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LAW NÂ ° 234 MAMERTO URRIOLAGOITIA H. President constitutional DE LA Repašblica as: the Honorable National Congress has sanctioned the following law: the National Congress DECREES: Arta-culo lo.a€ "it is said to be crime of speculation, contrary to the Treasurer-a popular, all increases in illegal price of sale, the Ocultacia³n, grabbing, agio, the Reexportacia³n of Arta-culos of essential consumption, the use of sugar car or molasses imported the differential change Paa-s , in the distillation of alcohols and, in general, all infringement to the provisions legal that regulate the exercise of the trade in the Paa-s.
Arta-culo 2o.a€ "the crimes of speculation will be ¡(n sanciodos con las siguientes penas: a) a thousand Bolivians financial fines up to five hundred thousand Bolivians, according n the seriousness of the crime, duplicables in case of recidivism;!"
(b) temporary or permanent closure of the establishment, business or Fa factory;
(c) confiscation or seizure of the merchandise-a matter of crime, whose legal price will be deposited in the respective account;
d) application of the law of residence, more of the pecuniary fine, in the case of foreign elements;
(e) suspension of the granting of foreign currency in the case of merchants or industrialists, importers;
(f) the seclusion of one month to two years at AC jail public.!
Arta-culo 3o.a€ "is punishable by fines equivalent to the purchase price for all Arta-culo who had © imported ndos Paa-s is re-exported." Covered the motorized Veha-asses and more machines of all sorts as well - as, drugs, books and in general everything that had been imported into the Paa-s for use and consumption of the people.!
Empower Tra addresses transit as well - as to the Customs and the application of these sanctions and fines collection.
Arta-culo 4o.a€ "you can n be applied to two of the envisaged penalties and in the 2a ° Arta-culo, to sanction a same offence."
Arta-culo 5o.a€ "the Court to combat the speculation, will be (made up of the following representatives: to) the official greater of the Ministry's Treasurer-a or the Director-General of trade and industry that the Committee © n Presidira;!"
b) a delegate of the municipality, which will be rented by it;
(c) a delegate of the neighborhood committees;
(d) a delegate of the CA maras of trade and industry;!
(e) a delegate of the workers unions.
In the departmental capitals POPs Committee shall be ignited by the Inspector of trade and industry. The preceding Court shall meet at least twice a week.
Said Court will know of them complaints presented by them particular or by them inspectors of trade, and them resolved summarily within the Ta © rmin Ma maximum of five dÃ-as, raising the failed in consultation to the Ministry of Treasurer-to, for its confirmation or revocation in to ° nica instance.!!! Will not be admissible appeal against the ruling, unless the nullity before Excelenta-sima Supreme Court, prior deposit of the amount of the fine imposed.!
In the capitals of provinces and municipal sections, © Committee in charge of the fight against the speculation, is composed of the Mayor, a school teacher.
Arta-culo 6o.a€ "members of the Court referred to in the previous Arta-culo, Sera n removed every three months.!"
Arta-culo 7o.a€ "cases of speculation with food Arta-culos, markets, hotels, inns, stores, groceries, shops and stalls, will be n sanctioned by the municipal police-as with fines, confiscation or arrest, according to the respective regulations and in proportion to the penalties specified in the 2a °, Sega º n Arta-culo the severity of the infraction.!"
Arta-culo 8o.a€ "crimes of speculation whistle-blowers will benefit n with 25% of the fines imposed." The value of fines, deduced the proportion corresponding to the complainants, is Depositara in the national treasure bound for school buildings. The Ministry's Treasurer - to national Fijara in the budget the sums required to cover the expenses that demand sustaining the Court of fight against the speculation and the Corps of inspectors in trade and industry to be created in sufficient number.!
Arta-culo 9o.a€ "the accomplices, instigators and accomplices in the crimes of speculation will be convicts n with 50% of the fine imposed on the main offender, or half of the penalty of arrest or seclusion, Sega º n cases.!" If they are officials public who by dÃ diva, bribery or interest direct or indirect conceal the crimes mentioned, will be n dismissed immediately from their posts, without prejudice to apply rseles the seclusion of six months to two years at AC jail public.!!!!
Arta-culo 10o.a€ "author-used executive power to enact provisions necessary to determine prices Ma next sales of domestic and imported Arta-culos which are classified as essential consumption.!" This classification will be made periodically, according to the cost price of such merchandise-as and keeps, Ma s a reasonable commercial profit margin.!!
Arta-culo 11o.a€ "the Director of reauthorization General of inspectors, Cuidara under their responsibility, that traders and brokers, middlemen and unproductive, not proliferate in order to avoid surcharges Supa © rfluos about them selling prices.!"
Arta-culo 12o.a€ "the Ministry's Treasurer-awarded with foreign currency preference, type differential and official traders who commit themselves to import priced more moderately, in competition with others, certain Arta-culos of the same nature and quality.
Arta-culo 13o.a€ "the Fa national bricas open own slope n stores required in the departmental capitals, to attend the trade to the wholesale, to avoid trade monopolies and commissions of selling Supa © rfluas.!!"
The Executive Fijara in the regulation of this law the amount of capital required to hold stores of selling to the wholesale.!
Small industries can directly sell the Arta-culos of its elaboration to trade retailer.
Arta-culo 14o.a€ "extranpera brought nationality traders n trade to the retail, in each Department capital, only in the proportion of 20 per cent from the number number of Bolivian merchants enrolled in the CA respective Chambers of Commerce.!"
Arta-culo 15o.a€ "allegations by crimes of speculation, are popular action.
Arta-culo 16o.a€ "Dera³ganse provisions contrary to this law."
Commune-which to be able to Eejecutivo for constitutional purposes.
Session of the H. Congress Hall.
La Paz, 20 December 1949.
(Fdo). Waldo Belmonte Pool.a€ "(Fdo)." Lua-s Ponce Lozada.a€ ' (Fdo). " C. Lopez, Senator Secretary. (Fdo). P Saucedo Barbery, Senator Secretary (Fdo). Guillermo Alvarez S., Deputy Secretary. (Fdo). Peter MontaÃ±o, Deputy Secretary.
THEREFORE: I enacted it is and meets as a law of the Republic.
Government Palace, in the city of La Paz, to the 10 day-as of the month of January, 1950 years.
(Fdo) MAMERTO Urriolagoitia.a€ ' (Fdo). " J. Romero Loza.
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