Lawmakers in Lively Discussion of Bills
At the general session of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, on October 9, the deputies discussed draft laws aimed at improving the scientific, tourist, judicial and legal spheres.
The first question on the agenda of the session, the draft law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Science” caused a lively discussion of people’s representatives in the lower house of the Oliy Majlis.
It was emphasized that considered in the first reading, it was developed within the framework of the Action Strategy in the Year of Support for Active Enterprise, Innovative Ideas and Technologies.
The bill defines the powers of bodies exercising public administration in scientific and technological areas, measures for social support and stimulation of representatives of the academia, as well as state scientific and technical expertise, comprehensive assessment and monitoring of scientific and technical level, economic efficiency and practical importance of scientific and technical results. Another essential aspect is that the draft law identifies the main principles, sources and forms of financing scientific and scientific-technical activities.
According to the deputies, the adoption of this draft law will ensure the streamlining of legal, financial, socio-economic relations in scientific and scientific-technical fields.
At the same time, bringing together the norms regulating relations in the scientific and scientific-technical spheres will serve to create the legal environment in the field of scientific and scientific-technical activities, as well as to ensure the effective interaction of all participants in scientific and scientific-technical activities.
After stormy discussions, the bill was passed on first reading.
Then the lower house members began to consider the draft law “On Tourism” in a new edition.
At present, for the accelerated development of tourism, which is becoming one of the important sectors of the country’s economy, a comprehensive and deeply thought-out legal framework is needed. It should be noted that the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Tourism”, adopted 19 years ago, does not fully meet modern requirements.
According to the lawmakers, the draft law “On Tourism” presented to the deputies in the first reading will create the legal conditions for the formation of a modern, highly efficient and competitive tourism industry in the country.
It reflects the norms aimed at creating organizational conditions for the development of domestic and foreign tourism in Uzbekistan, ensuring stability, clarity and flexibility of legal regulation of relations in the field, as well as increasing income from tourism to budgets of all levels by creating legal mechanisms ensuring transparency activities of subjects in the field of tourism, ensuring consonance, the compliance of our laws with international legal documents regulating relations in the travel industry.
As the legislators noted, the adoption of the draft law specifies the legal status of entities of tourism activities, clearly defines the powers of state authorities in the field of state tourism regulation. This, in turn, will serve to further build up the tourist potential of the country’s regions, increase the revenue of local budgets.
In addition, the parliamentarians discussed in the first reading other bills included in the session agenda.