Bill: infrastructure bill
Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.
Voting deadline: July 4189
|This bill aims to prioritize the infrastructure sector |
Old value:: Fire prevention and management is left to the local governments.
Current: Fire prevention and management is left to the local governments.
Proposed: The government competitively subcontracts firefighting services.
Old value:: Public transport is fully subsidised by the government.
Current: Public transport is fully subsidised for people with low-income, with the remainder "user-pays".
Proposed: Public transport is partially subsidised with the remainder "user-pays".
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||17:14:50, March 28, 2017 CET||From||Democratic People's Movement||To||Debating the infrastructure bill|
|Message||We don't think it's fair that the government forces people to pay for services like these, they promote productivity and growth and citizens pay enough tax to expect such basic needs to be met!|
Majority Speaker of the House
|Date||18:12:29, March 28, 2017 CET||From||Baltusian Democratic Green Party (BDGP)||To||Debating the infrastructure bill|
|Message||My party would be willing to support all but Article 1. We feel it's important that services as essential as firefighting remain out of the hands of private corporations, so as to ensure adequate standards of service. May I ask the Infrastructure Minister how much money she predicts could be saved from these initiatives?|
BDGP Chairwoman Valentine Perkins
|Date||18:25:18, March 28, 2017 CET||From||Patriotic Party of Baltusia||To||Debating the infrastructure bill|
|Message||Our party agrees with the BDGP in regards to article 1; however, we would fully endorse article 2 and welcome it being put to the vote.|
We will wait to hear what the cost/benefits of Article 3 would be before making a decision on that one because at the moment we have a system where private companies operate the national main lines and public services are run on the regional branch lines.
Patriotic Party Leader in Congress
|Date||14:44:32, March 29, 2017 CET||From||Foundation Party||To||Debating the infrastructure bill|
|Message||thank you congressmen and congresswomen for sharing of concerns about the infrastructure bill.|
I have sought to have private players on regional basis. Having government play at the national level will ensure we standardize the railway system across the country. I have found that the ministry is incurring extra costs in running it's national services because of different systems among the private players. Like the Linder services of Linder valley use different voltage across its line. moreover they charge the public railways higher rent than the private ones. The Linder services is just an example.
We also need money to maintain competitiveness and reduce our dependency on the budget. So we are decreasing the subsidies. But we do hope we will be able to fully subsidies the transport in the near future.
regarding fire safety we want the best of baltusia to be available with us. so as the infrastructure minister I am ensuring that we maintain a high standard across baltusia.
The department is expecting to earn 500000 to 800000 bld from reducing subsidies in public transport. We hope to earn 800000 to 1500000 from subcontractors in fire safety. However initially we will spend 200000 for the national rail system. However very soon we will start earning at least 20000 from the railways. I hope the department will also get less amount from the budget.
I apologise to the Congress for the delay in reply to their concerns.
Minister of infrastructure
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