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MPs refuse to allow chip-card scheme to monitor their parliamentary attendance

Parliament on Tuesday, July 3, turned down an Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) proposal to use chip cards to monitor MPs’ attendance.

Parliament on Tuesday, July 3, turned down an Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) proposal to use chip cards to monitor MPs’ attendance.

There is currently only an attendance-sheet system in place, and there have been suspicions in the past that absent MPs have been being signed in by their colleagues. The most notable example was Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota, a notorious parliamentary truant, whose signature on the attendance list was forged several times by his right-hand man, SNS MP Rafael Rafaj. The SNS left parliament earlier this year after failing to win any seats in the March 2012 general election.

House deputy speaker Erika Jurinová and caucus leader Jozef Viskupič (both OĽaNO), who submitted the proposal, suggested that a chip be integrated into MPs’ ID cards. This would not result in any significant extra cost, the lawmakers stated, noting that ordinary parliamentary employees have similar cards to check their attendance.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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