The state Duma supported the equating of meetings of deputies with voters to rally


RIA Novosti

The state Duma adopted in first reading a draft law obliging MPs to inform the authorities about the meetings with voters. About it reports “Interfax” on Wednesday, April 5.

The document submitted to the lower house of Parliament on February 2, determines that the meeting of parliamentarians with their voters is a public event. Its author was a member of the Duma Committee on state construction and law Irina Belykh (“United Russia”), among the co-authors — members of the same faction Magomed Selimkhanov and Irina Guseva.

According to the draft law the Deputy must submit to the relevant authorities notice street meeting not earlier than 10 days before the event, and no later than seven days before him. In accordance with applicable law, the organizer of the public event must submit an application no earlier than 15 days and no later than 10 days before the event.

At a meeting with voters in specially designated areas the provisions of the law will not be distributed.

March 16, the state Duma Committee on Federal structure and local government has approved the harmonization of meetings of deputies with voters.

8 February it was reported that the St. Petersburg authorities have equated the meeting of deputies of city legislative Assembly to rally, their conduct would be consistent with law enforcement.

At the end of 2016, the city Duma adopted a law requiring the Metropolitan and municipal representatives to coordinate meetings with voters at rallies. Without notice of the city authorities can only be meeting.