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law of November 21.

MUNICIPALIDADES. € "Lei orgà ¡ nica de ellas.



FOR HOW much the national congress has sanctioned the following†"

Lei orgA ¡ nica de Municipalities.


Reformed the municipal regulation of 9 April 1878,



Composition of municipalities.

ArtA-article 1.A ° HabrA municipal councils, composed of twelve members in Sucre, La Paz, Cochabamba, PotosA-and Santa Cruz, and nine, in Oruro, Tarija and the Beni.

Art. 2.A ° In the Litoral department there will be only municipal boards, composed of nine members, in the ports of Cobija, Tocopilla; Mejillónnes and Antofagasta and in the towns of San Pedro de Atacama and Caracoles, which will function independently of each other, within the constituency that will be designated respectively.

Art. 3.A ° Habra municipal boards, composed of five members, in the capitals of provinces, asA-as in the sections in which they are divided, and in each port.

Art. 4A ° In the cantons you will have one to three municipal ajentes dependent on the provincial boards, and the councils of the councils,

Art. 5.A ° The appointment of citizens who must compose the municipal councils and provincial boards, will be made by direct and secret ballot, in accordance with the electoral lei.

The cantonal ajentes will be appointed annually by the respective municipalities.

Art. 6.A ° The elected world-leaders will last two years in the exercise of their functions, renewing, in half, in each biennium.

Art. 7.A ° The citizens who would have obtained the greatest number of votes after the owners, according to the electoral lei, must be called; they must be called by the respective councils or provincial boards, in the cases of absence, death or legal impediment to those.

The alternates will be called to replace the owners of the respective perA-ode of their choice.

Art. 8.A ° To be a local or cantonal member, it is required to be a citizen in exercise and a neighbor of the place in which you have to perform your duties.

Art. 9.A ° No public official of any kind, except lawyers and medical staff without jurisdiction, may be a member of the cantonal body.

Neither may the classes ordered in sacs, nor the administrators or Municipal property tenants.

Art. 10. Councillors who have left their post for the acceptance of a chartered public office, will be returned to the municipality, when in the course of their respective biennium, they return to the role of private citizens.

Art. 11. When relatives within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are elected to the same town hall, the same office shall have the office of the highest number of votes, and shall be equal in circumstances, one shall leave one. of them luckily, and must be replaced by the alternate who would have obtained the greatest number of votes.

Art. 12. Municipal charges are councilors and no citizen can be heard of, if they have no legal impediment.

Art. 13. They are causative of escusa: 1. having been appointed immediately after having served the same office or some other councillor; †"2. having sixty years of age; â€" 3. having some illness causing constant inability; †" 4. " 5. to have a quotidian residence to more than two leagues in the capital where the council or the municipal board operates.

Art. 14. The schools to perform the municipal functions shall be presented to the rabbits or joints, precisely within the eight days from which the person elected his credential would have been handed over to the elect. This term is not allowed to hide any.

Art. 15. Admitted to the school, they will be called the alternates by the very numérico of their choice, and according to the article 7.A °

Art. 16, Those who refuse to perform the post of a person, without any of the causes set out in Articles 8.A, 9.A and 13, or who shall leave their office, without fair cause, for more than thirty days, shall be fined twenty-five to 100

responsibility will

imposed by the president of the city council, and can be claimed before the council or corresponding board.

Art. 17. The qualification of powers and credentials of the world-members corresponds to the respective city hall.

Art. 18. Questions concerning the qualification of credentials, those arising out of the exclusion or undue admission of some of its members and those concerning the illegal organisation of the municipalities, shall be resolved summarily, and without any other resource, by the superior district of the district.

Art. 19. Each council or municipal council shall have a chairman, a vice-president and a secretary appointed from among its members. The treasurer, who are indispensable for the municipal service, will-as all other junior employees, be appointed by secret council voting, and will be elected those who meet the majority-to absolute.

Art. 20. The treasurer will provide the corresponding bail, in accordance with the tax laws of the public income managers.

The executive, he said, report of the departmental councils, and knowledge that the Provincial rents do not exceed five hundred Bolivians, may allow some treasurers to limit themselves to providing personal caution.

Art. 21. The post of secretary will be held for quarters among the members of the municipality without salary assignment.


Janeral attributions.

Art. 22. They are attributions of councils and municipal boards, the following:

1. â€â€ " Name president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and other employees of your dependency, in the manner established by this lei.

2.aa € " Exijir and qualify the bonds for the collection, management and investment of your funds.

3. €" SeA ± alar in its annual budget the salaries of its employees, without being allowed to increase, decrease, nor modify their items to the end of the year.

4. †" Remove when appropriate, to the employees of the municipal administration, other than their bosom.

5. â€" Appoint parochial mayors, on a proposal in terna of the insttuctor judges.

6. †" Name District mayors, as well as field mayors on a proposal from the cantonal ajentes, in the form and terms of the articles 250 and 251 of the law of the judicial organization.

7. †" Name juries for the printing of the press.

8. †" Set and delete municipal taxes; loan approval from the senate.

9. †" Accept legacies and donations and negotiate early on to promote works of beneficence and material utility.

10. â€" Approve the leases and tenders of the farms and arbituses of each locality.

11 € " Raise, manage and invest your funds.

12. â€" Create primary education establishments and direct them, manage their funds, dictate their regulations, appoint preceptors, and pay their salaries.

In state and private establishments, they will exercise inspection and vijilance on the physical and disciplinary, and must inform the superior of who they depend, for the repression of the abuses that they will notice.

. the actual and personal census of the municipal district.

14. € "

15. € " Promote when appropriate, industrial exposures and agree to prizes, by voting for the necessary funds.

16. €" Vijillary for the exact compliance of the tariffs parochial, judicial and tax recudiments for the perception, of the public revenues, owing in these cases to be directed to the competent authority in order to comply with the provisions vijentes.

. and vijilar the construction of public works of your district.

18. †" of the charity establishments, in accordance with the respective regulations.

19. †" Grant permission for raffles, sweepstakes, hammer houses and spectators.

20. €" Set the policy-to-health, comfort, ornate and recreation.

21. †" Vijilar over the sale of vA-veres, based on free traffic.

22. †" To take care that the medicine and pharmacy are not exercised without legal title, nor at the same time, inciting to the public ministry for the prosecution of the guilty in case of violation.

23. Iân†" To force the medical holders to provide the poor with free and reduced care in their homes if it is not possible for them to take care of the hospitals.

23rd.â€" Visit, every month, the boticas with the pharmaco-tic or medical that elijieren, informing of the faults that may be noted, either directly to the minister of government, or to the prefects to take the appropriate measures, without prejudice to those that could be adopted by sA.

25. †" Set up the street lighting and take care of its conservation and improvement.

26. â€" Make the distribution of replacements for the ejécógico, which would have fit their respective territory, according to the lei de conscription.

27. †" Prohibited that substances that compromise safety or health are deposited or sold in the center of the populations.

28. â€" Dirijir and regularentar en lo hijínicos y econocinico, los enquierorios y (a) the use of the equipment for the construction and repair of the factory administered by the respective Rrocs.

29. †" Exorder the vita et moribus certificates in the cases exempted by lei.

30. â€" Require the public force that is necessary to enforce your resolutions.

Art. 23. Municipal councils may conclude between sA-, contracts and arrangements where they are intended to promote and carry out road-to-business enterprises covering two or more departments, provided that the combination is based on disbursements or commitments from the municipal treasury of the departments to whom the business is concerned.


Privileges of the president, vice-president and secretary.

Art. 24. The presidents and vice-presidents of the municipalities, shall perform the functions of such, for the whole year for which they have been appointed. Reelection on these charges is prohibited.

Art. 25. They are the duties of the president:

1.A ° Make the world-cips attend the sessions.

2.A ° Give the world-cicipers a license, provided it does not pass from fifteen days.

When you need to license for longer, the The municipality until the end of three months, without this being able to repeat itself, for more than once, during the year, in favour of the same world-cipe.

3.A ° Save and save the internal rulebook.

4.A ° Make the municipality agreements run, without allowing you to extend, restructure, or modify them in any way.

Only in case of the municipality resolves any illegal or improper payment, may the president, suspend the execution of such an agreement, as long as he puts it in the knowledge of the government to exercise the attribution conferred on him by the article 89, paragraph 8.A of the Constitution.

5.A ° Care that employees and deputies meet their obligations; If they fail to do so, apply them, for sA-only, a fine of five to fifteen Bolivians, according to the seriousness of the circumstances, and submit them to judgment.

6.A ° Contain every day, when we give for an hour, to the secretarial-to the municipality to decree the cases that are in the way of processing.

7.A ° To carry the official correspondence, it has reached agreement of the municipality, as well as to receive and to give account of the one that is directed to it.

8.A ° Every January 1, January, the president shall submit to the respective council or board, a report of the acts of his previous year's administration, which will be raised to the supreme government.

Art. 26. If the faults of the deputies were repeated, or if there were any serious mui, it is the president's strict duty to put them in consideration of the municipality so that, with knowledge of the cause, they dismiss the guilty deputy.

Art. 27. In the absence of the president, the vice-president, who, in this case, will exercise the same powers as he is, will replace him.

In the absence of both the city council will be presided over by the oldest, while a president and vice-president will be elected.

Art. 28. They are duties of the secretary:

l.A ° †" Compose with all prolijity the minutes of the municipal sessions and official dispatches whose wording the president wants to entrust to him.

2.A ° â€" Take the books copiers of The official correspondence.

3.At ° †"Authorize all municipal resolutions, signing on to the pié of them together with the president.

4.A ° â€" Authorizar asA-same, the decrees of mere substantiation that the president, attending every day, as you did, to the secretary-a-a.

5.A ° †" Fix and care for the corresponding file.


City Hall Sessions.

Art. 29. The sessions of the municipalities will necessarily be public, if this publicity does not harm the morals or honor of any individual.

These sessions are ordinary and extraordinary. The first will take place twice a week, in the hours and days of the internal regulation. The second will be performed as many times as any of the items will be asked, with the object being held.

Art. 30. It shall not be possible to resolve the matters submitted to the city council, whether in ordinary or extraordinary session, without having been brought to the attention of the world-members one day at the time of deliberation.

Art. 31. No resolution shall be issued in any business without the two-thirds of the individuals who make up the municipality being gathered together; half and one more vote of the participants are necessary for the session, for form an agreement.