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Poroshenko signs amendments on e-declaration law

28.03.2017, 10:51

The President signed bill No. 6172 on amending Article 3 of the law on prevention of corruption and returned it to the Verkhovna Rada on March 27, the parliament’s website reported on March 27.

The status of the document shows that the law was returned to the Parliament with the President's signature.

As reported, bill No. 6172 on amending certain laws of Ukraine on the specifics of financial control of certain categories of officials was supported by 268 lawmakers on March 23. This document exempts servicemen of the rank and file, sergeant, sergeant corps, junior officers from the obligation to file e-declarations. At the same time, the bill obliges individuals who receive funds and/or property for anti-corruption activities, in particular, heads of relevant public organizations, members of public councils under state agencies, candidates for elected offices, to file data on property and incomes.

On March 22, Verkhovna Rada Committee on Combating Corruption recommended the Parliament to adopt amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On corruption prevention”, which would force the leaders and founders of media file electronic declarations. The author of the amendment is People's Deputy from the Yatsenyuk party People's Front - Tatiana Chornovol.

On March 23, Parliament supported an amendment to the draft Law No. 6172 “On amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On corruption prevention” requiring public anti-corruption activists to submit electronic income and asset statements, excluding such requirement for media.Source: http://en.censor.net.ua/n433411

On March 24, the Parliament tried but failed to cancel the results of the vote on amendments to the draft Law No. 6172 “On amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On corruption prevention”, requiring NGOs to submit electronic incomes.

On March 25, the Reanimation Package of Reforms calls on the President of Ukraine to return the law to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for immediate repeated consideration, recommending that discriminatory regulations violating civil rights and threatening further democratic development of Ukraine are excluded.   RPR suggests to hold a meetind with the representatives of the civil society in the presence of media to discuss this situation and to find the right way out, avoiding mistakes and uniting the society.

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