The government is finalizing measures to support business in connection with the epidemic COVID-19 — the relevant amendments yesterday received the endorsement of the Commission on legislative activities of the White house. Conceptually new measures they contain — we are talking about the refinement and extension of previously adopted initiatives. In particular, the amendments enforced has provided to the business but not always working for deferred payments, it also extended “vacation” for the payment of administrative fines.The government Commission on legislative activities approved a bill that extends the support of businesses in terms of the spread of coronavirus infection, said the first Vice-speaker of the state Duma Alexander Zhukov. We will remind, earlier measures were taken, including a reduction in the regulatory burden on business, support employment in companies, the payment of new benefits for the unemployed and families with children, etc. the New government bill (there is a “b”) proposed amendments, mainly involving the extension of existing measures. In particular, after receiving the signals from the business on insufficient support for tenants of premises in state and municipal ownership, the government has decided to put pressure on landlords. Now they will not be entitled to deny the tenants to extend the lease for a period of one year, if before the outbreak of the last “properly” perform their duties. The terms of the agreement to worse can’t. The tenant in the case of reducing his income by more than 50% may at unilaterally withdraw from the agreement without paying penalties. Amendments to the Land code allow the change of the terms of leases of land in the state. The ability to enter into additional agreement will be valid until 1 March 2021.The project also expands the provision on moratorium on bankruptcy of companies that debtors will be able to count on the judicial installment payment of overdue obligations and included in the register of requirements of creditors. In the common case the installments will last for a year if revenue dropped by more than 50% — not more than two years and for strategic enterprises — no more than three years. In this case, the creditors establishes the right of access to information about the debtor’s property, failure to comply with the terms and conditions, the arbitration court can cancel the decision on “benefits” and the bankruptcy case will resume.Also the ban on sanctions, under which the debtor is unable for five years to register the IP or to participate in the management of the company, if more than half of the debt occurred during the stay for bankruptcy. In the case of extension of the moratorium on the debtor Executive manufacture can byt suspended.Another amendment removed the ban on the provision of financial support in the form of subsidies, budget investments, state guarantees to SMEs that produce or sell excisable goods. At the same time for the small business lengthened periods of delay (from 60 to 180 days) to pay administrative penalties (it will not apply to penalties in the field of road safety, trafficking in drugs and for violation of sanitary and epidemiological legislation).At the same time, the government bill expanding the powers of the White house in terms of the mode of increased readiness, emergencies, or the threat of its occurrence. In particular, the government can impose the right of carriers to unilaterally withdraw from the contract with refund of fare to passengers. Another option is the features and organization of medical care, including the use of telemedicine. In some cases, such technology can be applied without prior face-to-face appointment.Consideration of the draft in the Duma is scheduled for may 12-15. At the same time, reported earlier Alexander Zhukov, parliamentarians will discuss anti-crisis draft amendments to the tax and budget legislation improving the position of taxpayers.Diana Galieva