Proceedings in the House of Representatives
During March 2011, the discussion of the draft bill for the amendment of the Water Code started in the House of Representatives. Within this process, several stakeholders contributed with their view, suggestions or criticism.
After long discussion, which included the analysis of the House of Representatives’ Committees of Water Resources and Desertification, Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development and Treasury, the draft bill was passed on November 22, 2016, by 63 votes in favor, 32 against and 3 abstentions.
The Senate approved the Bill with some modifications and was dispatched to the House of Representatives on August 11, 2021. Then the bill was sent to the Committee of Water Resources Desertification and Drought for his analysis
On September 7, 2021, the House of Representatives approved some of the amendments introduced by the Senate but rejected the rest of them and designated the representatives that will be part of the Joint Committee.
On January 5, 2022, the Joint Committe discussed the discussed the divergences that arose during the processing of the bill and settled the discussion on 18 articles. They dispatched the bill to the House of Representatives for vote.
On January 11, 2022, the House of Representatives approved the bill and dispatched the bill to the Senate for vote. Finally, the Senate approved the Bill on January 12, 2022.