December 5th, 2017

Legislative Newsletter - Edition 070

It is necessary to deliberate and to vote

The articulations for the viability of the vote on the pension reform will continue.

Legislative Newsletter - Edition 070

The articulations for the viability of the vote on the pension reform will continue. According to the statement of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, it is expected to vote PEC 287/16 later this year. After meeting with the parties of the governing base, the expectation is to be able to gather the votes of these parties that total more than 320 votes. However, there is not yet a date for the Plenary.

This week the Plenary, in an extraordinary session of the Chamber of Deputies, resumes the analysis of the provisional measure that grants incentives to oil companies (MP 795/17). Members should vote on the highlights of the matter, which creates a special regime for importing goods to be used in the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other hydrocarbons.

In addition to the MP, MPs can also analyze the Draft Law 9206/17, by Deputy Zé Silva (SD-MG), which incorporates the opinion of Congresswoman Tereza Cristina (without MS-party) on Provisional Measure 793/17, whose expired. The project allows for the payment of debts of rural producers (individuals, cooperatives and intermediaries) with discounts and reduces the social contribution on gross revenue due to the sector as social security contribution of rural workers by 40%. The reduction from 2% to 1.2% will be effective as of January 1, 2018.

Also on Tuesday's agenda is Bill 5568/13, by Keiko Ota (PSB-SP), which reinstates the Brazilian Traffic Code (CTB) the penalty of imprisonment for manslaughter when the driver is "capable of psychomotor "altered by the influence of alcohol or other drugs that determine psychoactive dependence.

In the committees, the highlight is for the Mixed Budget Commission that began on Monday evening (4) to the sectoral phase of the budget proposal of 2018 (PLN 20/17). An agreement of leaders allowed 13 of the 16 sector reports to be read and discussed "preliminarily". Following the readings, committee chairman Senator Dário Berger (PMDB-SC) has determined the opening of the deadline highlights, which are attempts to change the opinions submitted by the rapporteurs, usually to review appeals for amendments submitted by deputies and senators. Berger also announced that the highlights could be presented until "the last report is read". The Education and Culture reports should be read on Tuesday (5), at a meeting scheduled for 10:00 a.m.; Sport; and Environment.

This week in the Committee on Financings and Taxation is scheduled a joint Public Hearing with the Committee on Financing and Taxation to hear the Minister of Health about the choice of Cuban company to manufacture medicine, as well as to provide clarification on the lack of chemotherapy drugs for patients of the Federal Hospital of Bonsucesso.

Already in the Committee of Consumer Protection the highlight is for the Public Hearing on the application of fines by the Regional Council of Pharmacy of the State of São Paulo to clinics and doctors' offices.

Another relevant topic for the health sector is the proposal that addresses the requirements for corporations and cooperatives to operate in the insurance market. (PL 3139/15). This week, the special commission that will analyze the project will promote a public hearing with the presence of the Regional Attorney of the 1st Region, Luiz Augusto Santos Lima; the Attorney General of Consumer Protection of the Public Ministry of MG, Amauri Artimos da Matta; and Carlos Alberto de Paula, Director of Supervision of Conduct of the Private Insurance Superintendence (Susep).

Also be set aside for the installation and election of the Chairman and Vice-Presidents of the special Co-operation on Regulatory Agencies scheduled for Tuesday; and for the public hearing of the Participative Legislation Committee in conjunction with the Social Security and Family Commission and Labor, Administration and Public Service co-operation to discuss the closure of the Popular Pharmacy - Own Network Program (PFP-RP). Among those invited were the president of the National Health Council, Ronald Ferreira dos Santos; and the CEO of Sindusfarma, Nelson Mussolini.

In the Federal Senate, the highlights of the Plenary agenda are due to the project on counterparts of cultural productions encouraged; of House Substitute 6, of 2016, to Senate Bill 135, of 2010, which establishes the Statute of Private Security and Security of Financial Institutions; Discussion, in the first round, of the Proposed Amendment to Constitution No. 29, of 2017, by Senator Raimundo Lira and other Senators, which amends art. 159 of the Federal Constitution to discipline the distribution of resources by the Union to the Municipal Participation Fund (FPM); Discussion, in a single shift, of Draft Legislative Decree No. 42 of 2015 (No. 1,442 / 2014, in the Chamber of Deputies), which supports provisions of Ordinance No. 1,253, of 2013, of the Ministry of Health, which amends the Table of Procedures , Drugs, Orthoses, Prostheses and Special Materials of the Unified Health System (restricts the performance of mammographic exams); and a one-on-one discussion of Senate Bill No. 612 of 2011 by Senator Marta Suplicy, which amends arts. 1,723 and 1,726 of the Civil Code, to allow the legal recognition of the stable union between people of the same sex.

In the commissions, PLS 299/2016 - by Senador Telmário Mota (PTB / RR), which amends Law No. 6,437, of August 20, 1977, prohibits the reuse of non-reprocessable health products included in the agenda of the social affairs commission and the debate on internet crime in the science and technology commission.