Minister of Justice, Tzipi Livni, has decided to advance a bill in the Knesset that will determine that debtors cannot be imprisoned as part of the official Government Collection Authority “ho’tza’a l’poal” methods of collecting debts. The decision to further this legislation was also announced today (Wednesday, 22.1.14) by MK Meirav Michaeli in a special press conference on debtors’ imprisonment. Michaeli’s involvement with the bill follows her own proposed bill to advance this cause.
In the last two years, 70 thousand low-income Israelis received the maximum discount of 125 shekels off their monthly electricity bills. A joint committee of the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) and National Insurance Institute (NII) will attempt to locate and inform others eligible.
The first is an amendment to the Child Maintenance Law proposed by Knesset Members Zahava Gal-oN and Aliza Lavie, which will allow women to receive the full child support that they are owed by law, without this harming their ability to make a dignified living by working.
The second is a bill proposed by MK Eitan Cabel that prohibits the disconnection of water to vulnerable populations.
is the name of a play being put on by a community theater of single mothers in Bat Yam. Its subject: the destructive Israeli bureaucracy that ruins everything that is good. YEDID brought it to the Knesset."