At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu discussed the draft Resolution that was intended to make a proposal to the Government to accept negative COVID-19 rapid test result as proof of non-infectiousness in public spaces and events. The Riigikogu did not pass the Resolution.
The Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Making a Proposal to the Government of the Republic “To Accept Negative COVID-19 Rapid Test Result as Proof of Non-infectiousness”” (484 OE) was submitted by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party Faction.
During the debate, Anti Poolamets (Estonian Conservative People’s Party), Helir-Valdor Seeder (Isamaa), Tiiu Aro (Reform Party) and Jevgeni Ossinovski (Social Democratic Party) took the floor on behalf of their factions.
30 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of passing the Resolution, but a majority vote of the members of the Riigikogu, that is, 51 votes in favour, was needed for the Resolution to be passed.
The first reading of a Bill was adjourned
Due to the end of the working hours of the sitting, the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Traffic Act (433 SE), initiated by the Social Democratic Party Faction and Member of the Riigikogu Raimond Kaljulaid, was adjourned and will continue at tomorrow’s sitting.
According to the Bill, in the interests of the road safety of pedestrians, the speed limit for personal transporters will be restricted on some roads, and local governments will be given the right to apply additional restrictions where necessary.
Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian)
The video recording of the sitting will be available on the Riigikogu YouTube channel.
(Please note that the recording will be uploaded with a delay.)