Government fi­nal­iz­ing ma­jor eco­nomic laws

Ap­proval sought

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The Coun­cil of Min­is­ters is fi­nal­iz­ing three ma­jor eco­nomic laws which will be sub­mit­ted to the Na­tional Assem­bly for ap­proval within two weeks, reports Al-Anba daily quot­ing re­li­able sources.

The sources ex­plained the laws were sub­mit­ted by the Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try Khaled Al-Roud­han, and that the le­gal draft­ing was done by the Depart­ment of Fatwa and Leg­is­la­tion con­cern­ing the amend­ment to the Com­pe­ti­tion Law and the draft law reg­u­lat­ing the prac­tice of au­di­tors.

In the mean­time, the daily said government has for­warded to the Na­tional Assem­bly the fol­low­ing new and amended bills:

Amend­ment of the Civil Ser­vice Law No. 15 of 1979 to re­place some of the ar­ti­cles re­lated to the amend­ment of the posts and their grades that de­ter­mine them (uni­fied salaries).

The draft law on pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties adopted by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters and re­ferred to the Na­tional Assem­bly in the mid­dle of 2016.

Draft law on pri­vate se­cu­rity and guard com­pa­nies and was re­ferred to the Coun­cil in March 2016.

Draft law ap­prov­ing the uni­fied agree­ment for se­lec­tive tax­a­tion of the Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil for the Arab States of the Gulf and trans­mit­ted by the government to the Coun­cil in Au­gust 2017.

The draft law on the reg­u­la­tion of the in­sur­ance sec­tor and su­per­vi­sion and pro­vides for the au­tho­riza­tion of one or more branches of the in­sur­ance com­pa­nies in­side and out­side Kuwait, and the most prom­i­nent amend­ments to the text on the trans­fer of con­trol from the Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try to the Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Author­ity and trans­ferred by the government af­ter its adop­tion last Jan­uary to the Na­tional Assem­bly last Fe­bru­ary.

Draft law on the sys­tem of reg­istry in kind adopted by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters last Jan­uary and re­ferred to Par­lia­ment in Fe­bru­ary.

Draft law on the ex­pro­pri­a­tion and tem­po­rary seizure of pub­lic ben­e­fit, which was ap­proved by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters last April and re­ferred to the Coun­cil in May.

Draft law amend­ing the at­tached ta­ble of the elec­toral law No. 42 of 2006 to rede­fine the elec­toral dis­tricts for the mem­ber­ship of the Na­tional Assem­bly and the an­nex­a­tion of new ar­eas, which was trans­mit­ted by the government in July 2018.

A bill on the right of ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, which was ap­proved by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters last Septem­ber and sub­mit­ted to Par­lia­ment in Oc­to­ber 2018.

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