The 21st Regular Session completed

13.09.2017 - 18:45

The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Code of Conduct of MPs, five laws, three draft laws and several proposals of strategies and reports at the 21st Regular Session.

The Code of Conduct of the People's Deputies establishes the ethical rules and standards of conduct of MPs in the exercise of their rights and duties. The aim of the Code is to preserve, affirm and enhance the reputation and dignity of the National Assembly and strengthen the confidence of citizens in the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska.

The Code prescribes that the MPs are obliged to attend the sessions of the National Assembly and its working bodies whose members are not to use the terms and words that insult or alter the other and the expressions or their synonyms that offend human dignity distort the reputation and dignity of the National Assembly, and encourage hate and violence, as well as being obliged to be closely and responsibly concerned with the property of the National Assembly.

Measures that can be imposed on the MP on non-compliance with the Code are also foreseen, such as: warning, written admonition and a fine. For minor injuries, an warning is issued and for serious violations of the Code a written warning and a fine are written. A fine may be imposed on a member of the National Assembly on a one-time basis in the amount of up to 20% of the salary of  MP.

The draft Code was adopted at the session of the National Assembly on March 30 this year.
Today, the deputies adopted the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Srpska, under an urgent procedure, the Law on Amendments to the Law on the Suppression of Corruption, Organized and Toughest Forms of Economic Crime, by urgent procedure.