliament, according to a Parliamentary Session Amendment by Speaker of Parliamentary Pavol Paška and his deputy Miroslav Číž (both Smer-SD), the TASR newswire wrote.

MPs shouldn't sign for their colleagues on attendance sheets in Parliament, according to a Parliamentary Session Amendment by Speaker of Parliamentary Pavol Paška and his deputy Miroslav Číž (both Smer-SD), the TASR newswire wrote.

The amendment requires that the attendance sheets be checked by session verifiers and that attendance in committees be overseen by committee verifiers. Participation in votes will also be considered as attendance. If an MP has someone else sign him or her in, Parliament will be able to take disciplinary action.

Christian Democrat (KDH) vice-chairman Daniel Lipšic also wants to submit an amending proposal pertaining to parliamentary session regulations. He wants MPs to register their attendance in Parliament by using a voting card.

Both amendments come in reaction to a recent scandal involving Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota, who was allegedly signed in several times by his party colleague Rafael Rafaj. SNS representatives have denied this. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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