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Parliament gathers for the first winter session

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On Thursday, January 10, the Saeima will gather for the first winter session of 2013. There are 34 questions on the day’s agenda, Saeima press service reports.

It is planned to review six draft laws in final readings, including amendments to the Marine Code, which would reduce the administrative burden on ship owners and prevent the discovered flaws. Amendments to the Law on the Bank of Latvia are also on the day’s agenda. These amendments provide for requirements for Euro processing machines and banknote quality requirements.

The Saeima will also decide on the bilateral agreement approval between Latvian and Lithuanian governments regarding former Soviet Union accumulated insurance period. The approval of the agreement will prevent the situation when insurance record includes the period of one and the same job or its equal period acquired during the Soviet Union until December 31, 1990, when calculating the pension in accordance with Latvia’s and Lithuania’s regulations.

The Saeima will also decide on the fate of the “The compensation for restrictions on economic activities in protected areas” draft law in the first reading.

The fate of conceptual support to amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations will also be decided on Thursday. Amendments are planned to provide administrative support to the respect of rights of ship passengers in events of cancellations or delays.

On January 10, officials will decide on whether or not to submit the 12 government submitted draft laws for to commissions for reviews. Amendments are planned for the Micro Enterprises Tax Law, which provide for the term for losing taxpayer status as well as the applied rate if the micro enterprise’s declaration contains detailed information about the previous taxation period, as well as the taxpayer’s responsibility in case employees are not informed about the change of the taxpaying regime. Amendments are also prepared for compliance with the Labour Law in relation to tax remuneration of micro enterprise employees.

It is also planned to submit amendments to the State and Municipal Property Privatization and Privatization Certificate Expiration Law to the commission for review. These amendments are planned to give municipalities or the Cabinet of Ministers the right to make decisions about a relevant property or termination of privatization of land that has no structures.

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