Prime Minister Andrus Ansip forwarded the next year state budget project to the Riigikogu. Handing over the Bill, he expressed his satisfaction about the rapid economic growth of Estonia and thanked all the persons who had contributed to it. The volume of the state budget is EEK 61.5 million, as compared to the current year the volume of the next year state budget has increased by 15 per cent. Mr. Ansip stressed that regardless of the growth of budgetary means, the financial policy of the state must not deviate from conservative budgetary policy and from the principle to save for a rainy day. Mr. Ansip also told that it was not easy to preserve the long-time economic growth. In order to continue the economic growth the income tax must be reduced to 20 per cent. “The economic growth allows for the long-awaited increase in pensions and several other important social guarantees,” he marked.
The Riigikogu concluded the second reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Health Care Services Organisation Act (679 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Kaarel Pürg, Mai Treial and Leino Mägi.
The Riigikogu suspended the second reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act (633 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Peeter Kreitzberg, Ivari Padar, Jarno Laur, Kadi Pärnits, Eiki Nestor, Katrin Saks, Sven Mikser, Jüri Tamm and Mark Soosaar.
The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of the following Bills:
The Bill on Amendments to the Heritage Conservation Act (674 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Trivimi Velliste, Mark Soosaar and Imre Sooäär.
The Bill on Amendments to the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure (683 SE), initiated by the National Defence Committee.
The Bill on Amendments to the Bailiffs Act (670 SE), initiated by the Legal Affairs Committee.
The Riigikogu rejected the following Bills from the legislative proceeding:
With 46 votes in favour (21 votes against) the Bill on Amendments to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act and Juvenile Sanctions Act (654 SE), initiated by the Union for the Republic – Res Public Faction.
With 38 votes in favour (15 votes against) the Bill on Amendments to the Traffic Act (693 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Aivar Õun and Peeter Tulviste.
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