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25.03.2020

Tashkent hosts the third plenary session of the Senate

Tashkent hosts the third plenary session of the Senate
On March 24, 2020, the third plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place. It was attended by representatives of relevant ministries and agencies.

The session, which took place via videoconferencing, was chaired by the Chairperson of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbayeva.

At the plenary session, members of the Senate discussed a number of legislative acts.

Senators considered the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On introducing amendments and addenda to the Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Administrative Responsibility”.

The law establishes criminal liability for the dissemination of false information about quarantine and other dangerous infections for humans, as well as their distribution by publishing or reproducing the text in another way or through the media and the Internet.

Criminal liability is increasing for violation of sanitary legislation and the rules for combating epidemics, which entailed the emergence of a real threat of mass infection or poisoning of people if the requirements of the State Sanitary Inspectorate regarding medical examination and treatment, rules for arriving at a designated place for quarantine and non-exclusion from it at the established time, non-disclosure of information about persons in the incubation period of the disease and places of their residence, as well as other legal requirements are not executed.

The Code of Administrative Responsibility is supplemented by a norm providing for the application of coercive measures in conditions of occurrence and spread of quarantine and other dangerous infections to humans.

In particular, in relation to a person who has committed an offense related to a violation of the anti-epidemiological rules in the context of the emergence and spread of quarantine and other infections dangerous to humans, the State Sanitary Inspection authorities, if there are medical grounds, may use compulsory medical measures in the form of quarantine or treatment.

Coercive measures of a medical nature are applied together with the appointment of an administrative penalty for a period of up to 30 days, they are ensured in places established by the bodies of the State Sanitary Inspection.

Execution of compulsory medical measures is provided by the bodies of the State Sanitary Inspection, Internal Affairs and the National Guard of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Administrative responsibility is established for staying in public places without a mask in conditions of the emergence and spread of quarantine and other infections dangerous to humans, including non-compliance with the hospital’s internal order in these conditions, as well as failure to comply with the requirements of the State Sanitary Inspectorate regarding medical examination and treatment, arrival at a designated place for quarantine and non-exemption from it at a specified time, non-disclosure of information about people in the incubation period of the disease, and their places of residence and other legal requirements.

At the same time, administrative responsibility is being strengthened for violation of mandatory rules established in order to prevent the occurrence or spread of quarantine and other infections dangerous to humans.

Senators discussed the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On introducing amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the improvement of the legislation aimed at protecting personal rights and freedoms of citizens”.

The law provides for introducing amendments and addenda to the laws “On operational-search activity”, “On guarantees of advocacy and social protection of advocates” and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Further, members of the Senate discussed the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On establishment of Uzbek Language Day”.

The law provides for the establishment of October 21 as the Uzbek Language Day.

Senate members also considered the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On establishment of “Soglom Avlod Uchun” Order” of the 3rd and 4th degrees” and the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the establishment of the Medal “Soglom Avlod Uchun”.

These laws provide for rewarding citizens for their special merits in promoting and popularizing among the population a healthy lifestyle, raising a physically healthy and developed generation.

According to the Senate, these laws also provide for the introduction of appropriate amendments to the Law “On State Awards”.

During the plenary session, the issue of approving a number of resolutions of the Senate Council of the Oliy Majlis was also considered. Relevant resolutions of the Senate were adopted on the issues discussed.

During the third plenary session, 7 issues were considered, including 5 laws approved. The laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, approved by senators, are aimed at ensuring the rule of law and stability in society, further strengthening the legal foundations of reforms and increasing the efficiency of large-scale transformations being implemented in the country.

Thereupon, the third plenary session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan has ended.

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