During the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Legislation, Law Enforcement, Defense, Security, Peacekeeping, Protection of Citizens' Rights and Freedoms, the deputies considered a law-in-draft on introducing amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses. Its authors, the head of the profile committee Galina Antyufeeva and the parliamentarian Oleg Horzhan, proposed to strengthen administrative responsibility with respect to public authorities for unlawful refusal to accept or consider appeals of citizens.
The Code of Administrative Offenses already provides for penalties for these offenses in the amount of 10 to 25 MW, and in case of repetition - from 25 to 50 MW. The authors of the legislative initiative propose to increase the fines twice. The law-in-draft in the profile committee supported and recommended the deputy corps to adopt it in the first reading.
This is not the first decision of the legislators, which contributes to strengthening citizens' trust in government bodies. In recent times, on the initiative of deputy Oleg Vasilaty, the Supreme Council adopted amendments to the law "On Citizens Appeal", according to which the authorities are obliged to ensure the reception of citizens' appeals during the working day, and in cases prescribed by law - around the clock. In the process of discussing the issue, the deputies focused on the need to strengthen the responsibility of government bodies and local self-government when examining citizens' appeals.
In the third and final reading, the deputies of the profile committee recommended adopting amendments to the law "On General Military Duty and Military Service". The head of the committee, Galina Antyufeeva, recalled that the law-in-draft, developed by the President, provides for changing the terms of conscription for urgent military service. According to the amendments, the spring call will be held from April 1 to June 30, autumn - from August 1 to December 30. In the third reading mode, the necessary changes are made to the accompanying legislation.