The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law reducing the number of scheduled audits and grounds for random checks of companies carried out by health and disease control authorities, fire-fighting inspectors, architect surveyors and other state supervision bodies, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
The bill was supported by 232 lawmakers with the minimum of 226 votes required. According to Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship Viktor Halasiuk, the bill changes the principles of state supervision to eliminate corruption risks of and reduce the pressure put on businesses.
The bill introduces an electronic register of inspections, where all the checks including scheduled and random ones, as well as their initiators, causes, findings, and results will be recorded.
MP Yurii Levchenko put forward an initiative to exclude checks held by the state architectural and construction supervision authorities from the bill.
"We need leverage to protect the Ukrainian people from completely irresponsible entrepreneurs such as developers who are destroying every major city in the country," Levchenko said. The lawmaker's initiative was subsequently downvoted.