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Legislative Assembly

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (6 St. Isaac's Square), the top legislative organ of state power in St. Petersburg elected for 4 years. The Assembly is comprised of 50 deputies and is located in Mariinsky Palace. It was reorganized as the City Assembly by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated December, 21 1993. The first elections were held in two turns on March 20-21 and in April 3, 1994 (25 deputies were elected). On April 1, 1994 the City Assembly Coordination Board convened. Pre-elections were held on October 30 and November 20, 1994. A total of 49 deputies were elected of whom 14 were representatives of administrative staff, 5 were teachers, 11 were businesspersons, 7 – scholars and academics, 6 - representatives of social organizations, 2 – white collar employees, 3 - lawyers, 1 was a worker and 1 was a retiree. During the first session on December 14, 1994 the deputies decreed to rename the City Assembly into the Legislative Assembly. On December 26, 1994 12 standing commissions and 3 coordinating groups were created. One of the structural subdivisions of the Legislative Assembly is the Chamber of Audit (set up in April 1994). Elections of Second Legislative Assembly were held in December 1998. 50 deputies were elected (of whom 26 were deputies of the First Assembly), their mean age was 46, every Deputy had higher education (including 14 deputies with doctorates and 5 with two doctorates). The Second Legislative Assembly was a full-time political organization. On April 14, 1999 the new structure of the Legislative Assembly was approved with two Committees (Budget and Finance Committee and Legislative Committee), 7 standing and 3 (later 5) sectoral commissions, working committees (Review and Revision Commissions), as well as the office of Human Rights Commissioner and the Audit Chamber. Plenary sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays. The Legislative Assembly also sets up deputies' commissions and working groups, delegates its representatives to public organizations and organs of the executive branch. The Legislative Assembly discusses, adopts and controls compliance with laws of St. Petersburg, including the city budget law, the order of administration and disposal of city property, programmes of social and economic development, administrative and territorial division, work of the bodies of local self-government, administration schemes, the structure of St. Petersburg Administration, and the order of elections and referendums in St. Petersburg. The Legislative Assembly elects the Human Rights Commissioner of St. Petersburg and the State secretary of St. Petersburg. The Assembly makes appointments of the member of the Federation Council representing the Legislative Assembly and also of some officials of St. Petersburg Administration, of judges of the City Charter Court and judges of peace. Annually the Legislative Assembly considers over 200 St. Petersburg laws. It approved the Charter of St. Petersburg and amendments to it, and legal acts entitled On the Title Honourable Citizen of St. Petersburg (1996), On Administrative and Territorial Division of St. Petersburg (1996-97), On Local Self-Government (1997), On Borders of Administrative Districts (1998), On State Service of St. Petersburg (2000), the List of Objects of City Environment (1999), and others. A number of target programmes have been approved. Elections of the Third Legislative Assembly took place in December 2002 (50 deputies were elected, of whom 38 were deputies of the Second Assembly). The Legislative Assembly speakers were Y. P. Kravtsov (1995-99), S. B. Tarasov (June 2000-2002), V. A. Tyulpanov (since January 2003). The Assembly publishers Vestnik Zakonodatelnogo Sobraniya Sankt-Peterburga (Bulletin of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg).

N. Y. Cherepenina.

Kravtsov Yury Anatolievich
Tarasov Sergey Borisovich
Tyulpanov Vadim Albertovich

St.Isaac's Square/Saint Petersburg, city, house 6

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Mariinsky Palace


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