The new rule is expected to be extended to parliamentarians of all levels, as well as persons occupying municipal posts, if they did not provide in time the income statement.
MOSCOW, 28 Oct. The Federation Council will consider the law about deprivation of mandates of MPs at all levels are not declared in the period income and expenses.
On Tuesday, the bill was supported by the profile Committee of chamber on constitutional legislation.
The new rule allows to deprive of mandates of parliamentarians of all levels working on a permanent and non-permanent basis, and persons holding municipal office if they are not provided within the period of the income statement. This responsibility is already provided for foreign accounts and securities.
Under current law, members of Parliament annually by April 1 submit information about income, expenses, property and obligations of property character, as well as their spouses and minor children. However, the responsibility for the failure to submit or untimely submission of this information is missing.
On the initiative of several senators to the law was also added a ban on foreign accounts and securities for local deputies and officials working on a permanent and temporary basis.
The duty to provide information about the incomes and assets of their own, as well as their spouses and minor children, as well as the obligation to report potential conflicts of interest can now be applied to those who occupy state and municipal positions on a temporary basis. The law “On control over compliance costs of persons holding public office, and other persons to their income” applies to persons occupying municipal positions on a temporary basis.
Persons for which the law stipulates such prohibition, shall within three months from the date of entry into force of the law to refuse foreign accounts and securities or to resign. If they are unable to meet these requirements in connection with the arrest of a foreign government, or due to another force majeure, such claims must be made within three months from the date of termination of arrest or other disturbing circumstances.
The Federation Council also will consider the laws of the alignment of the single day of voting to the Duma elections on the third Sunday of September, and the scheme of single-member districts for elections to the state Duma. These laws have also been recommended for approval by the relevant Committee of the Federation Council.