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New principle in administrative penalties policy and other matters viewed by the Saeima

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 11 February, the Latvian Saeima will view amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations that provide for the adoption of new principles in the policy of administrative penalties – the person who admits his guilt and pays the fine in time will pay less.

The aforementioned amendments state that if a person admits his guilt and agrees to pay the applied fine voluntarily within 15 days, officials have the right to reduce the fine by 50%.

Deputies will view amendments to the Energy Law in the last reading. These amendments will establish principles and provide rights to households to choose their gas supplier. At the same time, amendments also provide for the realization of the last stage of the gas market reform, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Deputies will also view amendments to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Law. These amendments are meant to cancel the prohibition to import and export donor germ cells.

In the third reading, the Saeima will view the new Forensic Experts Law. Deputies will also view amendments to the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau Law in order to allow officials of this institution to add work experience from the Soviet period to their retirement plan. In order to provide more territories of Latgale region with special economic zone status, the parliament will view the Law on Special Economic Zone in Latgale.

There are also three decision projects on the Saeima’s agenda. These include the approval of Peteris Putnins in the post of Chairman of the Finance and Capital Market Commission, the approval of Gerard Renno for Latvian citizenship and the decision in regards to the collective application submitted by 10,540 Latvian citizens in regards to keeping daylight saving time throughout the year.

Deputies of the Latvian parliament will also decide on submitting drafts proposed by Saeima deputies to committees for review.

It is also planned to submit a draft to committees detailing the creation of a legislative base for establishing cargo and passenger transport between Latvia and Turkmenistan.

In total, there are 19 matters on the Saeima’s agenda for the 11 February meeting.

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