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News

19 May 2020, 15:30

Tuesday’s morning session

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

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

 

  • The morning section

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

By 324 ayes, the parliament decided to change the Verkhovna Rada's work schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays – the sittings will now start at 10 am until noon, then goes a 30-minute recess, and further work is to resume from 12:30 through 3 pm.

MPs then agreed to withdraw the bill No.2590 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine pertaining to citizenship matters” from today’s agenda.

Parliamentarians proceeded to the business of the day.


The provisional agenda:

 

  • First reading

1.     Bill No.2621 “On amendments to Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for more precise elements of certain crimes in the field of official activity”;

2.     Bill No.2590 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine pertaining to citizenship matters”;

3.     Bills Nos.3196, 3196-1 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Security Service of Ukraine’ as to improving the organizational and legal principles of activity of the Security Service of Ukraine” (redrafted);

4.     Bill No.2693 “On the media”;

5.     Bill No.2680 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine for optimizing road construction and refining urban planning laws”;

6.     Bill No.2325 “On amendments to Article 73 of the Labour Code of Ukraine”;

 

  • Second reading

7.  Bill No.2521 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Ukraine’s system of international broadcasting’ (core policies and broadcast coverage)";

8.     Bill No.2372 “On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine for secure use of nuclear energy”;

9.     Bill No.3398 “On amendments to Section X ‘Transitional and Final Provisions’ of the Law of Ukraine ‘About the state control over law compliance on food products, forages, animal by-products, animal health and welfare”;

10.Bill No.2805 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine as to the functioning and circulation of agrarian receipts”;

11.An array of resolutions to amend the VRU resolution “On election of chairmen, first deputies, deputy chairmen, secretaries, members of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the ninth convocation” and some resolutions as concerns VRU temporary committees of inquiry.


  • Bills, legislations and resolutions passed

 

On clearer elements of crimes: Draft bill No.2621

Following the discussion, the draft bill No.2621 “On amendments to Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine for more precise elements of certain crimes in the field of official activity” was taken on the first reading by 288 ayes.

 

On international broadcasting: Draft bill No.2521

Following the consideration, the draft bill No.2521 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Ukraine’s system of international broadcasting’ (core policies and broadcast coverage)" was agreed and adopted on the second reading by 231 assenting votes.

 

On securer use of nuclear energy: Draft bill No.2372 

After reviewing amendments to the bill, the draft bill No.2372 “On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine for secure use of nuclear energy” was endorsed by 288 parliamentarians.

 

On state control over food products: Draft bill No.3398

The parliament adopted the bill No.3398 “On amendments to Section X ‘Transitional and Final Provisions’ of the Law of Ukraine ‘About the state control over law compliance on food products, forages, animal by-products, animal health and welfare” on the first reading by 303 votes in favour.

 

On agrarian receipts: Draft bill No.2805

The draft bill No.2805 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine as to the functioning and circulation of agrarian receipts” was voted down and then sent for review by 246 ayes.


On postal services: Draft bill No.2788

The parliament took up the bills Nos.2788, 2788-1 and a revised 2788-d (2788-д) aimed to amend UA law for financial services in the field of mail service. The first reading of the bill was supported by 232 ayes.

 

On better roads and urban law: Draft bill No.2680

Lawmakers considered the bill No.2680 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine for optimizing road construction and refining urban planning laws”. The draft law was backed on the first reading by 276 members of parliament.

 

On streamlined procedure for making changes: Draft bill No.2256

Parliamentarians saw into the bill No.2256 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine as to the streamlined procedure for introducing amendments”. The bill aims to streamline the procedure for making changes to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and the Administrative Offences Code of Ukraine. The statute was backed by 280 ayes on the first reading, while the second reading was supported by 274 members of parliament.

 

On parliamentary hearings: Draft resolution No.2789

Lawgivers decided to support a planned holding of parliamentary hearings on problems and challenges in the forming of subsistence wage. To this end, the resolution was backed on the first reading by 318 ayes.

 

On changes to VRU resolution: Draft resolution No.2677

By 289 ayes, the parliament passed the resolution No.2677 “On amendments to the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ‘On the establishment of a Verkhovna Rada temporary special commission in charge of the formation and implementation of the state policy for restoring Ukraine’s territorial integrity and ensuring its sovereignty’”.

 

On restaffing a VRU’s committee of inquiry: Draft resolution No.2727

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the document, thus having decided to restaff the Verkhovna Rada temporary committee of inquiry set to probe into the 2015 agreement between Ukraine’s finance ministry and the Ad Hoc Creditors’ Committee on foreign debt restructuring.

 

On the media: Draft bill No.2693

The voting on the bill has resulted in sending this piece of legislation for review.

 

On state fees for passengers and cargos: Draft bill No.2424

The parliament passed on the first reading the bill No.2424 on amendments to the Air Code of Ukraine regarding the improved mechanism for levying state fees for every air passenger leaving Ukraine and every ton of cargo that ins or outs Ukraine by air. The bill aims to improve legal instruments used for levying state fees against the said categories of passengers and cargos. 237 parliamentarians voted in favour of this decision.

 

On changes to Ukraine’s labour code: Draft bill No.2325

The parliament took up the bill No.2325 “On amendments to Article 73 of the Labour Code of Ukraine”. By 268 ayes, the bill was backed on the first reading.


On construction materials: Draft bill No.2698
By 276 ayes, the parliament approved on the first reading the draft bill on providing the market with construction materials.

The presiding officer closed the sitting.