Kazakh Parliament wraps up the fifth session of the sixth convocation
Today, June 30, the Parliament of Kazakhstan held a joint meeting of both chambers wrapping up the fifth session. During the last session before the summer break, Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairperson of the Mazhilis, the Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament, summed up the work done. He said that three joint meetings of the two chambers were held during the session. Both chambers had 161 draft laws in progress. 98 bills were adopted. Most of the new norms and amendments have already been signed by President of Kazakhstan and entered into legal force.
Nigmatulin paid special attention to the adopted law ‘On the national budget for 2020-2022’ during his speech. He said that the document fully reflects the social orientation of state policy. Development of human capital, ensuring access to quality health care, stimulating productive employment - Nigmatulin emphasized that these directions are the priority of the three-year budget. Growth of the real sector of the economy, creation of conditions for technological modernization and digital transformation of economic sectors, as well as increasing the availability of housing, are also among the priority expenses.
During the fifth session, members of the Kazakh Parliament actively used their constitutional right of legislative initiative to solve pressing issues of the life of Kazakh citizens. People’s representatives developed 35 of their own bills, 12 of which have already been adopted and 23 are under consideration.
The legislative amendments touched upon the healthcare system, education, the provision of public services, social insurance, issues of protection of motherhood and childhood, veterans, taxation, audit activities, as well as improving criminal law, combating domestic violence and making the Internet accessible in rural towns.
There are currently 61 bills in the Kazakh Parliament’s portfolio. MPs will consider the bills already at the sixth parliamentary session. They noted that among the main tasks of the future work is continuation of legislative support for the stabilization of the domestic economy and the forward movement of Kazakhstan in the post-crisis period.