MPs submitted 1200 amendments to the bill on 'banning' the UOC-MP, - Yevheniia Kravchuk
Deputy Chair of the committee and Deputy Head of the "Servant of the People" faction, Yevheniya Kravchuk, stated this in a comment to Ukrinform.
She noted that the deadline for submitting amendments to the second reading of the bill has already expired. According to Kravchuk, lawmakers have submitted 1200 amendments, of which practically 2/3 have signs of spam.
"We have already started work on the bill in the committee and held the first working meeting. We listened to members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy, who were co-authors of other similar bills and submitted their amendments to integrate the best ideas from them into the government's project. Representatives of the DPC and its head Viktor Yelensky were present," Kravchuk informed.
She also added that the authors of the amendments, members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice will be involved in the elaboration of the bill for consideration in the second reading.
"These are working discussions for now; the committee has not made any decisions yet, but we will work quite intensively on the relevant bill. The number of amendments does not scare us. Moreover, some of them were submitted by committee members. They are already more coordinated, as we have previously worked them out among ourselves. In particular, this concerns not dragging out legal procedures," emphasized the MP.
Kravchuk emphasized that members of the humanitarian parliamentary committee 'wanted to prepare this bill for consideration in the parliamentary session by the end of this year if there is such an opportunity.'
She assured that the committee will do everything possible to promptly process the submitted amendments, and then the Conciliation Board should decide on bringing the document to a vote in the Verkhovna Rada.
On October 19, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the first reading a government bill on the prohibition of the activities in Ukraine of religious organizations associated with the Russian Federation.