The “Lapid Bill 2,” which would force
television-personality-turned-politician Yair Lapid to reveal his
campaign’s donors, will be brought to its final Knesset vote after the
Knesset House Committee unanimously approved the legislation for its
second and third (final) plenum readings on Monday.
The legislation passed through its preliminary reading, first reading
and two committee votes in an accelerated process, and is expected to be
brought to its final reading this week, before the Knesset recess
The bill, proposed by House Committee chairman Yariv Levin (Likud) and
MKs Otniel Schneller (Kadima) and Daniel Ben- Simon (Labor), would
require any person or group that declares “in writing or in speech,
clearly or through behavior,” an intention to run for a Knesset seat
without joining an existing party to follow campaign finance laws and
report all donations and income.
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