The Federation Council postponed consideration of the law on the brawlers on transport due to the lack of information about the presence of interior Ministry funds for its execution; this decision was made on Tuesday by the relevant Committee of the chamber of constitutional legislation.
March 17, the state Duma adopted in the third reading the law on criminal liability for rowdy on public transport. According to the law introduced criminal responsibility for hooliganism committed on different types of transport: rail, sea, inland water or air transport and any other transport.
Also the criminal code is supplemented by a new article establishing liability for committing an act of hooliganism actions that threaten the safe operation of vehicles. We are talking about acts that were committed outside the vehicle and which will be subject to the so-called “train surfers falling” and bullies throwing stones at trains or laser pointers blinding pilots. The maximum penalty for this is provided in the form of imprisonment for two years.
As stated on Tuesday the head of the constitutional Committee of the Federation Council Andrey Klishas, the adoption of the law will lead to greater utilization of the internal Affairs bodies, since it calls for toughening of responsibility for violations of requirements of transport safety.
“I have no evidence is not found that the interior Ministry has the resources to make this law today to perform”, — said the Senator, noting that his objections to the law are only an “economic character.”
The Committee decided to wait for MIA clarification on this issue and to consider the law on March 28.
Klishas said that the government and, in particular, the interior Ministry requested additional information, which will allow senators to assess how realizable in practice of the provisions of the law.
“We do not doubt the relevance of the topic, but rules of law should be ensured as financially and economically, and from the point of view of the mechanisms of implementation”, — said the Senator.
According to him, the Federation Council plans to hold consultations on this subject with the Supreme court of the Russian Federation and a number of experts.
Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko, whose words are quoted by the press service of the chamber, expressed concern that may be authorized by law, “which in fact will not be fulfilled.”