The Leader of the Government in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra (MDB-PE), is the rapporteur of the PEC of the precatórios of the CCJ. Photo: Pedro França / Senate Agency
The rapporteur of the PEC of the precatório in the Constitution of the Commission and Justice, Senator and Leader of the Government in the House, Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), presented, this Tuesday (30), an additional vote with new adjustments in this area. The proposal is discussed in committee on Tuesday.
“We have just presented the addition of the votes with editorial adjustments and two new amendments. One which deals with the imposition of fines on public debt contracts between States and the Union. a request that was requested by some senators, ”Bezerra explained during the discussion.
Among the main changes made by the rapporteur is the determination that from 2023, possible increases in the Brazilian aid budget comply with the Fiscal Responsibility Law (LRF), contrary to what the PEC foresees for 2022. The provision establishes that any creation of permanent expenditure must be compensated by the reduction of fixed expenditure or the increase in income.
For next year, however, the CEP makes the program permanent and, at the same time, exempts the federal government from presenting financial compensation to fund the program – thereby bypassing the LRF requirement.
Considered the primary regulatory framework for public spending, fiscal responsibility law requires that, in order to fund a program of this nature, of a permanent nature, the federal government must reduce budgetary outlays or increase revenues. And it is necessary to indicate exactly what will be the cut or where the money will come from.
In addition, Bezerra has defined that states that adopt tax adjustment measures benefit from relief in the payment of installments ordered by the court. The new wording also obliges the federal government, for a period of 90 days from the start of 2022, to supervise the settlement of accounts with holders of judicial debts who owe debts to the Union.
To be approved in the House, the PEC needs at least 49 favorable votes in 2 rounds. If he goes ahead, the issue is expected to go to plenary this week. The rapporteur on the matter, however, asked that the proposal be voted on in plenary on Tuesday.
“We are going to ask to vote this afternoon. The appeal I am going to make, if we manage to finish voting here at the CCJ, is to vote immediately in plenary. The government is convinced that it will approve the report in the next session, with about 14, 15 votes, and we will ask President Rodrigo Pacheco to schedule the vote in plenary, if possible, for this afternoon, ”Bezerra said.