If the bill is approved, the write-off will not be for all debts for utilities, but will apply only to payments for natural gas, heating, hot water and electricity.
The bill meets the requirements of current legislation and does not contain corruption risks, the committee said.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy concluded at the meeting that the draft law №3323 "On writing off debts for natural gas supply, district heating and hot water supply, electricity supply, which was formed as of January 1, 2020" meets the requirements current legislation and does not contain corruption risks.
The relevant decision was made in the Rada on June 16.
"Recognize the project as meeting the requirements of current legislation with comments," said committee chairman Anastasia Radina.
Thus, the committee recommended the development of a mechanism to prevent abuse in this matter.
According to the explanatory note, the bill provides for the write-off of debts of the population for the following types of services:
- for natural gas to natural gas suppliers for the needs of household consumers, which was formed as of January 1, 2020;
- for district heating and hot water supply provided to the population by economic entities that are providers of these services, as of January 1, 2020;
- for the supply of electricity for each class of consumers to the relevant service providers, which was formed as of January 1, 2020.
Debts are written off in accordance with this Law in accordance with the procedure established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Debts of the population to the relevant economic entities supplying natural gas for the needs of household consumers, as well as district heating and hot water supply are written off by offsetting for the consumed natural gas to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine.
It is noted that the write-off of debts of the population for the consumed electricity is carried out at the expense of means of the State budget of Ukraine.