27 November 2018 Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018

27 November 2018 Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic convened the Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018, for Tuesday, 27 November 2018, starting at 10 am.


Before commencing the proceedings, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Prof. Dr Vojislav Seselj, Jovan Jovanovic, Miroslav Aleksic, Dr Muamer Bacevac, Nada Lazic, Djordje Vukadinovic, Haji Milorad Stosic, Bosko Obradovic, Tatjana Macura, Balsa Bozovic, Marijan Risticevic and Aleksandar Markovic requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

Based on the Report of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues, the National Assembly noted the termination of the term of office of MPs Dusan Pavlovic, MA Jasmina Nikolic and Dr Ratko Jankov, before the expiry of the term they were elected for.

The National Assembly ascertained the following agenda:

  1. Bill on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance, submitted by the Government;
  2. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Decision amending the Fund for Social Insurance of Military Insured 2018 Financial Plan, submitted by the Government;
  3. Customs Bill, submitted by the Government;
  4. Republic of Serbia 2019 Budget Bill, with its accompanying Proposal of the Decision to grant consent to the Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund 2019 Financial Plan, Proposal of the Decision to grant consent to the Republic Health Insurance Fund 2019 Financial Plan, Proposal of the Decision to grant consent to the National Employment Service 2019 Financial Plan and the Proposal of the Decision to grant consent to the Fund for Social Insurance of Military Insured 2019 Financial Plan, submitted by the Government;
  5. Bill amending and modifying the Budget System Law, submitted by the Government;
  6. Bill on Customs Service, submitted by the Government;
  7. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Public Property, submitted by the Government;
  8. Bill amending the Law on Republic Administrative Fees, submitted by the Government;
  9. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Games of Chance, submitted by the Government;
  10. Bill amending and modifying the Law Tax Procedure and Tax Administration, submitted by the Government;
  11. Bill amending and modifying the Public Debt Law, submitted by the Government;
  12. Bill amending the Law on Restitution of Confiscated Property and Compensation, submitted by the Government;
  13. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Tobacco, submitted by the Government;
  14. Bill amending and modifying the Personal Income Tax Law, submitted by the Government;
  15. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Compulsory Social Insurance Contributions, submitted by the Government;
  16. Bill amending and modifying the Corporate Income Tax Law, submitted by the Government;
  17. Bill amending and modifying the Property Tax Law, submitted by the Government;
  18. Bill on Fees for the Use of Public Goods, submitted by the Government;
  19. Bill on the Confirmation of the Guarantee Agreement (Technical Passenger Station (TPS) Zemun Project – Phase 2) between the Republic of Serbia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, submitted by the Government;
  20. Bill on the Confirmation of the Government Concessional Loan Agreement on Belgrade Bypass Project – Construction of Highway E70/E75, Section: Bridge Over Sava River Near Ostruznica – Bubanj Potok (Sectors 4, 5 And 6) between the Government of the Republic of Serbia Represented by the Ministry Of Finance as Borrower and the Export-Import Bank of China as Lender, submitted by the Government;
  21. Bill on the Confirmation of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Serbia on Provision of Government Concessional Loans by the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the Government;
  22. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Temporary Regulation of Salary and Other Steady Income Calculation and Payment Bases of Public Fund Users, submitted by the Government;
  23. Bill Granting Guarantees by the Republic of Serbia in favour of Banca Intesa a.d. Beograd, for Payment of Liabilities of Public Enterprise “Srbijagas“ Novi Sad on Long Term Loan Agreement for the Construction of Gas Distribution Aleksandrovac-Brus-Kopaonik-Raska-Novi Pazar-Tutin (Phase II), submitted by the Government;
  24. Bill Granting Guarantee by the Republic of Serbia in favour of Societe Generale Bank Serbia, a.d. Belgrade, Komercijalna Banka a.d. Belgrade, Postanska stedionica a.d. Belgrade, OTP Bank Serbia a.d. Belgrade and Vojvodjanska Banka a.d. Novi Sad on Loan Agreement for the Construction of Pipeline on the Territory of the Republic of Serbia from the border with the Republic of Bulgaria to the border with Hungary and other countries neighbouring the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the Government;
  25. Bill on the Confirmation of Annex 1 to the Railway Nis – Dimitrovgrad Finance Contract of 31 January 2018, between the Republic of Serbia and the European Investment Bank, submitted by the Government;
  26. Bill amending and modifying the Company Law, submitted by the Government;
  27. Bill amending and modifying the Bankruptcy Law, submitted by the Government;
  28. Bill amending and modifying the Investment Law, submitted by the Government;
  29. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Court Fees, submitted by the Government;
  30. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Working Hours of Road Transport Vehicle Crew and Tachographs, submitted by the Government;
  31. Bill amending the Law on Communal Activities, submitted by the Government;
  32. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Procedure for Registration into Real Estate and Power Lines Cadastre, submitted by the Government;
  33. Bill on the Republic of Serbia Science Fund, submitted by the Government;
  34. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Patents, submitted by the Government;
  35. Bill amending the Law on Temporary Regulation of Payment of Fees for the Public Media Service, submitted by the Government;
  36. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Civil Servants, submitted by the Government;
  37. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Salaries of Civil Servants and General Service Employees, submitted by the Government;
  38. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Employees in Autonomous Provinces and Local Self-Government Units, submitted by the Government;
  39. Bill amending the Law on Salaries of Civil Servants and General Service Employees in the Bodies of Autonomous Provinces and Local Self-Government Units, submitted by the Government;
  40. Bill amending the Law on the Manner of Determining the Maximum Number of Public Sector Employees, submitted by the Government;
  41. Bill amending the Law on Public Service Employees, submitted by the Government;
  42. Bill amending the Law on Salary System in Public Sector, submitted by the Government;
  43. Bill amending the Law on Salaries of Employees of Public Agencies and Other Organizations founded by the Republic of Serbia, Autonomous Province or Local Self-Government Unit, submitted by the Government;
  44. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Inspections, submitted by the Government;
  45. Bill amending and modifying the Water Law, submitted by the Government;
  46. Bill on Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Security, submitted by MP Maja Gojkovic;
  47. Bill on Gaining Property Rights over the Land, Facilities and Power Lines of RTB Bor d.o.o. Mining-Smelting Combine, Bor, submitted by the Government;
  48. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Determining Public Interest and Special Expropriation Procedures and Acquisition of Documentation for the Realisation of Construction of the South Stream Natural Gas Transport System, submitted by the Government;
  49. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Parties to the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe on the Automated Exchange of DNA Data, Dactyloscopic Data and Vehicle Registration Data accompanied by the Agreement on the Implementation of the Agreement between the Parties to the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe on the Automated Exchange of DNA Data, Dactyloscopic Data and Vehicle Registration Data, submitted by the Government;
  50. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in the Fields of Culture, Art, Youth, Sports and the Media, submitted by the Government;
  51. Proposal of Authentic Interpretation of the Provisions of Article 37, paragraphs 1-3, item 4 and Article 147 of the Labour Law (“RS Official Gazette”, no. 24/05, 61/05, 54/09, 32/13, 75/14, 13/17- US and 113/17), submitted by the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues;
  52. Proposal of Authentic Interpretation of the Provision of Article 22 of the Law on General Administrative Procedure (“RS Official Gazette”, no. 18/16), submitted by the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues;
  53. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Acts of the Ombudsman, submitted by the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues;
  54. Proposal of the Decision on the election of court presidents, submitted by the High Judicial Council;
  55. Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council;
  56. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, submitted by the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government;
  57. Proposal of the Decision on the election of Deputy Public Prosecutor, submitted by the State Prosecutorial Council;
  58. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of member of the Republic Commission for Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending;
  59. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media 2018 Financial Plan, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending;
  60. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media 2019 Financial Plan, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending;
  61. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Amendment of Certain Expenses with no Change to Overall Expenses of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media 2018 Financial Plan, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending;
  62. Proposal of the Decision to Grant Consent to the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia 2019 Financial Plan, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending.
The National Assembly accepted the proposal of MP Aleksandar Markovic to complete a joint debate in principle and single debate on all the items on the agenda.

On the second day of the proceedings, 29 November, the National Assembly commenced the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 – 62 on the agenda.

The bills were presented by Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mladen Sarcevic, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Branko Ruzic, National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic, Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic and member of the State Prosecutorial Council Sandra Kulezic, as representatives of the submitter.

The MPs conducted the joint debate in principle and single debate on all the items on the agenda for the remainder of the day.

On the third day of the proceedings, 29 November, before moving on to the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Vladimir Djuric, Slavisa Ristic, Miroslav Aleksic, Enis Imamovic, Milija Miletic, Aleksandar Seselj, Bosko Obradovic, Radoslav Milojicic, Dr Boban Birmancevic and Dr Muamer Bacevac requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

For the remainder of the day the National Assembly conducted the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 62 on the agenda.

On the fourth day of the proceedings, 30 November, the MPs conducted and by the end of the day concluded the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 62 on the agenda.

On the fifth day of the proceedings, 3 December, the MPs commenced and for the remainder of the day conducted a debate in detail on the Bill on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance.

On the sixth day of the proceedings, 4 December, before moving on to the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Prof. Dr Vojislav Seselj, Dr Muamer Bacevac, Vladimir Djuric, Miroslav Aleksic, Djordje Vukadinovic, Cedomir Jovanovic, Balsa Bozovic, Marinika Tepic, Bosko Obradovic, Marijan Risticevic and MA Jadranka Jovanovic requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

The MPs continued and for the remainder of the day conducted the debate in detail on the Bill on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance.

On the seventh day of the proceedings, 5 December, the MPs continued and for the remainder of the day conducted the debate in detail on the Bill on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance.

On the eighth day of the proceedings, 6 December, before moving on to the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Aleksandar Seselj, Dr Milorad Mijatovic, Jovan Jovanovic, Milija Miletic, Djordje Vukadinovic, MA Ivan Kostic, Cedomir Jovanovic, Goran Ciric, Mirjana Dragas and Aleksandar Markovic requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

The National Assembly continued the debate in detail on the Bill on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance.

By the end of the day the National Assembly had completed a debate in detail on items 1 to 62 on the agenda.

As the National Assembly had completed a debate in principle and in detail on all the items on the agenda, the Chair, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Veroljub Arsic set Friday, 7 December, as Voting Day on all the items on the agenda for the Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018, starting at 10 am.

Voting Day

On Voting Day, 7 December, the MPs passed, by majority vote, items 1 to 53 on the agenda of the sitting.

The MPs also adopted the Proposal of the Decision on the election of court presidents, submitted by the High Judicial Council, Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council, Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Supreme Court of Cassation, submitted by the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government and the Proposal of the Decision on the election of Deputy Public Prosecutor, submitted by the State Prosecutorial Council.

The National Assembly went on to pass items 58 to 62 on the agenda of the sitting.

On Voting Day the National Assembly also ruled on the violations of the Rules of Procedure the MPs complained of in the course of the sitting and decided that none of the provisions of the Rules of Procedure had been violated.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda and ruled on them, the Chair, National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic concluded the Fourth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018.



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