Monreal: Senate will take up the issue of prohibition to work on the IP to set a new deadline

Following the resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) that eliminated the 10-year ban on senior public officials from working in private initiative after the end of their term, the Chamber of Senators will return to the issue to set a new term, announced Ricardo Monreal Ávila.

“The norm makes sense and has an explicit nature so that leaving the government they do not serve interests other than those of the Republic.”

“Then, perhaps by reducing the years, the law could be reformed and try to generate a time of impossibility for a high-level official to be employed in private companies, whose nature puts the information he handled at risk.”

To a specific question about what would be the term to be proposed, the president of the Political Coordination Board (PCB) of the upper house replied that it could be five years.

“It was planned that way at first, and in the end it was added to ten, but it was planned that way in the original project. We’re going to take it back.”

From the point of view of the also coordinator of the parliamentary group of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party in the Senate, the amendments on the matter are essential to prevent senior public servants from misusing State information.

The highest court in the country resolved last Monday the unconstitutionality of the second paragraph of article 24 of the Federal Republican Austerity Law, an amendment enacted in 2019, which establishes:

“The public servants included in the hierarchical groups of superior command referred to in the manual of perceptions provided for in the Federal Budget and Treasury Responsibility Law of the federal government, who for any reason are separated from their position, may not hold positions in companies that they have supervised, regulated or with respect to which they have had privileged information in the exercise of their public office, unless at least ten years have elapsed.

The Court invalidated the aforementioned amendment by resolving the action of unconstitutionality filed by opposition senators.

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