Bills Addressing Citizens’ Interests
At the regular plenary meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, bills were discussed aimed at further deepening the ongoing reforms, protecting the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens.
In particular, in the second reading, the bill was considered “On Amendments and Addenda to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Forest”, developed on the initiative of the deputy group from the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan in the Legislative Chamber.
Deputies noted that the structure of the law was systematized, which is also supplemented by an article on compensation for harm. In particular, legal entities and individuals are obliged to compensate for harm caused by violation of forest legislation. In return, compensation for harm does not release the perpetrators from liability in accordance with the law.
In addition, according to the current practice, plants planted for gardening in cities and other settlements, as well as tree and shrub plantings in private and garden plots, are not included in the state forest fund.
The parliamentarians stressed that forest breeding is one of the main forms of forestry activities aimed at increasing the area of forests.
All factions of political parties and the deputy group from the Ecological Movement were unanimous in the opinion that the law considered would become a solid legal basis for the protection and rational use of the flora. Following the discussion, the bill was adopted and sent for approval to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis.
Further in the second reading, the draft law was considered “On the approval of the Economic Procedural Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
It includes all the latest innovations, including modern innovative methods of work of courts, issues of audio and video recording of the court session. In addition, it is proposed to expand the list of persons participating in economic legal proceedings.
The chapters are being introduced that provided the procedure for the consideration of cases on the recognition and enforcement of decisions of foreign courts and arbitrations, as well as cases on the establishment of facts of legal significance. In order to ensure prompt consideration of disputes, the general rule of jurisdiction will change. So, suits to legal entities and individual entrepreneurs are brought to court at the place of their registration. A new chapter on conciliatory procedures is being introduced.
This bill was adopted in the first reading at a meeting of the Legislative Chamber On October 19 this year. In the process of finalizing the second reading, a working group was created, which included deputies of political parties, representatives of ministries and departments, civil society institutions, the Supreme Court, practitioners, scientists.
In addition, with a view to broad discussion, the draft law was sent to ministries and departments, NGOs to receive suggestions and recommendations. It was also posted on websites and social networks for discussion. Most of the proposals received were taken into account when finalizing the project in preparation for the second reading.
Discussion of this bill took place in the form of an interested discussion, opinions of factions of political parties were expressed.