Legislation & Government Relations Consulting Center 2024-04-17
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Weekly Legislative Report (For the week of April 8, 2024 – April 12, 2024)

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. Pending Bill(s)

① Special Act on the Expansion of the National Power Grid

This Bill proposes the establishment of a committee chaired by the Prime Minister, simplified administrative procedures and the improvement of licensing procedures, the establishment of a rational land compensation system and differentiated support system, and programs to promote the participation from the private sector and facility construction to shorten the construction period.

2. Promulgated Bill(s)

② Enforcement Rule of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources

This Bill excludes paper cups from the scope of disposal products with usage restrictions or free-of-charge provision bans at meal service facilities or food service businesses under the Food Sanitation Act.

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

③ Partial Amendment to the Regulations on the Housing Construction Standards

This Amendment exempts wooden structural multi-family housing floors from the obligation to use concrete slabs exceeding the mandatory thickness standards.

4. Serious Accidents Punishment Act ("SAPA") Related Editorials and Columns from Major Dailies

[The Chosun Ilbo] Operations Continue Despite Risk Reports … CEO Sentenced to “Two Years in Prison” for Violating SAPA
[Money Today] “Accidents Loom at Every Turn” … Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Micro-Enterprises Fear Upon Hearing About “Prison Sentences”
[Newsis] If Offering Bribes to Construction Evaluation Committee Members Results in “Lowest Grade” … Companies Are Also Subject to Deductions in Construction Evaluations If Punished for Serious Accidents

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