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What does a legislative reconsideration entail?

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that the Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to pass a proposal calling for lawmakers to reconsider the newly passed amendments to the Land Administration Agent Act (地政士法).

According to the Additional Articles of the R.O.C. Constitution, the Executive Yuan can, with the head of state's approval, request the Legislative Yuan reconsider a bill that it deems to be difficult to execute within 10 days of the bill's submission to the Cabinet.

Afterward, lawmakers are required to reach a resolution on the returned bill within 15 days of its arrival at the Legislature. If the Legislature is in recess, lawmakers are required to convene of their own accord within seven days and reach a resolution within 15 days after the session begins.

If the Legislature fails to reach a resolution within the required amount of time, the original bill becomes invalid. However, if more than half of all lawmakers resolve to uphold the original bill, the case is settled and the premier is required to accept the outcome.

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