The draft law on the State Council will be considered by the State Duma on a priority basis, the Council of the Duma will discuss it at the next meeting, said the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
“The State Council is necessary for Russia, a country with a federal structure. It will allow the president to build his policy based on the opinion of the citizens of our country. The bill stipulates that the State Council, the status of which is now enshrined in the constitution, includes regional leaders elected by citizens, and the discussion of the country's development will be conducted taking into account their opinion, ”the press service of the State Duma quotes Volodin as saying.
Earlier, the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a draft law on the status, structure and powers of the State Council of Russia. According to the document, members of this structure will be prohibited from having foreign citizenship or a residence permit, as well as accounts in foreign banks. In addition, the chairman and members of the State Council will participate in its work on a voluntary basis.
Krasheninnikov, head of the committee for state construction and legislation, explained that the State Council will be headed by the President of the Russian Federation. The new structure will consist of permanent representatives, and those whom the president will include by his decision.
We add that the president also submitted a package of bills to the lower house of parliament for consideration, securing guarantees of the priority of the constitution in the country. They are also planned to be considered in the near future.