The Verkhovna Rada has supported the bill on the abolition of the immunity of people's deputies in the second reading and in whole, - correspondent of OstroV reports.
373 people's deputies voted for bill No. 7203 "On amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the inviolability of people's deputies of Ukraine)".
All political forces voted for, including non-faction people's deputies, except for Opposition Platform - For Life.
In particular, the norm that "people's deputies cannot be prosecuted, detained or arrested" without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is being removed from the current version of the Constitution.
At the same time, the norm that people's deputies are not legally liable for the results of voting or statements in the parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for offence or slander, remains.
"Deputies will not be responsible for political decisions, voting or any political or public speeches. It is about allowing criminal prosecution… ", - President Volodymyr Zelensky said at the Verkhovna Rada meeting.
The parliamentary immunity will be canceled from January 1, 2020.