Ordinance To The Law On Church Economics

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse af lov om folkekirkens økonomi

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Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1 Church box

Chapter 1 a budgeting for church funds

Chapter 1 b Diocesan øvrighedens composition

Chapter 2 Common Fund

Chapter 2 a Deanery Committee and budget Committee

Chapter 3 General provisions concerning the ecclesiastical equation

Chapter 4 Government subsidies

Chapter 5 folkekirkens capitals

Chapter 5 a Stiftsråd

Chapter 6 Collaboration between ecclesiastical bodies, etc.

Chapter 7 entry into force provisions, etc., The full text of the Ordinance of the law on the national church economy

Hereby promulgated law on Church economics, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 609 of 6. June 2007, with the changes brought about by Act No. 47 of 28. January 2009 and Act No. 506 of 12. June 2009.

Chapter 1

Church box

§ 1. At each Parish Council created a Church Fund which is managed by the ward Council.

§ 2. Parish Church of the box can hold expenditure related to





1) parish church just company

2) parish funeral services,

3) revenue generating activities, carried out in association with the parish church activities and funeral services, see. Nr. 1 and 2,

4) promotion of the ecclesiastical life of provs tiet,

5) ecclesiastical purposes is of importance for the diocese as a whole,

6) the ecclesiastical control of national church members abroad, and

7) person registration





(2). Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules on the ward Council to implement expenditure.

section 2 (a). (repealed)

section 2 (b). To promote Ward work managing the ward Council through the Church coffers, what received by collections in the Church. Detailed rules thereof shall be established by the Advisory Board.

§ 3. Church coffers receive income, including interest, dividends, etc., of the Church's capitals as well as payment for use of the Church and cemetery.

(2). Interest, dividends, etc. of the Church's capitals as well as rental and operating income for priesthood immovable properties included in the Church Treasury.

(3). The part of the Church's expenses which cannot be borne by those referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be covered through revenue comparison at the national church members in the commune.

Chapter 1 a

Budgeting for church funds

§ 4. The Committee shall lay down interim operational framework deanery of church funds in provs tiet and communicate to Congregational. The Committee may, by means of the preliminary framework deanery fixing reserve an amount of priority in connection with the determination of the final operational framework and fixed resources.

(2). Congregational shall draw up on the basis of the provisional operating budget contributions concerning the operational framework the framework as well as any requests for additional operating expenses and appropriations for plants. Budget contribution must contain an indication of the posts by the budget.

(3). Where there are several Parish Council in a parish, compiled the budget contributed and any requests for additional operational expenditure and appropriations for facilities for priesthood immovable properties at a joint meeting of the Congregational. Congregational collects for use by joint meeting an opinion from the Committee of the Vicarage. At the joint meeting deciding on budget contribution for priesthood immovable properties by majority vote.

(4). Budget contributions, etc. as mentioned in paragraphs 2 and 3 are submitted to the Committee in one of the deanery deanery Committee period specified.

§ 5. Deanery Committee shall convene one or two representatives from each Parish Council in provs tiet to budget consultation. If provs tiet consists of two or more municipalities or parts of several municipalities, however, the conciliation shall be held separately for the parishes in each municipality. There can be held more budget consultation.

(2). Conciliation is publicly. Ordinance on the Organization of conciliation takes place after deanery Committee determination in a way that ensures that the public will be aware of holding. In the notice specify which topics to be dealt with in conciliation.

(3). Conciliation has no decision-making authority, see. However, paragraph 4.

(4). Congregational can at the first budgetary conciliation meeting after new elections to the Councils decide to move power from deanery Committee for conciliation. The decision is binding for Ward councils mandate. Deanery of the consultation of the Committee and the budgetary competences are laid down in a statute. Conciliation may take over the Committee's competence to deanery:





1) establish the overarching objectives for expenditure and comparison seen in a multiannual perspective, see. § 6 (2).

2) set in section 7, paragraph 1-2 frames and appropriations.

3) fix it in paragraph 7 (a), paragraphs 1-2, said the equation amounts to the municipality's Church boxes, unless this is fixed by a budget Committee, see. § 17 c. By the deciding budget conciliation setting equation amount shall section 7 (5), 2. paragraph, mutatis mutandis.





(5). Conciliation may decide that staff needs regarding staffing levels determined deanery of the Committee and, if so, establish guidelines for staffing norms. The decision taken at the first budgetary conciliation meeting after new elections to Parish Council and is binding for Ward councils mandate.

(6). Conciliation may decide to initiate cooperation under section 43 (a), paragraph 1, of the law on the Parish Council.

(7). When on the conciliation decision on a change in the Division of powers, see. paragraph 4-5, or on the establishment of the cooperation referred to in article 6. paragraph 6, weighting the individual Ward Council vote in relation to the number of elected members of each Council, and the decision shall be taken by a qualified majority of 2/3. A collaboration with provs stayed silent as the framework, see. (6) ends, if at a subsequent budget consultation is not a qualified majority as mentioned in 1. point to continue working. By other decisions weighted votes also as mentioned in 1. point, and decisions are taken by majority vote.

(8). Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules on the holding of budget consultation.

§ 6. On budget consultation highlighted the economic conditions in provs stayed silent, like the objectives for expenditure and comparison seen in a multiannual perspective will be discussed. In addition, Ward councils want about new major costly tasks are discussed. The in 2. paragraph mentioned discussion should happen on the basis of the submitted budget contributions, see. § 4 paragraph 2 – 3.

(2). On the basis of the information referred to in paragraph 1 1. point, said discussion sets out the overall objectives for expenditure Committee deanery and equation seen in a multiannual perspective.

§ 7. After the Conciliation Committee of the envelope for deanery sets Church institution operating expenditure and appropriation of Church institution capital expenditures.

(2). The Committee shall lay down the framework appropriation for deanery operating expenditure and appropriation for capital expenditures for priesthood immovable properties, where there are several Parish Council.

(3). The ward Council shall lay down within the deanery of the Committee provided envelope and allocation for capital expenditures, see. paragraphs 1 and 2, the budget for the coming fiscal year.

(4). Congregational sets the budget within the framework appropriation and allocation for capital expenditures for priesthood immovable properties, as the Committee has determined deanery, see. (2). Congregational collects for use by joint meeting an opinion from the Committee of the Vicarage. At the joint meeting deciding on budget contribution for priesthood immovable properties by majority vote.

(5). Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules concerning the procedure for the fixing of frames as referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 and fixing and submission to the Committee of budgets for the deanery church coffers. Advisory Board cannot lay down rules about the amount of church funds expenditure or on Church tax size.

§ 7 a. Equation the amount to the municipality's Church boxes shall be determined by the Committee, see deanery. However, section 5, paragraph 4, and articles 17 c-17 d.

(2). The Committee has assessed the amount of fixing at the deanery have access to allocate funds to a reserve of up to 5% of the assessed amount. By usage of the reserve have deanery Committee the following year the opportunity to increase the equation with a view to the restoration of the reserve. The reserve may be used to cover contingencies in the assessed area. Deanery of the reserve, the Committee may make a cash advance with a maturity of up to 12 months. Deanery Committee sets out the modalities for cash advance.

section 7 (b). the Committee shall ensure that the Deanery church funds budget for the coming financial year is in accordance with the framework laid down by the deanery Committee and appropriations, subject to article 20. § 7 (1) and (2) the Committee shall conduct review of legality of the deanery as budgets.

§ 8. The fiscal year for the Church coffers is the calendar year.

§ 9. The ward Council shall annually accounts for Church coffers. Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules on your company's chart of accounts, on the review and approval of the Accounts Committee of deanery.

(2). Deanery Committee may permit and under exceptional circumstances, decide that you want to use expert assistance to the organisation and presentation of the accounts of the institution as well as to the making of Church box overhaul.

Chapter 1 (b)

The Diocesan øvrighedens composition

section 9 (a). The diocesan bishop and the diocese consists of øvrigheden stiftamtmanden.

(2). The Diocesan øvrighederne shall be composed as follows:






1) Diocesan øvrigheden of the Diocese of Copenhagen consists of the Bishop of the Diocese of Copenhagen and Director of the State administration for the capital.

2) Diocesan øvrigheden of Helsingør Diocese consists of the Bishop of Helsingoer Diocese and the Director of the State administration for the capital.

3) Diocesan øvrigheden of the Roskilde Diocese consists of the Bishop of the Roskilde Diocese and the Director of the State administration for Sealand.

4 øvrigheden of Lolland-Falster Diocesan) Stift, the Bishop of Lolland-Falster consists of the diocese and the Director of the State administration for Sealand.

5) Diocesan øvrigheden of Fyens Stift consists of the Bishop of Fyens Stift and the Director of the State administration of southern Denmark.

6) Diocesan øvrigheden over Aalborg Diocese consists of the Bishop over Aalborg Diocese and the Director of the State administration for Northern Jutland.

7) øvrigheden of Viborg Stift consists of the diocesan bishop of Viborg Stift and the Director of the State administration for Northern Jutland.

8 øvrigheden Diocesan of the Diocese of Aarhus) consists of the Bishop of Aarhus Diocese and the Director of the State administration for Midtjylland.

9) øvrigheden of Ribe Diocese consists of the diocesan bishop of Ribe Diocese and the Director of the State administration for Midtjylland.

10) Diocesan øvrigheden of Haderslev Diocese consists of the Bishop of Haderslev Diocese and the Director of the State administration of southern Denmark.





Chapter 2

Common Fund

§ 10. Common Fund is national church joint fund. Common Fund managed by the Diocesan øvrighederne and of an administrative community after provisions provided by the Advisory Board and under the responsibility of the Church Ministry.

§ 11. Of common fund held national church expenses, in so far as not covered by paragraph 2, section 17 g, paragraphs 3 to 6, or section 20, including:





1) Salary, allowance, etc. to priests and provster.

2) expenditure related to the Diocesan administrations, including pensions for former civil service employees.

3) pensions for former civil servants of church officials.

4) the cost of the national church common IT solutions.

5) Grants after Church Minister's determination to the total or partial coverage of expenses for the training of employees in the people's Church and of the people who want such recruitment.

6) Grants after Church Minister's determination to the total or partial coverage of expenses relating to special wards.

7) the cost of the audit of the local church bodies.

8) application, see. section 13, paragraph 1.

9) General reimbursement, see. section 13, paragraph 2.





(2). The Fund may also be held by the joint expenditure relating to local church activities, including:





1) insurance and claims.

2) the cost of the special experts referred to in the law on the National Church church buildings and cemeteries section 8, paragraph 2.

3) the cost of the special survey, referred to in the law on the National Church church buildings and cemeteries section 33.

4) the cost of the qualified participation and registration referred to in the law on the National Church church buildings and cemeteries section 21, paragraphs 2 and 3.





(3). For expenses in accordance with paragraph 2, the common fund in accordance with the Church Minister's determination to charge the full or partial reimbursement from the Church-or provstiudvalgs box.

(4). In the reimbursement in accordance with paragraph 3 of the claims referred to in article 6. (2). 1, the Advisory Board may decide to recognise a provision, however, so that the total provision cannot constitute a larger amount than the average annual injury expense.

§ 12. Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules concerning public participation in the Church's ecumenical work, including on the financing of a key Ecumenical Council business of the common fund, in so far as those activities not covered by the appropriations on the budget bill. A key Ecumenical Council may have representatives of the Church in Greenland. In addition, the Minister may lay down rules on the financing of local Ecumenical work of the Church the box, see. section 2, paragraph 1.

section 12 (a). (repealed)

§ 13. In accordance with the Church Minister's determination of the common fund shall be granted a compensatory allowance for reduction of the ecclesiastical equation amounts in the municipality. The total amount used in this way must not exceed 120 million. USD Amount will be adjusted once a year starting in 2007 by price and wage developments. Advisory Board shall lay down rules on how the amount will be distributed among the municipalities.

(2). In accordance with the Church Minister's determination shall be granted a general subsidy for reduction of the ecclesiastical equation amounts in the municipality. The amount shall be distributed among the municipalities according to the same principles that are used in the distribution of national kirkeskatten, see. section 15, paragraph 4.

§ 14. Common Fund receives contributions from church funds for civil servants of church officials. Pension contribution shall be established by the Advisory Board.

(2). Common Fund can obtain reimbursements of expenses incurred by the common fund, but relates to the local church activities.

(3). Common Fund may obtain rent and operating income on the Fund's activities.

(4). The part of the Fund's expenses which cannot be borne by revenues in accordance with paragraph 1-3 or by grants from the State Treasury, without prejudice. Article 20, paragraph 2, be covered through a country's kirkeskat, are members of the national church.

section 14 (a). the Fund may borrow for investment purposes. Common Fund can, incidentally, by credit card or similar recording loans exceeding 100 million. us $.

(2). Common Fund can borrow to finance claims beyond it on common fund's budget amount fixed for compensation, within a framework of 500 million. us $.

§ 15. Authorities and institutions that are wholly or partly financed by the common fund, shall submit proposals to the budget of their income and expenditure on the common fund in the following financial year. The proposals are submitted to the Church Ministry in one of this time limit.

(2). Advisory Board sets common fund's budget. There cannot be appropriated total expenditure that is greater than the revenue from the country's kirkeskatten, other income and possibly higher retained earnings from previous years.

(3). National kirkeskattens to be determined by the Advisory Board.

(4). National kirkeskattens distribution between the municipalities on the basis of the taxable income in the municipalities of it at the time of allocation nearest prior income year for the withholding tax referred to in § 1 taxable persons, as this income is calculated for the purpose of calculating the final tax. By the Division except for income, which relate to the members of an electoral ward and persons who do not belong to the people's Church.

§ 16. Common Fund's financial year is the calendar year.

§ 17. Advisory Board shall submit accounts for the common fund.

(2). Church Ministry lays down rules concerning the common fund accounting. By the rules of the Church Ministry in addition to fixing can take account of safety and order in the accounting field take account of possibilities in order to provide information for the purpose of financial planning, management and control.

(3). Øvrighederne, the morning news in § 10 mentioned the administrative community and the institutions that are wholly or partly financed by the common fund shall communicate the information and provide the accounting advisory board material, as Advisory Board considers necessary to carry out common fund's accounts.

(4). The accounts shall be audited by the National Audit Office.

Chapter 2 (a)

Deanery Committee and budget Committee

section 17 (a). In each deanery deanery selecting a Committee consisting of the Dean and 4 to 6 elected members.

(2). The right to vote in Committee, the members of the deanery provstiets Parish Council. Priests of pastorater, which includes multiple menighedsråds circuits in the same fjord, has only one vote and may choose, in which councils they will vote. Include pastoratet menighedsråds circles in more than one deanery, the pastor has a voice in each deanery. A representative of a Parish Council for a vote in the election, the electoral ward of the basic regulation. § 4 of the law on the Parish Council.

(3). A candidate is anyone who fulfils the conditions for being able to be selected as a member of a Parish Council in provs stayed silent.

(4). Extraordinary elections to the deanery selection must be carried out before the end of the month of March in the year following ordinary elections to Parish Council has taken place. The selection made is valid from 1. April, and the term of Office is 4 years.

§ 17 b. Deanery Committee shall elect from among its members a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman. The election takes place by written ballot at the Committee's inaugural meeting, which shall be convened by the Dean. The election has effect for the Committee's mandate. The members of the Committee shall be obliged to receive election as President and Vice-President.

(2). At the first provstiudvalgs session after new elections shall deliver the ward representatives who have not previously made a declaration as prescribed in section 7 of the law on the Parish Council, such a declaration.

(3). Deanery of the Committee can decide to attach the Chairman's fee. Fees can only be attributed to the President, if the latter is chosen member of the deanery of the Committee. Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules concerning the fees of Presidents.

(4). The Committee of the decisions taken in deanery meetings. Deanery of the Committee is quorate when at least half of the members are present. Decisions are taken by majority vote.


(5). The Dean acts as the Committee's business leading member and shall ensure the execution of the Committee's decisions.

(6). Deanery of the Committee meetings are open to the public. Deanery Committee may determine that a case is to be dealt with behind closed doors, when this is necessary or desirable in view of the nature of the company. The question of whether a case gives the basis for door closing, negotiated behind closed doors, if it is determined by the deanery of the Committee or the Chairperson. Deanery Committee may allow people who are employed by the Committee to attend the reading deanery of cases behind closed doors. Deanery Committee can summon any person to attend a job processing behind closed doors, when it is desirable for the sake of the enlightenment.

(7). Deanery Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure. There is disagreement in the deanery of the Committee on the procedure of the Committee, may issue to that effect is submitted to the Bishop for a decision.

(8). The law on section 46 (1) of the Parish Council, said rules on annulment and suspension decisions shall apply mutatis mutandis in respect of a deanery Committee decisions, contrary to the law. Furthermore, the law on the Parish Council section 46, paragraph 2-5, and paragraph 48 referred to rules on the imposition of periodic penalty payments in connection with unlawful omissions by bringing actions for damages before the courts, waiver of compensation works against payment of compensation legal bod and reduction or cancellation of compensation apply mutatis mutandis against members of the deanery Committee responsible for an omission or a church box or crate is sustained by a provstiudvalgs loss.

(9). The Diocesan øvrighedens decisions in accordance with paragraph 8, 1. point, can be referred to the Advisory Committee by the deanery. The Diocesan øvrighedens decisions in accordance with paragraph 8, 2. paragraph, of those members of the Committee brought to the Church Ministry deanery.

§ 17 c. set up budget Committee if:





1) the municipality includes two or more deaneries, each have 50% or more of their members within the municipality, or the established

2) the municipality includes two or more deaneries, some of whom at least one has more than 20% but less than 50% of their established members within the municipality.





(2). The Committee on Budgets, in accordance with article 3. (1). 1, consists of provsterne which gave birth to the members and an equal number of elected members from each deanery selection.

(3). The Committee on Budgets, in accordance with article 3. (1). 2, consists of provsterne and at least one elected member from each deanery or part of a deanery. At least part of a deanery deanery or have at least one elected member, while other deaneries are represented proportionally according to the number of the established members in provstiets parish in the municipality. Each deanery Committee may not, however, have more elected members than the number of elected members in the relevant deanery selection.

(4). The specific number of members from each Committee determined deanery in the Budgets Committee's rules of procedure. The elected members shall be appointed by the deanery committees in connection with their Constitution.

(5). One of the provsterne is designated as business manager and shall ensure the execution of the decisions of the Committee on Budgets.

(6). The provisions of § 17 b, paragraph 1, paragraph 3, 4 and 6-9 apply mutatis mutandis for the budget committees.

(7). If in the municipality's parishes or parts of parishes, which are not situated in the deaneries, which is represented in the Committee on Budgets, has these parishes deanery Committee access to send a representative to meetings of the Committee on Budgets. The representative has freedom of speech and the right of initiative.

(8). The Budget Committee shall adopt the total equation amounts to the municipality's Church boxes and provstiudvalgs boxes, as well as to the amount of allocation between the provstierne equation.

section 17 (d). In the municipalities, that includes several deaneries or parts of several deaneries, and where there is no budget Committee to be set up in pursuance of section 17 c, fixed the total equation amounts to the municipality's Church boxes and distribution between the various church bodies of the Committee for the deanery deanery, where most of the municipality's established members live. This deanery equation referred to as provstiet. Conciliation in the equation provstiet can under section 5, paragraph 4, may decide to take over the in 1. paragraph mentioned competence from the equation provstiet.

(2). The Parish Council in the municipality, which is not located in the equation provstiet, have the right to participate in conciliation in the equation provstiet. These councils have the same rights and duties by the budget consultation discussions and any decisions about targets for spending and equation, the setting of the operational framework, the fixed allocations and tax amount in the tax area as the equation provstiets Parish Council.

§ 17 e. In a municipality that consists of two deaneries, the Advisory Board can approve that instead of two committees and a budget Committee elected deanery one common deanery Committee for provstierne in the municipality. Deanery Committee consists of provsterne and 4 to 6 elected members. Members are elected for provstierne as a whole.

(2). One of the provsterne is designated as business manager and shall ensure the execution of the Committee's decisions.

(3). The Joint Committee shall undertake all the tasks, the deanery there assigned to deanery selection.

§ 17 such Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules on elections to the Committee, the Committee on Budgets deanery composition as well as on the deanery of the Committee and the Committee on Budgets business.

section 17 g. at each deanery Committee created a provstiudvalgs Fund which is managed by deanery Committee.

(2). The cost of the election of the deanery committees and their meetings, including honorarium for the President, travel allowance and daily allowance for the elected members and committees cost of Assistant, Office supplies, etc., shall be provided by provstiudvalgs the box after Church Minister's quantification.

(3). Expenses for special audit work relating to the local church bodies in addition to those covered under section 11 (1) (8). 7, shall be provided by provstiudvalgs the box.

(4). The costs of cooperation referred to in article 6. section 43 (a) of the law on the Parish Council shall be borne by the provstiudvalgs box.

(5). Expenses for provstiudvalgs members ' participation in courses, etc., which can be regarded as relevant for the exercise of the duties of a member, shall be borne by the provstiudvalgs provstiudvalgs box. There will, in addition, after Church the Minister's determination of provstiudvalgs box could be selected provstiudvalgs members compensation for proven loss of earnings in connection with participation in such courses, etc.

(6). Expenditure to the budget Committee's activities shall be borne by the participating deanery selection.

§ 17 h. Provstiudvalgs carton costs covered through comparison of national church members in the commune. Includes provs tiet several municipalities or parts of several municipalities, covered the costs of provstiudvalgs the box through the equation on the national church members in municipalities.

(2). The Committee shall prepare annual budget of provstiudvalgs deanery box revenue and expenditure for the following financial year.

(3). The assessed amount to the provstiudvalgs box fixed by deanery Committee referred to in article 6. However, section 17 (c), paragraph 8.

(4). Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules on the preparation of the budget for the provstiudvalgs mailbox.

(5). The fiscal year for the provstiudvalgs box is the calendar year.

(6). The Committee shall report annually, accounting for deanery provstiudvalgs box. Advisory Board shall lay down the detailed rules as to the reliability of the accounts, on the review and approval of the accounts of the Diocesan øvrighedens.

Chapter 3

General provisions concerning the ecclesiastical equation

§ 18. The assessed amount to the Church boxes and provstiudvalgs boxes and kirkeskat villages are church members as a whole, in accordance with the same rules, under which the municipal income tax subject to the appropriate municipality, however, that the ecclesiastical tax percentage is fixed with 2 decimal places. The provisions of the law on municipal income tax on the distribution of municipal income tax between the municipalities shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2). Tax assessment takes place during one of the municipality, regardless of whether this involves several parishes.

(3). By comparison apart from members of the electoral churches.

(4). A person should be exempted from the ecclesiastical taxes, when it documented that during the stay abroad is committed to make contributions of at least the same size for a local congregation under the Danish Church abroad or the Danish seamen's Church in Foreign Ports. Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules on the subject.

(5). Includes a parish parts of various communes, shared the parish amount between them in the equation to the same ratio as in which the corresponding country kirkeskat, unless otherwise determined by the Advisory Board. In the same way treatment equation the amount to provstiudvalgs box, in so far as provs tiet include several municipalities.

§ 19. Country kirkeskatten paid to it in § 10 mentioned the administrative community and shall be paid from here to the Diocesan øvrighederne and the institutions that are wholly or partly financed by the Fund. The assessed amount to the Church coffers except amount to deal with contingencies, see. section 6, paragraph 1, shall be paid to the appropriate Parish Council. Equation amounts to provstiudvalgs cashier and amount to deal with contingencies, see. section 6, paragraph 1, shall be paid to that person deanery selection.

(2). An amount that remains on the intercompany account at the end of the accounting year, used by the Municipal Council for reducing the following year's equation.

(3). The Municipal Council may, with the Committee's endorsement make a Parish Council or deanery deanery Committee advances on the amount for the next financial year equation.


Chapter 4

Government subsidies

§ 20. Of national church expenses shall be borne by the Treasury:





1) Salaries, pensions and other benefits to the bishops.

2) Pensions and after revenue in accordance with the law on civil service pensions relating to provster and priests.

3) Expenditure by the ecclesiastical control of Christiansø and Hirsholmene.





(2). The Treasury provides, in addition, an annual grant to the common fund equivalent to 40 per cent of the common fund's expenditure on the salaries of provster and priests. The number of posts funded as mentioned in 1. paragraph shall be determined in the annual finance acts.

(3). Also responsible for the Treasury grant, the amount of which is fixed on the Finance Bill, but at least 14 mill. DKK annually, to the restoration of the churches and the churches historic furniture as well as special conservation interest grave memorials.

Chapter 5

National Church capitals

§ 21. The ward Council Manager Church and clergyman for the Executive, real estate after provisions provided by the Advisory Board.

(2). Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules on the use, setting up and maintenance of the priesthood for the Executive, immovable properties, etc. and about the Organization of surveys over them. The Diocesan øvrighederne appoints building consultants regarding the parsonages and vicarage consultants.

(3). Consumption of government offices in churches and priest's property and the purchase and sale of immovable property can only be done after the decision by the Church Committee and with the approval of the Advisory Board or requested by the authority of the Diocesan øvrigheden or deanery Committee.

§ 21 a. priesthood capitals transferred to church-and præsteembedekapitalen in that parish. If a priesthood include several parishes distributed priesthood capital at Church-and præsteembedetskapitalen pro rata according to the number of members of the people's Church in those parishes. The same distribution is applicable for the sale of immovable property priesthood.

section 21 (b). The Church-and præsteembedekapitalen of the basic regulation. section 21 (a), shall be paid with the proceeds obtained from the sale or other transfer of rights.

(2). Advisory Board may lay down rules on the payment of Church and præsteembedekapitalen apart from gravsteds funds.

§ 22. Lends a priestly office lands into agricultural operation as an independent use, you will find in the law on agricultural properties contained provisions on agricultural property maintenance and operation application. Advisory Board may, however, make exceptions to that.

(2). Leases are approved by the Committee of the deanery.

Chapter 5 (a)

Stiftsråd

§ 23. In each Diocese a stiftsråd. The diocesan bishop of the diocese, the diocese consists of the Dean, 1 representative of the diocese provster, 3 representatives of the diocese priests as well as Ward 1 representative from each deanery. Notwithstanding the provisions of 1. item is selected in Lolland-Falster Diocese 2 ward representatives from each deanery.

(2). As a candidate for the Diocesan as Ward representative is anyone who fulfils the conditions for being able to be selected as a member of a Parish Council in provs stayed silent. The right to vote have the same, as has the right to vote to the deanery committees, with the exception of representatives of electoral churches.

(3). As a representative of a candidate to the Diocesan provsterne is all provster employed in the diocese except for the Provost. The right to vote have all provster employed in the diocese.

(4). As a candidate for the diocesan priests are all priests, as a representative of the employed in the diocese. The right to vote have all priests employed in formed.

(5). Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules on elections to the Diocesan, including on election organisation, implementation, etc.

(6). On the first Diocesan Council after new elections shall deliver the ward representatives who have not previously made a declaration as prescribed in section 7 of the law on the Parish Council, such a declaration.

(7). The Diocesan Council is quorate when at least half of the members are present. Decisions are taken by majority vote.

(8). Diocesan elects its President among Ward representatives.

(9). The Bishop is business manager of the Diocesan.

Paragraph 10. The Diocesan Administration assists the Diocesan Council of performing tasks.

Paragraph 11. Diocesan Council shall adopt its rules of procedure.

§ 23 a. Diocesan can for the sake of the ecclesiastical life make the decision to print an obligatory contribution from church coffers to finance activities in the diocese. The contribution may not exceed 1 per cent of the local equation in each equation areas in the diocese.

(2). The contribution shall be used in accordance with the Diocesan Council decision and can be used for the following activities:





1) communication between the diocese, Parish Council and priests.

2) dissemination of Christianity.

3) development projects in the field of education, diaconal, IT, media, church music, and the like, including studies for the preparation of such projects.





(3). Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules concerning the binding contribution as regards the budget, accounts, etc.

(4). The Diocesan's task on behalf of the churches and church councils to manage the priesthood for the Executive capital. Gravsteds funds shall be paid to the Church coffers after a serial principle.

(5). Advisory Board shall lay down detailed rules on the kapitalernes Board of Directors, including the Diocesan Council accountability, etc., the cost to the Board of Directors of the relevant capital be held after Church the Minister's determination of the revenue associated with capital management.

(6). Diocesan establishes the diocese Committee structure and determines whether that must be reduced, including a separate Committee for the safeguarding of it between work on the diocesan level kirkelige.

Chapter 6

Cooperation between ecclesiastical bodies, etc.

§ 24. The law about Parish Council section 43, paragraph 1-5, said rules on cooperation between the Parish Council shall apply mutatis mutandis to cooperation between the Diocesan authorities and deanery Committee, between two or more Diocesan øvrigheder, between two or more committees and between the deanery Parish Council and one or more øvrigheder or deanery Diocesan committees.

(2). The law about Parish Council section 43, paragraph 6, referred to rule whether a derogation from parts of the ecclesiastical legislation of a Parish Council shall apply mutatis mutandis to a Committee or a deanery Diocesan authority, if it is desirable in the interests of the solution of the established tasks respectively provs tiet or founded.

§ 25. Advisory Board may lay down rules on common standards for the exchange of data between the computer systems used in the people's Church.

section 26. (Repealed)

Chapter 7

Entry-into-force provisions, etc.

§ 27. The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 1986.

(2). Balance at 31 December 2003. December 1985 in the existing Church boxes menighedsråds boxes and the priesthood of payroll funds transferred at 1. January 1986 the Church vicarage box after box or deanery Committee's determination.

(3). The following provisions are hereby deleted:





1) law on the national church's Payroll Department, etc., see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 384 of 25. August 1980, with the exception of the provisions in section 32, section 34 and section 35 (3).

2) § 5, article 7, paragraph 1, §§ 10-11 and articles 13-14 of the law on the status of churches Board etc, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 318 of 26. June 1970.

3) section 13 (1), (2). paragraph, and article 27, paragraph 4, of the former law on the Parish Council, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 136 of 15. April 1980.





section 28. The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

(2). The law may, by Royal Decree be put in force on the Faroe Islands with the derogations which the special Faroese conditions warrant.




Act No. 1566 by 20. December 2006 includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.



§ 8

The law will come into force 1. January 2007.

(2). Law on the national church economy section 17 (a) (1) and section 17 (e) (1), (2). paragraph, as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 4, the number of elected members of the Committee finds the first time apply to the deanery of the extraordinary elections to the deanery selection in 2009.

§ 9

The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The law may by Royal. device is implemented for Faroe Islands with the derogations which the special Faroese conditions warrant.




Act No. 1567 by 20. December 2006 includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.



§ 3

(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2007.

(2). The provision in § 1, nr. 2 whether the diversion of funding of salaries for priests, who are employed to operate the institutions or groups of persons, for which there is no established Parish Council, shall apply from the financial year 2007.

§ 4

Proposal on the revision of section 1, nr. 1, on local financing of præsteløn made of the Folketing in the Folketing year 2012-13.

§ 5

The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The law may, by Royal Decree is implemented for Faroe Islands with the derogations which the special Faroese conditions warrant.




Act No. 6 of 531. June 2007 includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.



§ 5

(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. July 2007.

(2). section 10 (2), 5-6, 10 and 11, paragraph 2. paragraph, article 21, paragraph 3, and article 27, paragraph 5, of the law on the Parish Council as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 5-11, and § 3, section 3A and section 23 of the law on election to the Parish Council, as amended by section 2 of this Act, no. 1-4, shall apply as from the ordinary election to the Parish Council in 2008.


(3). section 2, paragraph 1 1. paragraph and paragraph 3 of the law on the Parish Council, as amended by this Act, section 1, no. 3-4, and section 3 (2) of the law on the appointment of bishops and of Diocesan band solution, as amended by section 4 of this law, shall until the regular election of the Parish Council in 2008 only apply on entry into force of the law created after the Parish Council.

(4). Decision about the printing of a binding Diocesan contributions made under section 23 (a) of the law on the national church economy, as amended by this Act, § 3, nr. 2, can only be taken with effect for budget year 2008.

§ 6

The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The law may by Royal. device is implemented for Faroe Islands with the derogations which the special Faroese conditions warrant.




Act No. 47 of 28. January 2009, includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.:



§ 8

(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. February 2009, see. However, paragraphs 2 to 4.

(2). § § 21 (a) and section 21 (b), of the law on the national church economy that is replaced by this Act § 4, no. 18, shall enter into force on the 1. January 2010.

(3). § 4, no. 1 in this Act, § 1 of the law on the national church economy, as amended by this law § 4, no. 3, section 11, paragraph 3, and § 17 b, paragraph 7, of the law on the national church economy, as amended by this law § 4, no. 14-15, as well as section 19 of the law on employment in posts in the people's Church, etc., as amended by section 5 of this law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2010 with effect of the budget relating to 2011.

(4). § 8, paragraph 1, section 9, paragraph 1, § 11 and § 14 (1) (8). 1 of the law on the Board of Directors and the use of national church churches, etc., as amended by section 2 of this Act, no. 1-3, § 1, paragraph 1 and paragraphs 3-5, § 2, paragraph 3 and 4, § 27, paragraph 4, and section 43 (3) and (6) of the law on the Parish Council, as amended by this Act, section 6, nr. 1-8, 11 and 12, as well as section 7, paragraph 1, article 8, paragraph 1, and article 21, paragraph 1, of the law on election to the Parish Council, as amended by this Act, § 7, nr. 1-3, shall enter into force on the 1. October 2010.

§ 9

Advisory Board may lay down detailed rules concerning the procedure for transfer of capitals, the meaning of priesthood. § 4, no. 18, as well as rules about church areas transformation into parishes.

§ 10

The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.




Act No. 506 of 12. June 2009 includes the following entry-into-force provisions, etc.:



§ 2

The law shall enter into force on the 1. August 2009.

§ 3

Advisory Board proposal for the revision of the law in the Danish Folketing year 2012-13.

§ 4

The law does not apply to Greenland or the Faroe Islands.
Church Ministry, 17. Birthe Rønn Hornbech June 2009/Eva Stilov