BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA IS ABOUT TO ENACT KILL-LAW AMENDMENTS TO THEIR ANIMAL WELFARE ACT THAT WILL HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE STRAYS OF THE COUNTRY.
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Details about the recent vote on the amendments and what happens next:
The proposal for changes to the Animal Protection and Welfare Law was legislated in the first reading in House of Representatives of Parliamentary Assembly last night. 18 representatives were for changes of the Law, and 12 representatives were against changes of the Law. 11 representatives were not present at the session of House of Representatives.
Further amendments can be proposed by 7th November.
The responsible committee (the Legal - Constitutional Committee of the House of Representative. Constitutional-Legal Committee monitors the compliance with the BiH Constitution) shall initiate debate on the proposed law and submit amendments.
This committee will debate on the proposed law and amendments on the 14th November.
The second reading of the proposed changes is scheduled for 20th November.
Should the responsible committee produce a report that accepts the proposed changes, both Houses (House of Peoples and House of Representatives) will debate the report and then vote on the proposed amendments, following the articles related to amendments.
What follows is voting on the proposed law in its final text.
Should the responsible committee disagree with the proposed changes that were voted for on the 28th October, this negative report can be accepted and the proposed law rejected, or the negative opinion can be rejected and the proposed law returned to the committee for reconsideration.