Local February 15, 2016 | 5:37 pm

Deputies to pass bills on security, fight crime

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Chamber of Deputies onMonday said they’ll will focus on initiatives to create a climate of security andto fight crime, in the legislature that starts February 27.

Deputies president Abel Martinez said among thepriorities figure debate and approval of the Penal Code, the National Police ByLaw, the Law to Control and Regulate Firearms, the Law on Land Transport,Traffic and Road Safety, the Law to Extend Eminent Domain and amend the lawthat created the Emergency Management and Safety System 9-1-1.

"We will focus on those legislative issues tostrengthen public safety and create effective legislation to combat crime andDominicans may have more tranquility. These laws are a commitment from theChamber of Deputies," he said.

The lawmaker said as an election period the best callingcard for voters is to carry out the legislature work that society expects. "Thegoal is to approve these bills before next May’s elections. I have met withother branches of government so the initiatives, once passed by the Chamber,can run their course in the Senate."

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