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Thursday, January 18, 2018

“In the Kremlin understand: Putin passed a law not adopted by the state Duma

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in comments to RBC could not explain legal case: how Vladimir Putin signed a law different from what was adopted by the State Duma.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

We are talking about the amendment to the law “On weapons”, which was adopted by the Duma the package of bills on the National guard. The amendment we were talking about the renewal of a licence to possess firearms: he, at the suggestion of deputies, was to be 10 years instead of the current 5. In the Duma, during the adoption of the new rules, there was a brief discussion between Irina Yarovaya and Alexander Khinshtein: the latter was proposed to increase this rate to 15 years.

In the end, however, the text of the law signed by Putin, the term resolution has remained the same: 5 years.

Explain that to make changes in the laws can only State Duma, the Federation Council has the right to create it with the conciliation Commission or rejecting documents, and the President under the Constitution can only sign or veto a particular came to his signature bill. Everything else will be considered a violation of the Basic law.

That is the situation and commented on the Sands, saying that “in the Kremlin dealt” with the incident.

Note that a similar conflict had arisen in 2009 in the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, when he also signed the text of the law different from that adopted by the Duma (presidential document was devoted to the government’s control over the selection criteria and number of auctions, whereas the Duma gave these powers to the Ministry of economic development). This inconsistency was explained by error in the electronic database of the Duma. Deputies allegedly voted for the bill, subsequently signed by Medvedev.

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