STATE AND SOCIETY
January 10. The law "On media" was published. The law "On sanation of agricultural enterprises" was published and brought into effect.
April 23. The decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On support of self-administered civil organizations" was issued.
April 30 - May 1. The 11th session of the Oliy Majlis, first convocation was held. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part. The "Land code" was confirmed. The laws "On agricultural cooperatives", "On farmer activity", "On dekhkan activity" and their resolutions were passed. The first reading of "On state land cadaster" was discussed, the law "Family code" was confirmed, as were the laws "On foreign investments and guarantees and measures to defend the rights of foreign investors", and "On the central electoral commission". The laws "On taxation" "On occupation of the population", "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations" were passed. The law "On the legal basis of economic subjects" was discussed. Changes were made in some laws and agreements ratified with foreign states, including membership in international conventions.
May 15. The law "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations was published.
May 20. The law "On foreign investments" was published.
May. In Istambul, Uzbekistan participated in a seminar of representatives of Constitutional courts of Europe and Asia.
August 17. A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On establishing the medal El-iurt hurmati was issued.
August 26. A decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov "On awarding the title Hero of Uzbekistan" was issued. It is awarded for service to the state and people, the strengtheing of independence, deepening of reforms, active participation in social-political life, contribution to national independence and heroic work, along with the high title Gold star. It was awarded to Ziiatov Parde, the foreman of the cotton brigade at the Hamrakul Nasirov collective farm in Jizzak district of Jissak province, Obidov Kobiljon Gofurov - hokim of Andijan province, Aripov Abdulla - poet and chairman of the Union of writers, Turdiev Jonsaid - machinist and excavator at Kolmakyr Almalyk metallurgical combine Tashkent province, and Kurbanov Anvar Sarmanovich - foreman of the mechanized column no 49 of Syrdaryiaoblkolhozstroi Syrdarya province.
December 9. The resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on creating the commission to work out concrete measures to strengthen the role of women in the family, state and social life was issued. 1999 was declared the Year of women.
December 24-25. The 13th session of the Oliy Majlis, first convocation was held. President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov took part. It confirmed the state budget for 1999, the "Housing code", first reading of "On housing cooperatives" which was submitted to general discussion, "On state control of activity of economic subjects", "On investment activity, "On guartantees of lawyers' activity and social defense of lawyers", "On questions of environmental protection", "On advertising", the resolution "On approving the project law on organs of civil self-administration" first reading, "On NGOs", and "On introducing changes to laws". International agreements were ratified.