The state Duma started the implementation of the President’s address

The state Duma started the implementation of the President’s address


Of the 900 bills 90 will touch on related assignments

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For the spring session the state Duma plans to consider about 900 bills. 90 of them are aimed at implementing the annual presidential address to the Federal Assembly in December 2016. Among the main documents: the introduction of administrative penalties for dangerous driving, the responsibility for rough infringement of rules of conduct at the stadium and outside of it during sporting events, control over the sales alkogolsoderzhaschih liquids, the imposition of punishment for cruelty to animals, as well as the draft law on protection from cyber threats.

In terms of the work of the lower chamber to implement the President’s address — 135 of the bills, said at the first of this year’s plenary session the state Duma first Deputy speaker Alexander Zhukov. 16 documents have already been taken.

Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said that 90 bills to be adopted in the framework of the spring session.

Basic laws

Among the main initiatives — amendments to the administrative offences code stipulating administrative responsibility for rough violation of the rules of conduct of spectators at sporting events, as well as administrative penalties for dangerous driving.

Also in the priorities of bills to toughen control over sales alkogolsoderzhaschih liquids: one was made in December last year a group of deputies, the other by the government. According to Zhukov, these bills will be considered in the near future.

— Much has been said about strengthening of responsibility for cruelty to animals. The initiative will be considered in the spring session, — said the first Vice-speaker.


In the block “economic policy” to consider the government initiatives for development of the Crimean Federal district. It is also expected to adopt laws that establish the rules regulating extraction of underground waters, therapeutic muds and other natural therapeutic resources.

In the first reading deputies will consider amendments to the law on advertising, administrative offences code aimed at supporting small and medium entrepreneurship, including in the sphere of distribution of outdoor advertising. It is also planned to accept documents on the development of transport infrastructure and security.

Social services

In the “social policy” in the first place will consider the bill on the use of sick leave as on paper and in electronic form.

Changes are assumed and documents governing the establishment of boards of Trustees of health care organizations, and the bills for the development of volunteering in the health sector.

There will also be amendments to the education act that relate to activities of the basic units of educational institutions.

Corruption and cyber threats

In January it is planned to adopt in the first reading a presidential bill, which aims to improve state policy in the field of combating corruption. In particular, we are talking about the verification of completeness of information about income. The bill was introduced by the President in December last year.

In the same month, the deputies will consider the bill providing for imprisonment up to 10 years for the creation of programmes for attacks on “critical information infrastructure” of the Russian Federation.

Committees of the state Duma must approve their legislative programmes in a week’s time, said Alexander Zhukov.

The spring session of the state Duma in 2017 will last till July 30.

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