Parliament adopted bill on appointment and dismissal of members of National council
On September 19, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Bill # 2036 on amendments to the Law "On the National Council of Ukraine for Television and Radio Broadcasting" on improving the procedure for dismissal and appointment of members of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting. This bill was supported by 292 MPs, as Interfax-Ukraine reported .
.As recorded in the text of the explanatory note to the document, the bill provides that a member of the National Council is entitled to fulfil duties until a new member is appointed and stipulates the obligation of simultaneous appointment of members of the regulator for all vacant positions.
According to the current version of the Law "On the National Council of Ukraine for Television and Radio Broadcasting", the procedure for dismissal and appointment of its members stipulates two months-long absence of its members due to the procedure of selection and appointment.
It is expected that the adoption of this bill will increase the efficiency of state regulation in the field of television and radio broadcasting, will ensure the continuous work of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting after the termination of the powers of its previous members appointed by the quota of parliament.
As IMI informed earlier, on September 17 the Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy recommended to the Verkhovna Rada to adopt in the first reading the bill # 2036 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine“ On the National Council of Ukraine for Television and Radio Broadcasting ”on improvement of the procedure for improvement of the procedure and the appointment of members of the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting. "
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