The Samara Regional Duma
The Samara Regional Duma was established 22 years ago – in 1994.
During the 1st convocation (1994-1997) the Samara Regional Duma formed the legal base of the life activity of Samara region. There was adopted 46 regional laws.
The 2nd convocation (1997-2001) is distinguished by adoption of the basic social and economic laws of the region. The certain legislative branches developed in that period. In total 222 regional laws were adopted.
In the 3d convocation (2001-2007) the Samara Regional Duma started creating the unified legal framework in the region. The general public was involved in lawmaking activity. 931 regional laws were adopted during the third convocation.
The forth convocation of the Duma (2007-2011) started a quantitatively and qualitatively new period in the history of the regional parliament. The quantity of deputies and standing committees was redoubled. For the first time functioning of deputy unions – factions of political parties was approved in the parliament structure. They are:
In the period of functioning of the forth convocation the Duma passed 794 laws of the Samara region. The main priority of the activity became the adoption of social oriented laws.
The Samara Regional Duma of the 5th convocation (since 2011) continues a strategic course on development of the legislation in the region called to solve the most difficult problems in the social and economic spheres more effectively.
The main priorities in the deputy activities are publicity, the open dialog with the civil society and improvement of the legislative process quality.
During 5 years of the convocation 590 regional laws have been already adopted.
For the period of 20 years the Samara Regional Duma passed about 2 300 regional laws in total.
The key target of the parliament was and still remains adoption of socially important laws. Annual regional budgets are mainly characterized as social oriented.
At present legislation in such spheres as economics and industry, investment and innovation, development of small and medium enterprises is formed and implemented in the Samara region. Agricultural sector is developed through special-purpose programs.
The activity of the Samara Regional Duma is based on three main directions.
I. The first one is the interaction with the Governor, the regional Government and territorial structures of federal authorities.
The Governor emphasizes the potential the region has and which needs to be implemented.
Therefore, executive and legislative bodies cooperate on forming of the full-fledged legal base on economic and industry of the region, developing of social sphere, where many important problems for people are to be solved, developing legislation on local-self government, public control and other questions.
II. The second direction is the interaction with representative bodies of municipalities. It has been built an accurate system of this interaction.
Due to the complex of forms and methods of our cooperation more than 150 legislative initiatives and proposals were introduced to the Samara Regional Duma by representative bodies of municipalities. 40 laws have been developed and adopted on the basis of these proposals.
III. The third direction is the interaction with the civil society.
The activity of the Samara Regional Duma characterizes systemic inter-parliamentary and inter-regional cooperation. The Duma is included into Association of legislative (representative) bodies of government authorities of subjects of the Federation of Privolzhsky Federal district.
Actively contacts to the State Duma develop. Regional Duma deputies are involved in the work of the Committees of the State Duma, the parliamentary hearings.
The Agreement between the Federation Council the Samara Regional Duma about cooperation in the federal legislative process is signed.
Within the framework of inter-regional cooperation actual problems are discussed at the Council of the Federation Council of legislators.
As a result, the Samara Regional Duma is one of the most active regional parliaments, participating in the development of the federal legislation.
In recent years, 30 federal laws and 50 appeals were directed to the State Duma and the Russian Government.
The important direction of cooperation of the Samara Regional Duma is a regular dialogue with foreign members of parliament – Germany, China, Bulgaria, Poland, other countries.
During these contacts the presentations of the Samara region take place, the possibilities of an international, inter-parliamentary and inter-regional cooperation in various fields are discussed.
Die Regionale Duma Samara der 6. Legislaturperiode (2016-2021)
25 февраля 2016 г.
Дата изменения: 27 октября 2016 г.