The state Duma allows the FSO to temporarily prohibit traffic
MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. The state Duma on Wednesday adopted in the first reading the presidential bill according to which employees of the Federal guard service (FSO) will be able to temporarily prohibit the movement of vehicles and pedestrians on protected tracks.
Among other innovations — additional grounds for dismissal from the FSO, as well as a ban staff of intelligence services to disclose online information about their work.
In particular, the organs of state proposed to give the right to “temporarily restrict or prohibit the movement of vehicles and pedestrians on the highways of travel (movement) of objects of state protection,” reads the explanatory note. In addition, the FSO staff will be able to freely use airports, airfields, heliports, landing sites, river ports, and to receive on a Pro Bono basis providing flight and navigation.
It is also proposed to allow representatives of the service “to provide security for parked aircraft and other vehicles used for transport services and (or) the security of state protection”.
The bill clarifies the order of application of the FSO staff of physical force, special means and weapons.
Prescribed them the right “to bare arms and bring it in readiness, if in the current situation, there may be reasons to use” provided for by law. “When you try persons detained by officers of the state guard with weapons drawn, approach the employee of bodies of the state protection, while reducing a specified distance, or to touch his arms the employee has the right to use weapons” in accordance with the law stated in the accompanying materials.
In the state of necessary defence or extreme need the officials of the state security in the absence or inability (inappropriate) use of special facilities or weapons shall be entitled to use any means available (including transport), stated in the draft law. In current law there is no requirement to use in such situations vehicles.
Non-disclosure on the Internet
Under the bill, employees of bodies of the state protection “are prohibited in the media, in information-telecommunication network Internet information (including photos, video and other materials) about themselves, other employees, to disclose affiliation to the organs of state security, their employment activities, activities of bodies of state guard”.
With the exception of cases provided for by regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation or directly to the FSO.
In addition, the bill introduces new grounds for denial of admission to military service, Federal state civil service or work in bodies of the state protection, as well as for dismissal from the FSO. This, in particular, exemption from criminal penalties, drugs, or spice without a doctor’s prescription, as well as engage in entrepreneurial activities.
The law on gosohrany it is planned to prescribe that employees of the FSO for their personal, professional and psychological qualities, education and health “are required to meet the demands placed on them in the performance of their duties, and to comply with the code of ethics and business conduct for employees of the organs of state security”. To assert these requirements and the code will be head of the intelligence services.
Commission by the staff of the FSO in the performance of official duties or when off duty misconduct which violated provisions of the law on gosohrany or the code of ethics of the FSO, as well as the mismatch of staff requirements to their personal and professional qualifications established by law, “serve as the basis for dismissal from service or from work in the organs of state security”, emphasized in the draft law.
In the list of persons subject to mandatory state fingerprint registration (in addition to the military and Federal civil servants), it is proposed to include employees of the organs of state security.
The position of the Duma Committee
The bill received a positive conclusion of the head of the Duma Committee (on security and countering corruption). “The provisions of the bill do not contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal constitutional laws and Federal laws,” said the MPs. They confirmed that implementation of the draft law “will be implemented within the budget allocations of the FSO of Russia, and will not require additional spending at the expense of the Federal budget.”