Issues of the first model legislative acts of the Union State were discussed by members of the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia held parliamentary hearings "Model lawmaking in the Union State"

The parliamentary hearings “Model lawmaking in the Union State” were held via videoconference on 19 January 2021.

The issue of harmonization of the legislations of Belarus and Russia is one of the main tasks of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State. One of the forms of such work includes the development of model legislative acts of the Union State. This task was set by the Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly Viacheslav Volodin Volodin Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast)
at the 59th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia.

“We have reached a decision that on some issues it is necessary to move from a soft convergence of legislation to the formation of a unified legal field of the Union State. The first step should be the adoption of model legislative acts by the Parliamentary Assembly,” said Artem Turov Turov Artem Victorovich Turov
Artem Victorovich
, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly's Commission on Legislation and Regulations.

The priority issues of model regulation were discussed at the parliamentary hearings, parliamentarians reviewed the experience of model lawmaking of the CIS and the CSTO and proposed topics for model legislative acts that should be developed in 2021–2022.

“We believe that when determining the topics for model laws, we should proceed from the jurisdiction of the Union State, enshrined in the Treaty on the Creation of the Union State,” said Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly Commission on Legislation and Regulations Sergei Sivets. According to him, it is necessary to pay attention to the issue of ensuring equal rights of citizens and establishing equal conditions for business entities. “The first model legislative acts could include documents on topical and discussed issues: regulation of the development of the digital economy and protection of historical memory,” the parliamentarian said.

The relevant recommendations will be prepared later and then considered at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Commission on Legislation and Regulations.