MKs propose letting the public submit legislation to the Knesset

Is there a law you always thought the Knesset should pass? Soon, you may have a chance to submit it yourself, if a bill submitted by MKs Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Hilik Bar (Zionist Union) on Monday becomes law.

With Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein’s blessing, the coalition and opposition MKs worked together on the draft bill, which they nicknamed “the 121st MK,” and would allow a public proposal with at least 50,000 signatures to enter the legislative process.

The publicly proposed bills cannot be Basic Laws or amendments to Basic Laws, which have constitutional status, or deal with foreign relations, national security, taxation, budgets beyond NIS 5 million or pardoning criminals.


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