Wednesday, 23 July 2003

An overview of the activities of the National Assembly of Serbia in the first half of 2003

After the Assembly’s sitting ended, the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the National Assembly of the Republicof Serbia, Natasa Micic and Gordana Comic, held a press conference at which they presented the results of the Parliament’s activities over the past six months.


After the Assembly’s sitting ended, the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the National Assembly of the Republicof Serbia, Natasa Micic and Gordana Comic, held a press conference at which they presented the results of the Parliament’s activities over the past six months.

- In 2003, the National Assembly held 22 sessions, lasting a total of 65 days
- 8 sessions of regular sittings
- 14 sessions of extraordinary sittings

- On 18 days, the Deputies worked longer hours than foreseen by the Rules of Procedure
- The plenary sitting of the assembly in 2003 lasted about 450 hours
- A total of 129 official documents were discussed, of which 41 were discussed using emergency procedure

- 80 official documents were adopted, of which:
- 47 Acts
- 33 Decisions and other documents

Bills discussed, by submitter:

- Government of the Republic of Serbia - 56
- Committees of the National Assembly - 12
- Deputies - 36
- Chairperson of the National Assembly - 2
- Other submitters - 23

Legislation passed, by area:

- The economy
- Act Amending and Modifying the Privatisation Act
- Tobacco Act
- Guarantee Fund Act
- Concessions Act
- Bill on the Action Plan for the Harmonisation of Economic Systems of Member States of the State Unionof Serbiaand MontenegroDesigned to Prevent and Dismantle Obstacles to the Free Movement of People, Goods, Services and Capital

- Public finances
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on the Budget of the Republicof Serbiafor 2003
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Corporate Income Tax
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Turnover Tax
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Financial Transactions Tax
- Financial Leasing Act
- Act Amending and Modifying the Excise Act
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Taxation Procedure and Revenue Administration

- Justice and the penal system
- Act on the Organisation and Competencies of State Bodies in Proceedings Against Perpetrators of War Crimes
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Judges
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on the Organisation and Competencies of State Bodies in Combating Organised Crime
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on the Ordering of Courts
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on the High Judicial Council
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on the Public Prosecutor’s Office
- Act Amending and Modifying the Penal Code of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
- Act Amending and Modifying the Penal Code of the Republicof Serbia
- Act Amending and Modifying the Act on Arms and Ammunition
- Act on the Prevention of Violence and Improper Behaviour at Sports Events

- Pension and disability insurance and social security
- Act on Pension and Disability Insurance
- Employment and Unemployment Insurance Act

- Telecommunications Act
- Public Information Act
- Planning and Construction Act
- Act on the Foundations of the Education System
- Act on Responsibility for Human Rights Abuses

- In 2003, the National Assembly elected about 220 judges and public prosecutors for courts of general competence and specialised courts and prosecutors’ offices.

Committee activities for the period from 1 January to 21 July 2003:

No .

Committee

No. of sessions held

No. of items on agenda

Other activities

1.

Constitutional Issues Committee

4

4

-

2.

Legislative Committee

33

92

-

3.

Committee on Defence and Security

11

15

5

4.

Foreign Affairs Committee

1

3

21

5.

Justice and Administration Committee

20

56

1

6.

Committee on Inter-ethnic Relations

-

-

-

7.

Committee on Relations with Serbs Living Outside Serbia

4

10

3

8.

Committee on Development and Foreign Economic Relations

8

23

16

9.

Finance Committee

12

31

2

10.

Industry Committee

1

2

-

11.

Committee on Transportation and Communications

2

2

-

12.

Committee on Urban Planning and Construction

3

7

1

13.

Agriculture Committee

5

12

1

14.

Committee on Trade and Tourism

1

2

/

15.

Privatisation Committee

5

9

2

16.

Committee on Kosovo and Metohia

5

9

-

17.

Committee on Health and the Family

8

19

-

18.

Committee on Environmental Protection

4

6

4

19.

Education Committee

5

13

3

20.

Youth and Sports Committee

2

4

2

21.

Committee on Culture and Information

11

16

3

22.

Committee on Science and Technological Development

2

4

-

23.

Committee on Labour, Ex-servicemen’s and Social Issues

7

16

-

24.

Committee on Petitions and Proposals

2

9

2

25.

Economic Reforms Committee

-

-

-

26.

European Integrations Committee

-

-

-

27.

Poverty Reduction Committee

-

-

-

28.

Gender Equality Committee

-

-

-

29.

Administrative Committee

41

112

1


Total


197


476


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