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The Riigikogu passed with 75 votes in favour the Act on Amendments to § 22 of the Traffic Insurance Act (737 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, Estonian Reform Party Faction and Estonian People’s Union Faction. The purpose of the Act is to simplify the life of the collectors of old cars and the rural population who seldom use their motor vehicles or do not use them at all for several years, enabling to conclude tax exempt contracts instead of hitherto existing 12 months for 24 months.

The Act on Amendments to the Police and Police Service Act and to Other Acts Arising Therefrom (500 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic, was passed with 70 votes in favour (1 abstention). In connection with the reorganization in the Police organization, the issues concerning the functions of the Police institutions and the Police service, have been reviewed. In connection with reorganisations, basic categories of offices in the Police service will be liquidated, amendments will be made to official titles and to the appointment to office of police officials.

The Riigikogu Press Service

20 April 2006