The 13th National Assembly’s fourth session concluded yesterday with a series of important national issues highlighted.
The top legislative body’s office reported that the 26-day session had successfully ended, with the review and approval of nine draft laws, three resolutions and opinions given to seven draft laws.
“This has made important contributions to building and completing the national legislative system,” said an office press release.
The session also adopted seven amended laws including Lawyers, Electricity, Tax Adminstration, Cooperatives, Publication, Personal Income Tax, and Anti-Corruption. The adoption also went to two new laws including National Reserves and Capital.
The session also discussed seven draft laws including draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution, Meditation at Grass-roots Level, Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Prevention and Combat Terrorism, Defense and Security Education, Science and Technology (amended) and Land (amended).
The National Assembly Standing Committee would direct relevant agencies and institutions to further collect and review the opinions of deputies to ameliorate these draft laws and submit to the National Assembly at its next session, said the release.
Notably, the session also saw the adoption of a resolution on holding votes of confidence for officials whose titles are elected or ratified by the National Assembly or people's councils. This resolution will take effect from February 1, 2013.
Moreover, the ratification also went to a resolution on collecting voters’ opinions on the drafts amendments to the 1992 Constitution. During the first three months of 2013, opinions on all content of the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution will be collected from all levels or citizens, as well as from central and local organisations.
Also, a resolution on further pilot implementation of Bailiff Institution was passed.
According to the National Assembly Office, at the 5th session in mid 2013, the National Assembly will focus on reviewing the government supplementing report on the result of implementing socio-economic development plan and state budget in 2012, the implementation of socio-economic development plan and state budget during the first month of 2013.
The National Assembly will also review the report on monitoring the addressing the recommendations of voters at the 4th session and monitor the implementation of Law on Thrift Practice and Waste Combat in the use of government bonds in basic construction investment from 2006 to 2012.
At the 6th session to take place by the end of 2013, the National Assembly will lay stress on reviewing the report of the government on the result of implementing socio-economic development plan and state budget in 2013, reports on the work of the National Assembly’s institutions, the government, Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuracy.
The 6th session will review the report on monitoring the addressing the recommendations of voters at the 5th session and monitor the implementation of the policy and Law on Health Insurance from 2009 to 2012.