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New Maritime Bill Cleared By Kerala Cabinet
The state has come up with a new Kerala Maritime Board Bill, with the aim to create a maritime board for managing non-major ports. | Yentha
On May 27, 2017

 

Trivandrum: The state has come up with a new Kerala Maritime Board Bill, with the aim to create a maritime board for managing non-major ports. An earlier draft of the bill was passed by the assembly in 2014, but was returned by President Pranab Mukherjee without giving his assent.
The new bill which was prepared by the law department has been cleared by the cabinet. The new bill has ensures that none of the provisions under the bill encroaches into the concurrent list of the Constitution.

Since the new bill contains provisions dealing with only state subjects listed in the second list in the seventh schedule of the Constitution, passing it in the state assembly would be enough, without referring it for the assent of the President.

As per article 201, the President can return the bill without his assent if it is not a money bill, and the house should consider it within six months from the date of return. It can make the necessary amendments if there are any suggestions from the President or pass the bill in the same form again, and it will be sent to the President once again for his assent. The new bill has been prepared in such a way thatthere is no conflict with neither of the Central acts that were found in the original act.

 
 
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