The legislators will break that week three times: next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from Friday the 18th on, they’ll enjoy 11 days of vacation.
The period of absence will end on March 28, and upon their return the senators will be left with only 33 days to remove the remaining agenda points for this period of sessions, which will conclude April 30.
This Tuesday, the parlimentary coordinators in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies will meet to outline the common agenda that they will discus, and approve the return of the “mega actions” for Holy Week.
On the last February 2, the plenary of the Chamber of Senators approved the session calendar for the Second Ordinary Period of Sessions of the First Year of the LXIII Legislature.
In that schedule remain 26 ordinary sessions. It also established that during the period of March 18 to 28 there will be mandatory breaks on Monday 21 for Benito Juárez’ birthday and on March 24 and 25 for Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
The senators are expected during this ordinary period to legislate in the secondary laws of the National Anti-Corruption System; to reach consensus to approve with modifications President Peña Nieto’s initiative and in matters of security and justice.
It was also proposed this period to put forth the Executive Federal initiative that draws up the Law of Special Economic Zones; the general legislation to Prevent and Sanction Crimes Regarding the Kidnapping of People and the General Law to Prevent, Investigate and Sanction the Crimes of Tortura and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and the National Law of Penal Implementation.
The coordinators, Emilio Gamboa Patrón of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Fernando Herrera Avila of the National Action Party (PAN) and Miguel Barbosa Huerta of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), resolved that before they left for vacation they would approve the Law of Financial Discipline of States and Municipalities, it will regulate the debt of those governmental orders.
The legislators also gave their word that they would regulate on the possible legalization of marijuana for therapeutic purposes.