Deputies reject modifications of proposed Loma Miranda National Park
After four hours of debate yesterday, Wednesday 25 June 2014, the Chamber of Deputies voted to reject the modifications made by the Senate to their bill to create a National Park at Loma Miranda. 96 deputies voted against and 39 voted in favor, while nine abstained. Most of the positive votes came from the PRD deputies. The deputies approved the original proposal but the senators modified the bill by identifying the funding sources for reimbursing the Falcondo Company and the other landowners as well as expanding the park boundaries. The legislation now goes back to the Senate for approval, and if the Senate rejects it, the proposal will be discarded.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Senate Special Commission that studied the legislative proposal on the Loma Miranda National Park, Rafael Calderon, said that the modifications made by the Chamber of Deputies have rendered the legislation un-Constitutional. He cited articles 51 and 237 of the Constitution. The deputies rejected the Senate provisos that indicated the funding source for the acquisition of the lands from the property owners. Calderon also noted that the version approved by the deputies violated the General Law of the Environment.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
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