In the legislative portfolio are about 2 thousand initiatives, but many will be rejected because of duplication and because of the obvious populism of bills.
MOSCOW, 19 Jan. Deputies of the state Duma under sounds of the Russian anthem will gather Tuesday at the first plenary session of the final for the sixth convocation of the spring session. Traditionally, the first speaker will be speaker of the lower house of Parliament Sergei Naryshkin.
Yesterday the Chairman of the state Duma told journalists that in the legislative portfolio are about 2 thousand of initiatives, among them the possible duplication and populism. Most of these bills will be rejected. The deputies will consider bills that will ensure implementation of the President’s instructions outlined in the December message to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
The budget law
Already in the beginning of the year the deputies will have to reconsider the budget law for 2016 because of the volatility of oil prices. The targets set in the financial estimates of the country do not correspond to economic realities: instead of $ 50 per barrel oil price at the auction does not exceed $ 30.
The Duma should put the question on the reduction of inefficient spending and looking for additional resources for co-financing is really essential budget items. Naryshkin stressed that this procedure is comparable with that when the lower house of Parliament last year when considering the Federal budget for 2016 is allocated more than 310 billion rubles for assistance to the regions.
Amnesty of capitals
It is expected that the state Duma in spring session will consider amendments that modify the mechanism of the Amnesty. So, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov said earlier that such changes may be made in January 2016.
The proposal to extend the Amnesty of capital for six months and add in this mechanism, some adjustments were sounded by President Vladimir Putin in his annual address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. According to the head of the state proposed last year the procedure was complicated, and guarantee the Amnesty of capital is not sufficient, therefore the business does not hurry to take advantage of this opportunity.
In December, the state Duma extended until July 1, 2016 the deadline for the submission of special declarations under the voluntary Declaration of physical persons assets and Bank accounts (deposits) in banks. The Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov explained to journalists that to start consultations now, “in the beginning of next year to amend the law, and to the time necessary to ensure that our entrepreneurs could use the mechanisms of the Amnesty of capital, which can be renewed for another six months”.
The New Administrative Code
It is also expected heated discussion around the draft of the new Code of administrative offences, which was tabled in December last year. Before adding the document had a number of discussions in the expert community. February 20 in the walls of the Duma will begin a series of working meetings to discuss new chapters of the administrative code, with the participation of representatives of the government, Supreme court, General Prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation, Central Bank of the Russian Federation and other agencies.
On the eve of the September elections to the seventh convocation of the state Duma parliamentarians plan to consider a series of novels relating to the election legislation. Next week may be the first reading of a bill requiring candidates to participate in televised debates. Could also be a ban on the use of candidates in election campaigning photos with other people including famous.