Parties Support Act 2012 - Partförg

Original Language Title: Parteien-Förderungsgesetz 2012 - PartFörG

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57. Federal Law on Funding of the Federal Government for Political Parties (Party-Support Act 2012-PartFörG)

The National Council has decided:

Federal-level party funding

§ 1. (1) The Federal Government promotes political parties in their work in participating in the political decision-making process at the federal level through the annual allocation of funding.

(2) The federal funds shall be calculated by multiplying the number of the elector to the National Council by the amount of 4.6 euro. These are to be allocated to the individual political parties in the following manner:


Each political party represented in the National Council, which has at least five members (club strength within the meaning of Section 7 of the Law on the Rules of Procedure 1975, BGBl. No 410/1975), receives an annual basic amount of EUR 218 000;


The funds remaining after deduction of funding under Z 1 shall be distributed among the political parties represented in the National Council in proportion to the votes cast for them at the last National Council election.

(3) Political parties which are not represented in the National Council but who have received more than 1 vH of valid votes in an election to the National Council shall be entitled to support for the election year for their activities. These political parties will receive an amount of EUR 2.5 per vote in the ballot of the National Council, which will be paid within 6 months of the date of the National Council elections.

(4) The payment of the funds referred to in paragraph 2 shall take place in two instalment, the first instalment being to be paid up to the end of the first quarter and the second instalment to be paid by the end of the third quarter.

Special party support for political activity in the European Parliament

§ 2. (1) Any political party represented by a Member of the European Parliament after an election to the European Parliament shall be entitled to a federal funding in accordance with the following provisions in accordance with the election.

(2) The total amount of the funds referred to in paragraph 1 shall be calculated by multiplying the number of persons entitled to vote in the respective election to the European Parliament by an amount of 2 euro.

(3) The total sum calculated in accordance with paragraph 2 shall be distributed among the political parties in the proportion of votes cast for them in the election to the European Parliament.

(4) Funding provided for in paragraph 3 may only be granted to a political party up to the extent to which the party is responsible for election advertising within the meaning of Section 4 (2) of the Party Act 2012-PartG, BGBl. I n ° 56/2012, which actually corresponds to expenditure incurred. For this document, the desire to grant funding (§ 3 para. 1) is to include a list of the expenses actually incurred for the purposes of the election advertising, which are carried out by an auditor within the meaning of Section 9 of the Party Act 2012-PartG, BGBl. I No 56/2012, must be reviewed and signed.

(5) The funds referred to in paragraph 1 shall be paid to the European Parliament within 6 months of the date of the election.

Request for award of funding

§ 3. (1) The Federal Chancellery shall be required to contribute to the granting of funding. Requests pursuant to Section 1 (2) (2) (1) and (2) must be made by 15 December of the previous year at the latest and in accordance with § 1 (3) or (2) by the latest date of the third party election or election to the European Parliament by the latest of the following month.

(2) In accordance with Section 1 (2), the conditions for eligibility change as a result of the results of a National Council election, the results of this election shall be taken into account for the first time in the six-month period following the election of the National Council.

Accountability Report

§ 4. Any political party that receives funding under this federal law has to keep records on the use of the funding. The use is in the first part of the report of the accountability report within the meaning of § 5 of the party law 2012-PartG, BGBl. I n ° 56/2012, in a separate section.

Valorization Rule

§ 5. As of 2015, the amounts referred to in § 1 (2) and (3) and (2) (2) shall be reduced to that extent in which the consumer price index (2010) or the consumer price index (Bundesanstalt "Statistik Österreich") was lauded at its place. the index of the previous year, without taking into account changes as long as they do not exceed 5 vH of this index number and in the sequence 5 vH of the most recent index number for the valorisation. For the purpose of calculating the new amounts, amounts not exceeding 50 cents shall be rounded off to the nearest whole euro, and amounts exceeding 50 cents shall be rounded up to the next-higher euro. The new amounts will be valid from the next month's next month after the index change by the Bundesanstalt Statistik Austria. The Court of Auditors shall make known the amounts as amended by the valorisation and the date in which its amendment becomes effective in the Federal Law Gazans II.

Enforcement and application of other federal laws

§ 6. (1) The Federal Chancellor is entrusted with the enforcement of this Federal Act.

(2) As far as other federal laws are referred to in this Federal Act, these are to be applied in their respectively applicable version.

Entry into force and transitional provisions

§ 7. (1) This federal law shall enter into force on 1 July 2012.

(2) The amount of the difference between the calculation of the federal funds under the regulation of § 2 of the German Party Act, BGBl. No. 404/1975, as amended by the Federal Law of the Federal Republic of Germany (BGBl). No 111/2010, and the calculation in accordance with § 1 (2) of this Federal Act, is to be distributed between the political parties represented in the National Council and together with the first instalment of the political parties referred to in Article 1 (2) (2) (2) of the German Federal Law. Annual funding for 2013 to be paid out in accordance with § 1 (4).