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News

12 September 2019, 14:15

Thursday’s morning session is over

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov opened Thursday’s plenary session.

 

The morning section

 

388 parliamentarians have registered to attend the meeting.

The Chairman gave the floor to representatives of the parliamentary factions and groups to make their announcements, statements, reports and proposals.

Parliamentarians discussed the cases of “ghost voting” spotted at the chamber the day before. The breakers apologized.

The Verkhovna Rada widened and then endorsed the reshaped agenda of the current meeting.


The current agenda:

1.     Bills Nos.1011, 1011-1 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On defence of Ukraine”;

2.     Bill No.1030 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding deferral of penalties for violation of the procedure of importing vehicles into the customs territory of Ukraine”; 

3.     Bill No.1082 “On the joint transit regime and introduction of the national electronic transit system”;

4.     Bills Nos.1056, 1056-1 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on protection of property rights”.

5.     Bills Nos. 1039, 1039-1, 1039-2 “On amendment to Article 116 of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine regarding requirements for proposals and amendments to a draft law afoot for second reading”;

6.     Bills Nos.1044, 1044-1 “On amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine regarding introduction of electronic workflow relating to the legislative process”;

7.     Bills Nos.1035, 1035-1, 1035-2 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding loss of Ukrainian parliamentarians’ right to financial support through unexcused absence at plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine or sittings of the Verkhovna Rada committees”.

 

Draft bills on road financing, support to cinematography, and functioning of courts shall also be seen into.

MPs then proceeded to reviewing the items of today’s agenda.

 

Laws, bills and resolutions passed


On national defence

--Draft bills Nos.1011, 1011-1 (as the alternate)

“On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On defence of Ukraine” regarding national defence organization”. The draft law provides for legislative regulation of issuing Ukraine’s defence planning and entrusting the President of Ukraine with the right to approve its structure. The first reading of the bill No.1011 as a basis was confirmed by 316 parliamentarians.

 

On postponing of car import violation penalties

--Draft bill No.1030

“On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding deferral of penalties for violation of the procedure of importing vehicles into the customs territory of Ukraine”. The bill is aimed at creating preconditions for comprehensive settlement of the customs clearance problems for cars with foreign registration.

In order to achieve this, the bill proposes to postpone for 90 days the enactment of a law that imposes or increases the administrative responsibility. By 284 ayes the parliament passed the bill in tote.


On state road fund financing sources

--Draft bill No.1063

“On amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine regarding the sources of financing the State Road Fund”.

This bill will provide additional funds to the State Road Fund, in particular at the account of administrative sanctions. The bill was backed by 337 parliamentarians in tote.


On state support to Ukrainian cinema

--Draft bill No.1058 (incl. 1058-1 as the alternate)

The parliament passed the bill “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On state support of cinematography in Ukraine” regarding a state subsidy for partial refund of qualifying expenses a foreign filmmaking entity incurred in the process of filmmaking in Ukraine”.

The adoption of the bill is due to the need to improve the mechanisms of state support to the development of   Ukrainian cinema.  The changes proposed should help attract investments and develop the infrastructure of Ukraine’s film production.  285 parliamentarians voted for the bill’s first reading as a basis.


On budgetary financing of filmmaking

--Draft bill No.1074

The draft law is aimed at creating favourable conditions for the production of films, television series, television films and other film production, as well as the development of the cinema industry in Ukraine.

325 parliamentarians voted for adoption of the first reading of the draft bill “On amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine regarding state support to film production” as a basis.


On financing of Ukraine’s road economy

--Draft bill No.1041

“On amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On sources of funding the Ukrainian road economy" (regarding the introduction of medium-term planning for development and maintenance of public roads)”.

The purpose of the bill is to ensure the fulfillment of medium and long-term obligations under contracts for construction, re-construction, major and average ongoing repairs of public roads of national and local significance. The first reading of the bill was confirmed by 337 votes.


On changes in AEO functioning

--Draft bill No.1048 (including the draft bill No.1048-1 as the alternate)

“On amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine regarding certain issues of functioning of authorized economic operators” (AEO).

Adoption of the law will simplify customs formalities for high-confidence enterprises, create preconditions for the future recognition of the status of authorized economic operators by the customs authorities of Ukraine and EU countries, and the participation of Ukrainian AEOs in the formation of so called “secure supply chains” in accordance with the requirements of the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards, enhance the competitiveness of Ukrainian enterprises on foreign and domestic markets.

The first reading of the bill was backed by 332 members of the Ukrainian parliament.


On national eTransit system

--Draft bill No.1082

“On the joint transit regime and introduction of the national electronic transit system”.

The draft law envisages adoption of a separate Law of Ukraine “On the joint transit regime and introduction of the national electronic transit system” as well as the introduction of transit procedures similar to those stipulated by the Convention on a common transit procedure. The bill was approved by 333 ayes in tote.


On changes at financial services markets

--Draft bill No.1069 (including the bills Nos.1069-1, 1069-2 as the alternates)

“On amendments to certain legislative acts regarding improving functions of state regulation of financial services markets”.

This bill aims at a paradigm shift in the system of regulation and supervision of financial services and securities markets and their further consolidation.  Instead of three regulators of the financial services markets, it is proposed to leave only two, namely: the National Bank of Ukraine and the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.

While presenting the alternative bill No.1069-2, there has been pointed out that it does constitute an advanced version of the 1069, redrafted with all pros’ comments taken into consideration. This bill also kills the third regulator of the markets, leaving just the National Bank of Ukraine and the National Securities and Stock Market Commission on the look-out, who are supposed to afterwards share regulating powers of the killed agency to be exercised throughout the non-banking financial sector. By 296 ayes the parliament supported the draft bill No.1069-2 to be taken in tote.

 

The presiding officer closed the morning session.