Tuesday marked the end of the regular session of the Asamblea Legislativa as stipulated in the Costa Rican Constitution.
Now it is the executive branch’s turn to establish the agenda of what lawmakers can consider. The period is known as the extraordinary session.
President Laura Chinchilla Miranda has issued a decree to the Asamblea Legislativa listing 33 measures for consideration. The new tax package is at the head of the list.
There also is a proposed law to tighten rules against smoking tobacco and a measure for new taxes on casinos and betting centers.