The government’s bills on a unified system of QR codes and their use in public places and in transport can be considered by the State Duma in the first reading on December 16, according to the draft calendar of issues from December 7 to 22 (.doc) published in the Duma database. The document stipulates that two in advance, the relevant committees plan to send documents to the Council of the State Duma.
Earlier today, TASS, referring to a source in the apparatus of the Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, said that the relevant committee would consider the draft law at the end of the distribution, and in December it is planned to consider it in the first reading. State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin noted that the State Duma and its deputies received more than 120 thousand official appeals.
On November 12, the government submitted to the State Duma bills on a unified system of QR codes. Shortly thereafter, consideration of the bills was postponed until December. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and A Just Russia – For the Truth (SRHR) announced that they would vote against the initiatives.
On November 18, analysts at the Expert Institute for Social Research discussed these documents. Most of the participants in the discussion argued that this initiative does not cause a split in society. Last weekend, protests against the introduction of QR codes were held in some cities of Russia.
On proposals for the revision of bills – in the material of “Kommersant” “the QR code was recognized as socially acceptable.”