The Riigikogu passed with 75 votes in favour the Act on Amendments to the Public Water Supply and Sewerage Act (569 SE), initiated by the Government, which regulates the organisation of supplying registered immovables with water and the discharge and treatment of waste water through the public water supply and sewerage system. It also provides for the relevant rights and obligations of the state, local governments, water undertakings and customers of water undertakings. If the Water Act regulates the use and protection of water as a natural resource then the Public Water Supply and Sewerage Act mostly regulates the relationships that are created between the local government, water undertaking and customer when water is not considered as a natural resource but as goods. The Act directly affects all water undertakings, local governments on whose territory public water supply and sewerage facilities are located, and the Competition Authority at the state level. The Act establishes requirements for the data that a public water supply and sewerage development plan should contain in order to receive support from the Environmental Programme of the foundation Environmental Investment Centre or the European Union funds for the development of the public water supply and sewerage system.
The Resolution of the Riigikogu “Releasing of the Justice of the Supreme Court Lea Laarmaa from the Office of Justice” (595 OE), submitted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was passed with 66 votes in favour. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court made a proposal to release the Justice of the Supreme Court Lea Laarmaa from office as of 10 July 2014 on the basis of her application in connection with retirement of the justice due to old age. According to law, the Riigikogu makes the decision.
The Riigikogu Press Service
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