The Parliament passing the bill on State Inspector Service with the II reading and accelerated consideration

18 Sep 2019
The Parliament passing the bill on State Inspector Service with the II reading and accelerated consideration

After approving the September 18 plenary agenda, MPs resumed with the legislative process and discussed with the II reading and accelerated consideration the bill on State Inspector Service introduced by the Chair of the Legal Issues Committee, Anri Okhanashvili.

The bill is authored by: Anri Okhanashvili, Tamar Chugoshvili, David Matikashvili, Vano Zardiashvili, Guram Macharashvili, Sophio Kiladze, Goga Gulordava, Ratio Ionatamishvili and Dachi Beraia.

It establishes the new terms: “officer of the SIS Investigation Department/officer of Investigation Department” and “SIS investigator/investigator” and regulates internship in SIS and the issues related to the functions of the Deputy State Inspector and operative-investigative activity, as well as the social protection for the officers with the special title. MPs resumed with voting and voted for nomination of 20 MPs about Irakli Abesadze to be nominated as the member of the Trust Group.

MPs discussed and approved with the III reading the bill on Mediation defining general mediation principles, election/appointment of mediator, obligation of provision of information, restriction of activity etc. The bill also envisages composition and functions of Mediation Association of Georgia. MPs discussed and approved with the III reading the bills on:

  • Exemption from Administrative Penalties (exempting the persons below the poverty line and registered as the vulnerable family; pensioners (women over 60 and men over 65); persons with disabilities; war and military veterans; single parents; IDPs if they committed the administrative offense before January 15, 2019);
  • Organic Law on Municipal Code (envisaging compliance of the Code with the Constitutional change).

MPs discussed with the II reading the bills on: Criminal Code; State Inspector Service; State Security Service; IDPs – Internally Displaced from the Occupied Territories of Georgia.

As to the latter, the author Ada Marshania made elucidations that the bill serves for mitigation of the condition of IDPs – to terminate the allowance for IDPs only he/she leaves the country for more than 3 months.

According to the Chair of the Faction “Georgian Dream”, Mamuka Mdinaradze, as the bill derives from the interests of IDPs, Majority intends to approve it. MPs discussed the bill and approved it with 95 votes.

The Parliament adopted with the I reading the bills on: Product Safety and Free Circulation Code; Code of Administrative Offenses; Licenses and Permits.

The session declared the break, during which MPs held the Bureau sitting and supplemented the agenda with the bill on State Inspector Service with the III reading.

The Speaker, Archil Talakvadze responded to presentation of Kutaisi International University educational zone: “Today, we attended the historical presentation. Kutaisi International University is an investment to the future of Georgia. After restoration of independence, establishment of the State University to be one of the world leaders in education, science and technologies is the greatest achievement. Bidzina Ivanishvili and his family have highly invested in this national idea. I would like to thank him and wish good luck to Kutaisi University”.

MPs resumed with the agenda.

M. Mdinaradze introduced with the II reading the bill on Tax Code authored by: M. Mdinaradze, Kakha Kuchava, Mikheil Kavelashvili and serving for development of motor sport in the country.

The bill reduces the excise fee for the sports cars MPs approved with the III reading the bill on State Inspector Service introduced by A. Okhanashvili, who also introduced the bill on Criminal Code of Practice with the I reading initiated by A. Okhanashvili, D. Matikashvili, G. Gulordava, G. Kakhiani, G. Khatidze, G. Macharashvili, V. Zardiashvili and R. Ionatamishvili. The bill regulates delegation/introduction of the possible evidences gained on the basis of the petition of the defense.

The bill discussed with the I reading on Code of Administrative Offenses serves for compliance with the Order of the Constitutional Court. The bill is authored by: A. Okhanashvili, D. Matikashvili, T. Chugoshvili, M. Mdinaradze, S. Kiladze, G. Macharashvili, V. Zardiashvili, I. Mezurnishvili, R. Ionatamishvili, D. Mkheidze and G. Gulordava and regulates admission of the dispute to the Court of Appeals.

MPs discussed with the I reading the bill on Road Traffic introduced by D. Matikashvili.

The bill by D. Matikashvili, V. Zardiashvili, R. Ionatamishvili, I. Mezurnishvili, A. Okhanashvili and S. Kiladze regulates safe transportation of school children and envisages the driver to hold the certificate on technical inspection etc.

Respective change is to be introduced to the Code of Administrative Offenses envisaging administrative responsibility for violation of safe transportation of children.

MPs discussed with the I reading the bills on Public Service, and Salaries in Public Service authored by G. Kakhiani, G. Macharashvili, D. Beraia and Sh. Kiknavelidze.

G. Macharashvili also introduced with the I reading the bill on Tobacco Control to facilitate to restriction of access to tobacco for the society, especially for the youth and to ensure taxation of all imported tobacco product.

The next session will be held on September 19 at 12h00.