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Parliament Convenes Extraordinary Sitting
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On November 24, the National Assembly convened an extraordinary sitting on the initiative of the Government. The parliament approved the agenda of the extraordinary sitting. According to the proposal of the Government and the NA decision, the drafts included in the agenda will be debated with the special procedure. Their debate in the second reading will be carried out within twenty-four hours after the adoption in the first reading.

The legislative package on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Service in the National Security Bodies and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on National Security Bodies was debated in the first reading. According to the Deputy Director of the NSS Andranik Simonyan, as a result of the adoption of the drafts, the provisions of the laws will be brought into line with the legal regulations provided by the RA legislation, the relations (including maximum age limits for service) related to the appointment and dismissal during the service in the national security bodies will be more clearly regulated, taking into account the nature and features of the service in the national security bodies, as well as the importance of professional staffing in the national security bodies. The practical problems arising during the activities of the RA national security bodies will be solved, the effectiveness of the personnel policy will increase. The powers assigned to the Director of the National Security Service will be defined by the law in terms of regulating the relevant legal relations with departmental legal acts.

The proposed new solutions will also be aimed at developing proper vigilance and higher personal responsibility towards the service performed in the national security agencies.

MP Vilen Gabrielyan presented the endorsement of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security.

The MPs of the NA Armenia Faction Gegham Manukyan, Artsvik Minasyan and Artur Khachatryan expressed concern about the amendment proposed by the draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on National Security Bodies, namely: Archive materials of the authorized body are declassified and destroyed in accordance with the law and other legal acts.

The Deputy Director of NSS Andranik Simonyan informed that the issue concerning the opposition MPs is regulated by Articles 15 and 16 of the Law on State and Service Secret adopted in 1996.

Andranik Simonyan explained that as a result of the proposed regulations, there will not be a new approach, because it was already in the above-mentioned law.

Legislative Initiative Takes into Account Features and Principles of Service in National Security Bodies
The need to develop a package of draft laws on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Service in the National Security Bodies and on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Law on National Security Bodies is due to the need to harmonize the concepts used in the law with the current legislation and...

At Sitting of the Committee Regulations Being Proposed in the Electoral Code Adopted
The deputies Arpine Davoyan and Alkhas Ghazaryan propose addenda and amendments to the Constitutional Law the RA Electoral Code and to the enclosed laws.Arpine Davoyan informed that after the first r...

Committee Endorses Drafts Debated in Second Reading
On November 24, the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs debated in the second reading the legislative initiatives debated at the NA extraordinary sitting and adopted in the first reading at the extraordinary sitting. The draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code was debated. T...

Issues of Development of Armenian-Canadian Cooperation Discussed
On November 24, the representatives of parliamentary three factions received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Armenia Alison Mary LeClaire in the National Assembly.The representative of Armenia Faction, the member of Armenia-Canada Friendship Group Artur Khachatryan high...

Deputies Propose New Regulations in the Electoral Code
In accordance with the regulations functioning of the Electoral Code, the Control-Audit Service carries out control towards the payments, expenditures and their accounting being made by pre-electoral foundations. Pursuant to the amendments made to the law in 2021, the part 1 of Article 29 of the Ele...

Legislative Reforms in Field of Regular Passenger Transportation in Territory of Republic
β€œThe legislative reforms implemented in the field of regular passenger transportation in the territory of the republic are due to the increase in the efficiency and quality of service and the application of new solutions for the organization of the intra-community route network by communities,” the ...

Extraordinary Online Meeting of CSTO PA Standing Committee on Political Affairs and International Cooperation Held
On November 24, the extraordinary meeting of the Standing Committee on Political Affairs and International Cooperation of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly was held in online format.The draft of the assignments on the improvement of the legislation in ensuring the legal processes and the defense of so...

New Approaches in Micro-Enterprise Taxation System
The purpose of the legislative package is to revise the micro-enterprise taxation system in such a way that it really serves the goals originally set for this taxation system,” the RA Deputy Minister of Finance Arman Poghosyan said, presenting the package of draft laws on Making Amendments and Adden...

Legal Bases to be Envisaged in Cases of Subject Matter for Returning the Excise Tax Sums
The use of the excise tax in our legislation has some inconsistencies, which also contradicts the internationally accepted approaches of consuming taxes. In the phase of re-exporting from our country the goods subject to taxation by the excise tax being imported to Armenia, the excise tax paid durin...

It is Proposed to Review the Age Limit for Service in NSS Bodies
At present, for the non-commissioned and commissioned officers, up to the title lieutenant colonel the age limit is 50 years, for the colonel – 55, which is essentially low from the age limit envisaged in the profiles law for the military and other services equalized to it. It is proposed to review ...

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