At December 3 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs debated in the first reading the legislative package on Amending the RA Law on State Duty and on Making Amendments to the RA Law on Automobile Transport.
The RA Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Armen Simonyan noted that the requirement for licensing the organization of regular passenger transportations was removed with the legislative amendments made in 2014, and the requirement of the annual state duty was maintained.
According to the proposed regulation, the state duty for the annual service of regular passenger transportations is replaced by one-time state duty for giving the right to service. The current 100.000 AMD fee is not removed, but it becomes a one-time payment.
In response to the NA deputy Babken Tunyan’s question, the Deputy Minister has clarified that the service of regular passenger transportations can be carried out for 10 years. The organizations that received the right to provide competitive service through the legislative amendments will pay 100.000 AMD once, and not 100.000 AMD for each year.
The Committee endorsed the draft law.