In Brazil, congress enacts three constitutional amendments to increase social benefits, create salary floor for certain medical staff, and limit appeals to Superior Court of Justice
By 27 July
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[Original in Portuguese]
With the presence of the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, the National Congress enacted on 14 July the Constitutional Amendments for the State of Emergency (EC 123) and the Nursing Floor (EC 124). The text limiting the appeals to be heard by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) was also enacted, establishing the obligation for the appellant to demonstrate the relevance of the infraconstitutional federal law issues discussed in the case (EC 125). Already deliberated by the senators, the three matters were approved by the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday on 13 July.
Coming from the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) 15/2022 , also called the PEC of Auxílios, amendment 123 will allow the government to spend more than R$41.25 billion beyond the spending ceiling by the end of the year to increase social benefits , grant financial aid to truck drivers and taxi drivers, increase the purchase of food for low-income people and reduce ethanol taxes. [...]
Amendment 124 concerning the national nursing salary floor stipulates that a federal law will institute national salary floors for nurses, technicians and nursing assistants and midwives.
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