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MOSCOW, September 15. /TASS/. Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, will convene its first plenary meeting of the autumn session on Tuesday. Speaker Sergey Naryshkin will traditionally open a new parliamentary season.
The agenda is rather intensive, with 69 draft laws to be debated by lawmakers, among which a draft law that would synchronise parliamentary elections with the single day of voting due to be held on the third Sunday of September. The draft was initiated by Naryshkin in June alongside leaders of the three parliamentary factions - Vladimir Vasilyev of the United Russia, Vladimir Zhirinovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) and Sergey Mironov of the A Just Russia.
Besides, the draft law of the MPs Sergey Neverov and Irina Yarovaya of the United Russia which will allow to strip lawmakers of their seats if they fail to present data about their income or property in time or for concealing such data will be submitted for the first reading at the first plenary meeting.