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44% state bills passed within a day after they were tabled, shows report

State legislatures also meet more infrequently, sitting for an average of just 21 days


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Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
Nearly 44 per cent of the 583 Bills tabled in state Assemblies were passed within a day after they were introduced, reveals a report by PRS Legislative Research, titled The Annual Review of State Laws, 2021.

In fact, 10 states – Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Mizoram, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi, and Puducherry – passed all their Bills on the very day they were introduced.

Karnataka passed the highest number of Bills at 47, and 70 per cent of them were passed after at least five days of deliberation. The Kerala Assembly, which passed 36 Bills, spent the most time

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 3:06 AM IST

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