New Digital Code and sustainable financing of higher education institutions: Government legislative work plan for 2024 approved

The progress of the plan of legislative work for 2023 and the draft plan for 2024 were considered at the regular Government session of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

Minister of Justice Azamat Yeskarayev reported that the plan for the current year provided for the development and submission to the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan 32 bills. Of these to date 5 signed by the Head of State, 20 are under consideration of the Parliament, 5 are under consideration of the Government (Water Code, projects "On territorial defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan", on physical culture and sports, etc.), 2 more are under approval in government agencies (Construction Code and related bill).

In particular, in connection with the development of conceptual issues with the business community work on the draft Water and Construction Codes continues. At the same time, 18 unscheduled draft laws were developed this year, and about 70 separate packages of amendments were initiated.

The plan for 2024 provides for the development of 18 documents. Among them are bills on archives and culture, as well as "On testing for professional integrity".

As Prime Minister noted, this year work has been carried out on the implementation of legislative initiatives in the field of public order, economy and budget, media, as well as social sphere.

"When implementing the new plan, special attention should be paid to the timeliness of the introduction of bills. It is also necessary to strengthen forecasting and analytical work," Alikhan Smailov said. 

Head of the Government outlined the importance of developing a draft of a new Digital Code, as well as a law on improving the system of state support for innovation activities.

"The adoption of these bills will give an opportunity to reboot the IT-industry, increase the number of promising startups and attract additional investment," he pointed out. 

According to him, in order to develop the sphere of education and science, as well as to ensure sustainable financing of universities, a draft law "On Endowment Fund" will be developed.

To reduce the perception of corruption in law enforcement agencies, the institute of professional integrity checks will be introduced.

"Thus, it is planned to develop draft laws necessary for solving urgent tasks of state regulation. I emphasize that personal responsibility for the quality, timeliness of development and submission of draft laws is borne by the first heads of state bodies," Alikhan Smailov noted. 

In conclusion, he emphasized the need to monitor the legislative instructions of the Head of State, the Presidential Administration and the Prime Minister with their further inclusion in the draft laws being developed.

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