On February 16, by the decision of the RA NA Speaker Ara Babloyan, under Article 100 of the RA Constitution and Article 41 of the RA Constitutional Law 'Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly,' at the initiative of 29 deputies of the RA NA Way Out and Tsarukyan Factions, the RA NA extraordinary sitting was convened by the initiator’s established agenda.
Before passing to the debate of the agenda item, the RA NA Speaker Ara Babloyan informed that, according to Article 83 of the RA Constitution, he presented to the RA National Assembly Hrayr Tovmasyan’s candidacy for appointing him in the vacant position of the RA Constitutional Court member. Ara Babloyan also informed that Hrayr Tovmasyan submitted a resignation from the position of the Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs and Protection of Human Rights that day.
The Head of the RA NA Way Out Faction Nikol Pashinyan presented for debate in the first reading the RA draft law on Making Amendments and Addenda to the RA Tax Code authored by the RA NA Way Out Faction .
The Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Khosrov Harutyunyan informed that, as a result of debate, the draft law was not endorsed by the Committee.
The RA Deputy Minister of Finance Davit Ananyan presented the negative opinion and substantiation of the government.
During the exchange of thoughts the NA deputies Hakob Hakobyan, Naira Zohrabyan, Vardan Bostanjyan, Aram Sargsyan, Mihran Hakobyan, Mane Tandilyan, the NA Deputy Speaker Mikayel Melkumyan presented their viewpoints .
The Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee adjunct to the RA Government Vakhtang Mirumyan has presented the substantiations, according to which, it is necessary to leave unchanged the provisions and tax tariffs of the Tax Code.
The RA NA Deputy Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov delivered an extraordinary speech.
The RA NA Deputy Speaker has underlined that the social problems concern everybody: the power and the opposition.
The RA NA Factions (the ARF – Aghvan Vardanyan, the Way Out, - Aram Sargsyan, Tsarukyan – Vahe Enfiajyan, the RPA – Gagik Melikyan) expressed their positions.
The key and co-speakers delivered final speeches and touched upon the MPs’ assessments.
As a result of voting, the legislative initiative was not passed.
The parliament ended the work of the extraordinary sitting.