Two committees in parliament, the Agrarian Issues and Diaspora and Caucasus Affairs Committees, may no longer exist, and the number will reduce from 15 to 13. The draft amendments to the regulations mention the information.
Cultural and diaspora issues will unite with the Sports and Youth Issues Committee. Therefore, the Education, Science, and Culture Committee will change to the Education and Science Committee.
In the name of the Defense and Security Committee, the word "security" will change to "safety." The name of the Finance and Budget Committee will change as well.
Also, the amendment will take place regarding the Article 34 of the Rules of Procedure, which stipulates that a Member of Parliament who is a member of two committees will not be considered missing for an unreasonable reason if meetings take place on the same day.
The initiators of the legislative changes package are the members of the parliamentary majority: Irakli Kobakhidze, Giorgi Kakhiani, and Guram Macharashvili. According to them, the number of officials of the faction is changing as well as the number of members.
The head of the faction will continue to be the chairperson of the faction. The number of his deputies will be determined according to the number of members of the faction. According to the draft, for every 15 members of the faction, the chairperson of the faction may have one deputy, and if he has more than one deputy, one of them may be granted the status of the first deputy.
When creating a faction, the faction members will only draft the charter of the faction, and the need to develop a political platform will no longer exist.
Instead of 6 members of parliament, seven members will be needed to form a faction in the legislature.
Under the draft amendments, the status of a "parliamentary minority" will be abolished. The lists of the parliamentary majority and the parliamentary opposition will be registered. The Bureau of the Parliament will implement it on the recommendation of the Procedural Issues and Rules Committee. Under the amendment, all members of parliament who are not in the parliamentary majority will belong to the parliamentary opposition. Since all parliament members must be united in either the majority or the opposition, the status of an independent member of parliament will be abolished.
According to the current rules, in addition to the parliamentary majority, it is possible to form a minority. If the total number of Members of Parliament united in the faction exceeds half of the number of Members of Parliament remaining outside the majority, the faction shall acquire a minority status upon its request.