In the court: In the Parliament told about the first case against people’s Deputy of knopkodavy

Уже в суде: В Раде рассказали о первом деле против нардепа-кнопкодава

According to Stefanchuk it is the threat of criminal liability holds people’s deputies from “pressing buttons”

The first case against people’s Deputy for non-personal voting is already considered in court. A final judgement yet.

This was stated by Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk in an interview with Radio Liberty.

He said while it is known only one case of “pressing buttons”, after the Verkhovna Rada in January introduced criminal liability for non-personal voting.

“I know that one (the case of non-personal voting – ed.). I know that the case is heard. Final verdict no more vessels,” said Stefanyk.

According to him, the threat of criminal liability holds people’s deputies from “pressing buttons”.

“We don’t care what will be the size of criminal responsibility, the criminal responsibility is the basis for the deprivation of a person of the status of people’s Deputy. Because to else to do, we need to amend the Constitution. And that, you know, two sessions in a row, because we must pass the output of the CCU. So we went to a different formula – the presence of the criminal case, the verdict is the basis for deprivation of people’s Deputy of his mandate,” – said Vice-speaker.

We will remind, Rada has introduced criminal liability for “knopkodavstvo” by adopting bill No. 2148 “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring the personal voting of people’s deputies of Ukraine”.

In particular, the document establishes a criminal liability for Commission of the people’s Deputy in any way a vote at a meeting of Parliament instead of another member of BP (non-personal voting).

The law of punishment of MPs for “knopkodavstvo” entered into force on 16 January.

As reported RBC-Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada on February 21 faction people’s Deputy member of Transcarpathia Vladislav Pole several times violated the procedure of personal voting.

The attorney General’s office began criminal proceedings for non-personal voting of people’s deputies.

The Verkhovna Rada