Reform The Municipal Code

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO MUNICIPAL

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 935

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That Article 203 of our Constitution provides that the Municipalities shall be governed by a Municipal Code which shall lay down the general principles for their organization, operation and exercise of their autonomous powers.

II.-By Decree No 274 of 31 January 1986, published in the Official Journal No 23, N ° 290 of February 5 of the same year, the Municipal Code was issued.

III.-That from the validity of that legal body, reforms have been introduced, in order to adapt it to the new needs of the Municipalities.

IV. the entry into force of new legal norms with incidence in the Municipal field, it is necessary to harmonize the provisions of the said Code in order to improve the Municipal work.

V.-That by Decree No. 413 of July 3 of the year 2013, published in Official Journal No. 138, Volume No. 400 dated 26 of the same month and year, a new Code was issued Electoral, which regulates in its Arts 165 and 219, the Municipal Councils Plurals, which will be integrated and operated from the Municipal period 2015-2018 onwards, it is necessary to regulate its functioning in the Municipal Governments.

BY TANTO,

in the use of the Constitutional powers and at the initiative of Mp Nery Arély Díaz Aguilar and of the Deputy Carlos Cortez Hernández and with the support of the Martir Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, José Antonio Almendariz Rivas, Abel Cabezas Barrera, Omar Arturo Escobar Oviedo, Jose Francisco Merino Lopez and Mario Antonio Ponce López.

DECCRETA:

The following reforms to the Municipal Code, issued by Legislative Decree No. 274 dated January 31, 1986, published in the Official Journal No. 23, took place on February 5 of the same year.

Art. 1.-Add a final paragraph to Art. 24, as follows:

"The choice and integration of the Council shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Code."

Art. 2.-Add a second paragraph to Art. 25, as follows:

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" The Councilors or Councils or Regirers or Alternate Regiders, who serve as owners in Session of the City Council, they will have all the rights and duties of these. "

Art. 3.-Add a final paragraph to Art. 28, as follows:

" The suspension shall be decreed with the favorable vote of the half plus one of the members of the Council; and the dismissal shall be adopted with the favorable vote of two-thirds of the members of the Council. Members of the Council. In both cases, the Council shall send certification of the decision taken within three working days after the date on which the decision becomes final, to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for the corresponding legal effects. "

Art. 4.-Incorporate an Art. 29, as follows:

" Council decisions or resolutions will be adopted by simple majority, by qualified majority and special qualified majority.

For the simple majority it will require the favorable vote of half plus one of the members of the Council.

The favorable vote of the two-thirds of the members of the Council will be required in decisions or resolutions that are adopted by qualified majority.

When required The Committee of the European People's Party will vote in favour of the three-quarters of the

In cases that the Law does not establish the type of majority required to adopt a decision or resolution of the Council, it will be adopted by a simple majority.

The Law will establish clearly and specifies the cases where a qualified majority vote or a special qualified majority is required to take a decision by the Council. "

Art. 5.-Reform the numeral 10 of Art. 31, as follows:

" 10.-To be held ordinarily at least once every fifteen days and extraordinarily as many times as necessary and upon convocation of the Mayor or Mayor, by itself or at the request of the Indicates or at least in half one or more of the Councilors or Councils or the owners or the owners. "

Art. 6.-Reform of Art. 41, as follows:

" Art. 41.-In order to be held, at least half of the members and owners of the Council are required to attend at least half of the session.

The absence of one or more owners or owners will be met by the elected deputies or deputies. correspond to the same party or coalition to which the owners or owners belong. If there is no substitute for the same party or coalition, and for the purpose of forming a quorum, the Council shall act by a simple majority. "

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Art. 7.-Add a final paragraph to Art. 68, as follows:

"In all cases mentioned in the preceding cases, a favorable vote of three-quarters of the Councilors or the owners shall be required."

Art. 8.-Reform the first paragraph of Art. 72, as follows:

" Art. 72.-The Municipalities are obliged to carry out their administrative and administrative action, for a Budget of Revenue and Eglances approved with the same formalities as the Ordinances and with the favorable vote of the half plus one of the Councilors or Owners 'councils.'

Art. 9. 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 twenty-eight day of the month of January of the year two thousand fifteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

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PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, at the thirteenth day of February of the year two thousand fifteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Ana Daysi Villalobos Membreno, Deputy Minister of Government and Territorial Development,

Enloaded with the Dispatch.

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