The Federation Council came to the defense of the Unitary enterprises and municipal unitary enterprises

The Federation Council came to the defense of the Unitary enterprises and municipal unitary enterprises

In the upper house of Parliament considered a bill about their ban unconstitutional.


The Federation Council (SF) rejects a bill to ban from 2019 the creation of new state and municipal unitary enterprises (state Unitary enterprises and municipal unitary enterprises) in commodity markets, adopted yesterday by the state Duma in the first reading. About the speaker of the upper house of Parliament Valentina Matviyenko said at a seminar of the Council of legislators.

“The Federation Council considers that this unconstitutional law, we are not going to support. Officially announced in advance, because it violates the principle of distribution of authority: Federal law trying to regulate the activities of regional and municipal authorities in the sphere of their activity”, — said Mrs. Matvienko, referring to the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, and urged to defer consideration of the document. The heads of the legislatures met her speech with applause, reports the correspondent of “Kommersant”.

In his remark, Mr Volodin noted that this position of the SF “to much already obliges the State Duma”.

This is our chambers of when you can veto or reject bills that the State Duma makes, and there are other treatments. In the same way as the President may sign the bill, it behooves us to ensure that we have thought ten times before something make.Vyacheslav Waltenspiel Of The State Duma

Recall, the government bill proposes a ban on the creation of 2019 new Unitary enterprises and municipal unitary enterprises, and existing enterprises should be transformed into joint stock companies and budgetary institutions or liquidated by 2021 (excluding agencies of the Ministry of defence or FSB, enterprises working in the sphere of natural monopolies, or established in accordance with Federal laws, acts of the President or the government). A plan to reduce the number of unitary enterprises (at the end of 2017, there were 18.6 thousand) until February 2019, should the government develop, in conjunction with FAS and the Ministry of Finance.

According to Antimonopoly service, the participation of such enterprises “in economic activity has a negative impact on competition in local markets” and that their inefficiency is due to the most legal form.NewsMPs have approved the liquidation of the unitary enterprises

Earlier the Ministry of economy has banned the customers to subsidize the procurement of third parties (including the unitary enterprises, Autonomous institutions and foundations), as Gupy and Mupy do not fall under the law on the contract system (44-FZ), and managers of budgetary funds are using this loophole to withdraw government spending from under the requirements of competitive procurement procedures. As a result, from 1 January 2017, a unitary enterprise is obliged to carry out procurement under 44-FZ (including own funds), but in June of this year new amendments to the law allowed them to translate the extra-budgetary procurement under 223-FZ.

Note that in the regions, to protect the authority of which stood the speaker of the Federation Council, the attitude of the State and Mapam also not quite clear. So, in late November, acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov has called their number in the city’s “excessive” and urged him to cut, citing the “enormous costs” of the budget. And Deputy Governor of Sevastopol Ilya Ponomarev said that the management of the company reorganized into a commercial organization in 2017, work better state.