The amendment on municipalities is only supposed to introduce an upper limit for representatives’ remuneration, the specific amount would be set by the councils, just like now. 92 representatives of the government coalition voted in favor, 57 opposition MPs from the ANO movement were against.
So far, the government has decided on the remuneration of representatives. However, this was canceled in the spring by the Constitutional Court at the initiative of senators.
“More precise remuneration rules should be laid down directly by laws, not subsequent government regulations,” reads the justification of the award. The court gave politicians until the end of this year to make amends.
The Chamber also simplified the procedure for the creation of a community of municipalities, specified the roles of its bodies and enabled voluntary associations of municipalities to establish, for example, capital trading companies.
The right to give away also for MPs and senators
On Friday, the MPs finally approved the government’s amendment on the electronicization of registers, which will also go to the Senate. Some registry fees will probably increase up to threefold from January, and the payment for verifying a signature or stamp on a deed will increase from 30 crowns to 50 crowns.
Another innovation is that same-sex couples will be able to enter into a registered partnership at any registry office, not just at 14 of them as now.
MPs and senators would also be able to marry their fiancés. Now the representatives of municipalities have this right. Civil marriages will probably be able to take place without the presence of a registrar if the legal conditions are met.