The Legislative Chamber of the Republic of Uzbekistan held its ordinary meeting on 21 August 2020.
During the meeting, the Parliamentarians have considered 2 draft Laws, directed to the redistribution of powers allocated to local representative and executive bodies:
- amendments to the Land Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On local authorities” and “On protection of private property and guarantees of rights of owners”. According to the new amendments, a ban on taking of lands by Khokims (the local governors) is introduced and their powers to terminate the right to own, use and lease land are limited; and
- amendments, providing for the creation of the Secretariat in regional, district and city Kengashs of people’s deputies, having the status of legal entity and dealing with their organizational, technical and other types of maintenance. It is expected that this change will allow to reduce the non-specific tasks of Khokimyats (the local governing bodies).
In addition, the Parliamentarians at the first reading have approved the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On National infrastructure of spatial data”. The draft law is intended to regulate the creation, use and protection of spatial data, as well as the creation, maintenance and development of appropriate infrastructure.
Moreover, the Deputies have sent two parliamentary requests. One of them was addressed to the General Director of the “Uzstandard” Agency in order to study the ongoing work on organization of special laboratories of the Agency in the regions for further improvement of the system of customs inspection of imported products.
Another request, on the status of work on determining water protection zones of water bodies on the territory of the country, which was based on existing problems in this area, was sent to first Deputy Prime Minister.