For the first time in history, the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District (CLDF) has been conducting remote sessions over the internet. In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, the goal is to avoid crowds of people at the headquarters of the House.
The second session in this model took place on Wednesday (25) and district deputies approved draft laws that aim to help fight Covid-19 and mitigate the financial impact of the disease.
Among the measures are the renegotiation of rents, tests for the new coronavirus on public servants and the release of health resources in the Federal District (see more below). For real, the projects need to be sanctioned by Governor Ibaneis Rocha (MDB).
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Closed shops on Avenida W3 Sul, in Brasília, during a coronavirus pandemic – Photo: G1 / Carolina Cruz
One of the approved proposals was Bill 1,035 / 2020. The text provides for the possibility of renegotiating rents between owners and tenants of commercial properties and religious temples.
According to the district Roosevelt Vilela (PSB), author of the project, the objective is to provide alternatives to entrepreneurs who had to close establishments, in addition to guaranteeing “the financial balance of the contract, due to the losses borne by the tenants over the days that the establishment was closed”.
The text provides that “if it is proven that the terms have not guaranteed the tenant’s financial balance and conditions for the continuity of his business”, there must be “full reduction of the closing days”.
The bill 1,050 / 2020, by Deputy Deputy Fernando Fernandes (PROS), provides for diagnostic tests of the new coronavirus in all public servants who are active and have contact with possible carriers of the disease.
The text cites categories such as police, firefighters and enforcement officers. According to the proposal, the tests should be carried out every 15 days “or as often as best meets the best criteria and standards for biosafety”.
The pandemic situation also recovered the bill 2162/2018, presented by deputies Jorge Vianna (Pode) and Delmasso (Republicans).
The proposal foresees that the funds of parliamentary amendments destined to health are sent directly to the service units, as is already the case with schools in the Administrative and Financial Decentralization Program (Pdaf).
The text mentions that the objective is “to meet the emergency and urgent demands of the Executing Units (UEx), using the exemption from bidding”. The release would depend on the presentation of accountability.
According to the project, the value can be used in purchases of materials such as inputs and medicines and contracting services such as “repairs to electrical, hydraulic and logical network installations”.
Prohibition of power and telephone outages
Brasília Energy Company (CEB) vehicle – Photo: Dênio Simões / Brasília Agency
The bill 1,048 / 2020, by deputy Chico Vigilante (PT), prohibits the interruption of the supply of basic services such as energy, telephone, water and gas, in case of default, while the state of public calamity due to the coronavirus lasts.
In the proposal, the district says that the measure follows the position of the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), which has already suspended the possibility of cutting, according to the rule announced on Tuesday (24).
In the fourth, Judge Caio Brucoli Sembongi, of the 17th Civil Court of Brasília, also prohibited the interruption of the services of Companhia Energética de Brasília (CEB). The decision meets a request from the Public Defender’s Office of the Federal District.
The measure determines that CEB reestablishes, in up to 10 days, the supply to residential consumers who had their service suspended due to default. It also set a daily fine of R $ 5,000 per consumer in case of non-compliance.
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