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The size of the annual fee will now have to be specified directly in the hunting agreement, and the responsible state authorities will buy medicines for animals.
“We are starting to implement plans to change the legislation on hunting. In recent years, they did not occur. Now, a lot due to the fact that the working group on hunting has been created, we manage to get a lot of problems off the ground. It is necessary to break through the period of silence and move on, ”said the head of the committee Nikolay Nikolayev.
One of the bills is aimed at improving the norms of the law on hunting related to the protection of hunting resources from diseases. Introduced by the Government of the Russian Federation and adopted in first reading on January 15, 2019.
The document proposes to establish that preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, restrictive and other measures for the protection of hunting resources from diseases include the establishment and cancellation of quarantine and other restrictions on the territory of Russia aimed at preventing the spread and elimination of foci of infectious and other diseases of hunting resources.
At the same time, the protection of hunting resources from diseases must be carried out in accordance with the Law on Hunting and the Law on Veterinary Medicine.
“There is a resolution of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in accordance with which it is indicated that the existing wording was ambiguously interpreted by the courts. We are changing it. The bottom line was simple – whoever pays buys medicines to heal wild animals for diseases. Now, the responsible state authorities will buy medicines for animals, ”the head of the committee Nikolay Nikolayev noted.
The second bill was prepared by a group of deputies headed by Nikolai Nikolayev, chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, and a group of senators headed by deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management Vladimir Lebedev.
The document proposes to clarify the rules in terms of payments to enterprises that have concluded hunting agreements. Adopted in the first reading on May 30, 2019.
The hunting agreements will contain information on fees paid for the use of objects of the animal world in accordance with the legislation on taxes, instead of the annual amount of fees paid for using objects of the animal world.
The proposed changes protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, as well as ensure the stability of law enforcement, which in turn increases the economic attractiveness of hunting activities.
“The courts interpreted this question in different ways, and there was a risk of double payment for the use of hunting farms. We proposed directly in the hunting agreement to register information on fees paid for the use of animal resources. Previously, it was the annual fee paid. We determine how much a person should pay per year for use, ”the deputy noted.
In preparation for consideration in the second reading of the bill received 4 amendments, which are recommended for adoption.
One of them provides for clarification of the mechanism for determining the initial price of the right to enter into a hunting agreement.
In the current edition of the initial price of the auction is calculated based on the minimum amount of rent under land and forest lease contracts, and the annual amount of fees for the use of wildlife objects.
Since the draft law clarifies the concept of “annual fees for using objects of the animal world,” it is also proposed to calculate the initial price based on the minimum rents for land and forest lease contracts, and the product of collection rates for the use of wildlife and hunting quotas resources for the previous year.
And in the case of their absence – the standards for permissible withdrawal of hunting resources for the previous year or the norms for permissible extraction of hunting resources for the previous year.
The proposed amendment will make it possible to more fully resolve issues related to the types of payments effected within the framework of hunting management agreements and to avoid a subjective interpretation of the norms of the Law on Hunting.
“If we change the wording in the hunting agreement regarding the determination of fees, then we need to harmonize the mechanism for determining the initial price of the auction for entering into the hunting agreement.
This is a very important bill that specifies the rate of establishing the initial price of the auction. Our annual fee, which was registered, unfortunately, was treated differently in the regions.
More than 40 regions have levied this payment as a second tax payment for using objects of the animal world. This clarifying norm, it eliminates uncertainty and allows the hunting user to use their funds more rationally, ”said Nikolaev.
It was also proposed to postpone the entry into force of the law from January 1 to June 1, 2020, so that the hunting users can carry out all the necessary administrative procedures to change the hunting agreements in a timely manner.
July 19, 2019 at 12:24