56. Federal law on the funding of political parties (political parties act 2012 - PPA)
The National Council has decided:
Political parties and accountability
Founding, statute, transparency
§ 1 (constitutional provision) (1) the existence and the diversity of political parties are essential components of the democratic order of the Republic of Austria (article 1 B-VG, BGBl. No. 1 / 1930).
(2) a political party is to connect continuously organized, aimed at a comprehensive effect on the Government decision-making process, in particular by participating in elections to General representative bodies and the European Parliament, through joint activities and whose Satzung is deposited at the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
(3) the creation of political parties is free, unless Federal Constitution by law otherwise determined. Its activity shall be subjected to any restriction by special legislation.
(4) the political parties have to adopt statutes that have to deposit them at the Federal Ministry of the Interior. This has to result in a publicly accessible directory, which has to include the name of the political party and the date of deposit of the statutes. The political party of legal personality acquired with the filing of the articles of Association. The statutes are to publish by the political parties in an appropriate manner on the Internet. The Statute in particular has to contain the
1. organs of the party and their authority, in any case, a pipe organ, a General Assembly and a Board of supervisors must be provided 2. rights and obligations of the members, 3. outline of the party, 4. provisions on the voluntary dissolution of the political party.
(5) political parties announce their voluntary dissolution to the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
(6) the task can be assigned by federal law the Court of Auditors,
1 reports of political parties, as well as place parties, that are not political parties, and notices of examination to take to control them to publish, to appoint auditors for the audit of financial reports, and prompting unsuccessful legal entity amounts modified by valorisation for party funding donations and election advertising expenses to be published, 2. his control, legal transactions with political parties or with companies that outlines a party, a political party or a related organization , have their own legal personality, or a choice advertising party which is not a political party, are involved, to announce and publish this information on its website, donations, the parties or election participants that are not political parties or members or candidates who have stood on a proposal tabled by a political party got 3rd in an incorrect manner, to accept , are to be kept, to lead in his activity report and forward to facilities, the charitable or scientific purposes, and have the legal personality 4. in the case of suspected violations of place parties, that are not political parties, or interested organizations, political parties or outlines a party, or of suspected infringements of members or election veteran, who has stood on a proposal tabled by a political party , against accountability or adoption bans donations or against restrictions of election advertising costs, to deliver the documents to the competent authority.
§ 2. Within the meaning of the following paragraphs may refer to:
1. "political party": each party within the meaning of § 1, 2 "election advertising"party: a voter group, under the leadership of a discriminating party label and a party list participated in the electioneering to a general representative body or the European Parliament, 3. "related organization": an organization with legal personality, that this political party supports or participates in the conduct of this political party in particular through secondments in institutions or on their separate from the political party (including their outlines in the sense of § 5 para 1) Will this political party is in particular through secondments organs, provided that this type of collaboration between the political party and the organization is set either in their legal bases or in the statutes of the party. Parliamentary Club in the sense of § 1 of the Club (funding) Act 1985, BGBl. No. 156, and legal entity within the meaning of § 1 para 2 of the journalism subsidies Act of 1984, BGBl. No. 369, as well as diet clubs and each party not related organizations within the meaning of this law, 4. "election advertising expenses" are an educational institution of that party, sponsored by the respective Federal State: expenditure, a political party or election advertising party, which is not a political party , as of the date of the election up to election day to a general representative body or the European Parliament specifically for the electoral procedures spends 5. "donation",: each payment, benefits in kind or living subsidy, the natural or legal persons a. a political party or a candidate party which is not a political party, or c. of an outline of the political party, the legal personality or d. of a related organization , except for those within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 No. 3 income tax Act 1988, BGBl. No. 400, as well as those institutions that are designed to promote grassroots sport, or e. to parliamentarians, that sub-national, or f. on candidates, on a proposal tabled by a political party have stood on a proposal tabled by a political party without appropriate compensation grant. Not be regarded as donation member contributions, contributions of the respective party representatives and officials, are donations of professional and trade associations and other interest groups with voluntary membership in the meaning of article II section 1 of the Federal Act Federal Law Gazette No. 391/1975 on the groups represented in their institutions, as well as donations from legal professional interest groups to the groups represented in their bodies, 6 "sponsorship" : each payment, benefits in kind or living subsidy of a natural or legal person to a. a political party, an election advertising party which is not a political party, or c. an outline of a political party, which has its own legal personality or d. a related organization, with exception of those within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 No. 3 income tax Act 1988, BGBl. No. 400, as well as those institutions that are designed to promote grassroots sport , or e. has, running a member who has a candidate on a nomination by a political party, or f. a candidates, the election proposal tabled by a political party on a with the objective to promote their name, their appearance, their activities or accomplishments, by in particular at events under lit. a to f listed individuals or organizations stands hired or used otherwise the logo or company name, especially on invitations, event notes or in the framework of events; Publications in media are not considered sponsorship, 7 "ad": against payment, benefits in kind or living subsidy prompted publication in media, whose owner is a political party.
Amount and distribution of funding, limiting the election advertising expenses
§ 3.(Verfassungsbestimmung) to federal, State and municipal political parties for their activities with the participation in the political decision-making process in federal, States and municipalities annually turn to funding. This at least 3.10 euros, but no more than 11 euro may be granted total ever Wahlberechtigem to the respective general representative body the political parties that are represented in a general representative body. The countries may regulate their promotions within the double frame amounts to ensure the participation of the political decision-making process at district and local levels. For determining the number of eligible voters is to turn each to the voters at the last election to the General representative body. A scholar grant to political parties and election participants to the contestation of election advertising expenses in elections to General representative bodies is not permitted. Funding of federal political parties are to regulate by a special federal law.
Limiting the election advertising expenses
§ 4 (1) must spend every political party EUR 7 million for the election advertising between the date of the election and the election day to a general representative body or the European Parliament. The same proposal is supported by two or more political parties, so the maximum amount applies to the calculated together expenditure of these parties. In the maximum amount the expenditure of individual candidates, which have competing on a proposal tabled by the political party shall be a, where spending a choice advertiser for election advertising tailored to his person have to remain up to a sum amounting to EUR 15 000 out of consideration.
(2) expenses for election advertising are in particular:
1 outdoor advertising, particularly posters, 2. direct mail and direct marketing, 3 folder, 4. campaign gifts to the distribution, 5 listings and ads in print, radio and audiovisual media, 6 cinema spots, 7 gross costs for party their own media, as far as it higher number than in non-election times or higher edition will be disseminated, 8 cost of Internet advertising campaign, 9 cost of communications responsible for the election campaign, media, advertising, direct -, event -, switching , PR - and similar agencies and call centers, 10 additional staff costs, 11 issues of the political party for the candidates, 12 issues of the political party for individuals and groups to support a choice referrer.
§ 5 (1) every political party has to answer publicly about the nature of their revenue and expenditure annually with a report. This report has to capture even those outlines of the political party which have no legal personality of its own. The report is divided into two parts of report, where in the first part of the revenue and expenditure of the federal organization and in part that their territorial divisions (national, district, community organizations) to expel are, regardless of whether they have legal personality or even parties within the meaning of § 1. The section of the report about the district and community organizations includes a comparison of the total amount of revenue and expenditure by way of derogation from paragraph 4 and 5. The creation of the respective report content responsibility of the party organisation. If a political party is already covered by a report pursuant to the third sentence referred to in § 1 as territorial divisions, their accountability is considered to be fulfilled.
(1a) the report is a collection of the names of territorial divisions (national, district, community organizations) to join, which will be taken into account in the second part of the report.
(2) this report must be reviewed by two accountants linked not by law firm (article 9) and signed (§ 8). The Auditors are ordered by the Court for five years from a Fiver proposal of the respective political party. Immediately following re-appointment is not permitted.
(3) evidence with regard to limiting the election advertising expenses (§ 4 para 1) is to identify in the election year accountability report in a separate section. Without prejudice to any further landesgesetzlich regulated accountability.
(4) the annual report must separately at least the following revenue and income categories to identify:
1. membership fees, 2. payments from related organizations, 3. funding, 4. contributions of the representatives members of the respective party and officials, 5. income from party its own economic activity, 6 income from participations, 7 income from other assets, 8 donations (with the exception of Nos. 11 and 12), 9 income from events, from the production and distribution of printed materials and similar resulting directly from the party activity income , 10 revenue from sponsorship and advertising, 11 revenue in the form of free or without corresponding compensation available provided personnel (living subsidies), 12 in kind, 13 obtaining loans, 14 other income and revenues, separately those from more than 5 vH of the respective annual revenues are.
(5) the report has separately assign at least the following types of output:
1 staff, 2 office expenses and purchases, excluding low-value assets, 3. expenses for public relations including newspapers and magazines, 4 events, 5th fleet, 6 other expenses for Administration, 7 membership fees and international work, 8 legal, audit and consultancy costs, 9 credit costs and loan repayments, 10 spending on travel and trips, 11 payments to shareholdings, 12 payments to related organizations, 13 support of a choice advertiser for the election of the Federal President , 14 other types of expenses, and at a height of more than 5% of the respective annual editions separately are.
(6) the report is to join a list of companies in which the legal personality has the party and/or a loved her organization or an outline of the party, holding at least 5% direct shares or 10% indirect shares or voting rights. Related organizations and branches of the party, the legal personality have, have to submit the complete and correct information required of the political party. As far as these data were already transmitted a parent territorial structuring of a political party, the delivery obligation is considered to be fulfilled. The Court of Auditors has to tell these companies known given the entities subject to its control and to urge this legal entity, to announce the total amount of the transactions concluded between the entities, and each of the companies listed in the reporting period of the accountability report to him within one month.
(7) every political party has to submit the report along with donations, sponsorship and ad lists and list of associated companies in accordance with paragraph 6 the Court of Auditors until 30 September of the following year. Related organizations and branches of the party, which have legal personality, as well as members and candidates, which have competing on a proposal tabled by the political party, have to submit the complete and correct information required for the donations, sponsorship and advertisement lists the political party. The period referred to in the first sentence can the Court of Auditors in the event of a justified request from the political party up 4 weeks be extended.
6. (1) every political party can in accordance with the following provisions of donations (§ 2 Z 5) accept.
(2) in an annex to the report (article 5), each political party has separated donations to designate as follows:
1. donate to the political party and those of their outlines, which have no legal personality, 2. donations to related organizations, except those within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 No. 3 income tax Act 1988, BGBl. No. 400, and facilities that serve to promote grassroots sport and on branches of the party, have their own legal personality, 3. donations to members of Parliament and candidates, the election proposal tabled on any of the political party have stood.
(3) the facility is to be divided as follows:
1 total amount of donations by natural persons who are not under no. 2, 2. total amount of the donations of natural and legal persons registered in the register of companies, 3. total amount of donations of clubs that fall under no. 4 and 4 total amount of donations from voluntary membership-based professional and business associations, institutions, foundations or funds.
This does not apply for donations to organizations gem. Par. 2 Nos. 1 and 2 at the municipal level, as well as to members of Parliament and candidates com. par. 2 No. 3.
(4) donations, whose Gesamtbetrag in a calendar year (accountable year) exceed the amount of EUR 3 500, shall be disclosed, stating the name and address of the donor. Donations to federal, State and district organisations are doing together.
(5) donations, exceeding the amount of EUR 50 000 in some cases, are immediately to report the Court of Auditors. This one has to publish the donations, specifying the name and address of the donor immediately on the Web site of the Court of Auditors.
(6) political parties must accept any donations by:
1. Parliamentary Club in the sense of the Club (funding) Act 1985, BGBl. No. 156, and diet clubs, 2. entities within the meaning of § 1 para 2 of journalism subsidies Act 1984, BGBl. No. 369, and educational institutions funded by countries parties, 3. public bodies, 4. non-profit institutions within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 subpara 1 to 3 of the income tax Act 1988, BGBl. No. 400, and facilities that are designed to promote grassroots sport , 5 companies and facilities in which the public sector with at least 25 participates %, 6 foreign natural or legal persons, unless the donation exceeds the amount of 2 500 euros, 7.
9 natural or legal persons are donating an undisclosed third party want recognizable forwarding, if the donation amounts to more than EUR 1 000, 10 natural or legal persons, natural or legal persons, if a donation in cash, which exceed the amount of EUR 2 500, 8 anonymous donors, as long as the donation in each case is more than 1 000 euro , the party clearly in anticipation of or in return of for particular economic or legal advantage that want to give a donation, and 11 want to raise third party donations for a fee to be paid by the party for that party.
(7) after paragraph 6 unacceptable donations are immediately by the party to forward at the latest with the submission of the annual report for that year, to the Court of Auditors. The Court of Auditors has to store the incoming funds to a separate account and in his activity report (art. 126e par. 1 B-VG) to lead.
(8) the Court of Auditors will forward the amounts received during the calendar year under paragraph 7 at the beginning of the following calendar year to institutions, scientific or charitable purposes.
(9) paragraph 3 through 8 are mutatis mutandis to all outlines a party, MPs and candidates who have run on a proposal tabled by the political party and related organizations, except those within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 Z 3 income tax Act 1988, Federal Law Gazette No. 400, as well as facilities that are designed to promote grassroots sport to apply.
(10) (constitutional provision) by way of derogation from paragraph 2 to 7 stricter rules can be adopted by the provincial legislature.
Sponsorship and advertisements
7. (1) in an annex to the report (article 5) has every political party revenue from sponsorship (§ 2 No. 6), their total in a calendar year (accountable year) exceeds the sum of EUR 12 000, to expel, stating the name and address of the sponsor. Sponsorship for federal, State and district organisations is to comprise it.
(2) as revenues from advertisements are from each political party (§ 2 No. 7), to identify as far as this revenue in some cases exceed the amount of EUR 3 500, stating the name and the address of the advertiser.
(3) the obligation to indicate of the revenue from sponsorship (§ 2 No. 6) and advertisements (§ 2 No. 7) is also for all outlining a party, members of Parliament and candidates who have run on a proposal tabled by the political party and related organizations, except those within the meaning of Section 4a para 2 Z 3 income tax Act 1988, Federal Law Gazette No. 400, as well as facilities that are designed to promote grassroots sport.
(4) (constitutional provision) by way of derogation from paragraphs 1 to 3 stricter rules can be adopted by the provincial legislature.
Control of accountability
Inspection and control
8. (1) has the examination of reports to cover, whether the provisions of this Federal Act have been met. The test is to apply to recognize computational inaccuracies and violations of this law for conscientious exercise of the profession.
(2) the examiner may require all clarifications and evidence by the institutions or by persons authorized to do so, which requires the careful performance of its testing duty. It is in this respect also to enable him to check the documentation for the compilation of the report, the books and documents, as well as the cash and assets.
(3) the result of the test is to lay down in a written audit report, which is to pass the management bodies of the party.
(4) no objections are after the final result of the audit, the auditor through a note has to confirm that after thorough examination on the basis of the books of the political party as well as the governing bodies or clarifications issued the authorized persons and evidence the report meets the provisions of this Act the tested. Objections are to rise, so the examiner has in his examination notice to withhold confirmation or to restrict.
(5) the examination certificate shall be affixed on the report. The annual report is to provide the Court of Auditors.
Incompatibilities for accountants
9. (1) a chartered accountant must be not auditor if there is grounds, notably relations business, financial or personal style, which consists of partiality.
(2) an auditor is excluded as auditor, if he
1 a position or a function in the party or the party exercising or has exercised in the past three years, 2 in the conduct of the books or the establishment of the audit work, accountability report to be examined has participated, and 3. legal representative, Member of the Supervisory Board or members of a legal person or a partnership, employee of a natural or legal person or a partnership is , provided that the natural or legal person, the partnership or one of its shareholders for the reasons referred to in Z 1 or 2 may be not the auditor of the party.
(3) a firm is excluded as auditor, if yourself, one of its legal representatives, a shareholder, a with its associated company (§ 228 company law code, Federal Law Gazette I no. 120/2005) or a person employed by it in the examination may be not auditor referred to in paragraph 2.
(4) the auditor and audit firm involved when assessing legal representatives are obliged to conscientious and impartial performance of their duties and to maintain confidentiality.
(5) the provisions of economic trust vocational Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 58/1999, remain unaffected.
Examination by the Court of Auditors and sanctions
§ 10 (1) the accountability report to be drawn up by a political party (section 5) is also control of the Court of Auditors.
(2) the Court of Auditors has to check the arithmetical accuracy of the report and whose compliance with this federal law in accordance with the following paragraphs.
(3) if the Court finds the report is that the report meets the requirements (section 5), para. 6 and the extent of the transactions concluded by these companies in the year under review, with facilities including donations, sponsorship and ad lists and the list of equity investments in accordance with, the Court of Auditors control subject to separately for individual parties and companies to publish on the website of the Court of Auditors and the website of the political party.
(4) if concrete evidence the Court of Auditors, that in the report included a political party information is incorrect or incomplete, the opportunity to comment is the affected political party by the Court within reasonable period of time to give. The political party may require the confirmation of the correctness of its opinion by their auditors.
(5) which grants according to par. 4 demanded the Court from one of the Chamber of Auditors opinion that present concrete evidence of misstatements and omissions in the report insufficient, has the Court of Auditors submitted list to instruct a so far not appointed Chartered Accountants Auditors by Los with the examination of the report (section 5). For the auditor to be ordered section 9 with the proviso applies that ordered Auditors must exercise also no official or not function in any other party or for any other party or have not exercised in the last three years. The political party has to grant the auditor appointed by the Court of Auditors access and insight into the testing necessary documentation and evidence.
(6) in the report were incorrect or incomplete information and not by the political party or the accountant appointed by the Court of Auditors could be eliminated or has the affected party unused to pass the deadline referred to in paragraph 4, a fine according to the gravity of the situation to impose in the event of a violation of article 5, paragraph 4 or paragraph 5 or § 7 in the amount of up to EUR 30 000 is , in violation of § 5 paragraph 6 in the amount of up to EUR 100 000. The violation of § 5 section 6 or section 7 from an incorrect or incomplete information or specifying a related organization or structure of the party, which has its own legal personality, the result is so the opinion within the meaning of paragraph 4 to urge. Could the inaccurate or incomplete information not by the related organization or structure of the party, has its own legal personality, or eliminated the accountant appointed by the Court of Auditors, in accordance with para 4 expired a period unused, so is about the related organization or the structure of the party, the legal personality has to impose a fine up to 30 000 and 100 000 euro.
(7) a political party has not designated donations in violation of § 6 para 4 or violates article 6 par. 5 not reported or fined depending on the severity of the offense is taken in breach of article 6, paragraph 6, on them up to three times that of the obtained amount, but at least in the amount of the obtained to impose. The violation results from an incorrect or incomplete information or specifying a related organization or structure of the party, which has its own legal personality, the fine imposed on the related organization or the structure of the party, has its own legal personality, to impose.
(8) in case of exceeding of the maximum regulated in § 4 to up to 25 vH, impose a fine in the amount of up to 10 vH of the exceeding amount. Exceeding beyond the limit of 25%, the fine is increasing up to 20 vH of this second exceeded amount.
Independent parties transparency Senate
§ 11 (1) (constitutional provision) to impose fines and penalties under this Federal Act of independent parties transparency Senate is set up, which has to decide on the basis of the documents submitted by the Court of Auditors. The members and alternate members of the Tribunal are independent and bound by any instructions in the performance of their duties.
(2) the Senate is aimed at the Federal Chancellor's Office. It consists of three members, namely the Chairman, a Deputy Chairperson and another Member and three alternate members. All members and alternate members perform their activities part-time. Only can be ordered to the Member or alternate member, who
1 studied of law or the law or political science studies has completed and 2. at least ten years of professional experience has 3. extensive knowledge of the Austrian party system and has 4 offers every guarantee for independence and due to his previous work in the field of the economy, is science or education of recognized competence.
(3) to the Member or alternate member may be ordered:
1. members of the Federal Government, Secretaries of State, members of a land Government, members of the National Council, the Federal Council or else a general representative body or of the European Parliament, also persons who are in an employment relationship to a political party or a function in a federal or State Organization of a political party attire, persons who are or are assigned to such a service in a service relationship with a Club of a general representative body , parliamentary employees within the meaning of the Parliament staff, as well as people lawyers and the President of the Court of Auditors, 2 persons, in a service relationship with a legal entity of the civic educational activities in the area of political parties in the sense of § 1 of the journalism subsidies Act 1984, BGBl. No. 369, stand, 3. employees of the Cabinet of a Minister or offices of the Secretary of State or another in § 5, 6 or 8 para 1 of the reference law , BGBl. No. 273/1972, called body of the Federation or of a land, as well as 4 people, one who have exercised in referred Z 1 to 3 activities and functions within the last year.
(4) the members and alternate members may not engage in any activity for the duration of their Office, which may cause doubts about the independent performance of their duties or the suspicion of a bias or hindered them in the performance of their official duties or endanger essential official interests.
(5) the members are appointed by the Federal President on a proposal from the Federal Government for a period of five years. For each Member, a replacement member is appointed, which occurs in the absence of the Member in whose place. A further order is allowed. The Federal Government is consisting of three alphabetically arranged people for ever one Member and its replacement a recommendation by occupation,
1. the President of the Constitutional Court, 2. the President of the Administrative Court, as well as 3 of the President of the Supreme Court of Justice bound.
(6) (constitutional provision) the Federal Government's proposal requires the agreement with the main Committee of the National Council.
(7) after expiration of the term of Office of current members continue the transactions until the constituent meeting of the newly appointed members.
(8) the Senate shall decide in the presence of all members by a simple majority. An abstention is not permitted. On the procedure before the Senate the provisions of the General Administrative Procedure Act are 1991, BGBl. No. 51, of the administrative penal code 1991, BGBl. No. 52, and of the administrative enforcement Act 1991, BGBl. No. 53, to apply. Decisions on fines is to publish on the website of the Senate together with the annual report of the affected Party on its website. The decisions of the Tribunal are subject to not repeal or amendment in the administrative way. Against decisions of the Tribunal, the appeal of the Administrative Court is allowed.
(9) the members are entitled to reimbursement of reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses as well as an attendance fee, that is by the Federal Government through regulation, taking into consideration the importance and the scope of the besorgenden tasks that need to be fixed.
The independent parties transparency Senate has 12 (1) on the basis of a communication received from the Court of Auditors about the political party decision to impose the fine.
(2) Whoever intentionally
1. a does out donation violates article 6 par. 4 or 2 accepts a donation violates article 6 par. 5 and does not report or 3. adopts a donation contrary to § 6 section 7 and does not forward or 4. an received donation to the circumvention of § 6 para 4, cut 5 or 6 Z 9 in partial amounts and recorded or recorded can be, commits an administrative offence and is fined to punish up to 20 000 euro.
(3) has a member of Parliament or a choice recruiter who has stood on a proposal tabled by the political party (section 6 paragraph 9), not assigned a donation in breach of article 6 para 4 or adopted contrary to section 6 para 5 and not reported or adopted in breach of article 6, paragraph 7 and not redirected one is the amount of each donation of a corresponding sum of money so in addition to maturity.
(4) a person who makes intentionally false information for the report responsible officer for the match given up declarations with the regulations on accountability, commits an administrative offence and is fined to punish up to EUR 10 000.
(5) to apply article 19 to VStG, in particular on the degree of fault is to be taken into account and the income and financial circumstances are taken into account, is. On the amount of the donation is just as carefully.
Application to other entities
§ 13. The articles 4 to 12 shall apply mutatis mutandis for election participants that are not political parties. Donations and ads to, as well as sponsorship for individual candidates shall be disclosed in the annual report of the candidate's Party.
Section 14 (1) (constitutional provision) from the year 2015 reduce or increase the amounts indicated in paragraph 3 in that measure, changing the consumer price index 2010, announced by the Federal "Statistics Austria" or his place index of the previous year.
(2) as from the year 2015, reduce or increase the in § 4 and § 6 para 4 and 5 and subsection 6 Z 6-9 indicated amounts in that measure in the 2010 consumer price index announced by the Federal "Statistics Austria" or his place index of last year changed, taking as long as not into account changes 5 vH of this index number, as they, and as a result 5 vH of the last governing in the valorization index number not exceed. In the calculation of the new amounts, amounts that do not exceed 50 cents are rounded to the next lower whole euro and to round up to the nearest whole euro amounts exceeding 50 cents. The new amounts are following next month at the announcement of the index changes by the Federal Statistics Austria. The Court of Auditors has the amounts changed through the valorisation and the time in which the change to take effect, be published in the Federal Law Gazette II.
Enforcement and application to other federal laws
Section 15 (1) with the execution of this Federal Act is responsible for with regard to § 1, § 3, section 6 para 10 and article 11, paragraph 1 and paragraph 6 and article 14, paragraph 1 the Federal Government besides the Federal Chancellor.
(2) as far as other federal laws are referenced in this federal law, these are to apply in their respectively valid version.
(3) all personal names used in this federal law apply equally to persons of both male and female sex.
Entry into force and transitional provisions
§ 1, § 3, section 6 para 10, article 11, para. 1 and 6 § 14 ABS. 1 with 1 July 2012 section 16 (1) (constitutional provision) subject to the arrangement in paragraph 3 taken into force; at the same time the political parties act, Federal Law Gazette No. 404/1975, as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 111/2010, with the exception of section 4 override. Insofar as this is necessary for the adaptation on article 3, amendment landesgesetzlicher regulations is to carry until the end of 31 December 2012 at the latest.
(2) come into force July 1, 2012 para 2 to 5 and 7 to 9, § 12, article 13 and article 15 § 2, section 4, article 6, paragraph 1 to 9, § 9, § 10 section 7 and 8, § 11. § 6 section 4 is to apply in 2012 with the proviso that a calendar year only the second half of 2012 is covered. § 7 shall apply in 2012 with the proviso that revenue from sponsorship and advertising only to be, if the underlying agreements were reached after July 1, 2012. § 5, section 8 and section 10 paragraph 1 to 6 enter into force January 1, 2013. At this time enters § 4 of the law on political parties, Federal Law Gazette No. 404/1975, as amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 111/2010, override.
(3) (constitutional provision) § 1 para 4 second set with 1 July 2013 enter into force.
(4) the provisions of paragraphs 2 to 12 are applicable only to those political parties which have deposited their statutes since 1 January 2000 or occurred since 1 January 2000 elections to a general representative body or the European Parliament.