Reforming The Penal Code.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO PENAL.

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1 Decree N ° 220 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that article 33 of the Constitution of the Republic, establishes that "the law shall regulate personal and property relations of the spouses between if and between them and their children, establishing the rights and reciprocal duties on equitable basis;" and create the necessary institutions to ensure its enforceability... "."
II.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 1030, dated 26 April 1997, published in the official journal N ° 105, volume N ° 335, dated 10 June of the same year, was issued the "Penal Code".
III.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 520, dated November 25, 2010, published in the official journal N ° 2, volume N ° 390, dated January 4, 2011, was issued "Special law for a life free of violence for women."
IV.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 645, dated March 17, 2011, published in the official journal N ° 70, volume N ° 391, dated 8 April 2011, issued "law of equality, equity and eradication of discrimination against women."
V-which is appropriate to carry out reforms to the Penal Code, adopted by Decree legislative Nr. 1030, dated April 26, 1997, with the aim of responding to a life free of violence and discrimination for women in the family, and end economic violence against women, published in the official journal N ° 105, take N ° 335 , dated 10 June of the same year.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers, and on the initiative of the deputies and deputies: the legislature from 2012 to 2015: Marta Lorena Araujo, Ana Lucia Martinez Baires, Blanca Estela Barahona, Richard management clear Kings, Nery Arely Díaz de Rivera, Emma Julia Fabián Hernández, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodríguez, Coralia Patricia Guerra Andreu, Iris Marisol Guerra Henríquez, Hortensia Margarita López Quintana , Kleutgens of Audelia Guadalupe Lopez, Heidy Carolina looks Saravia, Yeymi Elizabeth Muñoz, Lourdes Irma Palacios, Mariella Pinto penalty, Sandra Marlene Salgado Garcia; the deputies and members of legislature 2015-2018: Lorraine Guadalupe Pena Mendoza, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de León, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol of Escalon, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Ana Lucía Baires de Martínez, Marta Evelyn Batres, Julio César Fabian Perez, Norma Fidelia Guevara de Ramirios , Estela Yanet Hernández Rodríguez, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Sonia Margarita Rodríguez Sigüenza, Nidia Díaz, with the support of: the members and the deputies Hilda Jessenia Alfaro Molina, Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Yolanda 2 Anabel Belloso Salazar, Alberto Roger Blandino Nerio, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Patricia de Cartagena Carmen Arias, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Raúl Omar Cuéllar, Rosa Alma Cruz Marinero , Crissia Suhan Chavez Garcia, Maria Elizabeth Gomez Pearl, Carlos Alberto Garcia Ruiz, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando kills sources, Maria Otilia Matamoros of Hernandez, Calixto Mejia Hernandez, Misael Mejía Mejía, José Santos Melara Yanes, Nelson of Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Jose Mauricio Rivera, Jaime Orlando Sandoval, Abner Ivan Torres Ventura.
DECREES, them following: reforms to the code criminal Art. 1.-reform is the Art. 201 of the following way: "breach of them duties of assistance economic Art. 201.-all person subject to the payment of food provisional or definitive decreed by authority Judicial, resolution of the Attorney General of the Republic, or Convention held before this or out of she, that deliberately it breach" It will be punished from one to three years in prison or its equivalent in public utility work.
If to evade compliance with the nutritional obligation by ruse, or any other means of trick or surprise the good faith, it conceals its goods, it enajenare them, acquire credits, is trasladare to the interior of the Republic or abroad without leaving legal representative or goods in sufficient quantities to meet the payment of food required, or commits any other act prejudicial to the right of their food , will be sanctioned with prison of two to four years, and disqualification for the exercise of the authority parental for the same period.
In both cases the person found guilty must meet with a course of paternity and maternity responsible, developed by the Attorney General of the Republic or the institutions public or private that this determine.
The conviction shall contain ex officio the amount of the liability amount which will be fixed in the same from the evidence provided by the Attorney General of the Republic."
Article 2.-create article 201-A of the following way: "failure to comply with the payment of compensatory Pension Art. 201-.-any person subject to the payment of a compensatory pension handed down by the Judicial authority, which deliberately breach it will be sanctioned ninety to one hundred fifty days fine.
If to evade compliance with the spousal by ruse, or any other means of trick or surprise the good faith, it conceals assets, enajenare them, acquire credits, trasladare to the interior of the Republic or abroad without leaving goods in sufficient quantities to meet the payment of the obligation or legal representative, or commits any other act prejudicial to the right of the victim of crime 3 will be punished with imprisonment from one to three years or its equivalent in public utility work."
Article 3.-reforming article 338-A in the following manner: "disobedience in the case of precautionary measures or protection Art. 338-A-which desobedeciere an order or measure precautionary or protection issued by competent authority pursuant to the special law Integral to a life free from violence for women, the law against domestic violence or other figures of criminal type of this code" will be punished with imprisonment from one to three years or its equivalent in public utility work."
Article 4.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, on the tenth day of the month of December of the year two thousand and fifteen.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA 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.
ABILIO ORESTES RODRIGUEZ MENJIVAR, JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, to the twenty-second day of December in the year two thousand and fifteen.
PUBLISHED, 4 Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Benito Antonio Lara Fernandez, Minister of Justice and public security.
D. O. N ° 237 volume N ° 409 date: 23 December 2015 JQ/fc 15-02-2016 legislative index