Act of Courtesy for Former Presidents and Vice Presidents

Link to law: http://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=A0030002

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Article 1


This Act is established for the courtesy for former presidents and vice presidents.


Article 2


Former presidents shall enjoy the following courtesies:
1. Invitation to major national ceremonies.
2. Courtesy payment of NT$250,000 per month, which shall be adjusted in accordance with the salary level of government employees and teachers.
3. In the first year, NT$8 million to pay for secretaries, drivers, an office and various activities, to be reduced to NT$7 million in the second year, NT$6 million in the third year, and NT$5 million in the fourth year. No further reductions will be applied in the fifth year or afterwards.
4. Supply of health care.
5. Supply 8 to 12 security guards, to be adjusted as required.
The courtesies under Subparagraph 5 of the previous paragraph shall be provided by the National Security Bureau .
The courtesies under all subparagraphs under the first paragraph, except the first subparagraph, shall have the same validity period as the duration of the presidents’ term. Periods shorter than one year shall be calculated as one year.


Article 3


Former vice presidents shall enjoy the following courtesies:
1. Invitation to major national ceremonies.
2. Courtesy payment of NT$180,000 per month, which shall be adjusted in accordance with the salary level of government employees and teachers.
3. In the first year, NT$4 million to pay for secretaries, drivers, an office and various activities, to be reduced to NT$3.5 million in the second year, NT$3 million in the third year, and NT$2.5 million in the fourth year. No further reduction will be applied in the fifth year or afterwards.
4. Supply of health care .
5. Supply 4 to 8 security guards, to be adjusted as required.
Before the implementation of the revised version of this Act on 13 June 2010, if the Government Officers Superannuation Act has already been applied to any former vice president, the superannuation shall continue to apply and Subparagraph 2 of the previous paragraph shall not be applicable.
The courtesies under Subparagraph 5 of the previous paragraph shall be provided by the Bureau of National Security.
The courtesies under all subparagraphs under the first paragraph, except the first subparagraph, shall have the same validity period as the duration of the vice presidents’ term. Periods shorter than one year shall be calculated as one year.


Article 4


The courtesy for any former president or vice president shall cease in case of any of the following:
1. If the former president or vice president serves in any public office again.
2. Offense of insurrection or foreign aggression, confirmed guilty by first-instance judgment.
3. Loss of nationality of the Republic of China.
4. Immigration overseas for permanent residency.
Any former president or vice president found guilty of the offense of corruption by first-instance judgment shall be supplied 2 or 3 security guards and the courtesy under Paragraph 1, Article 2 and Paragraph 1 of the previous article shall not be applicable. In case of a confirmed guilty judgment, security guards shall no longer be provided.
If courtesies are suspended in accordance with Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1 and the previous paragraph and in case of a confirmed non-guilty judgment, the courtesies shall be reinstated and all courtesy payments that should have been paid during the suspended period shall be reimbursed.


Article 5


The courtesy under this Act shall not be applicable to any president or vice president who is recalled, impeached or dismissed with confirmed judgment.
The previous paragraph shall be applied mutatis mutandis to any former president or vice president with confirmed impeachment.


Article 6


This Act shall be implemented from its date of publication.
The provisions of this Act amended on 30 June 2006 shall be implemented from 1 January 2007.