Matvienko and Volodin proposed law to raise the status of the parliamentarian

The head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in the Duma introduced a bill to raise the status of parliamentarians in working with Federal, regional and municipal officials. The corresponding bill published on the Parliament website.

The bill requires the governors to report to local parliaments. And also, the bill prescribes the obligation of the heads of state bodies, organizations irrespective of forms of ownership and command of the army to accept of deputies and senators in an extraordinary manner.

As stated in the explanatory Memorandum, the adoption of this bill will contribute to the protection of the rights and freedoms of the individual, strengthening the rule of law. As explained by the authors, now at the Federal level there is no single mechanism of reporting on the activities of regional Executive power and the bill will allow to raise efficiency of state management system, since the regional authorities will have access to more relevant and reliable information on the socio-economic situation.

In addition to Matviyenko and assistant to the authors of the bill were made by the head of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, and Senator Andrey Klishas — their signatures on the document.

Earlier, at the end of April Valentina Matvienko has proposed to raise the status of Senator. “Not to diminish the importance of citizens, however, the request of the Federation Council still needs to have a different weight, and it should be a different attitude,” she said.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has supported the proposal that the heads of territorial divisions of Federal authorities spoke at a meeting of the regional parliaments, reporting on the results of their work.