House studies bill that updates obsolete theater laws

A bill replacing outdated legislation governing safety regulations at theaters was submitted to Parliament on Wednesday.

The proposed law was scrutinized by a parliamentary committee, with most MPs expressing their approval of the updated framework, which seeks to replace laws from 1937 and 1956.

The new legislation governs how theaters obtain permits and what safety standards they have to meet.

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis and a team of experts, including members of the fire service and representatives of the theater world, played a crucial role in helping draft the would-be law, which was submitted to the House by the Culture Ministry.

MPs are likely to vote on the bill next week.

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