People over 80 exempt from waiting in line

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday approved government backing for a bill that will grant exemptions to the elderly from standing in line.

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel proposed the measure with the intention of easing the physical burden of standing in line for senior citizens.

“Giving priority and an exemption from standing in line to citizens over 80 years old is something that we must do as a society even without a law, but I have no doubt that thanks to the legislation this will turn into a social norm that will make the law redundant in the future,” Gamliel said after the vote.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/People-over-80-exempt-from-waiting-in-line-457228

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