The Legislative Duma of Tomsk Oblast


Activity Plan - 2009


Priority areas of law-making activities
of the Tomsk Oblast State Duma in 2009

In state construction and local government:
- provide legislative support for the administrative reform;
- provide legislative support for the state civil and municipal service;
- provide regulatory framework for the activity of the Tomsk Oblast State Duma;
- develop electoral legislation;
- provide regulatory support for Magistrates;
- improve the legislation regarding Tomsk Oblast awards.

In fiscal and tax policy:
- ensure stable and predictable fiscal and tax policy to meet strategic objectives in the long term perspective;
- improve living standards and secure economic growth;
- create incentives for positive structural changes in the economy by means of tax policy economic tools; support investment and socially-relevant activity;
- secure streamline development of the technical and innovation zone (Tomsk SEZ);
- increase the efficiency of budgetary expenditures, develop a goal-oriented budgeting practice;
- improve property management practices: orientation to a positive economic, social, and fiscal effect from utilization and (or) privatization of the regional public property;
- create incentives for municipal entities to build up their own taxation base by means of an inter-budgetary relations system; introduce a practice for considering efficiency of local authorities work when taking decisions on providing financial support from the Oblast budget;
- increase control over use of budgetary allocations, efficacy of the budget programs implementation;
- systematically bring fiscal and tax legislation into compliance with Federal Legislation changes.

In economic policy:
- create conditions to change the economy structure by developing strategically important sectors producing high value added product; reduce the risks of dependence on the world markets situation;
- create conditions favorable for economic activity and attraction of investments; make the regional companies ready for efficient cooperation with investors; implicate the population assets to implement the Oblast investment potentials; reduce risks for investors;
- implement economic potential of the Research and Educational Complex; develop innovative economy sector; develop "new economy" areas;
- create conditions facilitating consolidation of academic science, higher education institutes, and industrial enterprises to promote innovations to market;
- create conditions to maximally meet the citizens' demands for housing by supporting development of public and housing utilities on the land plots allocated for housing construction, social housing construction, elimination of slum and hazardous dwellings, scale-up of construction facilities, development of construction materials industry, development of housing construction financing tools, development of effective system of support provided to citizens in need for housing conditions improvement;
- create favorable conditions to develop small and middle-scale business; implement the program of support for small and middle-scale entrepreneurship;
- create conditions to develop the agro-industrial complex: stimulation of institutional and sectorial reorganization in the rural economy; provide accelerated development of cattle breeding; stimulate development of small-scale businesses; form highly potential staff in agriculture; provide food supply security;
- improve the Land Legislation;
- ensure reasonable and efficient usage of natural resources; implement resource-saving technologies and effective environment management systems; preserve unique ecosystems;
- reduce power expenditure in production; ensure energy independence and energy security of the region;
- create conditions for transport infrastructure development; provide priority financing for construction activities, development and modernization of road networks, repair and maintenance of roads; create conditions to develop river transport and minor aviation;
- create conditions for structural reorganization of the regional timber industry complex and promote investment attractiveness of the forest industry;
- create conditions for the development of new forms of housing management; improve the housing and public utilities management system; take energy saving measures; modernize objects of public utilities infrastructure; introduce economic tools to stimulate the reduction of costs in provision of housing and utilities services.

In social policy:
- establish conditions for efficient target support for citizens;
- establish conditions to improve the status of teaching, improve moral and material stimuli to keep the best teaching staff in educational system; re-equip school canteens and ensure that school students have a balanced diet;
- establish conditions to promote healthy life-style, particularly healthy eating; improve the tools to ensure high-quality and affordable health care for population.

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