The cabinet has started deliberations and will, among other things, deal with the draft amendment of the Criminal Code and the PFR shields project.

On Tuesday after the 11th, the government began its deliberations. He will deal with, among other things, the draft amendment of the Penal Executive Code related to prisons, as well as draft resolutions on the financial shields of the Polish Development Fund.

On Tuesday, the cabinet will discuss three bills from the Minister of Justice. The first is a draft amendment to the Criminal Code.

The proposed reform of the Executive Code, among other things, abolishes the principle of summoning the convicted person to appear in the pre-trial detention center and introduces the principle that the court issues a warrant for the arrest and detention of any person sentenced to prison without summoning him in advance to appear on the prescribed date.

The amendment is also intended to broaden the scope of electronic surveillance.

The second project concerns the establishment of the Internal Prisons Inspectorate, whose mission is to combat crime among prisoners and violations of the law by PS officials. “The duties of the Prison Internal Inspectorate shall include the identification, prevention and investigation of crimes committed by inmates, officers and employees of the Prison Service and other persons residing in prisons or pre-trial detention centers and other persons residing outside the premises of prisons, the crime of which is closely related to the crimes of prisoners (…) or PS officers “- the main purpose of creating a new unit was explained in the justification of this project prepared by the Ministry of Justice .

The third draft, drawn up by the Ministry of Justice, concerns the amendment of the Public Documents Act.

The Council of Ministers will also discuss draft resolutions on changes to the PFR shields. It concerns resolutions on three programs: “PFR Financial Shield for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises”, “Financial Shield 2.0” and the Financial Shield of the Polish Development Fund SA for large companies “and “PFR Financial Shield for large companies” such as mentioned in the justification for the first project – they indicate PFR as an institution that – “if necessary” – will provide transitional funding for projects funded under the FPA It was noted that PFR already has experience in implementing similar instruments (including the so-called crisis) and the ability to obtain debt financing in financial markets.

Another concept discussed in the meeting concerns the amendment of the Family Support Act and the foster care system. As we read in the justification, it has focused, among other things, on making changes aimed at attracting more candidates to adopt children. “The purpose of the amendment is (…) to facilitate the process of adapting a child, in particular an older child, to a new family by making changes to the Labor Code in the field of paternity leave and leave on the terms of maternity leave for employees who have adopted the child as adoptive parents for the upbringing. This solution will be conducive to building ties between adoptive parents and the child, and will also speed up family relationships” – we read in the motivation.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers will also discuss the draft law, which aims to standardize Polish and EU legislation in the field of nurses and midwives’ services. Among other things, the law provides for dismissal from the State Exam Physiotherapy (PEF) and the State Exam Medical Rescue (PERM), in order to admit physiotherapists to the labor market.

The cabinet is considering the bill to improve the investment process of the Central Communication Port. Among other things, the project offers transformation of the state-owned company “Porty Lotnicze” into a joint-stock company called “Polskie Porty Lotnicze Spółka Akcyjna”, in which the Treasury is the sole shareholder. The project also foresees the strengthening of the CPK business or the introduction of regulations that allow the organized relocation of cities, including the development of a local plan, the preparation of land investments and the solving of specific problems, such as, for example, the issue of providing buildings in the town hall.

The subject of the debate at the meeting will also be the draft Money Transport Act, which will amend and postpone the minimum income tax provisions. Finance Minister Artur Soboń said the ministry wants to suspend the minimum CIT for a year and propose a new solution from 2023. “There will be a different tax base, more understandable for entrepreneurs, and a different way to calculate the profitability ratio, taking into account the specificity of different costs” – he said.

The cabinet will also consider the proposal to amend the Road Fund of the National Government, which limits the scope of tasks that can be performed from its resources on online commercial platforms, prepared by the chairman of UOKiK. Ministers are also considering a draft resolution establishing a plan for the development of the biomedical sector; for the implementation of the plan – assuming, among other things, the availability of drugs or modern therapies – the government plans to allocate 2 billion PLN.

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