The session, after a break, was presided by Archil Talakvadze in capacity of the Speaker.
He thanked his colleagues for supporting his candidacy. “As I have already mentioned, I will do my best in coordination with you to ensure peaceful activity of the Parliament and making of the decisions our society needs now. Once again, let me, being elected as the Speaker, thank my colleague Irakli Kobakhidze now absent, for his efforts and merit, let me also thank you all and wish good fortune. I am glad to have the first point in our agenda is approval of the law on Agricultural Land Property which is of the national importance”.
The Chair of the Agrarian Issues Committee, Otar Danelia introduced the bill with the III reading and the editorial remarks made at the II reading.
Prior to voting, Ada Marshania on behalf of the Alliance of Patriots and Social-Democrats, thanked O. Danelia for constructive cooperation but reminded the MPs that the Faction is against alienation of the agrarian lands to the foreign citizens, however with certain reservations the Faction will give its approval.
“We have held the consultations and let me declare that we will have the discussed formula envisaging the investments higher than the market value of the land, local employment and full cycle of recycling process – these are the key principles, though the minimal requirements”, - O. Danelia noted.
The draft organic law was approved by 106 MPs. MPs discussed with the III reading the bills on:
The Parliament discussed with the I reading the bill on IDPs from the Occupied Territories introduced by Ada Marshania.
According to her, the change concerns the term envisaged for termination of the allowance to IDPs due to absence in the country – the allowance will be terminated if the IDP leaves the country for more than 3 months.
The Vice Speaker, Giorgi Volski stated that the IDPs are important for the country and called on his colleagues to approve the bill and called on the Finance Ministry to timely submit the conclusion.
The next plenary session starts tomorrow at 12h00.