The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the first reading the Law «On amendments to the Law of Ukraine «On prevention of corruption» (about the work of the electronic submission and publication of declarations of persons authorized to perform state functions or local self-government)» (registration No. 3755).
As the correspondent of the UNIAN, for this decision voted 238 of 337 deputies registered in the session hall.
The bill was entirely changed, and in the session hall orally announced his text.
The draft law provides that in 2016 will start the electronic filing system and the publication of declarations of persons authorized to perform state functions or local self-government in accordance with the requirements of the law of Ukraine «On prevention of corruption».
The people’s Deputy from «Blok Petro Poroshenko» Vadim Denisenko announced in the Parliament the text of the bill, which, according to him, agreed with all leaders of fractions.
He noted that the criminal code added article 366-2, providing that the submission of the subject Declaration of false information in the Declaration is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to 2 years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to 3 years. This rule comes into force on 1 January 2017.
Denisenko noted that the law specifies the definition that the family members are those persons who are married, but also the place of registration.
In addition, Denisenko explained that the definition of «valuable property» changed, and now they are considered the property value of 50 times the minimum wage and 150 times the minimum wage.
According to the MP, this paragraph applies to valuable movable property acquired after the date of commencement of operation of the electronic system for submission and publication of returns. Denisenko said that information about the gifts are reported only if their value exceeds 150 times the minimum wage established on 1 January of the reporting year, and for gifts in the form of cash, if the amount of such gifts received from one person, groups of persons in the course of a year exceeds 150 minimum wages.
He noted that, according to the law, will not be declared cash assets, including cash, funds in Bank accounts, savings credit unions and other nonbank financial institutions, funds loaned to third parties, and assets in precious metals, the aggregate value of which is 150 times the minimum wage.
According to Denisenko, the final provisions of the act stipulates that in 2017, officials who, in accordance with article 50 of this law, is a responsible or particularly responsible position, should submit Declaration on property, incomes, expenses and obligations of financial nature in the manner prescribed by this act, within 60 calendar days from the day following the date of starting operation of the system of filing and publication of declarations of persons authorized to perform state functions or local self-government. It is noted that the subject of the Declaration when filling in the Declaration may not specify the value of the property, assets, in cases where such property assets as a source of income.
The Deputy added that all these laws agreed with the majority of political forces of the Parliament, «our international partners, as well as with a number of public organizations».
In turn, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on preventing and combating corruption Yegor Sobolev said that the bill No. 3755, which was discussed in the Committee, «consisted of only one word — that word with «1 January 2017″ delete».
Sobolev noted the inadmissibility of the situation when changes in legislation are made with the voice, and most members generally not oriented, what they are voting for.
According to him, «this is a huge number of changes, which, as I understand it, limit the number of family members whose assets must be included in the Declaration of officials, and lay for a couple of years criminal liability for false Declaration».
As reported, recently there was a scandal associated with «visa» amendment in the law about the budget-2016 – postponement of e-Declaration of incomes. So, on 4 January it became known that in the final version of the draft law on the state budget appeared in the amendment which postponed for a year the introduction of the electronic declaring of incomes of officials. Electronic declaring is one of the conditions for Ukraine to obtain a visa-free regime with countries of Schengen agreement. According to him the Minister of justice Pavel Petrenko, the government will demand to conduct an investigation to identify how this edit came in the final text of the document.
In turn, people’s Deputy from «BPP» Mustafa Nayem argued that the amendment postponement of e-Declaration of revenues in the draft budget was made Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary group «people’s Will», a member of the budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Derkach.
He Derkach said that he was not the author of this amendment, but supports this legislation. According to Derkach, the author of the amendment has been independent Deputy Vladimir Mysyk.
January 5, people’s Deputy from «BPP» Vadim Denisenko was registered in the Verkhovna Rada the draft law «On amending the Law of Ukraine «On corruption prevention» (No. 3755), which proposes to abolish the rule on the postponement until 2017 of electronic declaring of incomes of officials.
Rada adopted the law on electronic declarations for civil servants 16.02.2016