The Committee considered with the II reading the draft on Notary and the draft on Tax Code of Georgia. The draft on Notary redefines appointment rules and terms of the notary – the newly appointed notary shall serve the first 3 years in the highland region or the settlement with no accessibility to notary service. After expiration, notary is entitled to continue in the same region or settlement. The draft defines the person, refusing to serve in the hereof region, not to be appointed as the notary. The draft on Tax Code envisages exemption of notaries from the income tax of the financial aid by the Chamber of Notaries, assigned in the highland regions or settlements with no accessibility to notary service. The changes aim at improvement of accessibility to notary service country-wide. The Committee supported the drafts.
The Committee discussed compliance of the documents submitted by the candidates to 2 members of the Disciplinary Board of the Judges of the Common Courts: Ketevan Bekauri, Tea Jugeli and Igor Kopaliani with law requirements. The Committee considered the documents compliable with the norms under the Rules of Procedure and supported nomination of the candidates to the Bureau. K. Bekauri is nominated by LEPL Bar Association; T. Jugeli by European Academic University and I. Kopaliani by NCLE Human Rights without Borders. The competition for 2 members of the Disciplinary Board of the Judges of the Common Courts was held on October 12-November 1.
The Committee postponed the drafts on: Tax Code; Civil Code of Practice; Police; Enforcement Proceedings with the III reading. As the Chair, Vakhtang Khmaladze stated, the Bank Association appealed for postponement of the drafts. “As you know, it is the package of drafts concerning so-called police eviction institution, considered with the II reading. Due to vague reasons that I do not understand, the ado about these drafts will impede protection of rights of owners. One of the protests is by the Bank Association, which was the participant of the working meeting held with attendance by MPs, Government, judicial authority and business sector. The parties concluded the agreement in line of which these drafts have been developed. Now, they state that there still are the problems already communicated. So, they asked us to postpone consideration to once more consider these issues with them”.
During the last week, ungrounded accusations have been aired on TV. He noted that the media, airing this issue, was represented by one part solely – by the party opposing the changes, never asking the opinion of the initiators – the Legal Issues Committee and the report – Deputy-Chair, Paata Kiknavelidze.