The Committee discussed the draft resolution by Irine Pruidze on Changes to the Resolution of the Parliament of March 19, 2019 N4358-II-R on Set-up of the Council of Ethics.
The draft is entailed with reduction of the number of the Factions. Pursuant to the Rules of Procedure, the Council is composed of 14 members - MPs from the Factions and independent MPs pro rata. Upon adoption of the resolution, there were 8 Factions in the Majority, however during formation of the Council, the number reduced to 7, as well as the number of independent MPs.
Proportionality requires respective change to the resolution.
The Committee approved the draft and discussed the bill by Irakli Sesiashvili and Giorgi Kakhiani on draft Rules of Procedure with the I reading. Pursuant to the Article 157 of the RoP, formation of the Trust Group revealed gaps impeding to full composition of the group. Thus, it appeared expedient to introduce the change to the RoP, namely the list of the defense and security agencies is supplemented with the state sub-agency at the Ministry of Justice – Special Penitential Service.
Besides, according to paragraph 2, Article 157, one member of the Group is nominated from the Minority and one is the MP supported by the Majority and independent MPs.
The change in the subjects of the Parliament outlined necessity of specification of the norm, namely 2 subjects upon absence of minority shall be defined with the authority of nomination with hereof quota. Independent MPs shall be entitled to nominate 2 MPs to the Group.
The change is to be adopted to paragraph 8, entitling the subjects authorized with nomination, to submit new candidate. This principle does not apply to new candidate by Majority and Minority. The Committee approved the bill.