The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the Law “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on securing implementation of housing rights of residents of hostels” with the President’s proposals.
As reported on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the law (draft law №1076) was signed by the President on 1 June 2017.
As reported, on 5 April 2017, people’s deputies of Ukraine 256 votes supported the Law “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on securing implementation of housing rights of residents of hostels” with the proposals made earlier by President Poroshenko.
When voting, the parliamentarians took into account the proposals of the President of Ukraine to the law on equal rights of citizens on the implementation of the law on privatization of residential premises in the dormitories.
MPs also supported the proposal of the representative of the President in Parliament, Iryna Lutsenko (fraction “BPP”) and was expelled from the law rules on the definition of categories of persons entitled to reside in the hostel.
“The law provides that residential space in the hostel is provided to single persons and families eligible to reside in dormitories at the discretion of the company. However, neither in the current edition of the Housing code of the Ukrainian SSR, nor in the law, which is considered not defined the categories of persons entitled to reside in the hostel. Please consider these comments when voting”, – said from the rostrum of the Parliament Lutsenko.
20 may 2016 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has vetoed and returned for repeated consideration by the Verkhovna Rada the law which allowed to privatize housing in the dorms. Poroshenko explained his decision by saying that “the law contains provisions that contradict the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, and does not create the appropriate legal mechanisms for the implementation of housing rights of residents of hostels and contains risks of violations”.
The President, in particular, called the unacceptable provisions of law restricting the rights of citizens on privatization of rooms in hostels depending on the availability of employment or service relationship with the company that gave them the right to live in a Dorm, or depending on official registration of place of residence in the hostel.
“The establishment of unfair rules and the rights of citizens in such a sensitive sphere as the housing relations, could lead to increased social tension in the society and become a factor of social conflicts,” – said Poroshenko.
November 1, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada sent back for revision to the relevant Committee bill No. 1076. MPs considered the proposals of the head of state to the bill and agreed to reject, as proposed by the President. When the deputies are unable to overcome the presidential veto for this proposal is voted only 188 deputies, with 300 required.