The Reform Of Italian Bicameralism: Current Issues
There are two basic institutional choices at the basis of the new architecture elaborated by the Italian Government and recently approved by the Senate. First, the Senate itself would be radically transformed with regard to its composition, functions and powers. Second, the division of legislative competence between the State and Regions would be altered in favor of the former. For different reasons, after years of debate, both parts of the constitutional framework are likely to be significantly changed. Unless the constitutional bill is modified, the author concludes the first change may not simply redefine bicameralism.