The help of lawyers
In the State Duma discussed the possibility of establishing legislation centre, whose mission was to assist the subjects of legislative initiative, told reporters the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin. It comes as the state Duma deputies and deputies of regional legislative assemblies, he said.
Partner, is expected to become one of the universities that Volodin drew on the work of the Parliament for carrying out ekspertno-analytical work. “Most likely it will be Moscow state law Academy as the best prepared (from the point of view of conducting a legal review. — )”, — said the speaker of the state Duma.
Deputies of the state Duma and regional parliamentarians will be able to contact the center for the examination of bills. “The experts will read the text, comments, and deputies would make quality legislation”, — said Volodin. According to him, this will reduce the number of initiatives that are going to reject the Council because of their poor quality and lack of development.
It is expected that the center will not be a structural subdivision of the state Duma, said the source in the device of the lower chamber.
According to the draft budget estimates of the state Duma for 2017 (agreed on Monday, January 23, the Committee on the budget), this year will be increased budget costs, the “expert-analytical researches to ensure the legislative activity of deputies” in the amount of RUB 350 million.
Meeting with universities
5 Dec Volodin held a meeting with leading Russian universities. The speaker agreed on the possibility of involvement of universities for the examination of the bills previously reported . The focus should be on scientific expertise not only made the bills, but also to develop legislative initiatives and “on the calculation of final results and effect of their law enforcement,” said Volodin.
According to him, interaction with universities is the first phase of the integrated expert support for legislative initiatives. In the second phase, the expert evaluation is planned to connect trade unions, experts of the chamber of Commerce, the Russian Union for the support of entrepreneurs, representatives of “OPORA Russia” and other communities.
Joint meeting with experts to be held soon, announced in the state Duma. According to its results will be formed expert Council under the Chairman of the lower house.
In a meeting with speaker on 5 December was attended by the rectors of the Moscow state legal University named after O. E. Kutafin, Moscow state University, MGIMO, the Higher school of Economics, First Moscow state medical University, Russian presidential Academy of national economy and state service under the President of the Russian Federation and others — a total of 11 institutions of higher education.
Independence from the government
The creation of the center of lawmaking is the PR leadership Council and the “United Russia”, said the Deputy of the state Duma Nikolai Kolomeitsev (CPRF). “To the bill appeared, should be those, who needs it, who feels the need for its adoption, so the expert community legislator himself must find,” — said the Deputy.
In his opinion, the planned center is to improve the quality of legislation can be “the center of the interception of foreign initiatives” as “any good initiative from the opposition are blocked, and then entered the “United Russia”.
According to the Deputy Mikhail Emelyanov (“Fair Russia”), the emergence of such expert Institute will allow the Duma to become more independent from the government. “The Parliament of the previous convocation, is often called “branch of the government,” he recalled . — The government has your expert centre — Institute of comparative law. And if the Duma will now be displayed, then this will not only improve the quality of bills, but to make the Parliament much more independent.”