Reform of Parliament: MPs will be put in jail for what they do every day


Thursday, March 22, in the Verkhovna Rada is planning to consider the draft laws on the reform of the Ukrainian Parliament.

According to the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy, the same day bills can be taken.

What should change in Parliament after the adoption of the bills dealt Politeka.

For consideration by the Parliament registered three draft laws that will start the reform of Parliament.

All three bills were registered in may 2016, but will get a vote only two years later.

The authors of the bill № 4996 – Andriy Parubiy (people’s front), Igor Grinev (Block Petro Poroshenko), Maxim Bourbaki (people’s front), Oleh bereziuk (“Self”), Oleg Lyashko (Radical party) and Irina Gerashchenko (Block Petro Poroshenko).

The draft law proposes to establish a new parliamentary body – the Parliament committees. Will be glad to introduce a new approach to shaping the agenda of the session, the schedule of plenary meetings and weekly agenda of plenary meetings of the lying.

The order of presentation of bills to the Verkhovna Rada will be updated. This will allow pre-tested provisions of the law to conform to the requirements of the anti-corruption legislation with the international legal obligations of Ukraine. You will also be able to pre-assess the financial feasibility, verify the conformity of the bill with the Constitution. Legislative initiative in the introduction will be checked for compliance with the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The parliamentary practice of parliamentary inquiries, draft law No. 4996 be amended.

A special role is played by the Committee of Parliament, which decides issues of constitutional law. He acquires the status of an independent subject, and he can initiate a question on return of the bill to its initiator. This is in accordance with article 94 of the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The author of the bill № 4696-1 is the people’s Deputy Yuri Derevyanko (independent).

This draft law proposes to abolish restrictions on participation of individual deputies in the Parliament and its committees. Also, the bill provides for the regulation of the procedure of creation, activity and termination of the coalition of Deputy factions in the Verkhovna Rada, the parliamentary opposition, as well as the disclosure of information about their members.

Made significant changes regarding the situation with the signing of the Rada adopted laws by the President.

Thus, it is proposed the following procedure: if the President does not sign a law passed by the Parliament, within 15 days after receipt of the law – the constitutional time limit, and is not officially promulgates it or returns the law to Parliament for reconsideration, in this case, the Head of the Verkhovna Rada has the authority, without delay, publish such a law, and to publish it with his signature.

Also the bill number 4996-1 introduces criminal liability for the use of the card by another MP when registering and voting by using electronic system. Such a violation will be punished with imprisonment for a term of 5 to 7 years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to five years.

A third bill, No. 4696-2, initiated Valery Pisarenko ( “Revival”) and Eugene Heller ( “Revival”).

In particular, the draft law proposes a provision on the activities of the opposition. They must regulate the legal relations in the sphere of implementation of oppositional activity in the Verkhovna Rada and to provide legislative guarantees of activities of parliamentary opposition.

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