Status Of Members Of The Riigikogu Act

Link to law: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/516042015001/consolide
Published: 2015-03-24

Status of Members of the Riigikogu Act

Passed 14.06.2007
RT I 2007, 44, 316
Entry into force 14.07.2007, partially 1.01.2008 and partially on the day the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins.
Amended by the following legal instruments (show)

Passed
Published
Entry into force

26.02.2009
RT I 2009, 15, 95
01.03.2009

16.12.2009
RT I 2010, 1, 2
01.01.2012

08.12.2010
RT I, 28.12.2010, 6
27.03.2011 (enters into force on the day the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins)

17.02.2011
RT I, 21.03.2011, 2
01.01.2012 repealed [RT I, 29.06.2012, 2]

08.12.2011
RT I, 22.12.2011, 3
23.12.2011 repealed [RT I, 29.06.2012, 2]

06.06.2012
RT I, 29.06.2012, 1
01.04.2013, partially 01.01.2014

06.06.2012
RT I, 29.06.2012, 2
09.07.2012, partially 01.01.2013, 01.01.2014 and 01.01.2015

13.06.2012
RT I, 06.07.2012, 1
01.04.2013

09.12.2014
RT I, 22.12.2014, 9
01.01.2015, partially on the first day of the mandate of the 13th Riigikogu

Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS  

§ 1.  Status of members of the Riigikogu

Members of the Riigikogu are representatives of the people, elected in accordance with section 60 of the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and the Riigikogu Election Act.

§ 2.  Scope of application of this Act

(1) This Act establishes:
1) the grounds, time and procedure for the commencement, suspension and termination of the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu;
2) the grounds and procedure for the assumption of the membership of the Riigikogu by substitute members and for the termination of their mandate;
3) the oath of office of members of the Riigikogu and the procedure for taking the oath of office;
4) the rights and obligations of members of the Riigikogu;
5) the offices incompatible with that of a member of the Riigikogu;
6) the guarantees connected to the exercise of the duties of the member of the Riigikogu.
(2) Members of the Riigikogu are not subject to the Public Service Act and the Employment Contracts Act.
[RT I, 06.07.2012, 1 – entry into force 01.04.2013]

Chapter 2 COMMENCEMENT, SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF THE MANDATE OF A MEMBER OF THE RIIGIKOGU  

§ 3.  Commencement of the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu

The mandate of a member of the Riigikogu commences on the day the results of the election are announced.

§ 4.  Termination of an employment or service relationship incompatible with the office of a member of the Riigikogu

If the employment or service relationship incompatible with the office of a member of the Riigikogu has not been terminated or the employment has not been suspended prior to the day on which the member of the Riigikogu takes the oath of office, that employment or service relationship is deemed to be terminated as of the day on which the member of the Riigikogu takes the oath of office.

§ 5.  Suspension of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu in the event of his or her appointment as a member of the Government of the Republic or for the duration of performing the duties of the President of the Republic

(1) The mandate of the member of the Riigikogu is suspended on the day of his or her appointment as a member of the Government of the Republic.
(2) The mandate of the member of the Riigikogu is not suspended where that member, being elected to the new Riigikogu, continues to serve as a member of the Government of the Republic that is to resign due to the convening of the new Riigikogu, until the entry into office of the new Government of the Republic.
(3) The mandate of the President of the Riigikogu as a member of the Riigikogu is suspended for the period during which he or she performs the duties of the President of the Republic.

§ 6.  Suspension of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu for the period of parental leave and temporary incapacity for work

(1) A member of the Riigikogu may submit an application to the Management Board of the Riigikogu to have his or her mandate suspended in connection with:
1) his or her need to raise a child who is under three years of age;
2) his or her temporary incapacity for work.
(2) The application must set out the reason for the suspension of the mandate and the term of suspension, which may not be shorter than three months. Documents confirming the circumstances that serve as grounds for the application to have the member’s mandate suspended are annexed to the application.
(3) The Management Board of the Riigikogu adopts the corresponding decision within three working days as of the date of receiving the application. The decision sets out the date of resumption of the mandate.
(4) The mandate of the member of the Riigikogu is deemed to be suspended as of the day following the day on which the Management Board of the Riigikogu adopted the decision.
(5) The Management Board of the Riigikogu may by its decision postpone the date of resumption of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu if that member submits the corresponding application under the conditions and following the procedure described in subsections 1 and 2 of this section.

§ 7.  Resumption of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu

(1) If the President of the Riigikogu ceases to perform the duties of the President of the Republic, or if the member of the Riigikogu is released from his or her duties as a member of the Government of the Republic, his or her mandate is deemed to resume as of the day following the day on which he or she ceases to perform, or is released from, those duties.
(2) Where the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu has been suspended in accordance with section 6 of this Act, the mandate is deemed to resume as of the date set out in the resolution of the Management Board of the Riigikogu (subsection 3 of section 6).

§ 8.  Grounds for termination of the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu

(1) The mandate of a member of the Riigikogu is deemed to be terminated as of the day the results of the election of the next Riigikogu are announced.
(2) The mandate of a member of the Riigikogu is terminated before the end of its term:
1) upon the member’s assumption of another government office;
2) when a convicting judgment entered by a court against him or her becomes final;
3) upon his or her resignation following the procedure established by this Act;
4) if the Supreme Court decides that he or she is incapable of performing his or her duties for an extended period;
5) in the event of his or her death.

§ 9.  Resignation of a member of the Riigikogu

(1) A member of the Riigikogu may resign from the Riigikogu of his or her own accord.
(2) The member of the Riigikogu who wishes to resign submits to the Management Board of the Riigikogu a written application that sets out the reason for the resignation.
(3) Where the person who is elected member of the Riigikogu, or the substitute member, is unable to assume the duties of a member of the Riigikogu, he or she may resign before taking the oath of office.
(4) In the case described in subsection 3 of this section, the member of the Riigikogu submits the letter of resignation, in observance of the requirements described in subsection 2, before the first sitting of the Riigikogu to the National Electoral Committee, and after this to the Management Board of the Riigikogu.
(5) A member of the Riigikogu may not resign when his or her mandate has been suspended under section 5 or 6 of this Act.
(6) A member of the Riigikogu is deemed to have submitted a letter of resignation if, within ten days as of the day on which the results of the election to the European Parliament are announced, he or she fails to inform the National Electoral Committee that he or she wishes to continue in his or her current office and to decline the mandate of a member of the European Parliament.
(7) The National Electoral Committee or the Management Board of the Riigikogu decides on the resignation request at the earliest opportunity.
(8) The mandate of the member of the Riigikogu who has submitted a letter of resignation terminates on the day on which the National Electoral Committee or the Management Board of the Riigikogu takes the decision concerning the assumption of the membership of the Riigikogu by the substitute member.

§ 10.  Termination of the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu by judgment of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court may, at the request of the Management Board of the Riigikogu, terminate the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu by judgment before the end of its term if the member of the Riigikogu:
1) is incapable of performing his or her duties for an extended period,
2) does not meet the requirements for candidates standing for membership in the Riigikogu as established in the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia or in the Riigikogu Election Act, or
3) refuses to take the oath of office.

Chapter 3 SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS  

§ 11.  Substitute members

Where the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu is suspended or is terminated before the end of its term, a substitute member assumes the membership of the Riigikogu instead of that member.

§ 12.  Order of substitute members

(1) The substitute member of a member of the Riigikogu elected from a given electoral district is the candidate who stood in the election for the member’s political party in that electoral district and who is registered first in the order of substitute members.
(2) The substitute member of a member of the Riigikogu who is deemed elected by way of a compensation seat is the candidate who stood in the election for the member’s political party in that party’s national list and who is registered first in the order of substitute members.
(3) If the political party has no more candidates who are registered as substitute members for the given electoral district, the candidate who stood in the election in that party’s national list and who is registered first in the order of substitute members becomes the substitute member.
(4) If the member of the Riigikogu to be substituted stood as a non-affiliated candidate or if there are no more registered substitute members in the list of the member’s party, that member’s seat goes to the substitute member designated in accordance with the additional seat allocated between the national lists and registered by the National Electoral Committee.
(5) Resumption of his or her seat by the member of the Riigikogu entails the termination of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu who was the last to assume the membership of the Riigikogu from among the candidates of the resuming member’s political party who stood in the election in the relevant electoral district or in the national list and who were registered as substitute members.

§ 13.  Assumption of the membership of the Riigikogu by a substitute member

(1) The assumption of the membership of the Riigikogu by a substitute member is formalised by decision of the National Electoral Committee or the Management Board of the Riigikogu.
(2) The National Electoral Committee or the Management Board of the Riigikogu adopts the decision referred to in subsection 1 of this section at the earliest opportunity after receiving the document that confirms the circumstances which serve as grounds for the suspension or termination of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu before the end of its term.
(3) The mandate of the substitute member as a member of the Riigikogu commences on the day following the day on which the National Electoral Committee or the Management Board of the Riigikogu adopted the decision.

§ 14.  Termination of the mandate of the substitute member in the seat of a member of the Riigikogu

(1) In addition to those listed in section 8 of this Act, the mandate of the substitute member in the seat of a member of the Riigikogu terminates in the following cases on account of the resumption of the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu:
1) on the day on which the President of the Riigikogu ceases to perform the duties of the President of the Republic;
2) on the day on which the member of the Riigikogu is released from the duties of a member of the Government of the Republic;
3) on the day preceding the day set out in the decision of the Management Board of the Riigikogu in the cases referred to in section 6 of this Act.
(2) The termination of the mandate of the substitute member in the seat of a member of the Riigikogu is formalised by decision of the Board of the Riigikogu.

Chapter 4 OATH OF OFFICE OF A MEMBER OF RIIGIKOGU  

§ 15.  Obligation to take the oath of office and the text of the oath of office

(1) Before assuming his or her duties, the member of the Riigikogu takes the following oath of office:
«Asudes täitma oma kohustusi Riigikogu liikmena Riigikogu … koosseisus, annan vande jääda ustavaks Eesti Vabariigile ja tema põhiseaduslikule korrale. (Nimi. Allkiri. Kuupäev.)» [Assuming my duties as a member of the... Riigikogu, I swear to remain loyal to the Republic of Estonia and its constitutional order. (Name. Signature. Date. )]
(2) The member of the Riigikogu signs the form of the oath of office.
(3) The signed forms of the oaths of office are kept at the Supreme Court.

§ 16.  Taking the oath of office

(1) Members of the new Riigikogu take the oath of office at the first sitting following the procedure established in the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure Act.
(2) Any member of the Riigikogu who has not taken the oath of office at the first sitting takes the oath before the Riigikogu at the beginning of the first sitting which he or she attends.
(3) If the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu commences for the second or subsequent time during the mandate of the same Riigikogu and he or she has taken the oath of office during the mandate of that Riigikogu, he or she submits the oath of office to the President of the Riigikogu in writing.

Chapter 5 GUARANTEES CONNECTED TO THE EXERCISE OF A SEAT ON THE RIIGIKOGU AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE RIIGIKOGU  

§ 17.  Free mandate

(1) Members of the Riigikogu are independent. They perform the duty of representating the people in accordance with the Constitution, Acts of the Riigikogu, the public interest and their conscience.
(2) No member of the Riigikogu may be obligated to resign from the Riigikogu.

§ 18.  Immunity

(1) Members of the Riigikogu are exempt from legal liability for votes cast or political statements made by them in the Riigikogu or in any of its bodies.
(2) Members of the Riigikogu are inviolable. No member of the Riigikogu may be obstructed in the performance of his or her duties.
(3) Members of the Riigikogu may not invoke their immunity in connection with acts that are not related to the exercise of free mandate, or to escape legal liability.
(4) Members of the Riigikogu cannot waive their immunity. They may, by communicating to the President of the Tallinn Court of Appeal, to the Committee of Constitutional Affairs or to the Chancellor of Justice the corresponding declaration of consent in a format that allows reproduction in writing, agree to the performance of isolated procedural acts provided in subsections 1, 3 and 4 of section 3822 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and covered by immunity.
(5) Where this obstructs the performance of his or her duties, a member of the Riigikogu may not be ordered to participate in administrative or civil court proceedings or in misdemeanour proceedings, or compelled to attend any such proceedings, unless the member of the Riigikogu has consented to that in a format that allows reproduction in writing.
(6) The preparation of the statement of charges regarding a member of the Riigikogu and the performance of any procedural acts of which the subject is a member of the Riigikogu is subject to the provisions of Chapter 141 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 181.  Limitation period

(1) When a member of the Riigikogu is suspected of having committed a criminal offence, the running of the limitation period of that offence is suspended.
(2) The running of the limitation period resumes when the Riigikogu consents to the preparation of the statement of charges concerning the member of the Riigikogu or when the mandate of that member expires.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 182.  Special rules concerning the immunity of members of the Riigikogu in relation to misdemeanour proceedings

(1) In the event that a member of the Riigikogu commits a misdemeanour offence, he or she may be subjected to direct coercion insofar as this is inevitably necessary for fixing the fact of the offence.
(2) Any sentence of detention that a member of the Riigikogu is ordered to serve is to be served during a time when this does not interfere with his or her participation in the work of the Riigikogu.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 183.  Special rules concerning the immunity of members of the Riigikogu in relation to the application of special state supervision measures provided in the Law Enforcement Act

Where there is a need to counteract a heightened threat to a person’s physical inviolability, physical liberty or highly valuable property, or in the presence of a heightened threat that a breach of public order is already being perpetrated or is about to be perpetrated, a member of the Riigikogu may, without his or her consent, be subjected to the special state supervision measures that are provided in the Law Enforcement Act and that interfere with the performance of his or her duties.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 184.  Protection of postal items and of messages transmitted through an electronic communication network by or to a member of the Riigikogu

(1) The seizure and examination, under s. 89 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, of a postal item sent by or to a member of the Riigikogu may be performed in respect of the member of the Riigikogu only where this is necessary to prove an offence that he or she is considered to have committed.
(2) Any work-related messages that a member of the Riigikogu sends or receives through an electronic communication network are protected by immunity. This does not apply when procedural acts under ss. 3822(1) and 3822(4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure are performed in respect of the member of the Riigikogu with the approval of the President of the Tallinn Court of Appeal or the Chancellor of Justice.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 185.  Application to withdraw the immunity of a member of the Riigikogu

In order to obtain the consent for performing a procedural act or laying a statement of charges whose subject is a member of the Riigikogu, the Chancellor of Justice or the Prosecutor General presents a reasoned application in which he or she convincingly shows why it is not possible to attain the aim by other means.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force 01.01.2015]

§ 19.  Access to state secrets and classified information of foreign states

(1) Members of the Riigikogu are authorised to access state secrets and classified foreign information in order to perform their duties.
(2) Access to specific classified foreign information or state secrets may be denied to a member of the Riigikogu by a reasoned decision of the Prime Minister or other relevant minister if:
1) the state secret concerns a source of security information,
2) the state secret concerns a work method of a security authority while this method is still in use,
3) the state secret concerns collection of information by a security authority in a manner provided for in section 25 or 26 of the Security Authorities Act while such collection is still in progress, or
4) the disclosure of the state secret endangers the persons with regard to whom a surveillance activity has been conducted, the persons who participated and were involved in the conduct of the surveillance activity, as well as any persons close to them, or if the disclosure endangers the secrecy of cooperation.
[RT I, 29.06.2012, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2013]
(3) Where the performance of security vetting is an obligatory precondition for being granted access to classified information of a foreign state, such vetting is to be performed also in respect of members of the Riigikogu.
(4) Each member of the Riigikogu who is appointed member of the National Defence Committee is to undergo security vetting. Where a member of the Riigikogu who is appointed member of the National Defence Committee does not pass the security vetting, a new member is appointed in his or her stead in accordance with the procedure provided in the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act.
(5) To undertake the security vetting referred to in subsection 3 of this section, the member of the Riigikogu completes the questionnaire for applicants for security clearance for access to state secrets and signs a consent form in which he or she authorises the agency responsible for conducting the security vetting to obtain, as part of the security vetting, information on him or her from natural and legal persons and from institutions and bodies of the government and of local authorities, and submits the questionnaire and the form to the Security Authorities Oversight Committee of the Riigikogu.
(6) The Security Authorities Oversight Committee of the Riigikogu designates the security authority to perform security vetting in respect of the member of the Riigikogu, to whom that member is to transmit the documents referred to in subsection 5 of this section.
(7) The security authority submits the information collected in the course of security vetting of the member of the Riigikogu to the Security Authorities Oversight Committee of the Riigikogu within two months following reception of the documents referred to in subsection 5 of this section.
(8) The decision on whether the member of the Riigikogu has passed the security vetting is taken by the Security Authorities Oversight Committee of the Riigikogu. The certificate of access to classified information of a foreign state is issued following the procedure established in the State Secrets and Classified Information of Foreign States Act.
[RT I, 22.12.2014, 9 – entry into force on the first day of the mandate of the 13thRiigikogu ]

§ 20.  Responding to informational letters and requests of members of the Riigikogu

(1) Government agencies, local authorities and the officials of such agencies and authorities are required to respond to informational letters and requests of members of the Riigikogu within ten working days as of receiving the letter or request.
(2) Where further investigation is necessary, government agencies, local authorities and the officials of such agencies and authorities may extend the term provided in subsection 1 of this section at the most to one month. The member of the Riigikogu must be notified of the extension in writing.

§ 21.  Restricted actions and obligation to declare economic interests and areas of activity

[Repealed – RT I, 29.06.2012, 1 – entry into force 01.01.2014]

Chapter 6 OFFICES INCOMPATIBLE WITH THAT OF A MEMBER OF THE RIIGIKOGU  

§ 22.  Offices and duties incompatible with that of a member of the Riigikogu

(1) The principal position of employment of members of the Riigikogu is with the Riigikogu.
(2) During his or her mandate, a member of the Riigikogu may not hold a position or perform functions which are in conflict with the principle of separation of powers or which may otherwise lead to a conflict of interests in the activities of the member of the Riigikogu.
(3) The Riigikogu or a body of the Riigikogu may appoint a member of the Riigikogu as chair or member of a certain supervisory board in the cases provided by law.

§ 23.  Prohibition of holding a civil service position

(1) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be a civil servant at an executive body of the government or of a local authority.
(2) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be the head of a government institution administered by an executive agency of the government.
(3) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not hold the office of the chair of the executive board of a municipality or city, a member of the executive board of a municipality or city, or of an official of either type of the local authority.
(4) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be in the service of other states, of institutions or bodies of the European Union, or of international organisations.

§ 24.  Prohibition of membership in a city council or a rural municipality council

(1) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be a member of a city council or a rural municipality council.
(2) The mandate of the member of the Riigikogu as a member of a city council or a rural municipality council is suspended when he or she is elected member of such a council.

§ 25.  Prohibition of membership of the European Parliament

During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be a member of the European Parliament.

§ 26.  Restrictions on membership in the supervisory board of a legal person in public law and prohibition of heading or being a member of the management board of a legal person in public law

(1) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be a member of the supervisory board of a legal person in public law if this requires appointment by the Government of the Republic, a Minister or the head of other authority of the executive branch of government.
(2) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not hold the office of the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Bank of Estonia.
(3) During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be the chair or member of the management board of a legal person in public law.

§ 27.  Prohibition of pursuing a liberal profession

During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not practice as an advocate, notary, bailiff or sworn translator.

§ 28.  Prohibition of being the chair or member of the management board of a partially government-owned company or of a foundation whose founders include the government

During his or her mandate, the member of the Riigikogu may not be the chair or member of the management board of a partially government-owned company or of a foundation whose founders include the government.

Chapter 7 SOCIAL GUARANTEERS OF MEMBERS OF RIIGIKOGU  

§ 29.  Salaries of members of the Riigikogu

(1) The salaries of members of the Riigikogu are set in the Salaries of Higher State Servants Act.
[RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(2) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(3) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(4) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(5) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(6) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(7) [Repealed – RT I 2010, 1, 2 – entry into force 01.01.2012]
(8) Members of the Riigikogu are paid a salary starting the day on which they take the oath of office.

§ 30.  Reimbursement of work related expenses of the members of the Riigikogu

Work-related expenses are reimbursed to members of the Riigikogu on the basis of expense receipts in the amount of up to 30 percent of the salary of the member following the procedure established by the Management Board of the Riigikogu. Until termination of the mandate of the XI Riigikogu, work-related expenses are reimbursed to members of the Riigikogu on the basis of expense receipts in the amount of up to 10 percent of the salary of the member following the procedure established by the Management Board of the Riigikogu.
[RT I 2009, 15, 95 – entry into force 01.03.2009]

§ 31.  Reimbursement of lodging expenses to members of the Riigikogu

(1) [Repealed – RT I 2007, 44, 316 – entry into force 27.03.2011 – enters into force on the day on which the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins]
[Subsection 2 enters into force on the day on which the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins – 27.03.2011]
(2) If, according to the information in the population register, the member of the Riigikogu resides outside Tallinn or outside the territory of the local authorities bordering Tallinn, that member, on the basis of the corresponding request submitted by him or her, receives monthly reimbursement for lodging expenses in the amount of 20 percent of the salary of the member.

§ 32.  Compensation upon the termination of the mandate of a member of the Riigikogu

(1) When the mandate of the member of the Riigikogu is terminated, the member is paid a one-off compensation.
(2) If the person was a member of the Riigikogu for less than one year, he or she is paid compensation in the amount equal to the salary of the member of the Riigikogu for the continuous period during which he or she performed the duties of a member of the Riigikogu, but not exceeding three months’ salary of the member of the Riigikogu.
(3) If the person was a member of the Riigikogu for at least one year, he or she is paid compensation in the amount equal to six months’ salary of the member of the Riigikogu.
(4) When the member of the Riigikogu resigns, he or she is paid compensation only if he or she was a member of the Riigikogu for at least one year. In such a case, the amount of the compensation is equal to three months’ salary of the member of the Riigikogu.
(5) If a member of the Riigikogu is elected to the new Riigikogu, he or she is paid compensation in the amount equal to the salary of the member of the Riigikogu for the number of days between the day of the termination of the mandate of the previous Riigikogu and the day of taking the oath of office in the new Riigikogu.
(6) The provisions of this section do not apply to members of the Riigikogu whose mandate is terminated before the end of its term in accordance with points 1, 2, 4 or 5 of subsection 2 of section 8 of this Act.

Chapter 8 OFFICIAL MISSIONS  

§ 33.  Official missions

(1) A member of the Riigikogu undertakes a domestic official mission when he or she travels outside Tallinn to perform the duties assigned by the Riigikogu or the Management Board or committee of the Riigikogu.
(2) A member of the Riigikogu undertakes an international official mission when he or she travels to a foreign state to perform the duties assigned by the Riigikogu or the Management Board, political group or committee of the Riigikogu.
(3) Until the relevant delegation is constituted during the mandate of the new Riigikogu, a member of the delegation formed during the mandate of the previous Riigikogu may be authorised to undertake an international official mission in the capacity of a representative of the Riigikogu regardless of whether or not he or she was elected to the new Riigikogu.
(4) The conditions and extent as well as the procedure for the reimbursement of expenses related to official missions is established by the Management Board of the Riigikogu.
(5) The decision to authorise an official mission of the member of the Riigikogu is made by the Management Board of the Riigikogu.

§ 34.  Travel insurance

Any member of the Riigikogu who is on an international official mission is entitled to travel insurance under the conditions, to the extent and following the procedure established by the Management Board of the Riigikogu.

Chapter 9 ASSISTANT TO THE MEMBER OF THE RIIGIKOGU  
[Repealed - RT I 2009, 15, 95 - entry into force 01.03.2009]

§ 35. – § 37. [Omitted from this version.]

Chapter 10 IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS  

§ 38. – § 59. [Omitted from this version.]

§ 60.  Implementation of the term of office of the Secretary General of the Riigikogu

The Secretary General of the Riigikogu who is in office when this Act enters into force is deemed to be appointed to the office for a term of five years as of the entry into force of this Act.

§ 601.  Temporary salary arrangements of members of the Riigikogu

Until 31 December 2011, the salary of a member of the Riigikogu is the average salary in Estonia multiplied by the relevant coefficient provided in section 29 of this Act, but not more than the average salary in Estonia in the fourth quarter of 2009 multiplied by the relevant coefficient provided in section 29 of this Act.
[RT I, 28.12.2010, 6 – entry into force on 27.03.2011– enters into force on the day on which the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins]

§ 61.  Entry into force of this Act

(1) This Act enters into force on the tenth day after its publication in the Riigi Teataja.
(2) Section 19 of this Act enters into force on 1 January 2008.
(3) Subsection 2 of section 31 of this Act enters into force on the day on which the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins, i.e., on 27.03.2011.
[RT I 2009, 15, 95 – entry into force 01.03.2009]
(4) Subsection 1 of section 31 of this Act is repealed as of the day the mandate of the XII Riigikogu begins, i.e., as of 27.03.2011.
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