There are usually two meeting or "legislative" days per week, with other days devoted to committee meetings.
Special sessions of the Legislature may be called by the Governor, with the Proclamation listing the subjects which the Governor wishes considered.
In a special session, legislation must be enacted only on those subjects which the Governor announces in his proclamation or "call." Anything not in the "call" requires a two-thirds vote of each house to be enacted.
The tranquility of Shabbat was shattered on March 11, 2011, when a Palestinian terrorist broke into the home of the Fogel family in Itamar, and stabbed to death both parents and three children. Though the world media - focused on Libya and Japan - is barely noting the tragedy, every thinking person must introspect on what this all means in the big picture.
But there is also a downside to automatic activation.
Online dating can be a quite frustrating experience for almost every man.
The following article, written in 2002 at the height of Intifada violence, gives voice to our cries.
In a regular session, bills may be enacted on any subject.
The Legislature convenes in regular annual sessions on the first Tuesday in February, except (1) in the first year of the four-year term, when the session will begin on the first Tuesday in March, and (2) in the last year of a four-year term, when the session will begin on the second Tuesday in January.
The length of the regular session is limited to 30 meeting days within a period of 105 calendar days.
"Bring Grandma, she'll love it," they counter, "and our economy is stronger than in the US; you'll do even better here." So you "make aliyah," take the plunge to emigrate, and Israelis you meet say, "You came to live here? When I announced our intention to move to Israel, it felt good to finally tell everyone what had been on our minds and in our hearts for many years.
" So why would a couple that has "everything" – a terrific community in the States; great schools for their five children; a solid income; a beautiful suburban home with loads of grass to mow; friends, family – why would they cram all they own into a 40-foot lift and move into a place less than half the size in a parched town aptly named Beit Shemesh – the House of the Sun?