France's lower house of parliament will debate a resolution in May on regulating Islamic garments that fully cover a woman's body and face.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has said such outfits are "not welcome" in France and oppress women.
The head of Sarkozy's conservative party in parliament's lower house submitted a resolution in January recommending a law banning such burqa-like garments.
The National Assembly announced Tuesday that it will debate the divisive resolution May 11.
France's highest administrative body warned last week that a total ban risks being found unconstitutional.
France has western Europe's largest Muslim population. Only a very small minority of French Muslim women cover their faces in public.