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The agenda of the Committee meeting included amendments to the law-in-draft “On State Duty”, since the document is considered in the second reading. The initiators of this legislation were the deputies of the Legislation Committee.

The amendments proposed by the parliamentarians concern the norms of the law that regulate the procedure for payment and the size of the state fee for obtaining a passport of a citizen of the PMR. The law-in-draft proposes exempting orphans and children without parental care from paying the state duty for issuing and issuing a passport of the PMR. Persons from among them under the age of 25 years should also be exempted from paying a fee for issuing and issuing a passport in return for a worn out one and for issuing a certificate in exchange for a lost passport.

The committee will recommend the law-in-draft for adoption in final reading at the next plenary session of parliament.

In addition, at the meeting, deputies considered law-in-draft “On Amending the Code of Administrative Offenses” proposed by the Government. The law-in-draft proposes to increase the administrative responsibility of citizens and officials for violation of environmental and sanitary-epidemiological requirements. We are talking about the disposal of production and consumption wastes or other hazardous substances.

Currently, despite the application of penalties, individual citizens and organizations continue to violate environmental legislation. In settlements, unauthorized dumps of household waste spontaneously arise, foliage and other waste are burned. This leads to air pollution. The law-in-draft proposed by the Government provides for an approximately twofold increase in the size of fines for such an offense.

The Head of the Committee, Galina Antyufeyeva, announced statistics, from which it follows that this year the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology did not draw up protocols for violating environmental laws. The Ministry of Internal Affairs compiled 7 protocols in 2018 and 9 protocols for 9 months of 2019. However, the problem exists, but, according to the deputies, it cannot be solved only by increasing fines.

By a majority vote, the Committee voted to reject the initiative. This decision will be announced at the next plenary meeting when the law-in-draft is being considered by the deputy corps.