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Security improvements during sport events and other decisions viewed by the Saeima

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 14 April, the Saeima will decide on amendments to the Sports Law. These amendments are necessary to improve the safety of athletes and people who attend sport events. The parliament will also view related amendments to the Law on Safety of Public Entertainment and Festivity Events.

According to proposed amendments, motor-sport events will be allowed to be organized in locations licensed for specific types of motor-sports, as reported by Saeima press-service.

In the second reading it is planned to decide on amendments to Privatisation of State and Local Government Residential Houses. These amendments state that it will be allowed to carry out privatization of residential homes within two years after receiving permission from municipal administration or Cabinet of Ministers.

The parliament will also view amendments to the State Administration Structure Law. These amendments provide measures to secure residents a wider range of access to services provided by the state and municipalities, as well as introduce a single order for state services.

The Saeima will also view amendments to the Electronic Communications Law. These amendments will make it mandatory for phone network operators to send Foreign Ministry’s text messages to Latvians abroad to inform them on how to act in a crisis situation.

Members of the parliament will also decide on conceptual support for amendments to the Law on the Change of a Given Name, Surname and Nationality Record in the first reading. Amendments are meant to allow residents of Latvian ethnic origin to change their nationality record.

The Saeima will also decide on the submission of multiple drafts to parliamentary committees for review. Among those drafts are amendments proposed by deputies for Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials to make sure members of the Saeima are not allowed to be members of the Cabinet of Ministers and amendments to the Law on Immigration, which provide the measure to collect EUR 10,000 from foreigners for repeated request to be provided with residence permits.

In total, the Saeima will view 20 matters during the 14 April meeting.

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