Liberia: Senate Concurs with House for Amendment of Alien and Nationality Law But Calls for Conference Committee to Harmonize Differences
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)
By Henry Karmo
MONROVIA – The Liberian Senate on Thursday voted in the majority in favor of the passage of the amended Alien and Nationality Law. The Senate vote Thursday was a concurrence vote as the House of Representatives had earlier passed the bill.
However, there will be the need for a conference committee as the two Houses passed two separate versions of the Bill. In keeping with the need for a conference committee, the Senate Pro-Temp Albert Chie named a six-man Senate Committee to meet with the House of Representatives Committee to harmonize the bill.
Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape-Mount County will chair the Senate’s committee. Sen. Sherman is the Senate’s Committee Chair on Judiciary.
The Senate secured 18 votes for the passage while two Senators including Willington Geevon Smith of River-Cess County, and Simeon Taylor of Grand Cape Mount County abstained from the process.