Penal Code Reformed.

Original Language Title: Refórmase el CÓDIGO PENAL.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 313

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the Constitution establishes that El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and the end of the activity of the State, which is organized for the

attainment of justice, legal and security common good, as well as the right to life, physical and moral integrity, to freedom, to the security, work, property and possession, and to be protected in the

conservation and defense of the same.

II.-That by Legislative Decree No. 1030, dated April 26, 1997, published

in Official Journal No. 105, Tomo N ° 335, dated June 10 of the same year, the Penal Code was issued.

III.-That sport, in general, plays an important role in the integration of positive values in society; however, it has been punctuated by the actions of the networks of national and international organized crime in the purchase of professional sports meetings

IV.-The cost of undermining institutionality and the

values of ethics, justice and democracy.

IV.-That Sports Fraud is not only against the integrity of the

sports results and the trust of the In addition, it does so against the purity of the results of tests and sports meetings, the heritage of the spectators, sponsors and public bodies that

invest for their promotion and development.

V.-That currently our criminal legislation does not contemplate any typing that

configure the deliberate and fraudulent alteration of professional results, meetings or professional sports events, so it is necessary to incorporate the figure of the Sports Fraud into the Penal Code as a crime.

THEREFORE,

in use of its Constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and deputies Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Raul Omar Cuellar, Medardo Gonzalez Trejo, Bonner Francisco Jimenez Belloso; Emma Julia Fabian Hernandez and Guillermo Antonio Olivo Mendez (period Legislative 2012-2015) and with

the support of José Serafin Orantes Rodríguez, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Reynaldo Antonio López Cardoza, Abilio Orestes Rodríguez Menjívar, José Francisco Merino López, José Antonio Almendariz Rivas, Noel Orlando García, Jesús Grande, Juan Pablo Herrera Rivas, Ramón Kury González, Cristina Esmeralda

Lopez, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Santos Adelmo Rivas Rivas and Guadalupe Antonio Vasquez Martinez.

DECCRETA, the following:

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Reform of the Criminal Code

Article 1.-Incorporate an article 218-A, as follows:

Sports Fraud

Art. 218-A.- The one who, by itself or by third person, compels or offers, promises, pays or repays with any kind of benefit, in order to alter or ensure a predetermined result of a

professional sports competition or test, national or international, or the abnormal performance of a participant in the same, will be punished with imprisonment of two to four years and special disablement for the same time.

In equal sanction will incur the one that of itself or through a third person, request or receive a payment or any benefit for the purpose of deliberately altering and fraudulently the result

of a professional sports competition or test.

The penalty will be aggravated with imprisonment of three to five years, when the offence has been committed by

official, leader, manager, administrator, coach, referee, referral or judge, promoter or employee of a club or sports entity of any legal nature and special disablement for the same time.

Who in representation of the country as a national selected, individually or collective,

will incur the above mentioned behaviors, will be sanctioned with prison Four to six years and special disable for the same time.

Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the sixteen days of March of two thousand sixteen.

LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALMASEZ DE ESCOBAR,

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ SERAFIN ORANTES RODRÍGUEZ, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

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GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LÓPEZ CARDOZA,

THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

ABILIO ORESTES RODRÍGUEZ MENJÍVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the thirteenth day of April of the year two thousand sixteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén,

President of the Republic.

Mauricio Ernesto Ramírez Landaverde, Minister of Justice and Public Safety.

D. O. N ° 67 Tomo N ° 411 Date: 13 April 2016

SP/adar 03-05-2016

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