Explicit amendments made to economic legislation
Range of economic bills to take prime place on agenda of autumn session of House of Representatives
The meeting will be the first for the ‘new’ deputies to pass laws on next year’s budget, explains Vladimir Andreichenko, the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. Speaking at a session of the House of Representatives’ Council, he noted, “The second session of the convocation saw positive results and the third session will be no less busy. Economic issues will be our main priority.”
In all, 52 documents await Parliamentary consideration. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Victor Guminsky, tells us that the third session includes 45 of them, with nine being considered by the Standing Committee on National Security. He notes that complex changes to the Electoral Code are expected and that, in December, amendments are likely to the Labour Code, at its second reading. Amendments are also likely relating to pricing policies and other trade issues. A draft law on energy saving is being withdrawn at the Council of Ministers’ request, due to lack of time, while late November will see parliamentary hearings on improving legislation governing the national education system.
The Council will also consider how best to prepare for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders. The Ministry for Labour and Social Protection has already begun preparing a draft decree on financial assistance for veterans of the Great Patriotic War, and for certain categories of people affected by the war: about 24,000 veterans would benefit, alongside over 16,000 people with disabilities (including some war veterans).