The Verkhovna Rada supported Presidential legislation No.1029 about the restart of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention. 283 MPs voted for it. The voting was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The bill suggests changing of government form of the National Agency from collective to individual. It is also suggested that the body head would be appointed by the government on the proposal of the special competition commission.
It is noted that the authority of the acting members of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention will be terminated prematurely when the bill will come into effect.
As we reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada had supported as the basis a bill, which provided for criminal liability for illegal enrichment in the amount of more than 570,000 dollars. 316 MPs voted for the draft law.
The parliament of Ukraine plans to introduce a new article in the Criminal Code on “Illicit enrichment.” It will provide for 5-10 years of imprisonment if there is evidence of the unlawful enrichment of an official or a high-ranking official for an amount that exceeds 576,144 dollars.