The deputies agreed on the bill for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, Paris

Tax deduction for donations, public establishment to steer the works, relaxation of urban planning rules to go faster: the deputies adopted Thursday in committee the bill for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame which is still far from doing the unanimously. The fire on April 15th of this masterpiece of Gothic art has aroused a deep emotion in France and in the world with an unprecedented collection of donations for the reconstruction of the building whose frame and the arrow signed Viollet-le-Duc, were completely destroyed.

To meet this challenge, both technical, architectural and financial that President Emmanuel Macron wanted to see happen in five years, the state has started this specific bill that will be discussed in session on May 10 by ‘Assembly. Among its main provisions, the text introduces a specific tax system that grants a tax reduction of 75% within the limit of 1,000 euros for individual donors.

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It provides for the creation by order of a public institution responsible for managing the funds raised, the procedures for controlling this management and finally establishes, also by ordinance, a regime derogating from the rules of urban planning and environmental protection for speed up the work. To date, the pledges would exceed 800 million euros, according to the explanatory memorandum of the bill, even if the rapporteur, Anne Brugnera (LaREM), called for “caution” those who already evoke a surplus. This could push “some to retract while the encryption work has not started yet,” she said.

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