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The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of nine Bills and drafts: 

The Bill on Amendments to the Funded Pensions Act, the State Pension Insurance Act and Other Associated Acts (213 SE), initiated by the Government, provides the making of a supplementary funded pension contribution related to raising a child and the payment of a pension supplement on the basis of provisions of the State Pension Insurance Act. According to the Bill, the state will pay 4% on the national average remuneration subject to social tax to the second pillar pension of the parent to one parent of a child born on 1 January 2013 or later for raising the child, until the child attains three years of age. The state will also pay a pension supplement in the amount of the value of two years of pensionable service to one parent of a child born during the period 1 January 1991 to 31 December 2012 with a view to ensuring solidarity between generations, and, as of 1 January 2015, an additional pension supplement in the amount of the value of one year of pensionable service to one parent of a child born before 1 January 2013. 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to § 50² of the Health Care Services Organisation Act (198 SE), initiated by the Government, is to provide additional rights to the expert committee on the quality of healthcare so that the committee would be capable of processing the applications submitted to the committee efficiently and legitimately in the changed circumstances. 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to the Health Care Services Organisation Act (205 SE), initiated by the Government, is to ensure the availability of the state guaranteed and financed national stock of antidotes needed for the treatment of poisonings, and the central management thereof, in order to reduce the number of deaths due to injury caused by poisoning. 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to the Public Transport Act and the State Fees Act (203 SE), initiated by the Government, is to specify and update the regulation of the State Fees Act, including the procedure for the payment of the state fee for changing of time tables and the requirements for exemption from the state fee. Another aim is to raise the state fee rate charged for the registration of all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft. On the other hand, the state fee rate charged for the issue of transit registration plates is lowered, all acts relating to type approval are consolidated into one section, the state fee rate charged for the documentation of the amendments of register data concerning mopeds is established and the state fee for the issue of a registration certificate is reduced. 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to the Aliens Act and the State Fees Act (212 SE), initiated by the Government, is to reduce the risk of misuse of the living permits and to ensure that the immigration quota is fulfilled with those persons whose settling in Estonia is in the public interests. The Bill provides a new formulation of the bases and purposes of issuing of a temporary residence permit for employment, a temporary residence permit for enterprise and a temporary residence permit in case of substantial public interest. 

The Bill on Amendments to the Securities Market Act (220 SE), initiated by the Government, specifies the procedure for the preparation and disclosure of security prospectuses and reduces the administrative burden for securities issuers and brokers upon the preparation of prospectuses. At the same time, the protection of investors is increased by ensuring that the information presented in prospectuses is sufficient and meets above all the needs of common investors (retail investors). 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to the Forensic Examination Act and Other Associated Acts (202 SE), initiated by the Government, is to organise the regulation relating to the field of forensic examination. The Bill brings the regulation concerning the national fingerprint database and the national DNA database into conformity with Estonian legislation in force and also takes into account the conditions and requirements arising from the European Union legislation. The price list of examinations is also renewed and updated. The amendments concerning the field of forensic psychiatric examination organise the application of forensic psychiatric examination in civil proceedings by bringing the legislation into conformity with research and application practices. 

The aim of the Bill on Amendments to the Family Law Act (214 SE), initiated by the Government, is to specify the wording of the Act so that the expenses incurred daily for the maintenance of a ward will not have to be indicated separately and documentarily certified in the annual report of the guardian: it will be enough to indicate the amount spent every month. The planned amendments specify the reporting obligation of guardians and reduce the volume of the data contained in the annual report. The checking of the content of the reports is simplified and the opportunity of correcting the reports is provided. 

The draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Use of the Defence Forces in the Performance of the International Duties of the Estonian State in the UN Supervision Mission in Syria” (225 OE), submitted by the National Defence Committee, provides participation of up to two members of the Estonian Defence Forces as observers in this supervision mission. The relevant Resolution of the UN Security Council is the legal basis for the mission.

The Riigikogu Press Service

 

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