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Lawmakers on draft laws

Updated: 15:17’ - 31/07/2006

Bill on Gender Equity

Duong Kim Anh (Tra Vinh) & Nguyen Thi Mai Hoa (Nghe An):  The bill’s provision on the same pensionable age of male and female laborers is a vivid manifestation of gender equity.

Bill on Sending Laborers to Work Abroad

Hoang Van Loi (Bac Giang): The bill’s framework was too ambitious and many articles would need guiding documents from various authorities, including the Prime Minister, ministries and particularly the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

Tran Thanh Khiem (Ca Mau): Expiry dates on labor export permits are unnecessary. This fits in with the country’s administrative reform.

Bill on Tax Administration

Vo Quoc Thang (Long An): I suggest that the bill should also provide for responsibilities and powers of tax and customs officers since they are directly involved in the enforcement of law, which would consequently affect taxpayers.

Nguyen Ngoc Tran (An Giang): I do not agree that the Finance Minister or the heads of tax administration agencies will have the power to remit tax debts because this falls within the ambit of competence of the NA. The bill should also specify liabilities of persons who decide on tax reduction or exemption in contravention of law.

Tao Huu Phung (Ha Tay): Tax agency is a new matter. The bill should define it as a conditional business, which must comply with the Enterprise Law. It should also define responsibilities of tax agents in order to avoid false tax declaration and evasion.

Bill on Job Training

Nguyen Thi Hong Vy (Son La): The state management of job training remains cumbersome, causing waste of human and other resources.

Nguyen Thi Sau (Tuyen Quang): According to the bill, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs will manage job training nationwide. That also means a break before enforcement of the Education Law.

Bill on Associations

Le Quoc Trung (Binh Thuan): The current system of ministries managing associations should be abolished. The Ministry of Home Affairs should manage associations at the central level, while provincial People’s Committees manage associations in localities.

Do Trong Ngoan (Bac Giang): Associations’ aims are to unite the people and promote democracy, and as such, the State should not intervene too much. In addition, procedures to establish associations should not be overly complicated.

Bill on Residence

Ma Dien Cu (Binh Thuan), Le Thi Nga (Thanh Hoa), Vu Thanh Lich (Dac Lac): In many cases, household registration books have been used by agencies and organizations as a basis and condition for transactions and traveling, which restricts citizens’ legitimate rights and interests, including the right to freedom of residence and selection of residential places.

Bill on Technology Transfer

Le Van Dong (Phu Yen): The bill should encompass a separate article on technology transfers in agriculture and in remote areas and regions with economic difficulties.

Nguyen Ngoc Tran (An Giang): Our country’s technology market is still in its infancy, and as a result, our knowledge of technology transfers is limited. We mainly acquire our information from the laws of other countries in a theoretical manner.

Bill on Notary

Hoang Thien Cat (Hung Yen): Bias would lead to a monopoly. We need to nurture healthy competition between notary organizations. The people will be the ones to decide which one they’d go for.

Bill Amending a Number of Articles of the Labor Code

Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh (Dong Nai): Most strikes that occurred recently were spontaneous and did not comply with the Labor Code. This was because the Labor Code was not suitable to the realities and had a low feasibility. It was the time to revise the code to make strikes legal.

Bui Sy Loi (Thanh Hoa): The root of spontaneous strikes was not only the Labor Code’s low feasibility but also trade unions’ weakness.

Bill Amending a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the NA

Le Kim Toan (Binh Dinh): Full-time NA deputies should represent at least 40% of the total number of deputies so as to enhance the current NA committees and to raise the effectiveness and efficiency of NA activities. The bill should also specify the procedures for casting votes of confidence for titles elected and ratified by the NA.-

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