Law Amending The Law On Elections For Two Parliament (Better Utilization Of The Parliamentary Member Housing, Clarifications On The Member Housing And Housing Allowance Schemes, More Flexible Rules For Compensation For Mps, Etc.)

Original Language Title: Law amending the law on elections to parliament (Better utilization of the Parliamentary member housing, clarifications on medlemsbolig- and housing allowance schemes, more flexible rules for compensation for MPs, etc.)

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Law amending the law on elections for two parliament (Better utilization of the Parliamentary member housing, clarifications on the member housing and housing allowance schemes, more flexible rules for compensation for MPs, etc.) WE, Margrethe the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Denmark, hereby proclaim: The Folketing has passed and We Assent to the following law: § 1 In law on elections for two parliament, cf. Consolidated Act No. 107 of January 8, 2011, is amended as follows: 1. § 108 paragraph. 4-10, repealed and replaced: "Paragraph. 4. Cost supplement under subsection. 3 are not included in taxable income. There can not be deducted from the taxable income of the costs associated with parliamentary work, including housing costs, domestic transport etc. Act. 5. section 109a paragraph. 12, applies equally in accordance with paragraph two cost surcharge. 3. ' 2. Two places in § 109 paragraph. 1, and two sites in section 110 paragraph. 1, the words ' he ' to ' member '. 3. § 109 paragraph. 11, 2nd and 3rd sentences. Repealed. 4. After section 109 added: ' section 109a. Parliament shall, without charge an accommodation available two every member of the Parliamentary Bureau. PCS. 2. parliament shall, without charge an accommodation available for an ordinary member residing outside the Zealand area. The home must be vacated no later than 2 weeks after cessation of membership of parliament. PCS. 3. Have no opportunity to make parliament an accommodation available for an ordinary member who satisfy the requirement of paragraph. 2, may be replaced provided the member an allowance for a fixed additional housing in the Copenhagen area. The compensation amounts two up to 50.000 DKK Per. years and shall be paid upon proof two cover the actual cost of housing. The allowance may be granted for up to 3 months after the end of that membership. A member who once has begun two receive compensation for additional accommodation of this paragraph may continue to do so for the same accommodation, although the parliament since hate to have the opportunity to make an accommodation available for the member. PCS. 4. For an ordinary member who provided with accommodation available under paragraph. 2 or reimbursed for a fixed additional housing after paragraph. 3 shall be paid without documentation 20.000 DKr. Per year two cover expenses. related to separation allowance. The same applies to a member of the Parliamentary Bureau if the person would be entitled two housing under subsection. 2, provided that he was not a member of the Bureau. PCS. 5. Under similar circumstances in paragraphs. 3, shall be a full member, not permanently additional housing in the Copenhagen area, recoup the costs of hotel accommodation in the Copenhagen area for meetings as part of parliamentary work. PCS. 6. Have the parliament after the grant under paragraph. 1 and 2 vacant homes available, these may on application free of charge made available two other members of parliament for a parliamentary session at a time. PCS. 7. The allocation of vacant homes after paragraph. 6 particularly emphasized the members ' total travel time by public transport, including waiting times, number of shifts between transport and the latest possible moment for repatriation. The health consequences, economic or social factors may also be involved in the assessment. PCS. 8. A residence that is made available to a member under subsection. 6, can the Parliamentary side terminated with two weeks ' notice if there is a need to make the property available to a member who is entitled thereto under paragraph. 1 and 2. In deciding which member must vacate an assigned housing de-emphasizes the same proportion as the allocation of vacant homes, see. Paragraph. 7. Paragraph. 9. Outside of the paragraph. 5 forms case, an ordinary member who does not have a housing made available in accordance with paragraph. 1, 2 or 6 and have not been reimbursed for a fixed additional housing after paragraph. 3, in a calendar year covered for up to 12 nights at a hotel in Copenhagen area for meetings as part of parliamentary work. PCS. 10. An ordinary member of parliament can in a calendar year covered for up to 12 hotel nights in the multimember constituency where the member is established for in connection with meetings of the big circle, if the distance between the big circle and the member's residence makes it reasonable. There shall not cover the costs of hotel accommodation after the first section. Members set out in Copenhagen or Copenhagen greater United circles, and having a housing provided under paragraph. 1, 2 or 6 or reimbursed for a fixed additional housing after paragraph. 3rd PCS. 11. The value of a dwelling provided by paragraph. 1, 2 or 6 for a member of parliament, compensation for additional fixed housing after paragraph. 3, compensation for separation allowance under subsection. 4 and the value of hotel accommodation, which is covered by paragraph. 5, 9 and 10, are not included in taxable income. There can not be deducted from taxable income for expenses associated with parliamentary work, including housing costs, domestic transport etc. Act. 12. The amounts in paragraph. 3 and 4 are set out in the October 1999 levels. The amounts adjusted by the same percentage change (1 decimal place) as the percentage change in the total CPI consumer price index's housing record respectively compared to July 1999. The adjusted amounts are rounded two whole crowns. Adjustments made to the index for January and July for the periods from 1 April 30th September and 1 October two Dec. 31. March. The first adjustment shall be made by. 1 April 2000. 13. Rules Committee shall lay down rules on members the opportunity to have a place of residence free of charge in accordance with paragraph. 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 and receive compensation for housing-related basis. 3, including requirements for documentation of actual housing costs and the calculation of the cost of home ownership and the like. Referred. Paragraphs. 3, 2nd sentence. And guidelines for the allocation of vacant homes after paragraph. 6. Rules Committee shall also lay down detailed rules on reimbursement of actual housing costs after the withdrawal of membership shall see. Paragraph. 3, the third section, And cover the costs of hotel accommodation after paragraph. 5, 9 and 10 and hotel accommodation for termination of parliament. Rules Committee shall establish further rules on MPs ' access to benefits under this section during the leave and the right to maintain such benefits for a move. PCS. 14. Rules Committee may establish rules that the benefits two which the provisions of this clause assigned members of parliament, under similar circumstances, BE PAYABLE temporary members, or specific categories of temporary members. In that case, paragraph. 11 mutatis mutandis. section 109 (b). There may be a member of parliament eligible for the compensation of own car to journeys between home and the member most suitable public transport link to and from the parliament. In special cases where it is not possible or is not deemed appropriate to use public transport, the President of the people's congresses decide that extent specified to be granted a member compensation for use of own car in Denmark two attend two political work. Mileage allowance for driving their own car for the first and second sections. per kilometre happening at the rate established for by the Tax Council pursuant. Assessment Act, section 9 (B). The universal allowance is not included in taxable income. ' 5. § 120 paragraph. 1, 3rd section. Repealed. 6. In paragraph 124, paragraph. 1, the words "his duties" to "bond" and three places the words ' he ' to ' President '. ' 7. In paragraph 125, first paragraph, The words ' him ' city ' of the case ' and ' his ' shall ' for that person. ' § 2 pcs. 1. This Act shall enter into force on 1 April 2012. Subsection. 2. Members of parliament at the time of commencement of the Act has been provided with accommodation free of charge in accordance with § 108 paragraph. 4, and members are reimbursed for the cost of housing in accordance with § 108 paragraph. 5, cf. Consolidated Act No. 107 of 8 January 2011, may continue to do so under these rules. Given to Christiansborg Palace, March 21, 2012 Under Our Royal Hand and Seal Margrethe r./Margrethe Vestager