On 6 December 2016, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine adopted as a basis and as a whole the Law of Ukraine on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine (the "Draft Law No. 5130").
The Draft Law was submitted by the Government in a package with the draft State Budget for 2017.
The law promotes local self-government development and enhances the prestige of service in the bodies of local self-government, the Association of Ukrainian Cities sets out so in its statement.
1. The payment of pensions to officials of local self-government has been resumed (in the amount of 85% of the granted pension)
During the period of service in the bodies of local self-government, pensions to officials of local self-government (save for some social security beneficiaries), the amount of which pensions exceeds 150 per cent of the minimum subsistence level established for persons who have become not capable of working, shall be paid in the amount of 85% of the granted pension but not less than 150 % of the minimum subsistence level established for persons who have become not capable of working.
2. The bodies of local self-government may carry out inspections and draw up administrative offence reports (in the labour and employment areas) at companies, institutions, and organisations of all forms of ownership
When exercising powers in the area of supervision of compliance with the labour and employment laws, the bodies of local self-government may carry out inspections at companies, institutions, and organisations of all forms of ownership, as well as individuals employing wage and salary workers.
The bodies of local self-government may draw up administrative offence reports with respect to:
3. The (municipal) bodies of local self-government shall be released from the payment of the court fee in the event of hearing of cases over social protection matters.
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