Knesset crackdown: Lawmakers can be fined for property damage, ethics violations

The Knesset Ethics Committee will have more authority to penalize MKs who commit serious violations or damage the legislature’s property.

The measure, which allows the Ethics Committee to fine lawmakers up to NIS 10,000 for damage to Knesset property or dock their salary for up to a month if the ethics panel suspends them from the Knesset, received the House Committee’s approval following hours of debate among legislators.

The change will still have to go to three votes in the plenum.


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