The state Duma has completed the longest for 19 years session

MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. The state Duma on Friday to the sounds of the national anthem concluded the longest, for nearly 20 years spring session of the lower house.

“I want to note that the session that we are about to complete, the longest and the most intense since 1999,” said Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. He recalled that to address the challenges faced by the deputies of the task was increased in duration and number of plenary sessions and extended the work until the end of July.

“As a result we were able not only to make important decisions on current issues and, in parallel, to consider those bills that lay in the State Duma since 1994,” – said the speaker.

During this period, there were 50 plenary sessions, 13 of them additional. This equaled the record of the second parliamentary convocation, explained in turn in the Duma apparatus.

Only 2.7% of the bills introduced to the state Duma in the previous convocation, it remains to consider the lower house, said Vyacheslav Volodin.

“Today we can summarize the results of the analysis of “legal debris” from 2 thousand to 20 thousand bills considered 1 965, of which 279 made to Federal laws – it is about 14% of the total. Remained under consideration 55 initiatives is 2.7% of the initial amount of the bills,” he said.

According to him, during the work of the state Duma of the seventh convocation on consideration of deputies was made 2 thousand 275 initiatives, of which the chamber took 991 the law, while left in work 1 thousand 84 of the bill. “With this legislative portfolio, which is two times less compared to October 2016, we will begin to work in the next session,” – said the President of the chamber.

He noted that the work on the adoption of laws participated not only deputies, but also “experts, representatives of civil society institutions, scientific and business community.”

Volodin also drew attention to a number of major socially important initiatives taken during this time chamber. Among them raising the minimum wage, expanding the list of rare (orphan) diseases, the abolition of state duty when restoring documents lost due to emergency situations were mentioned by the speaker of the state Duma.