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Senate insists on version of prohibition of chemical weapons bill

By Petra - Aug 05,2015 - Last updated at Aug 05,2015

AMMAN — Senators on Wednesday insisted on their decision to scrap a provision in the draft prohibition of chemical weapons law that allows the use of chemical agents for crowd control.

During a session, the Senate again rejected the Lower House’s amendments, which added a paragraph that restricts the use of chemical agents for crowd control solely to tear gas.

With the two Houses failing to agree on the bill, a joint session will be held during which they will discuss it, under Article 92 of the Constitution.

Also on Wednesday, the Senate endorsed several articles of the amended Independent Elections Commission Law, in addition to the agricultural risk-management bill and the 2015 draft law on conscription and military reserve service.

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