At Tuesday's sitting of the Riigikogu, draft Resolutions of the Riigikogu on the formation of the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee, the Anti-Corruption Select Committee and the State Budget Control Select Committee passed the first reading.
Draft Resolutions on the formation of select committees are put to a final vote at the second reading. The Security Authorities Surveillance Committee, the Anti-Corruption Select Committee and the State Budget Control Select Committee were in place also in the previous Riigikogu.
The Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Formation of the State Budget Control Select Committee” (9 OE) provides for formation of a select committee with the following membership: Jaak Aaviksoo, substitute member Andres Metsoja; Andres Ammas, substitute member Küllike Kübarsepp; Kristjan Kõljalg, substitute member Meelis Mälberg; Henn Põlluaas, substitute member Martin Helme; Mihhail Stalnuhhin, substitute member Tarmo Tamm; Tanel Talve, substitute member Kalvi Kõva.
The purpose of the State Budget Control Select Committee is to ensure, in cooperation with the National Audit Office, control over the Government in terms of the implementation of the state budget and sustainable, efficient and lawful use of the state assets and state budget funds.
The Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Formation of the Anti-Corruption Select Committee” (10 OE) provides for formation of a select committee with the following membership: Raivo Aeg, substitute member Kalle Muuli; Ants Laaneots, substitute member Johannes Kert; Lauri Laasi, substitute member Kersti Sarapuu; Jaanus Marrandi, substitute member Helmen Kütt; Raivo Põldaru, substitute member Arno Sild; Artur Talvik, substitute member Jüri Adams.
The Anti-Corruption Select Committee monitors that the anti-corruption measures provided for in Estonian Acts are actually implemented. The committee also discusses and assesses the potential incidents of corruption involving officials specified in the Act, exercises supervision over compliance with the restrictions on activities of the members of the Riigikogu and verifies the declarations of interests.
The Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Formation of the Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee” (11 OE) provides for formation of a select committee with the following membership: Krista Aru, substitute member Andres Herkel; Uno Kaskpeit, substitute member Henn Põlluaas; Martin Kukk, substitute member Kalle Laanet; Erki Savisaar, substitute member Aadu Must; Ken-Marti Vaher, substitute member Mart Nutt; Hardi Volmer, substitute member Andres Anvelt.
The Security Authorities Surveillance Select Committee has been formed for the verification of the lawfulness of the activity and surveillance activities of the Internal Security Service and the Information Board. The committee also verifies the compliance of the activities of the Police and Border Guard Board, the General Staff of the Defence Forces, the Prisons Department of the Ministry of Justice, and the Investigation Department of the Tax and Customs Board with the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The Riigikogu also concluded the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Adult Education Act (12 SE), initiated by the Cultural Affairs Committee. Under the Bill, the current Adult Education Act will be repealed as of 1 July 2015 because the new Adult Education Act will enter into force as of that date. The Riigikogu adopted the consolidated text of the Act on 18 February 2015.
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