Reformed Article 1, Incorporating A Fourth Paragraph To The Urban Planning And Construction Law.

Original Language Title: Refórmase el Art. 1, incorporando un inciso cuarto a la LEY DE URBANISMO Y CONSTRUCCIÓN.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 294

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That in Art. 3, paragraph 1 of the Constitution, it is established that all persons are equal before the Law and that for the enjoyment of civil rights they will not be able

to establish restrictions that are based on differences of nationality, race, sex or religion.

II.-May 4, 2007, the Assembly Legislative of El Salvador ratified the "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol," instruments that not only contemplate the existing legal framework in

this issue, but also strengthen the work that is developed with various sectors in order to promote a more just, more equitable and more supportive society.

III.-That the aforementioned convention establishes in its Art. 9.-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 persons with disabilities, on equal terms with others, to the physical environment, transport, information and communications, including systems and the

information and communications technologies, and other public or public use services and facilities, both in urban and rural areas and that these measures include the identification and removal of obstacles

and barriers to access.

IV.-That on June 4, 1951, Decree No. 232 was issued, containing the "Law of

Urbanism and Construction", which was published in Official Journal No. 107, Volume No. 151 of 11 June 1951. Also, on 31 January 1986, Decree No 274 was issued, which contains the 'Municipal Code', which was published in

Official Journal No 23, Volume No 290 of 5 February 1986.

V.-That the aforementioned legal instruments regulate the

elaboration, approval and execution of Urban and Rural Development Plans, and that for this reason it becomes necessary to reform both Laws to relate the regulations established in the Convention on the Rights of Persons

with Disabilities.

BY TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers, at the initiative of the Deputy David Ernesto Reyes Molina and with the support of the Martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva.

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DECRETA the following:

REFORM TO THE LAW OF URBANISM AND CONSTRUCTION

Art. 1.-Add a fourth indent to Article 1, as follows:

" The Vice-Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the respective municipalities, at the time of preparing, approving and implementing urban and rural development plans, verify the strict

compliance with the Universal Design with accessibility for persons with disabilities, established in Art. 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. "

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 three days of March of the year 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.

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.

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

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the thirty days of the month of March of the year two thousand sixteen.

PUBESQUIESE, Salvador Sánchez Cerén,

President of the Republic.

Gerson Martínez,

Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

D. O. N ° 60 Tomo N ° 411

Date: April 4, 2016

SV/geg 20-04-2016

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