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1 Decree N ° 155 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that through Legislative Decree N ° 436, dated October 8, 1998, published in the official journal N ° 206, took no. 341 of the 5 November of the same year, was issued the special grace of obscure law.
II.-that the object of the Act, is to regulate the promotion process and effects of the petitions of thanks, which in its processing must be expeditious, trying to avoid excessive bureaucracy, keeping control of the convicted person, even when that is enjoying the benefit of freedom, in any of the rules laid down in paragraph first of article 39 of the Prisons Act.
III. that pursuant to the above, it is necessary to reform the provision which establishes, to grant the grace of pardon, the Legislative Assembly, having received the opinion of the relevant Committee, about whether the application meets the formalities of law, insofar as the Commission to qualify such circumstances and once proven, that this account to the Supreme Court of Justice; as well as the part concerning the report of the national, or Regional criminological Council to effect that keep the control of the convicted person, even when this is enjoying the benefit of freedom, in any of the rules laid down in article 39 of the Prisons Act.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the members: Julio César Fabian Perez, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Manuel Rigoberto Soto tie, Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Mauricio Roberto Linares Ramirez, Patricia Elena Valdivieso Gallardo, Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Damian joy and Jose Gabriel Murillo Duarte.
DECREED: The following reform of articles 16 and 25 of the Special Act of grace petitions, issued by Legislative Decree N ° 436, dated 8 October 1998, published in the Official Journal No. 206, take N ° 341 5 November of the same year.
Article 1.-reforming article 16 of the special law of petitions of grace, in the following manner: "article 16.-the application has been received, the Legislative Assembly, through the Committee on justice and human rights, will check that one meets the formalities referred to in the preceding article." "Proven such circumstances, the Commission will give has of she to the Court Supreme of Justice, to issue the report that sets the Ordinal 26 ° of the article 131 of the Constitution."
2 art. 2-Add is a subsection, that will be the second, to the Art. 25 of the following way: "when the person condemned is finds enjoying of the benefit of freedom, in any of them modalities established in the subsection first of the article 39 of the law prison, for to appreciate them considerations contained in the subsection previous, the Council criminological Regional or national" You must request the Department of assisted liberty, who must be filed in a peremptory term of 15 days and test report".
Article 3.-the current second paragraph of the mentioned article 25, will be the third.
Article 4.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the SALON blue of the Palace legislative: San Salvador, to them twenty-two days of the month of October in the year two thousand fifteen.
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.
ABILIO ORESTES RODRIGUEZ MENJIVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, to the twelve days of the month of November in the year two thousand and fifteen.
PUBLISHED, 3 Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Benito Antonio Lara Fernandez, Minister of Justice and public security.
D. O. N ° 208 volume N ° 409 date: November 12, 2015 JQ/adar 08-12-2015 legislative index
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