Melo has until the 20th to take a stand on revolving doors in banks
The bill that exempts the installation of revolving doors in banks is in the hands of Mayor Sebastião Melo (MDB), who must decide on the sanction or veto until the 20th of March. The article, authored by councilor Ramiro Rosário (PSDB), was approved by the Chamber with 21 votes in favor and 11 against.
The text provides that service stations and agencies that have the Security Plan approved by the Federal Police will not need revolving doors in the establishment. However, stations with movement of money in kind should remain mandatory. According to the author of the article, the objective is to modernize the model. “In these places, there is no vault, no withdrawals or deposits or large movement of money and therefore it will not attract criminals.”
The Union of Bank Employees of Porto Alegre and Region (Sindibancários) fears for the safety of customers and employees if the project becomes law. According to the category, the absence of cash in a bank branch does not guarantee that crimes are not committed. “The installation of the revolving door ended up reducing bank robberies. We cannot go back in terms of security because the gangs are extremely organized”, defended Everton Gimenis, director of Sindibancários.
If Melo vetoes the project, the text goes back to the Chamber for councilors to vote on whether or not to maintain the veto.