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1 DECREE No. 194
THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
I.- by Legislative Decree No. 477 dated November 19, 1995, published in the Official Journal No. 212, Volume No. 329 of November 16 of that year, the Law on Land Transportation, Traffic and Road Safety was issued;
II that a significant number of users of free services offer daily travel to their work activities, making use of so-called express trips, so that such services have become an important alternative transport, which contributes to the productive development of our country;
III.- That for the purposes of ensuring the legality in providing this type of services express trips, it is necessary to introduce amendments to the Law cited in recital I of this decree.
in exercise of its constitutional powers and initiative of the deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Alberto Armando Romero Rodriguez, Guillermo Gallegos Antonio Navarrete, José Francisco Merino Lopez, Francisco Roberto Lorenzana Durán, José Roberto d'Aubuisson Munguía, Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol Escalon, Sandra Marlene Salgado Garcia, Jose Rafael Machuca Zelaya, Irma Palacios Lourdes Vasquez, Margarita Escobar, Francisco José Zablah Safie, Reynaldo Antonio López Cardoza, Felix Agreda Chachagua, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Lucia del Carmen Ayala Leon, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda, Abel Cabezas Barrera, Manuel Orlando Cabrera Candray, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacon, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Ana Marina Castro, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Dario Alejandro Girls Argueta, Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Blanca Noemi Coto Estrada, Alma Rosa Cruz Sailor, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Nidia Diaz, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, Omar Arturo Escobar Oviedo, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Santiago Flores Alfaro, Jesus Grande Norma Fidelia Guevara Ramirios, Vicente Hernández Gómez, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Jose Augusto Hernández González, Edilberto Hernandez Castillo, Eduardo Josa Gutierrez, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Osmin Lopez Escalante, Mario Marroquin Mejia, Martir Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Alba Elizabeth Marquez, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, John Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Misael Mejia Mejia, Walter de Jesus Montejo Melgar, Heidy Carolina Look Saravia, Sigifredo Ochoa Perez, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Mendez, Oscar Ernesto Novoa Ayala, Orestes Fredesman Ortez Andrade, Mariela Peña Pinto, Mario Antonio Ponce Lopez, Sergio Benigno Portillo Portillo, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Norma Carolina Ramirez, Claudia Luz Ramirez Garcia, Carlos Armando Reyes Ramos, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Santos Adelmo Rivas Rivas, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Wilver Alexander Rivera Monge, David Rodriguez Rivera, Sonia Margarita Rodríguez Siguenza, Patricia Maria Salazar de Rosales, Karina Ivette Sosa Lara, Manuel Rigoberto Soto Lazo, Abner Ivan Torres Ventura, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Jaime Gilberto Valdez Hernandez, Patricia Elena Valdivieso Gallardo, Donato Eugenio Vaquerano Rivas, Guadalupe Antonio Vásquez Martínez and Edwin Victor Alejandro Zamora David.
DECREES THE FOLLOWING REFORM:
LAW OF INLAND TRANSIT AND ROAD SAFETY
Art. 1. Article 27 Refórmese follows:.
"Art. 27. For the purposes of this Act, understood as vehicles for public transport of passengers, all those vehicles for the service of collective passenger transport, which are:
a) the collective public bus passenger service, institutional or private;
B) Minibuses public service; and
c) Other types of vehicles that meet the requirements for the provision of this service, as indicated in the relevant Regulations.
In accordance with the above, the services of public collective passenger transport, are classified in turn in public services and free offer or express services.
Services free offer or express services are those agreed between the carrier and a natural or legal person, public or private, whose purpose is to transport passengers from one point of origin to a destination point without making stops intermediate in its route. This service includes the following modalities:
a) PERSONAL SERVICES: Those agreed between the carrier and a natural or legal person, public or private person, by signing a contract, whose purpose is the transfer of its members, staff or clientele, setting origin and destination of the service.
B) AIRPORT SERVICES: Those intended solely for the collective movement of people to and from the airport terminals.
C) SERVICES FOR STUDENTS: Those for the transfer of school and university students from home to the center of the respective study.
D) TOURISM AND EXCURSIONS: Service for the transport of persons between two specific points, not registered in the public service collective passenger transport where the destination is a tourist place.
In those cases, it fails to comply with any of the conditions in the different modes, the permit may be revoked prior process of law in that respect must follow the Vice Ministry of Transportation, but in any case, is from the seizure of the transport unit in question. "
Art. 2. Intercálase between Articles 27 and 28, Article 27a, as follows:
"Art. 27 bis.- Carriers dedicated to providing services free offer or express services, may choose one or more of the procedures laid down in the previous article, for which they must present a written request to the Vice Ministry of Transportation , which you will need to attach the following documentation:
a) certified documentation proving ownership of the vehicle to use for free offer transportation or express services;
B) General, DUI and NIT of the person concerned;
C) To submit certified technical review evidence, in which the good condition of the unit is established;
D) Where service free offer, in the form of services and service staff to students must present evidence of the institution interested in providing the service; and
e) Receipt of payment for the authorization procedure.
The cost of the authorization, it shall be fixed by the authorities of the Vice Ministry of Transport and the amount will be $ 100 in the United States, which shall be canceled in the window of the Vice Ministry of Transport.
The permits must be renewed annually, only on presentation of the certified record of the technical review of automotive and relevant payment.
From the submission of the application, the Department of Transportation, will have a period of thirty days, to provide response request. Should the aforementioned term elapse without the corresponding resolution issued in accordance with law, it shall be approved permission with all relevant legal purposes. "
Art. 3. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.
GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, on the twenty-second day of November two thousand and twelve.
OTHON Sigfrido Reyes Morales, president.
ALBERTO ROMERO ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ, GUILLERMO ANTONIO NAVARRETE GALLEGOS, FIRST VICE. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
MERINO JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO DURAN LORENZANA, THIRD VICE. FOURTH VICE.
ROBERTO JOSE d'Aubuisson MUNGUIA, FIFTH VICE.
PEÑA LORENA GUADALUPE MENDOZA, CARMEN ELENA CALDERON SOL Escalon, First Secretary. Second Secretary.
SALGADO SANDRA MARLENE GARCIA, JOSE RAFAEL MACHUCA Zelaya, Third Secretary. Fourth secretary.
IRMA VASQUEZ PALACIOS LOURDES, MARGARITA ESCOBAR, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH Secretariat. JOSE FRANCISCO
ZABLAH SAFIE, Reynaldo Antonio López Cardoza seventh Secretary. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, on the eighteenth day of December in the year two thousand and twelve.
Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena President of the Republic.
GERSON MARTÍNEZ. MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
OJ No. 239 TOMO No. 397 DATE: December 20, 2012
JCH / geg 28/01/2013.
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