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Oleg Leontiev, “Everyone must have car insurance”

Комитет по вопросам АПК, транспорту, строительству, природным ресурсам и экологии


Amendments to the law “On compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners” were prepared by deputies of the relevant parliamentary committee. Legislative initiative was considered during the working session. As the co-author of the law-in-draft and the head of the committee Oleg Leontyev noted, the changes in the law will affect car owners who have “fallen out” from among policyholders.

The purchase of the insurance policy for Pridnestrovian car owners, according to the law, is mandatory. Recently, the Green Card is recognized on the territory of the republic. Owners of foreign vehicles that have this type of international insurance can move through the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. If there is no such policy, the foreign car owner must purchase the insurance policy upon entering the republic, according to parliamentarians.

Another category that will be affected by changes in the law “On OSAGO” is car owners who have issued neutral numbers. After the re-registration of vehicles, they will also have to purchase an autocitizen policy. According to the authors of the law-in-draft, the prepared amendments will allow to observe the principle of social justice and take into account all insurance risks. The law-in-draft was recommended by the committee for adoption in the first reading.

Another law-in-draft, developed by deputies of the profile committee concerns amendments to the law “On payments for environmental pollution and use of natural resources”. Parliamentarians considered in the second reading. As the chairman of the committee Oleg Leontiev explained earlier, the law-in-draft is aimed at supporting the mining industry and, in particular, of enterprises for the extraction of limestone.

It is planned that these changes to the law will take effect from this year. At the same time, the deputies proposed an amendment concerning the change in the procedure for payment of eco-payments for enterprises engaged in the extraction of mineral resources by the open method (opencast mines for sand and clay). These enterprises will be able to make payments to the environmental fund not quarterly, but once in half a year. In agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, this standard is expected to be introduced in 2020. Following the discussion, the deputies of the committee recommended the Supreme Council to adopt the law-in-draft in the final reading.