The Planalto Palace made the list of priority proposals this year official for voting in the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate. So far, of the 45 matters listed, 39 are already being processed by the Legislature and six are still being prepared.
With proposals in areas such as economy, health and infrastructure, according to the leader of the government in the Chamber, deputy Ricardo Barros (PP-PR), the objective of the articles is “to improve the functioning of the State; break down barriers to economic activity to modernize Brazil and generate jobs; and make life easier for citizens”.
Of the proposals listed in the Ordinance 667/22, published in yesterday’s edition (9) of the Official Gazette, the majority, 23, are already under analysis by the deputies. Regarding infrastructure, the new legal framework for the electricity sector, PL 414/21, will receive priority attention from the government in the Chamber. The project improves the regulatory and commercial model of the electricity sector, to expand the free market.
On the economic agenda, the highlights that are already being analyzed by the Chamber are the Guarantee Framework (PL 4188/21) and the creation of the Social Contribution on Operations with Goods and Services (CBS) (PL 3887/20).
Reducing the Brazil cost is the subject of two priority projects for the government: the one that creates the National Civil Identification, simplifying the use of documents by citizens (PL 3228/21); and what regulates the private representation of interests by natural or legal persons before public agents (PL 4391/21).
In the social area, the priority is MP 1076/21, which establishes an extra benefit for Auxílio Brasil. The list also includes the proposal relating to the time frame of indigenous lands (PL 490/07); the project that expands accessibility to reading for people with disabilities (PL 4315/21); and what stimulates and facilitates the generation of jobs, through the Green and Yellow Contract (PL 6160/19).
In Health, the legislative priorities are PLS 589/21, which improves the quality control of medicines already registered; PL 2552/21, which modernizes the tracking of drug production and consumption; and PL 1613/21, which facilitates the incorporation of technologies into the Unified Health System (SUS).
Other government priorities are PL 360/21, which puts an end to the possibility of temporary release of prisoners; and PL 6438/19, which extends the carrying of weapons to different categories of public servants
Also highlighted on the agenda are PL 1776/15, which includes pedophilia in the list of heinous crimes; and PL 3780/20, which establishes stricter punishments for sexual abuse committed by priests, health or education professionals or anyone who uses the trust of a minor or incapacitated victim to commit this type of crime.
Mining on indigenous lands is the subject of PL 191/20, another government priority. The proposal establishes specific conditions for this activity and creates an indemnity for restricting the usufruct of indigenous lands.
In the environmental area, the highlights are the project that creates the National Policy on Climate Change (PL 6539/19); what regulates the carbon market in Brazil (PL 528/21); and what gives more agility and flexibility to forest concessions (PL 5518/20).
PL 6299/02, also called the Safe Food Law, regulates the use and inspection of pesticides and is on the legislative agenda for 2022.
Another priority is PL 1293/21, which encourages self-control in food production, revoking legal provisions that establish penalties related to agricultural defense.
In education, PL 2401/19, which regulates the right to home schooling, is also a priority for the Bolsonaro government. Another is PL 6/20, which makes continued progression illegal throughout Brazil, abolishing the organization by cycles.
*With information from the Chamber Agency