Updated 3:00 p.m
The Chamber of Deputies held an extraordinary meeting on Friday to approve eight draft laws. They will vote on the electronicization of registers, the tightening of rules for employment agencies or state reimbursement of the operation of the information system of the air rescue service. One of the points was the government’s proposal to limit shortages in the availability of medicines in the Czech Republic.
The amendment to the law on registers, which was already voted by the deputies, will strengthen the rights of children. From the age of twelve, they will be able to reverse their parents’ decision to change their surname. Such a situation can arise, for example, after a divorce. Until now, only fifteen-year-olds and older had this option. The amendment must still be considered by the Senate.
The government amendment on employment, which was also approved by the deputies on Friday, is intended to simplify the employment of foreigners. The definition of illegal work will also be clarified and it will be better described when employment agencies can have their work permits revoked. Their mandatory bail will also triple to 1.5 million crowns.
Legislators also approved an amendment to the Act on Speeding Up the Construction of Transport Infrastructure, which is supposed to accelerate some key projects. “We want to speed up the restart of the Czech Republic,” said Transport Minister Martin Kupka (ODS).
See the summary of the morning meeting in the report: