Reform Is The Law Special Of Public Public Private.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE LA LEY ESPECIAL DE ASOCIOS PÚBLICO PRIVADOS.

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DECREE No. 666

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the Constitution of the Republic establishes that the economic order must respond essentially to principles of social justice, which tend to assure all the inhabitants of the country an existence worthy of the human being, The State must promote economic and social development by increasing the production, productivity and the rational use of resources, as well as promoting the various sectors of production and defending the interest of consumers.

II.-Which also guarantees economic freedom, in what is not oppose the social interest, further establishing that economic associations that tend to increase national wealth through a better use of natural and human resources, and to promote a fair, will be encouraged and protected. distribution of the benefits arising from their activities, and that in this class of associations, in addition to private individuals, may participate in the State, municipalities and public utilities.

III.-Which by Legislative Decree No. 379, dated 23 May 2013, published in Official Journal No 102, Volume No 399, On June 5, 2013, the Special Law of Private Public Associations was approved.

IV.-That with the purpose of attracting more foreign investment through projects of private public associations, it is necessary to reform the Law to which the Previous recital.

BY TANTO,

in use of its constitutional powers and on the initiative of Members Carmen Elena Calderón de Escalón, Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Mariela Peña Pinto and Bertha Mercedes Avilés de Rodríguez, and of the Deputies Donato Eugenio Vaquerano Rivas, José Francisco Merino López, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Douglas Leonardo Mejia Avilés, Rodolfo Antonio Parker Soto, Sigifredo Ochoa Perez, Orestes Fredesman Ortez Andrade, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Wilfredo Iraheta Sanabria, Jesus Grande and Martir Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, with the support of Deputies Adan Cortez, Jose Rinaldo Garzona Villeda, Melvin David Gonzalez Bonilla, Carlos Walter Guzman Coto, Rafael Ricardo Moran Tobar, Rubio Ronal Rivas Recinos, Rodrigo Samayoa Rivas, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Guadalupe Antonio Vasquez Martinez, and Francisco Jose Zablah Safie.

DECRETA the following:

REFORMS TO THE LAW PRIVATE PUBLIC ASSOCIATE SPECIAL

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Art. 1.-Intercalese between Arts 4 and 5, Art. 4-A, as well:

Art. 4-A.-Corresponds to the Attorney General of the Republic, represent the State in the contracts of Private Public Partner that develop under any of the modalities referred to in Art. 4 of this Law, in addition it will have to ensure in the concessions of any kind granted by the State, shall be met with the requirements, conditions and purposes laid down therein and shall exercise in this respect the corresponding actions, as provided for in Article 193, ordinal 5 ° and 10 ° of the Constitution.

Art. 2.-Substitute the literal (a) of Art. 5, by the following:

" a) Self-sustaining: those in which the income derived from the fees or values charged directly to the users covers the costs of the project during the lifetime of the contract and allow the private participant to obtain an adequate return on the risk that it assumes and corresponding to the market conditions, without demanding resources or guarantees of any kind from the State. The goods that are owned by the State prior to the authorization of the project by the Board of PROESA may be delivered in the terms of the previous article without the project no longer being considered self-sustaining. "

Art. 3.-Substitute the literal (g) of Art. 10, by the following:

" g) To notice non-compliance with the obligations of the private participant during the exploitation phase, you must notify the OFAPP, in order to verify the information and, if ratified, adopt the necessary provisions or apply the appropriate penalties or penalties. "

Art. 4.-Repeal Articles 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18.

Art. 5.-Reform the Art.14, by the following:

" Functions of the PROESA Steering Board

Art. 14.-The Board of Directors of PROESA will have the following functions, as referred to in this Law:

a) Propose the President of the Republic, the policies of Private Public Partner;

b) Approve the projects of Private Public Partner, its tender bases and their contract projects, and contractual modifications in the terms set out in this Law, in the cases where it corresponds;

c) Elaborate and coordinate with the competent authorities, plans, policies and standards for the development and smooth operation of the Public-Private Partnership contracts in their different modes;

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d) Vellar for the proper development of Public-Private Partner policies;

e) Define the origin or origin of a new invitation to tender, the term of validity of a contract or the termination of the contract by another causal, on the proposal of the contracting institution of the State;

f) Report annually to the President of the Republic and the Legislative Assembly on its administrative management, financial and technical, as well as the transparency mechanisms and actions implemented in the subscribed private public partnership contracts; and,

g) Run the other powers and comply with the other functions or privileges that this Act or the Regulation assign you. "

Art. 6.-Reform Art. 15, by the following:

" PROESA functions

Art. 15.-Without prejudice to the powers conferred on other laws, PROESA will have the following functions, as referred to in this Law:

a) Advising the contracting institutions of the State, which wish to promote projects of Private Public Partner, in their respective areas of competence;

b) Identify opportunities and promote the mechanism of Private Public Partner in the competent public institutions to provide the services prioritized by the PROESA Steering Board;

c) Promote the mechanism of Private Public Partner and the portfolios of projects among the investors and potential financiers and in the wider community;

d) Name the member representing PROESA in the evaluation fees for the tender procedures;

e) Publish to its institutional portal all the actions and resolutions related to projects, contracts and their execution, in accordance with the information sent to them by the State's contracting institutions;

f) Maintaining a broad policy of public information and surrender accounts to the company; and,

g) Comply with the other functions or attributions that the This Act or the Regulation assigns it to you. "

Art. 7.-Replace the literal (b) of Art. 19, by the following:

" b) Require and obtain from PROESA, the contracting institution of the State or

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any other institution of the relevant State, the information necessary to comply with its the evaluation function of the projects. "

Art. 8.-Reform of Art. 20, by the following:

" Art. 20.-In cases where the contract or its modifications stipulate payments by the State in favor of the private participant or payments of the private participant in favor of the State that exceed a fiscal year, the respective contracting institution of the State must include in its draft budget for each fiscal year, during the term of the contract, the allocation equivalent to the stipulated payment, as well as the estimate of the revenue to be received as payments from the private participant when

The firm obligations that exceed the fiscal year must be treated as public debt for tax accounting purposes only. The Ministry of Finance shall issue the accounting rules necessary for the valuation and registration of firm and contingent commitments. In addition, it shall maintain the updated control of those commitments. The PROESA Board of Directors will ensure that an independent evaluation of the expected amount of contingent commitments is made at least every three years.

The cumulative amount of the firm and quantifiable contingent payments, net of contingent income, assumed in the form of contracts of the Public-Private Partnership, calculated at present value, shall not exceed three percent of the gross domestic product of the previous year. "

Art. 9.-Reform of Art. 23, by the following:

" Art. 23.-The OFAPP will begin operations when the PROESA Board of Directors approves the origin of the first public-private partnership project, for which, according to the legal order, there will be no regulatory or oversight bodies.

Correspond to PROESA to inform the authorities in charge of the appointment of the OFAPP Board of Directors, so that they may proceed within a period of not more than ninety days to appoint their members in the terms that they establish Articles 24 and 25 of this Law. "

Art. 10.-Reform of Art. 28, first literal (c) and the second literal (b) paragraph, by the following:

" It will be the functions of the OFAPP:

c) To request to the contracting institutions of the State and the private participants the information that is necessary for the performance of its functions. Should such requirements not be met, the OFAPP may initiate the respective sanctioning procedure. "

" They will be the functions of the OFAPP president:

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b) Start with OFAPP procedures for the imposition of penalties and penalties against the (a) Contracting institutions of the State and private participants, for alleged breaches of their obligations under the Law or the Contract, respectively. "

Art. 11.-Reform of Art. 32, by the following:

" Art. 32. In order to initiate the procedure for the development of a project of Private Public Partner, the contracting institution of the State shall present to the Steering Board of PROESA a feasibility study of the project, which shall contain at least:

a) Economic feasibility of the project: it must demonstrate that the project generates social economic value, and determine by a value for money analysis, that the modality of the Public-Private Partnership constitutes the most efficient and effective way to achieve the intended purposes. In particular, it should justify the use of the public-private partnership mechanism as an alternative to traditional forms of public investment. The study shall classify the project according to its economic nature as self-sustaining or co-financed, in accordance with this Law;

b) Tax impact assessment: it shall contain, among others, the estimation of the impact budget and financial during the fiscal years in which the contracts of the Public-Private Partnership are intended to be executed, the financial plans that will be made to deal with their own allocations the budgetary burdens which involve the execution of such contracts; in the same way, it must incorporate the obligations which (a) the State by virtue of the execution of the contracts in reference, in accordance with the provisions of this Law; and,

c) Assessment of social impact: it shall have an analysis of the social impacts and their respective measures

Without prejudice to the foregoing and in cases where it is required by applicable law, the feasibility study shall incorporate a preliminary analysis of environmental risks and their respective measures of mitigation, as well as engineering studies and others that are regulated by the Regulation.

The contracting institution of the State shall forward the feasibility study to the PROESA Steering Board, which shall verify that the requirements laid down in the Regulation are met. The Board of Directors of PROESA shall decide on the admission of the study no longer than five days from its receipt. This resolution must be published on the institutional portal of PROESA.

Within a period of no more than five days from the issuance of the admission resolution, PROESA's Board of Directors shall send a copy of the study to the Ministry of Finance, in order for it to deliver its opinion, which shall be made within the a period not greater than forty-five days, the statement of the Ministry of Finance shall be mandatory within the period referred to, if not, the penalty provided for in this Law shall be imposed for failure to comply with that obligation to the officials or officials responsible.

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With the favourable opinion of the Ministry of Finance, the Board of Directors of PROESA, will approve or reject the public-private partnership project. The Steering Board of PROESA shall issue its resolution within a period of not more than twenty days for public initiative projects, and within a period of no more than ninety days for private initiative projects. Where the PROESA Steering Board approves the project, it shall also authorise the initiation of the tendering procedure in the same resolution. The rejected projects will be returned to the contracting institution of the State that presented them, which can strengthen them and present them again in compliance with the requirements of the law. "

Art.12.-Reform Art. 33, by the following:

" Art. 33. In cases where the contracting institution of the State does not have the feasibility study, it may submit to the Board of Directors of PROESA a pre-feasibility study of the project. If the PROESA Board of Directors approves it, the feasibility study will be carried out. The approval of the pre-feasibility study shall be valid for one year and may be extended by reasoned resolution. If the PROESA Board of Directors rejects the pre-feasibility study, it will be sent back to the contracting institution of the State, which will be able to strengthen it. The Board of Directors of PROESA will have a period of sixty days for the approval or rejection of the study of prefeasibility.

In the case of the Public-Private Associates of Article 4 (c) of this Law, prior to the presentation of the The project to the Steering Board of PROESA, the contracting institution of the State, will have to submit the study of prefeasibility to the approval of the Superintendence of Competition in order to comply with the provisions of that article. The Superintendence of Competition will have a period of thirty days from its presentation to issue its resolution. After this deadline has not been issued, it will be presumed favorable.

The content of the pre-feasibility study will be regulated by the Regulation. The feasibility study may be carried out by an independent specialized institution. PROESA may provide technical support to the contracting institution of the State for the conduct of the feasibility study. "

Art. 13.-Reform of Art. 34, by the following:

" Art. 34.-Once the authorization resolution has been issued by the Board of Directors of PROESA, the contracting institution of the State and PROESA shall sign an agreement establishing the scope of the functions that the latter will perform during the procedure of tender. The agreement should stipulate that PROESA will participate in the design of the bidding and contract bases, as well as in the processes of promoting private investment.

By way of exception, the contracting institution of the State and PROESA, may also conclude a cooperation agreement after the pre-feasibility study of the project has been approved in the terms of the previous article. "

Art. 14.-Reform of Art. 38, by the following:

" Art. 38.-The contracting institution of the State, in conjunction with PROESA, will develop the bases of

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tender, which must be approved by the PROESA Steering Board, after obtaining the opinion The Ministry of Finance on the tax implications of the project, and the OFAPP's opinion on the service levels, the technical standards and the tariff regime, respectively. For this purpose, PROESA will ask both institutions for their opinions, which must be issued within a period of no more than 30 days. If they do not issue them within the prescribed period, they will be deemed to be favourable.

At the same time and within the same period of the previous subparagraph, PROESA will send a copy of the tender bases to the Superintendence of Competition, so that in the exercise of its legal powers, issue non-binding opinion on whether the bidding bases could limit, restrict or significantly impede competition.

During the tender procedure, bidders will be able to consult on the tendering bases, which must be answered by the tendering entity, and shall have public character. '

Art. 15.-Reform Article 40 literal (b), as follows:

"b) Officials and employees of the contracting institution of the State, PROESA, OFAPP or sectoral regulators."

Art. 16.-Reform of Art. 42, first indent and the third subparagraph of literal (d) by the following:

" Technical and economic offers shall be evaluated by a commission which shall be composed of a representative of PROESA, a representative of the Ministry of Education, of the Treasury and two representatives of the contracting institution of the State. "

"They will not be able to be members of an evaluation commission, nor expert advisors of this, who:"

" d) Tengan kinship within the fourth degree of consanguinity or second degree of affinity with some bidder, with the higher authority of the State contracting institution, PROESA Steering Board or OFAPP. "

Art. 17.-Reform of Art. 48, literals (a) and (b) by the following:

" (a) That by their economic nature they have been qualified as self-sustaining by the contracting institution of the State and the Board of Directors of PROESA;

b) correspond to a work that, at the time of the presentation of the project of private initiative, is being studied by PROESA or some contracting institution of the State, to be executed by means of Public-Private Partner. For these purposes, PROESA and the other institutions mentioned above shall maintain a public listing of the projects under consideration in order to be subject to such a modality. "

Art. 18.-Reform of Art. 49, second and third, by the following:

" The contracting institution of the State shall have a maximum period of sixty days in order to decide on this pre-feasibility study. If the contracting institution of the State does not consider interest

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the project, will notify the proposer in writing. If the contracting institution of the State considers it to be of interest, it shall request an opinion from the Steering Board of PROESA.

The opinion requested by the contracting institution of the State to the Board of Directors of PROESA shall be binding and shall be delivered within a period not greater than forty-five days. With the favourable opinion of the Steering Board of PROESA, the contracting institution of the State shall issue a formal declaration of interest in the proposal and notify the proposer. If the opinion of the Steering Board of PROESA is unfavourable, the contracting institution of the State shall issue a declaration of no interest and notify the proposer. "

Art. 19.-Reform of Art. 50, by the following:

" Art. 50.-The declarations of interest shall be published once in two national circulation papers, as well as on the institutional portal of the contracting institution of the State and that of PROESA, in order to third parties, within the maximum period of sixty days, manifest their interest in the execution of an alternative project that falls on one of the State's assets, identified in the original proposal.

PROESA and the contracting institution of the State, will be qualified to carry out the promotional activities which they deem appropriate, and which they consider to encourage the concurrence of interested third parties.

In the absence of third parties interested in the execution of an alternative project, the proposer of the private initiative must present the feasibility studies in the terms of Article 32 of the This Law shall be submitted within one year. This time limit will be extended by reasoned resolution.

If there is one or more interested parties in the execution of an alternative project, they must submit a guarantee that no later than 90 days they will submit a study of prefeasibility. Received the studies, the contracting institution of the State, in coordination with the Board of Directors of PROESA and within the maximum period of forty-five days, they will have to select that proposal, that duly supported, offers the plan that has the highest social profitability. In addition, the respective proposer must be required to present the feasibility study in the terms of Article 32 of this Law.

Of what has been decided jointly between the contracting institution of the State and the Board of Directors of PROESA All proposers who have attended must be notified.

Resolutions issued in this proceeding, including statements of interest or non-interest, shall not admit any recourse or action of claim by the proposers, and will not generate any responsibility for the contracting institution of the State or any other public entity involved in the assessment. "

Art. 20.-Reform of Art. 53, by the following:

" Art. 53.-Corresponding to the Legislative Assembly to empower the Executive Body, to bid for private public partnership projects involving firm and contingent commitments in exercises.

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future prosecutors, which will be approved at least with the favorable vote of half plus one of the elected representatives, projects that will contain the work or service to be developed and location, the project deadline, the maximum amount of the project, and the economic and social justification of the Private Public Partner. The contracts referred to in this provision, including the final adjudication resolution, shall be submitted to the Legislative Assembly, which shall be approved at least with the favorable vote of half plus one of the

The non-authorization by the Legislative Assembly shall not result in the payment of economic commitments by the State with the bidders or the successful tenderers. "

Art. 21.-Reform of Art. 54, by the following:

" Art. 54.-Correspond to the Legislative Assembly, approve contracts that do not involve firm and contingent commitments in future fiscal years; in cases where these include public works concession, which involves delivery for a period of time. determined to the private participant, by any contracting institution of the State of goods or material works that have the nature of national goods of public use, the concession shall be submitted to the approval of the Legislative Assembly, in conformity to the provisions of Art. 120 of the Constitution of the Republic.

effect, the President of the Republic shall transmit to the Legislative Assembly, the draft contract, and the final resolution of the award by the contracting institution of the State, to proceed with the approval or disapproval of the contract.

If the Legislative Assembly does not approve the concession contract, this will not generate any kind of economic commitment between the State and the private participants, be they as bidders; these will participate in the administrative processes respective for account and own risk. '

Art. 22.-Reform of Art. 63, first paragraph by the following:

" Art. 63.-The contracting institution of the State, with the approval of the Board of Directors of PROESA, granted with prior favourable opinion of the Ministry of Finance from the fiscal perspective and the OFAPP on the matters of its competence, may demand the modification of the characteristics of the contracted works or services, in order to increase the levels of service and technical standards established in the bidding bases, or for other reasons of public interest duly reasoned. For this purpose, PROESA will ask both institutions for their opinions, which must be issued within a period of no more than 30 days. After this period has elapsed without the opinion having been delivered, it shall be presumed favourable. '

Art. 23.-Reform Art. 64, first paragraph by the following:

" Art. 64.-The contracting institution of the State, with the approval of the Board of Directors of PROESA, granted with prior favourable opinion from the Ministry of Finance, from the fiscal perspective and from the OFAPP on the matters of its competence, may agree with the private participant the modification of the characteristics of the contracted works and services, in order to increase the levels of service and technical standards established in the bidding bases. To this end, the PROESA Board of Directors will ask both institutions for their respective opinions, which must be issued in

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a period not longer than thirty days. After this period has elapsed without the opinion having been delivered, it shall be presumed favourable. '

Art. 24.-Reform of Art. 69, by the following:

" Art. 69.-The contracting institution of the State, after authorization of the PROESA Board of Directors, may temporarily suspend the contract for:

a) Fortuitous case or force majeure duly verified, according to the provisions of the tender and contract; and,

b) For any other cause that the bidding bases establish.

For the suspension of the contract, the contracting institution of the State shall issue a reasoned resolution, not exceeding, the suspension, the period of forty-five days from the date of the issuance of that resolution. The contracting institution of the State may extend for an equal period, subject to prior authorization from the Board of Directors of PROESA. The temporary suspension of the contract shall not generate any liability for the contracting institution of the State. "

Art. 25.-Reform of Art. 70, literal b) by the following:

" b) Abandonment of the project or serious breach of the contractual obligations, defined in the bidding bases, declared by the contracting institution of the State, prior to approval of the PROESA Steering Board. "

Art. 26.-Reform of Art. 71, first paragraph by the following:

" If the public interest so requires, the contracting institution of the State may terminate the contract. To this end, it will have to request the approval of the Board of Directors of PROESA, who will be able to grant the previous favorable opinion of the Ministry of Finance from the fiscal perspective and the OFAPP, on the matters of its competence. Termination may be requested only if some of the following causes are met. "

Art. 27.-Reform of Art. 72, first paragraph by the following:

" In order to increase service levels and to improve the technical standards of the project, the contracting institution of the State and the private participant may agree terminate the contract of mutual agreement. To this end, they will have to request approval from the Board of Directors of PROESA, who will be able to grant it with prior favorable opinion from the Ministry of Finance from the fiscal perspective and from the OFAPP, on the matters of its competence. Once this approval has been obtained, the contracting institution of the State will have to carry out a tender to award a new contract, referring to the same project. In all cases, the original contract must remain in force until the beginning of the new contract. "

Art. 28.-Reform Art. 73, second and third, for the following:

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" Within one hundred and eighty days from the declaration of non-compliance or abandonment, the contracting institution of the State shall appoint a new private participant of a payroll proposed by the majority of the creditors. The members of that payroll must comply with the requirements laid down in the bidding bases, requirements that may be modified by resolution of the PROESA Board of Directors, by virtue of new records that reveal

the replacement has not been carried out within that period, the contracting institution of the State will tender the contract for the remaining period or for a new one, after approval by the Board of Directors of PROESA. "

Art. 29.-Reform of Art. 77, for the following:

For the purposes of monitoring service levels, the OFAPP must verify compliance with the technical standards related to these levels, in accordance with the requirements of the bases. and the contract. PROESA shall also apply penalties arising from the non-compliance with their respective obligations, in accordance with the contract. "

Art. 30.-Reform of Art. 87, by the following:

" Art. 87.-The OFAPP shall impose sanctions on the contracting institution of the State or the private participant, as the case may be, for its responsibility in the following violations:

a) Serious infractions:

i) Hindering the functions of audit of OFAPP.

ii) Do not justify your staff to the appointments referred to by the OFAPP.

iii) Not to attend to the time limit set for the purpose, the instructions and information requirements formulated by the OFAPP.

iv) Vulnerar the rights of the users established in this Law.

v) Refuse to provide information required by the OFAPP.

b) Very serious infractions:

i) Provide false information.

ii) Proceed to charge out of the regulated fees.

The penalties for serious violations will consist of fines, which can be promoted from

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twenty-five to five hundred times the current monthly minimum wage in the trade and services sector. The penalties for very serious infringements will consist of fines which may amount to five hundred and one to a thousand times the current minimum monthly wage of the trade and services sector, for the determination of which the OFAPP must bear in mind the magnitude of the the damage caused by the infringement, the recidivism of the infringement, the benefit resulting from the infringement and the economic capacity of the infringer.

The penalties shall be imposed, without prejudice to the actions that the affected person may exercise in against the person responsible, in order to make good the damage directly caused by the infringement, if

The Public-Private Partnership contracts may contain the amount of penalties that will result from non-compliance with the eminently contractual obligations.

The OFAPP, during the operating phase, impose penalties for non-compliance with legal obligations or penalties for non-compliance with contractual obligations, prior to the administrative procedure which may be initiated on its own initiative or at the request of a party.

procedure, the OFAPP shall notify the alleged responsible party of the charges; who shall have a period of 15 days from the date of notification for the formulation and submission of the relevant test. The OFAPP will have to issue and notify its resolution within the next 15 days.

As determined by the OFAPP, the OFAPP will be able to file a review with the same body within a period of time. greater than five days, counted from the notification of the resolution. The OFAPP shall resolve and notify the appeal within a maximum of 15 days from the date of its interposition. The administrative route shall be exhausted from the decision of the review facility. "

Art. 31.-Reform of Art. 92, first and third literal (c), by the following:

" Any Contract of the Public-Private Partnership may stipulate the national or international mechanisms for the settlement of disputes arising out of of its interpretation, application or execution. Such mechanisms shall include at least one stage of direct arrangement and one stage at a table of specialists, in order to assist the parties in the search for a prompt and effective solution to the dispute.

In any case, they may not be known under alternative mechanisms to ordinary jurisdiction, disputes relating to:

c) Exercise of the fiscalizing and tax role of penalties by OFAPP or sectoral regulators. "

Art. 32.-Reform of Art. 105, second indent by the following:

" Failure to comply with the deadlines set out in this Law shall be punishable by a fine equivalent to four minimum wages in force in the trade and services sector

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PROESA Directing in accordance with the procedure laid down in Art. 87 of this Law, prior to report of OFAPP. Such fine shall be imposed on officials or employees responsible for failure to comply with the statutory deadline. "

Art. 33.-Add Art. 105-A, by the following:

" Public Registry of Private Public Partner Projects

Art. 105-A.-Create the Public Registry of Public-Private Partner Projects in PROESA, in which all the projects that are executed under the contractual modalities established in this Law will be registered.

The Registry will have a public character and PROESA shall ensure expeditious and permanent access to its information by electronic means through its institutional portal, in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Access to Public Information.

will enroll all Private Public Association projects and their documentation, including among others, tender bases, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, award resolutions, contracts and their modifications, the special garments established under this Law, the projects rejected, projects approved, projects implemented, bidders pre-qualified for each tender and those pre-qualified for consulting and expert experts, arbitrators and suppliers. "

Art. 34.-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-fifth day of the month of April of the year two thousand fourteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

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

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO LORENZANA DURAN, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

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

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

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

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the sixteen days of May of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President of the Republic.

Juan Ramón Carlos Enrique Cáceres Chávez, Minister

José Armando Flores Alemán, Minister of Economy.

D. O. Nº 90 Took Nº 403 Date: May 20, 2014

FNM/gegc 26-06-2014

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