the Federation Council at an extraordinary plenary meeting on March 14 adopted a resolution on the outcome of consideration by the parliaments of the regions of Russia of the law on amendments to the Constitution. Thus, a positive conclusion on the document of all 85 Russian regions approved by the upper house.
For the decision voted 164 Senator, 1 against and no abstentions, reports TASS. The presidential bill approved by the state Duma and the Federation Council on March 11 expands the powers of Parliament and imposes restrictions for senior officials.
After approval by the Federation Council the document sent to the constitutional court. A nationwide vote on the bill scheduled for April 22, this day is a public holiday.
Before Saturday’s meeting in the Federation Council have introduced special measures in connection with the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. On March 14, everyone who enters the building — senators, staff and visitors — check with the thermal imager. Also ask them to handle hand disinfectant liquid. People in medical masks and lab coats before the passage of visitors through a metal detector to check for fever. According to the press service of the Federation Council, this decision of the chamber based on the recommendations of the operational headquarters for the coronavirus.