The package of bills introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin to develop amendments to the Constitution will be considered by the State Duma in the first reading in October, the press service of the lower house reported on Wednesday.
This decision was made by the Council of the State Duma, the report says. All 8 presidential bills, introduced on September 22, have been accepted for consideration.
“The deadline for providing feedback and comments to the bills on the government and on amendments to the law” On the Constitutional Court “is set until October 6, 2020. For the remaining bills, the Duma Council set the deadline for October 12,” the press service said.
On September 22, the President of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma 8 draft constitutional laws and federal laws, which develop the amendments to the Constitution adopted in the summer. The package includes: the draft federal constitutional law (FKZ) “On the Government of the Russian Federation”, amendments to the FKZ “On the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation”, “On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation”, as well as the draft FKZ “On Amending Certain Federal Constitutional Laws “and the draft federal law” On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation “. The President also proposed to amend Art. 1 and 16 of the Federal Law “On the Federal Security Service”, Art. 12 and 17 of the Federal Law “On Foreign Intelligence” and in the Federal Laws “On Security” and “On the Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation”.