The Senate President, Eunício Oliveira, said it would put Temporary Measure # 800 (Proposition that establishes rules for highway concessionaire to reprogram investment) for a vote this week, if the proposal is approved by the House of Representatives until Wednesday Feb. 21th. Although at present the priority of the Congress is the federal intervention in public security in Rio de Janeiro, there are still chances that the MP 800 is voted on before the end of term, which ends next Monday Feb. 26th.
The intervention decree was approved in the early hours of today (20) by Members. The text must also be approved by the Senate throughout the day today. With the completed voting, the Congress may turn to the analysis of the MP 800. The rapporteur of the matter, José Rocha, proved to be optimistic and not wondered what the federal government needs to work with the possibility of developing a ” ace in the hole “if the measure expires. “No win, no. Only have an agreement between the Houses, “Rocha said.
With the two materials that take more attention of Congress out of the agenda, the Pension Reform and Intervention Decree, the greatest obstacle now to the vote and approval of the MP 800 in the House is a quorum – as the score is favorable as with reference to the party guidelines.
Even if the opposition hold the fireworks obstruction, the session does not run risk of falling if the government can mobilize a large number of MPs during the vote. The problem is that the MP 800 also faces resistance from some sectors of the governing coalition, which may hinder its progress.
The proposal expands from five to 14 years the period for utilities auctioned highways in the 3rd Awards stage (2013/2014) perform works that are delayed. The project provides for the balance of contracts is maintained, but there will be immediate reduction of tolls.
The measure expires Monday Feb. 26th and has to be voted on in the Senate without amendment not to return to the House. If the Senate makes changes, there would be hardly time for a new vote in the House.