Reforming The Penal Code.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO PENAL.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 220

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That Article 33 of the Constitution of the Republic states that " The Law shall regulate the personal and property relations of the spouses to each other and between

them and their children, establishing the rights and duties reciprocal on a level playing field; and it will create the necessary institutions to ensure its applicability ... ".

II.-That by Legislative Decree No. 1030, dated twenty-six April 1997, published in Official Journal No. 105, Volume N ° 335, dated June 10,

same year, the" Criminal Code " was issued.

III.-That by Legislative Decree No. 520, dated November 25, 2010,

published in Official Journal No. 2, Volume N ° 390, dated January 4, 2011, the " Comprehensive Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for the Women. "

IV.-That by Legislative Decree No. 645, dated March 17, 2011, published in Official Journal No. 70, Volume No. 391, dated April 8, 2011, the " Law of Equality, Equity and Eradication of Discrimination Against the

Women. "

V.-That in order to make a life free of violence and discrimination effective

for women in the family, and to eradicate economic violence against women, it is appropriate to carry out reforms to the Penal Code, approved by Legislative Decree No. 1030, dated twenty-six April 1997, published in

Official Journal No. 105, Volume N ° 335, dated June 10 of the same year.

FOR TANTO,

in use of its powers Constitutional, and at the initiative of the deputies and deputies: from the Legislature from 2012 to 2015: Marta Lorena Araujo, Ana Lucia Baires de Martinez, Blanca Estela Barahona,

Richard geston Claros Reyes, Nery Arély Díaz de Rivera, Emma Julia Fabian Hernández, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodríguez, Coralia Patricia Guerra Andreu, Iris Marisol Guerra Henriquez, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Yeymi Elizabeth

Munoz, Irma Lourdes Palacios, Mariella Peña Pinto, Sandra Marlene Salgado Garcia; and the Members of the Legislature 2015-2018: Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de Leon, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar,

Carmen Elena Calderón Sol de Escalon, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Ana Lucia Baires de Martínez, Marta Evelyn Batres, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Norma Fidelia Guevara de Ramírios, Estela Yanet Hernández Rodríguez, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Sonia Margarita Rodríguez Siguenza, Nidia Díaz, with the support of: the Diputadas and the Deputies Hilda Jessenia Alfaro Molina, Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Yolanda

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Anabel Belloso Salazar, Roger Alberto Blandino Nerio, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacon, Patricia del Carmen Cartagena Arias, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Raul Omar Cuellar, Rosa Alma Cruz Marinero,

Crissia Suhan Chavez Garcia, Maria Elizabeth Gomez Perla, Carlos Alberto Garcia Ruiz, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando Mata Fuentes, Maria Otilia Matamoros de Hernandez, Calixto Mejia Hernandez, Misael Mejia Mejia, Jose Santos Melara Yanes, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez,

Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Jose Mauricio Rivera, Jaime Orlando Sandoval, Abner Ivan Torres Ventura.

DECCRETA, the following:

CRIMINAL CODE REFORMS

Art. 1.-Reform of Art. 201 as follows:

" Failure to comply with Economic Assistance Duties

Art. 201.-Any person subject to the payment of provisional or definitive food decreed by the Judicial Authority, resolution of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, or agreement concluded with this

or outside it, which deliberately If you fail to comply, you will be sentenced to one to three years in prison or its equivalent in public utility work.

Yes to avoid compliance with the food obligation by ruse, or any other means

of cheating or surprising the good faith, I will hide their assets, I will enajenare, acquire credits, move to the interior of the Republic or abroad without leaving legal representative or goods in sufficient quantities to respond to the payment of the food obligation, or I will carry out any other act to the detriment of the right

of its food, will be sanctioned with prison of two to four years, and disqualification for the exercise of parental authority for the same period.

In both cases the person found guilty must comply with a responsible paternity and maternity course, developed by the Attorney General's Office. General of the Republic or public or private institutions that it determines.

Sentence of conviction shall contain of its own office the amount of the civil liability amount that will be fixed in the same one from the evidence provided by the Office of the Prosecutor General of

the Republic. "

Art. 2.-Create Art. 201-A as follows:

" Non-compliance with the Payment of the Compensatory Pension

Art. 201-A.-Every person subject to payment of a compensatory pension issued by the Judicial Authority, who deliberately fails to comply will be sanctioned from ninety to one hundred and fifty days fine.

Yes to avoid the fulfillment of the pension Compensatory by ruse, or any other means of cheating or surprising good faith, I will hide your assets, I will enajenare, you will acquire credits, you will transfer to the interior of the Republic or abroad without leaving legal representative or goods in sufficient quantities to respond to the payment of the obligation, or shall carry out any other act to the detriment of the victim's right

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of the offense, will be sanctioned with imprisonment of one to three years or its equivalent in work of public utility. "

Art. 3.-Reform Art. 338-A as follows:

" Disobedience in the case of Precautionary or Protective Measures

Art. 338-A.-The one who disobeyed an order or precautionary measure or protection dictated by competent authority in application to the Special Law for a Free Life of Violence for the

Women, the Law Against Domestic Violence or other criminal figures of this Code, shall be punished with imprisonment of one to three years or its equivalent in public utility work. "

Art. 4.-This Decree will enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, ten days of the month of December of the year two thousand fifteen.

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.

ABILIO ORESTES RODRÍGUEZ MENJÍVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ,

SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the twenty-two days of December of the year two thousand

fifteen.

PUBLIC,

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Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Benito Antonio Lara Fernández, Minister of Justice and Public Security.

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Took N ° 409 Date: December 23, 2015

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