Amendments To The Latvian Code Of Administrative Offences

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Latvijas Administratīvo pārkāpumu kodeksā

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2016/223.1

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the amendments to the Latvian Code of administrative offences in the Latvian Code of administrative offences the following amendments: 1. To make the first paragraph of article 42.1 as follows: "for smoking restriction violation — imposes fines of up to fifteen euros." 2. Add to article 155 of the disposition of the third paragraph after the words "tobacco products" with the words "smoking products plant, electronic smoking devices or electronic smoking device filling the tanks". 3. Express 166.9 the second subparagraph by the following: "On the laws and requirements of substandard petroleum products, substitute products and components thereof, or the offering of alcoholic beverages or sales — officials impose fines of up to one hundred and forty-four hundred thirty euro, but legal persons — of the four hundred and thirty to four thousand three hundred euros, seizing oil, substitute products and components, spirits, whose quality does not meet the legal requirements or without confiscation. " 4. in the first subparagraph of article 166.12: Supplement predispositions with the words "or in the unit or with external packaging that does not conform to the requirements of the laws"; adding to the sanctions with "seizing goods or without confiscation". 5. Turn off the third paragraph of article 166.15. 6. Express article following 166.20:166.20 "article. Tobacco smoking products, plants and electronic cigarette sales provisions of the tobacco product or tobacco product offering of plants or marketing that are not marked with excise duty stamps, except in the cases provided for in the laws, impose fines — natural persons from two hundred ten to four hundred thirty euro, but legal persons — from seven hundred to two thousand nine hundred euro, seizing these tobacco products or smoking products or plant without confiscation. On the marketing of tobacco products, are not subject to the rules on their exercise price — imposes a fine of two hundred officials from ten to two hundred and eighty euros, but the entities — from two hundred to four hundred and eighty thousand euro, seizing these tobacco products or without confiscation. On the marketing of cigarettes to the packing unit quantity in the different from that specified on the excise tax stamps to cigarette packaging units — imposes a fine of two hundred officials from ten to two hundred and eighty euros, but the entities — from three hundred and fifty to four hundred thousand euro, seizing these tobacco products. About the tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic cigarette, it refills the vial or the newly introduced tobacco products on the market, for which the information is not provided, the competent authority — imposes a fine natural persons of up to one hundred and forty-seven hundred euro, but legal persons — from seven hundred to septiņtūkstoš euro, seizing these tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic cigarettes, filling the vial or newly introduced tobacco products or without confiscation. For the cigarette packing unit with fewer than 20 cigarettes, rolling tobacco or package unit with fewer than 30 grams, the placing on the market of tobacco — imposes a fine of two hundred officials from ten to two hundred and eighty euros, but the entities — from three hundred and fifty to four hundred thousand euro, seizing these tobacco products. For tobacco products, electronic cigarette refills and the sale or purchase of a bottle with the help of the distance contract, impose a fine natural persons from seven to two hundred and ten euro, but legal persons — from fifteen to seven hundred euro, seizing these tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and their filling vials or without confiscation. " 7. Article 172: Add to the title and the first paragraph after the words "the use of" alcoholic beverages "and" tobacco; adding to the third paragraph after the words "tobacco products" with the words "smoking products plant, electronic smoking devices or filling the tanks". 8. Add to article 214 of the first paragraph after the number and the word "155" article with the words "first (in relation to the marketing of tobacco products)". 9. in the first subparagraph of article 215.1: replace the words "the number of article 166.15 third and fourth part" with a number and the words "in the fourth paragraph of article 166.15"; Supplement parts after the number "166.20" with the words "(fourth paragraph — article about irregularities with tobacco and smoking products of plants)". 10. the first subparagraph of article 228: Add to subparagraph following the words "cosmetic products and medical devices" with the words "tobacco products, vegetable products, electronic smoking cigarette and filling the vial"; Add to the part after the number and the words "in the first and fifth 166.15 part" with a number and the words "in the fourth paragraph of article 166.20 (on irregularities with electronic cigarettes, filling the vials and the newly introduced on tobacco products)". 11. section V complement the twenty-fourth chapter of 297.2 article as follows: "297.2 article. Overpaid or incorrectly paid the fine reimburse State budget overpaid or incorrectly paid the amount of the fine on the basis of the State revenue service submitted a fine person, application, repayment of the State revenue service within 15 working days of its institutions (officials) of receipt of the opinion, in writing, which adopted the decision on the imposition of the fine. Municipal budget overpaid or incorrectly paid the amount of the fine on the basis of paying the fine, the Government released the application within 15 working days of its institutions (officials) of receipt of the opinion, in writing, which adopted the decision on the imposition of the fine. The excess amount of the fine be refunded if the application within a period of three years from the date on which the decision on the imposition of the fine becomes enforceable. Incorrectly paid the amount of the fine be refunded if the application within a period of three years from the date when payment received State or municipal budget. If paying the fine in the third or fourth time limit referred to in part does not submit the application, overpaid or incorrectly paid the amount of the fine will not be released. " 12. transitional provisions be supplemented with 36 as follows: "this code 166.20 article 36.-third for the reference to the volume of cigarettes cigarette packing unit shall enter into force on January 1, 2017." The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. The Parliament adopted the law in 2016 on October 27. The President r. vējonis 2016 in Riga on November 15.