By Establishing Rules For The Operation Of Commercial Establishments

Original Language Title: Por la cual se dictan normas para el funcionamiento de los establecimientos comerciales

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LAW 232
1995 (December 26)
Official Gazette No. 42162 of December 26, 1995

By establishing rules for the operation of commercial establishments are given. Summary

Term Notes

ARTICLE 1o. No authority may require license or operating permit for the opening of commercial establishments as defined in Article 515 of the Commercial Code, or to continue their activity if and already exercising or enforcing any requirement, not expressly ordered by the legislature.
Article 2.
. Notwithstanding the preceding article, it is required for the exercise of trade establishments open to the public meet the following requirements:
a) Comply with all rules relating to land use, auditory intensity schedule. location and destination issued by the competent authority of the respective municipality. Interested parties may request the issue of concept thereof planning the entity or person acting in the respective district or municipal jurisdiction;
B) Comply with the health conditions described by the 9th Act of 1979 and other standards on the subject; Effective Jurisprudence

C) For those establishments where musical works causing payment publicly executed by copyright, they will be required payment vouchers issued by the legally recognized authority in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 23 of 1982 and other regulations complementary; Effective Jurisprudence

D) Have current commercial registration of the Chamber of Commerce of the respective jurisdiction;
E) Communicate in the respective offices or planning. his substitute the appropriate territorial entity, the opening of the establishment.

ARTICLE 3. At any time the police authorities may verify strict compliance with the requirements set forth in the preceding article.

ARTICLE 4. The mayor, his substitute, or the official receiving the delegation, following the procedure described in the first book of the Administrative Code, will act who does not meet the requirements of article 2. of this Act as follows:
1. Require it in writing for a term of 30 calendar days meets the requirements that are needed. Effective Jurisprudence

2. Impose successive fines up to the amount of 5 monthly minimum wages for each day of default and even within 30 calendar days. Effective Jurisprudence

3. Order the suspension of commercial activities in the establishment, for a term of up to two months, to comply with the requirements of the law.
4. Order the closure of commercial establishment, if after 2 months of being punished by suspension measures, continues without observing the provisions of this Act, or when the requirement possible.

The 5th ITEM. Public servants demand requirements not provided or approved by the legislature, by that fact alone incur in very serious offense punishable under the provisions of the Single Disciplinary Code.

ARTICLE 6o. This Law governs from the date of its enactment and repeal section 117 of the National Police Code (Decree 1355 of 1970), the provisions authorizing or establishing permits or operating licenses for commercial establishments and others they are contrary.
The President of the honorable Senate, JULIUS CAESAR
Tulena WAR.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
published and execute.
Given in Bogota. DC. 26 December 1995.

Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Economic Development,