The vote was somewhat chaotic to say the least. The leader of the Flemish Christian democrat group in the Federal Parliament Raf Terwingen was outside the committee room taking a phone call while the vote was held.
This meant that opponents of the bill were one vote short of being able to block it.
8 votes to 7
The amendment was passed by 8 votes (Francophone and Flemish liberals and socialists) to 7 (Flemish nationalists, Flemish Christian democrats, Francophone and Flemish greens and Flemish far right) and one abstention (Francophone Christian democrat).
Just prior to the vote the sitting was suspended for five minutes. Once the five minutes was up (and several Select Committee members were still outside in the corridor) the Chair of the Justice Select Committee Kristien Van Vaerenbergh (Flemish nationalist) announced that voting would commence. Mr Terwingen was too late to vote.
The bill with Ms Turtelboom's amendment will be put before MPs in the Federal Parliament.