The Government held its 131st
session during which it approved the Spending Plan of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection for the period of 1 January to 30 June 2017 in the amount of BAM 430.000,00.
The funds from this Decision shall be distributed as follows: BAM 300,000 to the Red Cross of Republic of Srpska, 30,000 to the Organization of the Amputees of Republic of Srpska (UDAS) and 100,000 to the Association of Dialysis, Kidney and Kidney Transplant Patients of Republic of Srpska.
The Government passed a Decision on amending the Decision on distribution of non-prosperous locations and other real property which were included in the defense system on the territory of the Republic of Srpska in the "Luka Vukalovic" barracks in Trebinje.
The Decision issues authorization to the RS Directorate for Renovation and Construction to conclude the Annex No. 1 to the Contract on the Transfer of the Right on the Use and Disposal, dated 25 March 2013 that would define the rights and obligations of the contracting parties.
This Decision shall enable the City of Trebinje to address the housing issue of ten members of the former Ministry of Defense and Army of the Republic of Srpska and to provide business space for some of the companies or institutions which the city of Trebinje has founded.
The Government approved the Proposal of the Law on Court Experts. The current Law on Court Experts (RS Official Gazette No. 16/05 and 65/08 is in use since 2005 and has been amended in 2008. Since the amendments referred to more than half of the text of the Law, the Proponent (the Ministry of Justice decided to propose a new law and to have more precise definitions of the areas of court expertise, of general and common requirements for appointment of court experts, their rights and obligations and the principle of establishing responsibility and supervision of the work of court experts in order to enable consistent implementation of those provisions in practice.
The Government adopted the Draft Law on Changes and Amendments to the Law on Minor Offences. The Changes foresee that the costs of forced collection of water are regarded as debt in the register managed by the Tax Administration. Also, the admission of the defendant for a committed offence and his acceptance of the accountability by paying the financial fine has been additionally clarified so that the defendant cannot deny responsibility later nor complain about the level of fine or some other sanctions or expenses. Another change refers to the possible benefit applicable to the defendant who once accepting the responsibility for the offence may be exempt from paying half of the fine if the payment is made within the deadline of eight days.
In addition to that, it had been proposed that during the second instance appellate procedure, the Supreme Court shall not rule on the second instance decision but another council of the same second instance court. The changes were needed because of harmonization with the new Criminal Law of the Republic of Srpska and the Law on Safety of Road Traffic of BiH.
The Government adopted the Proposal of the Local Self-Government Strategy of Republic of Srpska for the period of 2017-2021. Taking into consideration that local self-government was one of the basic principles of the constitutional establishment of the Republic of Srpska, the Government has, upon expiration of the former Local Self-Government Development Strategy which covered the 2009–2015 period, remained committed to continue with the reform of the local self-government. It has recognized the need to prepare a new strategic document that would define the strategic development, formulate the vision, objectives and activities for further development dn reform of the local self-government in Republic of Srpska which is also foreseen by the Government Program of Economic Reforms in the period of 2017–2019.
The Government has been acquainted with the Information Note related to the Changes to the Law on the State Aid of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Government of the Republic of Srpska has assessed that with the condition of appreciating the comments submitted by the Government of the Republic of Srpska, the offered Draft Law improves the system of state aid in Bosnia and Herzegovina without breaching of the existing constitutional and lawful competences of the Republic of Srpska.
The Government of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Information Note with regard to the talks on the Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway.
The Government passed a Decision on adoption of the list of Priority Demining Tasks in 2017. The Project of Demining in the area of Zelengora on the territory of the Sutjeska National Park on the surface of 2,293.00м2 shall be implemented by the Republic Civil Protection Administration within its available resources and competences.