The State Duma adopted in the third, final reading the law on the publication of the income declaration of deputies and senators in a generalized form, reported on the GD website.
In accordance with the law, income information for members of legislative bodies of all levels will be posted on the Internet at a generalized level, without containing personal data.
The interlocutor in the State Construction Committee explained to Vedomosti earlier that the generalized information means the following: how many declarations were submitted, how many were not submitted, whether violations were identified in them, etc. “That is, it will be general statistical information,” he said.
“I want to emphasize that all existing mechanisms for filing declarations, the composition of information, verification, etc. - everything remains unchanged for deputies and senators. There is no question of reducing control,” said Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Legislation, at the meeting.
In addition, the law simplifies the procedure for declaring income and property of regional and municipal deputies who carry out their activities on the job. Now such deputies will submit declarations after being elected, and also if during the reporting year major transactions were made that exceed the total income of the deputy and his wife (spouse) for the previous three years. If the deputy did not submit a declaration, he reports that such transactions were not made by him. The reliability of such information can also be verified, Krashennikov noted.
In addition, the powers of regional and municipal deputies will now be terminated if they were absent from meetings of the legislative body of the subject for six consecutive months. The law comes into force on March 1.
As Vedomosti wrote earlier, information on the incomes of officials of the presidential administration (AP) and the government will also be published "in a generalized form."