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On the motion of the Finance Committee, the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Consumer Protection Act (754 SE), initiated by the same Committee, was concluded. The purpose of the Bill is to reduce double resource costs arising from establishing of the sales tax in Tallinn because undertakings will have to prepare to change price tags and other information intended for customers. The Bill is intended to mitigate the requirements for disclosing the price arising from the Consumer Protection Act. The Bill provides a transition period for updating prices and enables to add the sales tax to the price of goods or services only at the cash register, provided that relevant information is set out at the entrance of the service hall of the trader or at the cash register. The Bill was sent to the second reading.

On the motion of the Legal Affairs Committee, the Bill on Amendments to the Employment Contracts Act (693 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, was rejected at the first reading. 44 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the motion and 31 members voted against, one member abstained. Thus, the Bill was dropped from the legislative proceeding.
 
On the motion of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Faction, the Bill on Amendments to the Social Welfare Act (711 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, was rejected at the first reading. 43 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the motion and 34 members voted against, one member abstained. The Bill was dropped from the legislative proceeding.
 
 
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