The 13th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo is now implementing a paperless legislation system.
The provincial board conducted its first paperless session on July 16, 2019, browsing through the agenda with the use of laptop computers.
“This is just the start. We aim to go ‘fully paperless’ in the next months, as others are still adjusting to the system,” Vice Governor Christine “Tingting” Garin said.
Garin said they also plan to make available online the ordinances and resolutions which can be accessed in a website. Students and researchers need not to go to the Capitol to access these documents.
“But that will just follow. For now we focus on the paperless session first,” she said.
Meanwhile, the provincial board is set to turnover to all municipalities the codification project by the previous SP.
Codification is the process of organizing and recording all permanent ordinances into a code book in which the laws are arranged by subject matter.
Twelve sets of codes will be given to the municipal councils of the 42 towns and one component city, as well as to the Capitol department heads. These include the revenue code, children code, environmental code, sanitation code and health code, among others.
“With the codification, it will be easier for municipalities and the legislative bodies to research on the ordinances because they are already grouped based on their functions,” Garin said.
The turnover is tentatively scheduled on July 30 at the SP Session Hall. (Louine Hope Conserva/Capitol News)