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Certificate of electronic signature for free

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Deputies of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Associations, Sports, Information and Youth Policy considered a law-in-draft providing for the exclusion of the state fee charged for issuing an electronic digital signature certificate again in the second reading mode. The legislative initiative was developed by the relevant committee in the framework of the electronic document management mechanism.

As the representative of the Ministry of Finance noted, when introducing several years ago in the legal environment of the electronic reporting mechanism, it was established that the initial issuance of the electronic signature key is duty-free, but it is necessary to pay for the re-issuance of the certificate. According to Igor Buga, Chairman of the responsible committee and co-author of the law, -in-draft the concept of the legislative initiative presupposes the exclusion of the state duty for the issuance of electronic signature certificates in principle. It was also noted in the course of the discussion that no payment for the certification of the electronic signature is charged in the Russian Federation. Parliamentarians recommended their colleagues in the deputy corps to adopt the law-in-draft in the second reading.

Deputies in the course of the meeting considered the draft of the new law "On meetings, rallies, demonstrations, processions and pickets", which is authored by the chairman of the profile committee Igor Buga. According to the developer, the current legislation in this sphere is mainly aimed at protecting the rights and interests of the organizers and participants of public events. The new law-in-draft should ensure not only openness and transparency in the organization of public actions, but also provide for accountability measures, including for ensuring security in their conduct. The corresponding requirements are also proposed in the Code of Administrative Offenses. Legislative initiatives will be considered by the Supreme Council in plenary meeting.