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Source: Russia – Council of the Federation

The Senator took part in the discussion of this topic at the meeting of the State Duma Committee on Federal structure and local self-government.

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Valery Ryazan Resuscitaire Vladimirelektrosetremont of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Kursk region participated in the meeting of the State Duma Committee on Federal structure and local self-government, in which members of the state Duma Committee recommended that the house adopt the first reading of a bill to restore the system of sobering-up stations.

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Legislative initiative, one of whose authors was the MP, suggests granting regions the authority to organize such institutions.”In may last year, senators and deputies submitted to the State Duma a draft law on the restoration in Russia of the system of sobering-up stations. In accordance with the document, it is proposed to consolidate the state power bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government authority for the organization and implementation of measures for assistance to persons in public places in a state of intoxication, including the creation and organization of activities of the specialized agencies to assist these persons”, – said Valery Ryazansky.

It is proposed to consolidate the state power bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government authority for the organization and implementation of measures for assistance to persons in public places while intoxicated

The Senator added that in some regions such agencies are already established, their experience positive. “However, local authorities do so at your own risk because the law procedure of organization of sobering-up stations are not regulated and existing practices sometimes contradict the current legislation”.The MP stressed that the relevance of the initiative according to data of the Ministry of interior, according to which annually in the country dies from hypothermia on the streets about 8-10 thousand people in a state of alcoholic intoxication. In addition, being helpless, they often become victims of crime.Earlier, the Government of the Russian Federation also supported the bill subject to the observations. In particular, clarification is needed as to the legal status of the specialized agencies as non-medical organizations, the legal basis for the direction and content of persons in a state of intoxication, and to determine the types of assistance that will be there. According to Valery Ryazansky, the senators are ready to modify the initiative taking into account the comments of the government Commission.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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