Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Sunday said she would initiate a new
level of transparency regarding publicizing the voting records of the
members of the ministerial legislative committee she chairs.
opened her first meeting as justice minister stating that, “I think it
is right to act in the committee with transparency, including [on] how
the ministers decide to vote, and I intend to check if, and to what
extent, there are limitations on this decision.”
“We are referring to proceedings for which secrecy does not apply, and
how the ministers vote on proposed laws which impact all of our lives is
not a state secret.”
The Legal Forum for Israel praised Livni’s
comments about publicizing the records. Its director Nahi Eyal commented
on the need for transparency.