The Override Clause

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Preparation for the first reading

Preliminary reading

First reading

Second + third reading (in one session)

Status: Passed the Preliminary reading on February 22, 2023 | Passed the First reading on 13.03.23

Explanation: This is a private bill by Rotman, after he also pushed for a similar bill in the Constitution Committee.

What this means: According to the bill, 61 Knesset Members are enough to pass a law that will be immune to judicial review, if it says it is “valid despite the provisions of the Basic Laws”.

The current situation: There is an override clause requiring a majority of 61 Knesset Members, that applies only to laws  contradicting the Basic Law: Freedom of Occupation.