" The most urgent need is to act. "With 68 other members of parliament, the elected LREM of the Alpes-Maritimes, Cedric Roussel has developed a recovery plan for the sport sector, set off by the crisis of the sars coronavirus. Fifty measures have been presented to the prime minister's office, including the creation of a cheque or sports, yet the development of sport in school and in business.
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The delivery of these proposals comes a new time to feed a future text of the law on which board of the ministry of Sport of Roxana Maracineanu, but struggling to find a place on the agenda of parliament. "The work is done, it must be now brought politically. We want to avoid the risk of inertia ", explained Cédric Roussel, chairman of the study group "sports economics" to the national Assembly.
A bill has already been filed in 2019
In the summer of 2019, the deputies had already submitted a proposal of law on sport remained without result, but that was is subject to debate because there was a relaxation of the law Évin prohibiting the sale of alcohol in stadiums. This time, while "90 %" amateur clubs "have been closed during the containment" and faced a "risk of decline in enrollment" at the beginning, the parliamentarians called for the creation of a "cheque sport to help the poor family to resume licensing" in September, a measure already proposed a few weeks ago by elected representatives of the left, the member Régis Juanico (Generation.s), and the senator PS Jean-Jacques Lozach.
To respond to the threat of decreased investment, they advocate also the establishment of a " credit windfall tax on expenditure on sports sponsorship ". Another measure often demanded by the sector, an uncapping of the taxes allocated to the financing of sport (levies on lottery games, betting of sports betting and television rights) to strengthen the budget of the national Agency for sport, which funds the high-level and practice as an amateur.
"Give a central place of sport in our society."
"Our countries should display a real ambition for the sport, ""not merely that of an economic recovery," but " also give a central place of sport in our society, our health, our schools and our companies ", say the meps, for which the olympic and paralympic Games Paris 2024 should be a " tool of transformation of our society ".
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In their plan are a number of measures expected in a future law on sport, such as limiting the number of mandates of the presidents of the federation and a " feminization of instances decentralised ". The mps also propose to make mandatory the women's sections in the professional clubs.
Tuesday, Cédric Roussel and Régis Juanico had already formulated a series of proposals in an evaluation report of the law known as the big mouth of march 2017 on the ethics of sport and the competitiveness of the clubs. Among them, the establishment of" a graduated scale of sanctions up to the withdrawal of the delegation of the State against federations that do not have a charter and committees of professional conduct and ethics in compliance with the law."