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March 2, 2021
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Chamber of Deputies’ agenda: Amendments to pension law, passed

At a plenary session on Tuesday, the Chamber of Deputies passed, 267 to nil and one abstention, a bill amending Pension Law 263/2010, that provides, inter alia, for the possibility that a disability pension may be drawn at the same time with revenues from independent activities, primarily those defined by the Tax Code, including copyright, intellectual property rights and related rights.

The provision also applies to those drawing survivors’ pensions, but not early retirees.

The Chamber of Deputies is a decision-making body for this bill, which the Senate has tacitly adopted.

 

Deputies pass emergency ordinance allowing former heads of state to use private office free of charge

 

At its plenary session on Tuesday, the Chamber of Deputies passed Government Emergency Ordinance 57/2017 regarding certain rights of persons who had the capacity of Romania’s president that adds the use, free of charge, of a space as a private office, besides their residence.

The ordinance amends and supplements Article 2 in Law 406/2001 regarding certain rights of persons who had the capacity of Romania’s president that adds the use, free of charge, of a space as a private office, besides their residence.

The former heads of state will be entitled to the use, free of charge, of a residence and a space for private office, complete with an adviser and a secretary.

The ordinance also says that the heads of state will also be entitled to the use, for 12 months of a space no larger than 200 square metres as residence for the time the official residence undergoes capital repairs.

The Chamber of Deputies is a decision-making body for this ordinance, which has also been adopted by the Senate.

 

Ordinance on salaries of dignitaries, rejected

 

Deputies Chamber on Tuesday rejected the Government Ordinance no. 14/2015 regarding salaries of dignitaries.

Deputies passed the draft law rejecting Government Ordinance No. 14/2015 on completion of the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 83/2014 regarding the salaries of public employees in 2015, as well as other measures regarding public expenses 274 votes “in favour.”

The draft law rejecting Gov’t Ordinance No. 14/2015 had been previously adopted by the Senate, but the budget and labour committees of the Deputies’ Chamber drafted a rejection report, considering the entering into force of the new public sector salary law.

The Deputies’ Chamber is decision making forum in this case.

 

Deadline for the coming into force of the Law on Insolvency of Individuals postponed  for January 1, 2018

 

The Deputies’ Chamber on Tuesday decided to postpone the deadline for the coming into force of the Law on Insolvency of Individuals for January 1, 2018. The Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) No. 6/2017 on the matter passed by 264 votes “in favour”, one “against” and two abstentions.

The Deputies’ Chamber is a decision making forum in this case.

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