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Latvian Saeima gathers for the final meeting of the winter session

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 17 March, the Saeima will gather for the last meeting of this year’s winter session. There are 24 matters on the meeting’s agenda.

The parliament will decide on amendments to the Law on Assistance in Solving Apartment Matters in the final reading to allow municipalities to rent living premises to its specialists.

Deputies will also view amendments to the State Material Reserves Law that provide for additional sections in regards to use of state reserves in the event of a massive inflow of asylum seekers.

In order to further improve the civil security system, parliamentarians will view the Civil Defence and Catastrophe Management Law in the second reading.

Amendments to the Electrical Energy Law viewed in the second reading provide an objective for the government to develop a new order to support the production of energy production from renewable energy resources.

Deputies will also conceptually decide on the Official Electronic Address Law, which is meant to introduce official e-mail addresses for state institutions to better communicate with residents in 2018.

Amendments to the Aviation Law will be viewed by the Saeima in the first reading. These amendments are meant to permit Latvia’s army to force down or terminate UAVs above military areas.

The meeting also includes the solemn oath giving by Juris Jansons as ombudsman.

Saeima Legal Affairs Committee has asked the parliament to add amendments to the Procedures for the Coming into Force and Application of the Criminal Law that allow for the expansion of the list of narcotic and psychotropic substances.

Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee has asked the Saeima to review two drafts in regards to administrative prosecution of Edgars Putra.

There are also multiple drafts suggested by the government and Saeima committees on the agenda. Among them are amendments to the Law on State Administration in order to provide more expansive and effective approach to services provided by state and municipal administration.

The Saeima will also have to decide on the submission of amendments to the Immigration Law to committees for review. These amendments would give border guards the right to detain foreigners if those people pose a threat to state security or attempt to flee.

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