Legislation & Government Relations Consulting Center 2022-10-12
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Weekly Legislative Report (For the week of October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022)

Weekly Legislative Report for the week of October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022

As the first-ever Korean law firm to issue specialized legislative journals, DR & AJU LLC has been publishing the monthly Policy & Business (P&B) Report since August 2019. The P&B Report provides analyses of plenary sessions of the National Assembly, as well as standing committee and subcommittee meetings. In addition, the firm has been co-hosting the Future Leaders Forum with the Herald Business, inviting chairpersons of standing committees to discuss relevant legislative issues and tasks.

As an extension of this service, DR & AJU has also been issuing the Weekly Legislative Report, which covers various legal issues at the center of public debate along with editorials and columns on the Serious Accidents Punishment Act (“SAPA”) from major daily news outlets. The report will be released with an update on newly proposed or pending bills. Enclosed is this week’s legislative report, and please refer to the P&B Report for further details.

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1. Proposed Bill(s)

① Partial Amendment to the Copyright Act

This Amendment provides a legal basis for authors’ right to claim remuneration against broadcasting companies, theaters, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms that provide final content, even if the authors of video works, including direction and scenario, transfer intellectual property to others.

② Partial Amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act

This Amendment eliminates the sunset provision of duties to provide wholesale services of resale phones.

2. Pending Bill(s)

③ Partial Amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act

This Amendment imposes penalty surcharges on domestic or foreign giant content providers who fail to pay network usage fees to internet service providers.

3. Promulgated Bill(s)

④ Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

This Enforcement Decree allows waste exporters and importers to purchase insurance by splitting the period of imports and exports when purchasing surety insurance to obtain package permission.

4. Bill(s) Undergoing Pre-Announcement of Legislation/Administration

⑤ Partial Amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Petroleum and Alternative Fuel Business Act

This Amendment requires petroleum refiners to report the sale price and sales of petroleum products they charged in each region and disclose the wholesale price that they charged gas stations by city and province.
5. Serious Accidents Punishment Act ("SAPA") Related Editorials and Columns from Major Dailies

[Herald Business] Jung Sik Lee Says the Ministry Will Establish a Road Map in October to Reduce Serious Accidents to the Level of Developed Countries
[Herald Business] A Chief Prosecutor Points out the Unconstitutionality of the SAPA
[The Korea Economic Daily] Following the Enforcement of the SAPA, GDP Declines by KRW 4 trillion and 40,000 Jobs Are Lost
[Yonhap News] Controversy over the SAPA … “Majority of SMEs in Favor” vs “Must Be Completely Revised”

*For more details, please download the PDF file attached.