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Agenda for the 2nd Working Week (18 September 2023 – 21 September 2023) of the 2nd Session of the Riigikogu Plenary Assembly

Monday, 18 September

1. Proposal of the Chancellor of Justice to grant consent to the removal of parliamentary immunity from Member of the Riigikogu Kert Kingo, and to the continuation of the legal proceedings against her (Majority of the votes of the members of the Riigikogu)
Report by Ülle Madise, Chancellor of Justice
Report by Kert Kingo, Member of the Riigikogu

2. Interpellation concerning the establishment of Tallinn Hospital (No. 53), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Tanel Kiik, Anastassia Kovalenko-Kõlvart, Andre Hanimägi, Kersti Sarapuu and Jüri Ratas on 8 May 2023
Reply by Riina Sikkut, Minister of Health

3. Interpellation concerning the shortage of psychologists (No. 54), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Andre Hanimägi, Jaak Aab, Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski and Jaanus Karilaid on 8 May 2023
Reply by Riina Sikkut, Minister of Health

4. Interpellation concerning the construction of the new building of Tallinn City Theatre (No. 49), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Vadim Belobrovtsev, Tõnis Mölder, Anastassia Kovalenko-Kõlvart and Aleksei Jevgrafov on 8 May 2023
Reply by Heidy Purga, Minister of Culture

5. Interpellation concerning the 100,000 euro allocated by the former Minister of Culture Piret Hartman for the establishment of Tähetorni Sports and Health Club (No. 51), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Helle-Moonika Helme, Siim Pohlak, Anti Poolamets, Alar Laneman, Rain Epler, Arvo Aller and Jaak Valge on 8 May 2023
Reply by Heidy Purga, Minister of Culture

6. Interpellation concerning the international sports competitions held in Estonia (No. 16), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Tõnis Lukas, Helir-Valdor Seeder, Aivar Kokk and Riina Solman on 8 May 2023
Reply by Heidy Purga, Minister of Culture

7. Interpellation concerning deceitful policy (No. 89), submitted by Member of the Riigikogu Urmas Reinsalu on 10 May 2023
Reply by Tiit Riisalo, Minister of Economic Affairs and Information Technology

8. Interpellation concerning equal treatment in work life (No. 74), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Helle-Moonika Helme, Kert Kingo, Alar Laneman, Rain Epler, Arvo Aller and Jaak Valge on 8 May 2023
Reply by Tiit Riisalo, Minister of Economic Affairs and Information Technology

9. Interpellation concerning the removal of the statue of the Bronze Soldier (No. 45), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Henn Põlluaas, Martin Helme, Rene Kokk, Siim Pohlak, Evelin Poolamets, Arvo Aller, Helle-Moonika Helme, Jaak Valge, Kert Kingo and Mart Helme on 8 May 2023
Reply by Lauri Läänemets, Minister of the Interior

Tuesday, 19 September

1. Report by the Chancellor of Justice on the conformity of acts of general application with the Constitution, and on the performance of other duties assigned to the Chancellor of Justice by law
Report by Ülle Madise, Chancellor of Justice

2. Bill on Amendments to the Higher Education Act (9 SE), initiated by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Kadri Tali, member of the Cultural Affairs Committee

3. Bill on Amendments to the Study Allowances and Study Loans Act (16 SE), initiated by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Margit Sutrop, member of the Cultural Affairs Committee

4. Bill on Amendments to the Value Added Tax Act (32 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Siim Pohlak and Rene Kokk
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Annely Akkermann, Chairman of the Finance Committee

Wednesday, 20 September

1. Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Making a Proposal to the Government of the Republic to abandon the plan to increase the VAT for accommodation providers” (39 OE), submitted by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading (Majority vote of the members of the Riigikogu)
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Annely Akkermann, Chairman of the Finance Committee

2. Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Making a proposal to the Government of the Republic to abandon the tax rises and to establish measures to develop the business environment in Estonia” (64 OE), submitted by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading (Majority vote of the members of the Riigikogu)
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Annely Akkermann, Chairman of the Finance Committee

3. Bill on Amendments to the Preschool Child Care Institutions Act, the Vocational Educational Institutions Act and the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act (231 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic
First reading
Report by Kristina Kallas, Minister of Education and Research
Report by Liina Kersna, member of the Cultural Affairs Committee

4. Bill on Amendments to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act and the Vocational Educational Institutions Act (22 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Heljo Pikhof, Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee

5. Bill on Amendments to the Language Act and the Public Transport Act (20 SE), initiated by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Margit Sutrop, member of the Cultural Affairs Committee

6. Bill on Amendments to the Family Benefits Act (141 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Karmen Joller, member of the Social Affairs Committee

7. Bill on Amendments to the Family Benefits Act (206 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Õnne Pillak, Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee

8. Bill on Amendments to the Riigikogu Election Act, the Municipal Council Election Act and the European Parliament Election Act (21 SE), initiated by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Timo Suslov, member of the Constitutional Committee

9. Bill on Amendments to the Municipal Council Election Act (74 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Ants Frosch and Rain Epler
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Timo Suslov, member of the Constitutional Committee

10. Bill on Amendments to the Local Government Organisation Act (77 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Jaak Valge, Varro Vooglaid, Leo Kunnas, Henn Põlluaas and Helle-Moonika Helme
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Timo Suslov, member of the Constitutional Committee

Thursday, 21 September

1. Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Making a proposal to the Government of the Republic to abandon the plan to increase VAT by two percentage points” (96 OE), submitted by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading (Majority vote of the members of the Riigikogu)
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Annely Akkermann, Chairman of the Finance Committee

2. Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Making a proposal to the Government of the Republic to improve the general political culture” (97 OE), submitted by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Hendrik Johannes Terras, Chairman of the Constitutional Committee

3. Bill on Amendments to the Security Authorities Act (30 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Ants Frosch, Leo Kunnas and Alar Laneman
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Hendrik Johannes Terras, Chairman of the Constitutional Committee

4. Bill on Amendments to the Family Benefits Act (49 SE), initiated by Isamaa Parliamentary Group
First reading
Report by Member of the Riigikogu
Report by Eero Merilind, member of the Social Affairs Committee

On Monday, 18 September, after all items on the agenda have been discussed, the time for unscheduled statements begins, to continue until no further requests for the floor are made, but no longer than until 12 midnight.

On Wednesday, 20 September, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Question Time takes place.

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