Sabor amends several laws before summer recess

Zagreb - The Croatian parliament on Wednesday amended the Sports Act at the proposal of the Social Democratic Party and the Croatian People's Party, under which persons sentenced for rioting at sporting events would no longer be able to sit on the management boards of sport clubs or associations. Under the amended law, legal entities in sports would have to publish a financial report once a year on their websites. The law was passed with 81 votes in favour, 24 against and three abstentions. 

The parliament also adopted a new law on the hotel and restaurant trade, under which representative bodies of local self-government units would be able to extend the opening hours of restaurants and similar establishments which until now have worked from 6.00 to 24.00 hours. Under the amended legislation, legal persons and small businesses will be able to provide accommodation also in residential facilities, and the same will be made possible for private providers of accommodation who are waiting for their facilities to be legalised.

The parliament today also passed amendments to the Right to Access Information Act specifying information which bodies of public authority are obliged to post on their websites. The amendments also envisage an obligation to publish information on public procurement procedures, tender documents, information on execution of contracts, etc.

By voting on said legislation, the parliament ended its spring-summer session and is to reconvene in September.

Addressing members of Parliament, Speaker Josip Leko said that a significant number of bills remained to be dealt with in the autumn. He thanked the MPs for their activities and reminded them that the parliament would be in recess until September 15.

Author: Hina