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1. Decree No. 294, the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR: I.-referred to in article 3, subparagraph 1st of the Constitution, that all persons are equal before the law and for the enjoyment of civil rights shall not be restrictions based on differences of nationality, race, sex or religion.
II. that on October 4, 2007, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador ratified the "Convention on the rights of the people with disability and your Optional Protocol", instruments that contemplate not only the legal framework existing in this area, but also, to strengthen the work being carried out with various sectors to promote a fairer, more equitable and more solidarity-based society.
III. that the above-mentioned Convention establishes in its article 9.-the accessibility, so that people with disabilities can live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure the access of people with disabilities, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment , transportation, information and communications, including systems and technologies of information and communications, and other services and facilities open to the public or public use, both in urban and rural areas and that these measures include the identification and elimination of obstacles and barriers to access.
IV.-that the 4 June 1951, issued the Decree N ° 232, which contains the "law of urban planning and construction", which was published in the official journal N ° 107, take N ° 151, on June 11, 1951. Thus also, on January 31, 1986, issued the Decree N ° 274, which contains the "city code", which was published in the official journal N ° 23, take N ° 290, on February 5, 1986.
V.-that them instruments legal before mentioned regulate it relating to the elaboration, approval and execution of plans of development urban and Rural, and that by this reason is returns necessary reform both laws to relate them regulations established in the Convention on them rights of them people with disability.
Therefore, in use of his constitutional powers, de el Diputado David Ernesto Reyes Molina initiative and with the support of the Deputy Mártir Arnoldo Marín Villanueva.
2 DECREES the following: reform to the law of URBANISM and construction article 1.-Add a fourth paragraph to article 1, in the following manner: "the Vice Ministry of housing and urban development, as well as the respective municipalities, at the time of develop, approve and implement plans for urban and rural development, will verify strict compliance with Universal design and accessibility for people with disabilities ", established in the article 9, of the Convention on the rights of the people with disability."
Article 2.-the present Decree shall enter in force eight days after its publication in the daily official.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, to the three days of the month of March of the year two thousand and sixteen.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.
GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALBANEZ DE ESCOBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
3 ABILIO ORESTES MENJÍVAR RODRÍGUEZ, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, on the thirtieth day of the month of March of the year two thousand and sixteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Gerson Martínez, Minister of works public, transport and of housing and development urban.
D. O. N ° 60 volume N ° 411 date: April 4, 2016 SV/geg 20-04-2016 legislative index
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