Amendment Of The Federal Constitution Act, Of The Constitutional Court Act Of 1953, Of The Penal Code, The Code Of Criminal Procedure 1975, The National Council Election Regulations 1992 Federal Reference Act...

Original Language Title: Änderung des Bundes-Verfassungsgesetzes, des Verfassungsgerichtshofgesetzes 1953, des Strafgesetzbuches, der Strafprozeßordnung 1975, der Nationalrats-Wahlordnung 1992, des Bundesbezügegesetzes und...

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101. Federal law that modifies the Federal Constitutional law, the Constitutional Court Act 1953, the Penal Code, the code of criminal procedure 1975, the National Council election regulations 1992, the Federal reference law and media law

The National Council has decided:

Article 1

(Constitutional provision)

Amendment of the Federal Constitution Act

The Federal Constitution Act B-VG, Federal Law Gazette No. 1/1930, most recently amended by the education authorities - 2013 management reform act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 164/2013, is amended as follows:

1. Article 53 reads:

"The National Council may set up committees of inquiry article 53 (1) by decision. In addition, a Committee of inquiry must be used at the request of a quarter of its members.

(2) the subject of the investigation is a particular completed operation in the area of enforcement of the Federal Government. This includes all activities of the organs of the Federal Government, which perceives the Federal Government, regardless of the amount of participation, economic participation and supervision rights. A review of the case law is excluded.

(3) all bodies of the Confederation, which countries, the communities and the community associations, as well as the other self-governing have to submit their files and documents to a Committee of inquiry on demand to the extent of the subject of the investigation and to comply with the request of a Committee of inquiry to evidence relating to the subject of the investigation. This does not apply to the submission of records and documents, which disclosed would endanger sources within the meaning of article 52a para 2.

(4) the obligation referred to in paragraph 3 shall not, unless the legitimate will of the Federal Government or will be affected by each of its members or their immediate preparation.

(5) the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council meets further provisions. In this, a participation of the members of the Ombudsman, as well as specific provisions on the representation of the President and the Presidency can be provided. It has also see to what extent the Committee of inquiry may decide coercive measures and seek their arrangement or implementation."

2. Article 57 para 1 is as follows:

"(1) the members of the National Council may due to the in the exercise of their profession never be blamed past votes. Because of the oral or written statements made in this profession they may be held accountable only by the National Council; This does not apply to official prosecution for libel or for an offence under the Federal Act on the information procedure of the National Council and the Federal Council."

3. According to article 130, paragraph 1 the following paragraph 1a is inserted:

"(1a) the Federal Administrative Court recognizes on the use of coercion to respondents of a Committee of inquiry of the National Council in accordance with the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council."

4. under article 136, paragraph 3 the following paragraph 3a is inserted:

"(3a) which can act on the rules of procedure of the National Council for the procedure of the Administrative Court of the Federation in accordance with article 130 special provisions apply paragraph 1a."

5. According to Article 138a, the following article 138 b shall be inserted:

"Article 138b. (1) the Constitutional Court recognizes about 1. Appeals against decisions of the Rules Committee of the National Council, with whom a craving of a quarter of the members of the National Council, to set up an investigation Committee, for wholly or partly inadmissible, explains through a quarter of its members due to illegality; supporting this request"

2. sufficient scope of basic evidence decisions of the Rules Committee of the National Council at the request of a quarter of its members in accordance with no. 1;

3. the legality of the decision of a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, with which the existence of a factual context of a desire of a quarter of its members concerning the collection of further evidence with the investigation, denied at the request of the district supporting this request by its members;

4. differences of opinion between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, a quarter of its members and information requiring organs concerning the obligation to provide information to the Committee of inquiry, at the request of the investigation Committee, a quarter of its members or of the information subject body;

5. the legality of the decision of a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, with which the existence of a factual context of a desire of a quarter of its members concerning the charge of a respondent with the investigation, denied at the request of the district supporting this request by its members;

6 differences of opinion between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council and the Federal Minister of Justice on the need and the interpretation of an agreement concerning respect for the activities of law enforcement agencies at the request of the Committee of inquiry or the Federal Minister of Justice;

7 complaints of a person, by a behavior) a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, b) a member of such a Committee in the exercise of his profession as a member of the National Council or c) claimed to be injured persons in the exercise of their function in the proceedings before the Committee of inquiry in their personal rights to be determined by law.

(2) the Constitutional Court recognizes also on appeals against decisions of the President of the National Council and the Chairman of the Federal Council concerning the classification of information that is available the National Council or the Federal Council to provide information requiring body due to illegality."

6 Article 151 is added the following paragraph 57:

"(57) article 53, article 57, article 130 paragraph 1a, article 136 par. 3a and article 138b as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014 with 1 January 2015 into force."

Article 2

Amendment of the Constitutional Court Act 1953

The Constitutional Court Act 1953 - VfGG, Federal Law Gazette No. 85/1953, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 92/2014, is amended as follows:

1 paragraph 7 subsection 2:

"(2) the quorum is sufficient the presence of the Chairman and four voice leaders: 1. advising of cases in which the legal question by the previous case law of the Constitutional Court is already sufficiently clear;"

2. advising of applications referred to in section E of the 2 part concerning the establishment and the activity of investigation committees of the National Council and appeal of decisions of the President of the National Council and the Chairman of the Federal Council concerning the classification of the information that the National Council or the Federal Council at the disposal.

At the request of any Member the (more) advice only in the presence of at least the number of voice leaders referred to in paragraph 1 has to take place."

2. paragraph 17 para 2 and 3:

"(2) Sue pursuant to § 37, proposals in accordance with the articles 46, 48, 50, 57, 57a, 62, 62a and 66, and complaints are referred to in the sections 56i and 82 by a lawyer authorised to draft and introduce (legal obligation).

(3) the duty of attorney are subject to not 1 applications of the authorities referred to in article 24, paragraph 2, as well as their authorities;

2. applications pursuant to § 62, provided by members of the National Council, the Federal Council or a Parliament."

3. paragraph 17a Z 2: "2. local authorities and members of the National Council in matters pertaining to article 138 b paragraph 1 Z 1 to 6 B-VG are exempt from the charges."

4. in article 24, the following paragraph 4 is inserted after paragraph 3:

"(4) in applications in accordance with the sections 56 c 56 h and amendments in accordance with § 62, which are made and not taken by an authorised lawyer, by members of the National Council, the Federal Council or a Parliament have to make applicants designating one or more agents. Such is not expressly designated made, first both applicants shall be deemed authorized representative."

5. in section 24 previous paragraph 4 to 6 get the sales denominations (5) to (7).

6. According to article 56, the following section E together with heading b is inserted:

"E. requests concerning the establishment and the activity of investigation committees of the National Council and appeal of decisions of the President of the National Council and the Chairman of the Federal Council concerning the classification of the information that the National Council or the Federal Council at the disposal

(a) in the case of contestation of decisions of the Rules Committee of the National Council, that a desire to set up a Committee of inquiry of the National Council is declared inadmissible for wholly or partly


section 56c. (1) the period of appeal against a decision of the Rules Committee of the National Council, with a request to set up a Committee of inquiry of the National Council explains inadmissible for wholly or partly, is two weeks. It begins with the time, the President of the National Council in accordance with article 4, paragraph 2 of the Appendix 1 to the Federal law over the rules of procedure of the National Council: "The rules of procedure for parliamentary committees of inquiry" has determined. A desire for entirely declared inadmissible, period begins with the start of the treatment of the report of the Rules Committee in the National Assembly.

(2) the appeal shall contain: 1. the description of the decision or report of Committee on rules of procedure;

2. the facts of the case;

3. the grounds on which the allegation of illegality is based;

4. the necessary evidence;

5. the particulars and documents which are required to assess whether the decision was challenged in due time.

(3) a copy the appeal is to connect transcript or copy of the desire of the challenge advertisers as well as the decision or report of Committee on rules of procedure.

(4) parties to the proceedings are the challenge advertisers, the decision-making majority in the Committee on rules of procedure and the Federal Government.

(5) a copy of the appeal along with side dishes is the Federal Government with the message to ensure that it is free, to submit a statement within a period of two weeks.

(6) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks.

(7) the decision of the Rules Committee is to explain, if not to reject the appeal or dismiss as unfounded is unlawful. The Committee of inquiry is considered to the extent in which the Constitutional Court has declared the decision to be unlawful, inserted.

(b) in the case of a request to determine the sufficient scope of evidence principle, decisions of the Rules Committee of the National Council

§ 56d. (1) the request in accordance with Article 138b, paragraph 1 Z 2 B-VG has to seek the finding, that the scope of the fundamental proof decision of the Rules Committee of the National Council not sufficiently is or to what extent pursuant to § 24 para 5 of Appendix 1 to the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council: "The rules of procedure for parliamentary committees of inquiry" is to expand approved addition of basic evidence decision.

(2) the application shall contain: 1. the description of the decision or report of Committee on rules of procedure;

2. the facts of the case;

3. the grounds on which the allegation of insufficient scope of basic evidence decision or its supplement is based;

4. the necessary evidence;

5. the particulars and documents which are required to assess whether the application has been submitted in a timely manner.

(3) a copy is the request to join transcript or copy of the decision or report of the Rules Committee.

(4) a motion concerning the fundamental decision of proof is no longer allowed, if two weeks have elapsed since the date the President of the National Council in accordance with section 4, paragraph 2, of Appendix 1 to the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council has determined. A motion concerning the addition of the basic evidence decision is no longer allowed, if two weeks have passed since the publication of the basic evidence decision together with the supplement in accordance with § 24 para 5 of Appendix 1 to the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council.

(5) parties to the proceedings are the applicant, the decision-making majority in the Committee on rules of procedure and the institutions federal, the countries, the municipalities and the municipal associations of the other self-government bodies that are obliged to present of the evidence.

(6) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks after the application was submitted completely.

(7) with the decision on an application concerning the addition of the basic evidence decision, this becomes effective in the extended scope established by the Constitutional Court.

(c) in the case of an application for determination of the legality of a decision that denied the existence of a factual context of a desire, a quarter of the members of the Committee of inquiry of Council concerning the collection of further evidence with the investigation

section 56e. (1) the request in accordance with Article 138b, paragraph 1 Z has 3 B-VG the finding to desire, that the decision of a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, which denied the existence of a factual context of a desire of a quarter of its members concerning the collection of further evidence with the investigation, is illegal.

(2) the application shall contain: 1. the name of the request;

2. the designation of the decision;

3. the facts of the case;

4. the grounds on which the allegation of illegality is based;

5. the necessary evidence;

6. the particulars and documents which are required to assess whether the application has been submitted in a timely manner.

(3) a copy is the request to join transcript or copy of the desire of the applicant, the figurative parts of the Protocol of the meeting of the Committee, as well as the decision of the Committee of inquiry.

(4) a request is no longer allowed, if two weeks have passed since the decision of the Committee of inquiry.

(5) until the announcement or notification of the decision of the Constitutional Court may be made only such acts or orders and decisions made, that realization of the Constitutional Court cannot be influenced by the or not finally settle the question and allow no delay.

(6) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks after the application was submitted completely.

(7) with the finding of the Constitutional Court on the illegality of the decision, the desire to collect further evidence to take effect.

(d) in the case of disagreement between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, a quarter of its members, and subject to information organs about the commitment, the Committee of inquiry information to make

section 56f. (1) a request for decision a disagreement between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, a quarter of the members of this Committee of inquiry and subject to information organs about the obligation to make information available to the Committee of inquiry, is no longer permitted since the expiry of the period referred to in section 27, paragraph 4, of annex 1 to the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council: "The rules of procedure for parliamentary Committee of inquiry" two weeks passed.

(2) until the announcement or notification of the decision of the Constitutional Court may be made only such acts or orders and decisions made, that realization of the Constitutional Court cannot be influenced by the or not finally settle the question and allow no delay.

(3) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks after the application was submitted completely.

(e) in the case of an application for determination of the legality of a decision that denied the existence of a factual context of a desire, a quarter of the members of the Committee of inquiry of the National Council on the charge of a respondent with the investigation

section 56 g. (1) the request in accordance with Article 138b, paragraph 1 Z has 5 B-VG the finding to desire, that the decision of a Committee of inquiry of the National Council, which denied the existence of a factual context of a desire of a quarter of its members concerning the charge of a respondent with the investigation, is illegal.

(2) the application shall contain: 1. the name of the request;

2. the designation of the decision;

3. the facts of the case;

4. the grounds on which the allegation of illegality is based;

5. the necessary evidence;

6. the particulars and documents which are required to assess whether the application has been submitted in a timely manner.

(3) a copy is the request to join transcript or copy of the desire of the applicant, the figurative parts of the Protocol of the meeting of the Committee, as well as the decision of the Committee of inquiry.

(4) a request is no longer allowed, if two weeks have passed since the decision of the Committee of inquiry.

(5) until the announcement or notification of the decision of the Constitutional Court may be made only such acts or orders and decisions made, that realization of the Constitutional Court cannot be influenced by the or not finally settle the question and allow no delay.

(6) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks after the application was submitted completely.


(7) with the finding of the Constitutional Court on the illegality of the decision, the request to charge a respondent takes effect.

f) when differences of opinion between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council and the Federal Minister of Justice about the requirement and the interpretation of an agreement concerning respect for the activities of law enforcement agencies

§ 56 h. (1) a request for decision a disagreement between a Committee of inquiry of the National Council and the Federal Minister of Justice about the requirement and the interpretation of an agreement concerning respect for the activities of law enforcement agencies is no longer permitted since the expiry of the period referred to in § 58 paragraph 5 of Appendix 1 to the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council: "The rules of procedure for parliamentary committees of inquiry" two weeks passed.

(2) until the announcement or notification of the decision of the Constitutional Court may be made only such acts or orders and decisions made, that realization of the Constitutional Court cannot be influenced by the or not finally settle the question and allow no delay.

(g) in the case of complaints of violation of personality rights in connection with the activities of a Committee of inquiry

§ 56i. (1) persons who because of their behavior in the exercise of their functions in the proceedings before the Committee of inquiry, complaint may be brought (hereinafter officials), are: 1. the procedural judge and his Deputy;

2. the process lawyer and Deputy;

3. the investigation officer;

4. the Chairman and his deputies.

(2) the period for making the appeal because of a behavior that is 1 of the National Council, a Committee of inquiry 2. a member of such a Committee in the exercise of his profession as a member of the National Council, or 3 an official of Committee of inquiry is six weeks. It begins with the time in which the person concerned gained knowledge of the behavior, if he but was hampered by this behavior, his appeal to use, with the Elimination of this disability.

(3) the appeal shall contain: 1. the designation of the contested behavior and, as far as reasonable who has set it, specifying,

2. the facts of the case;

3. the designation of personality rights, in which the appellant claimed to be injured;

4. the necessary evidence;

5. the information, which are required to assess whether the behaviour was challenged in due time.

(4) parties to the proceedings are the complainant and the President of the National Council.

(5) a copy of the complaint shall be notified to the President of the National Council with the request that it is at liberty to submit a statement. He has those members or officials whose conduct complaint is raised, if necessary, to ask under setting a reasonable period of time to this in writing to comment on him. The deadline to the reimbursement of the utterance has at least four weeks, if the complaint is against a behavior by members of the Committee of inquiry or officials but also, to be at least six weeks.

(6) the statement shall contain: 1. the facts of the case;

2. the necessary evidence;

3. the opinions referred to in paragraph 5.

(7) the Constitutional Court shall decide without undue delay.

(8) the contested conduct is unlawful to explain, if not to reject the complaint or dismiss it as unfounded.

h) in appeal from decisions of the President of the National Council and the Chairman of the Federal Council concerning the classification of the information that the National Council or the Federal Council at the disposal

§ 56j. (1) the period of appeal against a decision of the President of the National Council or the Chairman of the Federal Council concerning the classification of information that are available to the National Council or the Federal Council available, is two weeks. It begins with the time in which the information-subject organ of the decision gained knowledge.

(2) the appeal shall contain: 1. the name of the decision;

2. the facts of the case;

3. the grounds on which the allegation of illegality is based;

4. the necessary evidence;

5. the information, which are required to assess whether the decision was challenged in due time.

(3) the appeal a copy is to connect transcript or copy of the decision of the President of the National Council or the Federal Council Chairman.

(4) parties to the proceedings are the President of the National Council or the Chairman of the Federal Council and the information requiring organ.

(5) the Constitutional Court decides on the basis of the file location without undue delay, if at all possible but within four weeks after the challenge was fully introduced.

(6) the appeal has suspensive effect.

(7) the President of the National Council or the Chairman of the Federal Council's decision is unlawful to explain, if not to reject the appeal or dismiss it as unfounded.

(i) copies in the procedures referred to in this section

§ 56 k. In the proceedings in accordance with the sections 56 c to are 56j to deliver also the President of the National Council all pleadings of the parties to the proceedings and decisions of the Constitutional Court."

7 sections of E to L of the 2nd main piece of the 2 part get the section names "F" up to "M".

8. in paragraph 61, b is replaced by the quote "Section F" the quote "Section E".

9 paragraph 62 para 2:

"(2) by a court or a person referred to in section 62a of request annulment of a law or by specific bodies of such is possible only, if directly apply the law of the Court in the pending case or when the constitutionality of the law is a preliminary question for the decision of the case before the Court or according to the applicant would be." "The application has to explain how the Court to apply the law and what impact the decision of the Constitutional Court on the pending the court case would have."

10. in paragraph 66, the quote "Section G" is replaced by "Section H" quote and the quote "Section E" by the quote "Section F".

11 section 94 subsection 29 2 with the following text replaces the Z: "2. section 11, section 12 paragraph 2 and 5, § 17 para 1, § 18, § 19 para 3 to 5, § 20 paragraph 1a to 5, section 20a, article 31, article 35, paragraph 1, § 57 para 2-4, § 57a, article 58, paragraph 1 article 63, paragraph 1, last sentence, article 62a last sentence and section 66 Z 1 last sentence with 1 January 2015."

Article accounts for 1 Z 1, Z 1e and Z 4a of this Federal Act, section so not into force § 7 2, § 17 para 2 and § 62 para 3 to 5."

12 § 94 is added the following paragraph 30:

"(30) section 7 para 2, § 17 para 2 and 3, § 17a Z 2, § 24 para 4 to 7, section E together with heading, the section names of sections of F to M of the 2nd main piece of the 2nd part, § 61 b, section 62, paragraph 2, and section 66 amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014 with 1 January 2015 into force."

Article 3

Amendment of the Penal Code

The Penal Code - StGB, Federal Law Gazette No. 60/1974, amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 134/2013, is amended as follows:

1. in section 58 is the quote "Federal Constitutional law as amended by 1929" by the quote "Federal Constitution Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 1 / 1930," replaced.

2 in article 288 par. 3, the phrase "pursuant to article 53 of the Federal Constitution Act amended by 1929 Committee" is replaced by the phrase "Investigation Committee of the National Council".

3. in article 293, paragraph 1 and paragraph 2, each after the phrase "administrative procedures", the word 'or' replaced by a comma and the phrase "or in the proceedings before a Committee of inquiry of the National Council" inserted after the word "Criminal".

4. paragraph 2 is omitted § 310.

Article 4

Amendment of the code of criminal procedure 1975

The code of criminal procedure 1975 - StPO, BGBl. No. 631/1975, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 92/2014, is amended as follows:

1. Article 155 para 1 No. 3 is: "3. persons to whom granted access to classified information of the National Council or the Federal Council as far as according to § 18 par. 1 of the Federal Act on the information procedure of the National Council and the Federal Council, Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014, to maintain secrecy obliged them," 2. in article 157, paragraph 1 Z 2 is after the phrase "Defenders, attorneys at law, patent attorneys," the phrase 'proceedings lawyers in investigation committees of the National Council "," added.

3. in section 514 26 the following paragraph is added:

"(26) Article 155, paragraph 1 Nos. 3 and article 157, paragraph 1 Z 2 as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014 with 1 January 2015 into force."

Article 5

Change the National Council election regulations 1992

The National Council election regulations 1992 - NRWO, Federal Law Gazette No. 471/1992, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 115/2013, is amended as follows:

1. paragraph 1 paragraph 2:


"(2) the choice is to write out of the Federal Government by regulation in the Federal Law Gazette. The regulation has to include the election day, which is to be set by the Federal Government in consultation with the Policy Committee of the National Council on a Sunday or a public holiday. The regulation shall contain the date addition. The date must not be before the date of the tender of the election and must be on the eighty day before election day. "After the balance sheet date which are determined in sections 13, 14, 16 and 25 of the Federal law stipulated deadlines, as well as the conditions of the right to vote (article 21 para 1) and the eligibility (section 41)."

2. § 129 the following paragraph 7 is added:

"(7) § 1 para 2 as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014 effective with January 1, 2015."

Article 6

Amend the Federal reference Act

The Federal reference Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 64/1997, amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 57/2014, is amended as follows:

1. in the title, the expression "and the members of Parliament of Austria" is omitted.

2. the table of contents is as follows:



"Table of contents



1 article: scope of application



§ 1.



2 section: Covers and special payments



§ 2.



Initial amount



§ 3.



Amount of remuneration



§ 4.



Attack and setting of remuneration



§ 5.



Special payment



§ 6.



Subscription payment



§ 7.



Payment of remuneration and the payment



Section 7a.



Withholding order funds for members of the National Council



3 section: Other claims



§ 8.



Office apartment



§ 9.



Service car



§ 10.



Compensation of expenses of members of the National Council and the Federal Council



§ 11.



Compensation for business trips



4 section: pension insurance



§ 12.



Pension insurance contribution



§ 13.



Capital charge



§ 14.



Credit transfer



§ 14a.



Pension account



5 article: Voluntary pension provision



§ 15.



6 article: final provisions



§ 16.



Waiver prohibited



§ 17.



Procedure



§ 18.



References to other federal laws



§ 19.



Regulations



§ 20.



Enforcement



§ 21.



Entry into force



section 22.



Transitional provisions to the Act Federal Law Gazette I no. 142/2004



section 23.



Transitional provision for members of the European Parliament



§ 24.



Transitional provisions to the Act Federal Law Gazette I no. 52/2011 "3. To § 6 section 3 Nos. 1 and § 15 para 1 is the quote "Incompatibility Act 1983" by the quote "Unvereinbarkeits - and transparency Act 1983, BGBl. No. 330/1983," replaced.

4. paragraph 7a with heading:

"Withholding of order funds for members of the National Council

Section 7a. The administrative fines laid down in accordance with the provisions of the Federal law on the rules of procedure of the National Council for members of the National Council are to bring in the order of the President of the National Council of the existing under this Federal Act claims of members of the National Council in deduction."

5. in article 10, paragraph 1, the quote "Staff act of Parliament" is replaced with the quote "Parliament staff and Parliament staff act".

6 15 the following paragraph shall beadded § 21:

"(15) including the title, the table of contents, section 6 subsection 3 No. 1, § 7a heading, article 10, paragraph 1, article 15, paragraph 1 and article 24 para 2 as amended by the Federal Act Federal Law Gazette." I 101/2014 contact no. 1 January 2015 in force."

7. in article 24, paragraph 2, a final point is set at the end of the paragraph.

Article 7

Amendment to the Media Act

The Media Act, Federal Law Gazette No. 314/1981, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 50/2012, is amended as follows:

1. Section 7a para 1 is as follows:

'(1) the name, image, or other information are posted in a medium, which are likely to result in a wider circle of person not immediately informed to become aware of the identity of a person, the 1st is victim of a judicially punishable act or 2. a legal offence is suspected or has been convicted of such an or 3 as a respondent before a Committee of inquiry of the National Council was consulted , and are thereby sensitive interests of this person violated, without having an overriding public interest in the publication of this information has passed because of their position in the public due to an other connection with public life, or for other reasons, the person concerned against the media owner is entitled to compensation for the violations suffered. The amount of the compensation shall not exceed 20 000 euro; In addition article 6, paragraph 1 is second rate to apply."

2. in paragraph 22, the phrase "and independent administrative Senate" is eliminated.

3. § 55 the following paragraph 9 is added:

,,(9) as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 101/2014 come into effect: 1. section 22 with 1 January 2014;

"2. Article 7a, paragraph 1 with 1 January 2015."

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