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20 December 2022, 15:42

Bill on Belarusian People's Congress to get second reading after New Year

Svetlana Lyubetskaya
Svetlana Lyubetskaya

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) - The bill on the Belarusian People's Congress is scheduled for its second reading in the Oval Hall after the New Year, Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Legislation of the House of Representatives Svetlana Lyubetskaya told the media on 20 December, BelTA has learned.

On 20 December, the bill “On the Belarusian People's Congress” passed the first reading at the meeting of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation.

“If there are more additional comments, they will also be worked out. I think that after the New Year we will submit the bill to the parliament for the second reading. The deadline for the adoption of the bill is March 2023,” said Svetlana Lyubetskaya.

The draft law contains provisions aimed at determining the procedure for the formation of the Belarusian People's Congress and the exercise of its powers, the principles and organizational foundations of its activities, the mechanisms for considering issues within its competence. The draft law also proposes to establish the legal status of the delegate of the Belarusian People's Congress, his/her rights and obligations, the grounds for termination of his/her powers, including early termination. The bill takes into account the conceptual approaches to the formation and activities of the Belarusian People's Congress, its structure, competence and powers of its bodies established by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus. In order to comply with the principle of consistency and complexity of legal regulation of social relations pertaining to the activities of the Belarusian People's Congress, the draft law provides for amendments to a number of existing laws.

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