On 9 August 2012 Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech
Republic, vetoed the amendment to the Energy Management Act
(406/2000 Coll.), which governs obligations connected to energy
performance certificates of buildings. The President said the bill
was based on defective EU regulation, would cause unnecessary
expenditure for both the private and public sectors and would
distort the free-market environment.
Further information regarding the bill can be found in our Law-Now
article dated 20 July 2012.
The vetoed bill will now be sent back to the Chamber of Deputies
(the Lower House of the Czech Parliament), at which the veto can be
overridden by an absolute majority of its members (i.e. at least
101 members out of 200). However, the outcome cannot be predicted
as there were only 93 members who voted for the bill during the
first vote in June 2012. The Chamber of Deputies is in a "take
it or leave it" situation, as it cannot make any further
amendments to the wording of the bill. The date of the vote has not
yet been scheduled, however it will not take place before the
beginning of September.
We shall inform you as soon as there are any further developments
on this issue.
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