Reinforcing punishment for stalking regardless of the victim’s will and support for living expenses and school expenses for teenagers
Starting next month, movie tickets can also be deducted from income when paying with a credit card.
From September 25th, medical institutions operating on unconscious patients must install CCTVs inside operating rooms.
The crime of stalking can be punished regardless of the victim’s will.
The Ministry of Strategy and Finance published a booklet on the 30th, ‘This will change from the second half of 2023’, which contains these contents.
The booklet contains 186 policy changes collected from 34 government agencies (ministries, ministries, offices and committees).
First of all, the government decided to add movie ticket fees to credit card income deductions in order to support the cultural life of the common and middle class and ease the tax burden. From July 1st, a 30% income deduction is provided for movie tickets paid with a credit card, check card, or cash receipt.
By abolishing the ‘foreign investor registration system’, foreigners can invest in the domestic stock market with only a corporate ID (LEI) for corporations and a passport number for individuals, even if foreigners do not register with the Financial Supervisory Service in advance.
From July, anti-stalking and victim protection laws will be enforced. The purpose is to strengthen victim protection, including housing, medical and legal aid, from the stage of stalking. Regardless of the victim’s intention, the perpetrator of the stalking act can be punished (abolition of unpunishment against a doctor), and online stalking is also included in the scope of punishment.
Support for living expenses and school expenses for reclusive youth is also strengthened.
From September 25th, medical institutions that operate while patients are unconscious must install closed circuit (CC) TV inside the operating room. If requested by the patient (or guardian), the surgical scene must be filmed.
It provides ‘daily care’ services such as childcare, housekeeping, psychology, and companionship to young adults who care for family members suffering from illness and middle-aged adults who need care.
Various measures to support victims of charter fraud will be put into operation on July 2nd. It is a method of providing special support to win a rental house, and if you wish to continue living, the public purchases it and supplies it as a rental house, and provides emergency financial and welfare support to victims who have difficulty making a living.
The upper limit on the number of mileage accrual on the thrifty transportation card will be expanded from 44 times a month to 60 times to expand the effect of reducing transportation costs. In this case, the monthly transportation cost reduction will increase from 11,000 to 48,000 won to 15,000 to 66,000 won.
For the convenience of passengers using domestic airports, the service of picking up passengers’ luggage at the arrival hall and delivering it to their destination will be expanded to major airports such as Gimpo and Cheongju.
The Korea Meteorological Administration, which is the first to identify the occurrence of extreme heavy rain, will start a service that sends emergency text messages directly to residents in risky areas by eup, myeon, and dong units.
Support for the ‘1,000 won breakfast’ project will be expanded from 690,000 to 2.34 million.
About 12,000 copies of the booklet ‘This will change from the second half of the year’ will be distributed and kept in local governments, public libraries, and braille libraries in early July. From this day, it will also be posted on the website of the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (Policy>Policy Materials>Publications).
Source: Policy news – Ministry of Strategy and Finance, link