Summary

Thu, 03/06/2021 - 15:45

MPs considered draft resolutions # 2195-П, # 2195-П1, # 2195-П2, # 2195-П3, # 2195-П4, # 2195-П5, # 2195-П6 on cancellation of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on adoption in the second reading and in general of the draft Law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts Concerning the Sale of State and Communal Land Plots or Rights to Them (Leases, Superficies, Emphyteusis) through Electronic Auctions". None of them was adopted.

As final MPs passed: bill # 0100 on ratification of the Agreement (in the form of an exchange of notes) between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of America on the extension of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation in science and technology (310); bill # 5588 on a timely response to the occurrence and prevention of emergencies (319); draft resolution # 5352 on changes in the composition of the Temporary Commission of Inquiry of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Investigation of Cases and Causes of Violations of the Rights of the Child during Decentralization of Powers in Child Protection, Reforming the System of Institutional Care and Upbringing, Realization of the Child's Right to Family Upbringing and Adoption, Development (Modernization) social services (334)

 

The VR passed a draft resolution on the illegal actions of the Belarusian authorities against the Belarusian people

The Parliament adopted Draft Resolution # 5597 on the Statement of the VRU on the Incident with the Forced Landing of a Ryanair Plane in Minsk (dated 02.06.2021) as final with 280 votes in favor.

Authors: The draft was submitted by MPs Oleksandr Merezhko (Chairperson of the VRU Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation), Sviatoslav Yurash, Maryna Bardina.

Main idea & advantages: The purpose of the draft resolution is to approve the Statement condemning the illegal actions of the Belarusian authorities against the Belarusian people and actions that violate international civil aviation rules and pose a threat to international security, as well as to express solidarity with partner states, primarily the Member States of the European Union and the United States. It is important that the Ukrainian parliament expresses its position.

Disadvantages: The draft resolution contains more generalized wording than other draft resolution submitted earlier, and does not provide a clear description of the Lukashenko regime.

It should be noted that at the meeting of the Conciliation Board Olena Kondratiuk, Deputy VRU Chairperson drew attention to draft resolution #5560 on recognizing the Lukashenko regime in the Republic of Belarus as a threat to international security.

MPs failed to amend the order of consideration regarding bill # 5153 to stimulate the de-shadowing of incomes and increase the tax culture of citizens by introducing voluntary declaration of assets belonging to individuals and payment of a one-time fee to the budget (130)

In the second and final readings: bill # 5155 to stimulate the de-shadowing of incomes and increase the tax culture of citizens by introducing voluntary declaration of assets belonging to individuals and payment of a one-time fee to the budget (255); bill # 4184 on the abolition of taxation of income received by non-residents in the form of payment for the production and/or distribution of advertising and improvement of the procedure for value-added tax on transactions for the supply of electronic services by non-residents to individuals (283); bill # 5309 to improve the public procurement appeal system (273); bill # 3742 on certain issues of dimensional and weight control (280)

In the first reading: bill # 5017 on determining the status and distribution of powers between the central executive bodies in the field of space activities (260); bill # 5094 to improve legislation in the field of outdoor advertising (334); bill # 4147 on the functioning of the national qualifications system (256); bill # 5109 on preventing and combating anti-Semitism in Ukraine (252)

 

The Parliament adopted a bill on Responsibility for Declaring Inaccurate Information by a Person Authorized to Perform State or Local Self-Government Functions

MPs adopted in the second and final reading with 307 votes in favor of Draft Law #4651 on Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, the Criminal Code of Ukraine on Improving Responsibility for Declaring Inaccurate Information and Failure to Submit a Declaration by a Person Authorized to Perform State or Local Self-Government Functions (dated 27.01.2021). Only amendments #50 (304), #59 (251), and #65 (294) were supported.

Authors: On January 27, the President signed a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine «On the Draft Law “On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, the Criminal Code of Ukraine to improve responsibility for declaring inaccurate information and failure of the subject of declaring to submit the declaration of a person authorized to perform the functions of the state or local self-government”». The bill 4651 was submitted by the President as urgent, on January 27.

Main idea and advantages: The draft law provided for the improvement of the provisions of the legislation, which establishes the responsibility for declaring inaccurate information and failure to submit a declaration, as well as the strengthening of such responsibility. The bill, in particular, provides for the punishment in the form of restriction of liberty or imprisonment for inaccurate declaration and failure to submit a declaration. Such responsibility will help strengthen the fight against non-submitting accurate declarations. It is important that the Committee took into account amendment № 11 (submitted by the Speaker of the VRU Dmytro Razumkov) and proposes to include Articles 366-2, 366-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine as corruption-related offenses, because in the sense of Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption” these offenses are not corrupt.

Rejected: bill #2797 to prevent the glorification of war criminals and the legalization of Nazism

Sent for revision: bill # 2713-d regarding the taxation of income from the organization and conduct of gambling and lotteries (229).