The Riigikogu passed three Acts:
The Act on Amendments to the Identity Documents Act, the Consular Act, the Penal Code, the State Fees Act, the Aliens Act and the Citizenship Act (395 SE), initiated by the Government, a main purpose of which is to establish a regulation of the document for digital identification of a person, was passed with 76 votes in favour. The Act provides the possibility of issuing a digital identity card if an identity card has been issued to the person before or if he or she applies for an identity card simultaneously with a digital identity card. Also, the Act eliminates the requirement of visa invitation and simplifies visa proceedings.
The Act on Amendments to the Government of the Republic Act and Other Acts arising from the Merger of the Motor Vehicle Registration Centre and the Road Administration (439 SE), initiated by the Government, which merges the two specified agencies, was passed with 78 votes in favour. The name of the merged agency will be the Road Administration. The agencies will be merged with the intention of improving the intercommunication and cooperative capacity of the three closely related spheres – road network, vehicles and public transport –, to reduce administrative costs, improve road safety and improve the cooperation of traffic-related registers.
The Act on Amendments to the Support of Enterprise and State Loan Guarantees Act (455 SE), initiated by the Government, which changes the conditions concerning the circle of the undertakings which qualify for the grant of loan guarantees, was passed with 82 votes in favour. The established restriction on size, according to which large undertakings did not qualify for the grant of loan guarantees, was eliminated. The permitted limits upon entry into guarantee contracts were increased. The total amount of guarantee contracts upon the grant of guarantees for business loans was increased to 1.5 billion instead of the established 800 million, and to 1.5 billion instead of 950 million also in the case of the grant of guarantees for housing loans.
The Estonian Centre Party Faction as the initiator withdrew from the legislative proceeding the Bill on Amendments to § 3 of the State Budget of 2009 Act (449 SE).
The Riigikogu Press Service
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