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Saeima to view legal draft about Latvia’s rights to impose national sanctions

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 29 October, Latvian Saeima will decide on amendments to the Civil Process Law, Civil Law and Orphan Courts Law in the third and final reading.

The Saeima will also discuss amendments to the Social Security Law in the final reading. These amendments are meant to create a unified information system in the social industry – Welfare Information System, as well as amendments that would relieve tax application on expenses tied to the organization of voluntary work.

The parliament will also discuss amendments to the Criminal Law in order to introduce a separate section for cases of driving vehicles under alcohol, narcotic, psychotropic, toxic or other types of intoxication. In addition, penalties will be calculated based on the level of damage a drunk driver causes.

Deputies will also decide on amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law in the final reading in order to limit the amount of hateful content in broadcasts by foreign channels.

In the second reading, the Saeima will view amendments to four laws governing industrial property area in order to secure effective protection of industrial properties, as reported by Saeima press-service.

In the first reading, the Saeima will view a legal draft to provide Latvia with right to impose national sanctions.

Deputies will also assess proposed amendments to the Real Estate Property Tax, which will allow the registration of entrepreneurs’ rent contracts in the State Revenue Service.

The Saeima will also decide on whether or not to allow committees to view an initiative proposed by deputies to recognize the Internal Security Bureau Law as outdated and void.

Deputies have requested the Saeima to view amendments to a number of laws related to lifting immunity of multiple officials as part of administrative violation cases.

Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee will request the Saeima to add the matter regarding the confirmation of deputy mandate for Aleksandr Jakimov to the agenda.

In total, there are 54 matters on the Saeima’s agenda for the 29 October meeting.


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