DPR Outlines 4 Priority Bills for Its Fourth Session



Markus Wisnu Murti

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    Illustration of a session of the House of Representatives (DPR). TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaIn today’s plenary meeting on the opening of the fourth session, June 15, the House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani listed a number of strategic agendas the DPR must complete, including deliberations of several bills.

    There are four bills mentioned by Puan, namely bills on islands regions, bills on personal data protection, bills on job creation, and bills on the passage of the government's regulation in lieu of law or Perpu No. 2/2020 into a law.

    The Perpu No. 2/2020 stipulated about the third amendment to Law No. 1/2015 concerning the establishment of the government's government regulation in lieu of law No. 1/2014 on the election of governors, regents, and mayors.

    “Although the meeting is established under COVID-19 protocols, the DPR and the government are highly committed to producing laws,” said Puan.

    According to her, the Perpu must immediately be addressed as it is a legal basis of the implementation of the simultaneous regional elections that are slated to take place on December 9, 2020.

    Puan Maharani added that to carry out the legislative function amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a joint commitment between the parliament and the government was required to complete the national legislation program (Prolegnas).

    For its function related to the state budget, the DPR would also pay close attention to the fiscal design of the 2021 State Budget or APBN proposed by the government. Meanwhile, related to its security function, the DPR would hold meetings with partners and evaluate the COVID-19 mitigation in various sectors.

    The plenary meeting on the opening of the DPR session period was attended by 309 legislators: 82 of them were physically present and the rest 227 joined virtually.