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The second reading of the Bill on Amendments to § 134 of the Fishing Act (41 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Tarmo Kõuts, Trivimi Velliste, Mark Soosaar and Imre Sooäär, was concluded. The amendment concerns the issue of fishing permits to professional fishermen residing permanently on small permanently inhabited islands for the use of five or more entangling or enmeshing nets. The Bill was sent to the third reading.

The first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Railways Act and Roads Act (1039 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic, was concluded. The amendments were brought on by the necessity to change the parts of the Roads Act dealing with supervision over roads in public use and, where possible, harmonise these with the provisions on supervision set out in the Building Act. An important part of the Bill deals with minimal safety requirements for tunnels, and implementation of European Parliament and Council directives regulating the interoperability of electronic road toll systems. Also some road management terminology is changed to allow for a clearer interpretation of the Act and registration of roads, as are provisions on organising road works, road planning, issue of building permits and supervision over road use. The Railways Act is changed with the objective of improving, first and foremost, road safety at level crossings. The Bill was sent to the second reading.

On the motion of the Constitutional Committee as the leading committee, the Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu On Holding a Referendum on the Participation of the Republic of Estonia in Developing Nuclear Power in Ignalina Nuclear Power Station (87 OE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, was rejected at the first reading. 42 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the motion and 32 against, nobody abstained. Thus the Bill was withdrawn from the legislative proceeding.


The Riigikogu Press Service