The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday handed by voice vote the AP Gaming (Amendment) Bill 2020 banning on-line gaming within the state after some kids dedicated suicide in current days after they had been pushed into money owed by enjoying on-line video games.
The Assembly additionally handed the Andhra Pradesh Municipal Laws (Second Amendment) Bill 2020 by voice vote and three Bills to provide a significant push to the aquaculture sector that contributes over Rs 50,660 crore to the state’s financial system yearly.
The AP Fish Feed (Quality Control) Bill, the AP Aquaculture Seed (Quality Control) Amendment Bill and the Andhra Pradesh Fisheries University Bill 2020 had been handed by voice vote amid protests by the opposition Telugu Desam Party.
Speaking on the Gaming Amendment Bill, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned some kids dedicated suicide in current days after they had been pushed into money owed as a consequence of on-line gaming.
Home Minister M Sucharita mentioned the AP Gaming Act, 1974 was being amended to convey on-line gaming into its purview.
Explaining the target behind amending the gaming regulation, the Home Minister identified that on-line playing may induce legal behaviour in society and improve the variety of organised crimes like cash laundering and fraud.
“Many internet websites which claim to provide gambling services are not authentic and there are no regulatory measures to check the legitimacy of these sites.
That makes it really easy for these sites to defraud the customers and it also raises a lot of security and privacy issues,” Ms Sucharita added.
Under the modification, first offence attracts imprisonment for as much as one yr and high-quality of Rs 5,000. For each subsequent offence, the time period of imprisonment would possibly prolong as much as two years and a high-quality of Rs 10,000. Every offence below this has been made cognisable and non-bailable.
Municipal Administration Minister B Satyanarayana mentioned as a part of the reforms prompt by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the related state legal guidelines had been being amended to change over property tax levy from the current annual rental worth system to capital worth based mostly system.
The new system would fetch the state over Rs 120 crore as extra income on property tax in city native our bodies.
The aqua sector Bills had provisions for establishing a regulatory mechanism to make sure high quality of fish feed and seed to forestall farmers from incurring losses as a consequence of spurious feed, in line with Fisheries Minister S Appala Raju.