Reforming The Special Law Of Petitions Of Grace.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE LA LEY ESPECIAL DE OCURSOS DE GRACIA.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 155

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That by Legislative Decree No. 436 dated October 8, 1998, published in Official Journal No. 206, Volume N ° 341 of November 5 of the same

year, the Special Law of the Ocourses of Grace was issued.

II.-That the object of the aforementioned Law, is to regulate the promotion, processing and effects

of the Ocourses of Thank you, those who in your process must be expeditious, trying to avoid excessive bureaucracy, maintaining at all times the control of the condemned person, even if that person is enjoying the

benefit of freedom, in any of the modalities laid down in the first paragraph of Article 39 of the Penitentiary Law.

III.-That in virtue of the foregoing, it is necessary to reform the provision that establishes that, in order to grant the grace of pardon, the Assembly Legislative, after obtaining the opinion of the committee concerned, on whether the request meets the Law, in the sense that the commission qualifies such circumstances

and once checked, that it counts the Supreme Court of Justice; as well as in the part concerning the report of the Regional Criminal Council or National, to the effect that it maintains the control of the convicted person,

even when it is enjoying the benefit of freedom, in any of the modalities established in article 39 of the Penitentiary Law.

TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and at the initiative of the and the Deputies: Julio Cesar Fabian

Perez, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacon, Manuel Rigoberto Soto Lazo, Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Mauricio Roberto Linares Ramírez, Patricia Elena Valdivieso de Gallardo, Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Damian Alegria and José Gabriel Murillo Duarte.

DECCRETA:

The following reform to Articles 16 and 25 of the Special Law on the Ocurs de Gracia, issued by Legislative Decree No. 436 dated October 8, 1998, published in the Official Journal No. 206, Volume 5 of November of the same year.

Art. 1.-Reform Article 16 of the Special Law of the Ocurs of Grace, as follows:

" Art. 16. The Legislative Assembly, through the Commission of Justice and Human Rights, shall verify that the request meets the formalities referred to in the previous article. In such circumstances, the Commission shall give the Supreme Court of Justice the account of the Supreme Court, in order to issue the report establishing the Ordinary 26 ° of Article 131 of the Constitution. "

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Art. 2.-Add a point, which will be the second, to Art. 25 as follows:

" When the convicted person is found enjoying the benefit of freedom, in any of the modalities laid down in the first paragraph of Article 39 of the Penitentiary Law, to be able to appreciate the considerations contained in the previous paragraph, the Regional or National Criminological Council,

must request a report from the Department of Evidence and Assisted Freedom, who must give it in a 15-day period of time. "

Art. 3.-The current second indent of Article 25, shall be the third.

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, at the twenty-two days of October 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.

PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, 12 days of the month of November of the year two thousand fifteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

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Salvador Sánchez Cerén,

President of the Republic.

Benito Antonio Lara Fernandez,

Minister of Justice and Public Security.

D. O. N ° 208 Took N ° 409 Date: November 12, 2015

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