Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2013/6.7
The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the amendments to the law "on the protection of cultural monuments" make law "on the protection of cultural monuments" (Republic of Latvia Supreme Council and Government Informant, 1992, nr. 10; 1993, 24/25, 36 no; The Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1995, no. 7; 2001, 24 no; 2003, no. 24; 2005, no. 11; 2008, no. 24; Latvian journal, 2009, 188. nr.; 2010, no. 183) the following amendments: 1. Add to article 2 of the third paragraph as follows: "antiques is the deliberate result of created objects, artifacts (such as jewelry, weapons, tools, household goods of ceramic products, whole or fragmentary coins) found in ground, above ground or in the water." 2. Replace article 4, the words "cultural monuments" by the words "cultural monuments, including antiques, which, in accordance with article 7 of this law the provisions of the fourth part owned by the Latvian Government," and the words "temporary export of cultural monuments", with the words "cultural monuments, including antiquities, which, in accordance with article 7 of this law the provisions of the fourth part owned by the Latvian Government, temporary exportation". 3. Replace article 7, first paragraph, the words "national, municipal, as well as other physical and legal persons" with the words "the State, local governments, other public entities, as well as private property." 4. Supplement article 7 of the fourth subparagraph by the following: "archaeological sites on the ground, above ground or water found in antiques (with date of up to 17 century) belongs to the State, and they shall be kept in a public museum. This provision does not apply to antiques, which by 2013 to March 30, the person is declared a national cultural monument protection authorities. " 5. Replace article 14 and 15, the words "newspaper" journal "by the words" official publication "journal". 6. Express article 17, the second subparagraph by the following: "about objects that were found on the ground, ground, water, or part of the structures and residues which could have a historical, scientific, artistic or other cultural value, as well as their location and circumstances miner immediately, but not later than within five days shall be notified in writing to the national cultural monument protection authorities." 7. Replace article 18, second sentence, the words "the Republic of Latvia Law on national archives '" with the words "the law". 8. Supplement article 21 with the third and fourth subparagraph by the following: "the cultural monuments in researching the use of device metal object and the density of the material (e.g., metal detectors), except where authorized by the national cultural monument protection Inspectorate. Without the property owner (possessor) permits cultural monument prohibited cultural monument and transformative use device metal object and the density of the material (e.g., metal detectors). " 9. Article 23: make the first part of the last sentence by the following: "the cultural monuments protection zone activity affecting the cultural environment (e.g. construction, terrain modification of artificial forestry activity, such previously unidentified objects removal from land or water, which may have a historical, scientific, artistic or other cultural value), must only be performed with the national cultural monument protection Inspectorate authorisation."; to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "without the real estate owner (possessor) permits cultural monument protection zone banned to take transformative action and use devices and metal material density determination (for example, metal detectors)." 10. Express article 24, second subparagraph by the following: "at the national cultural monuments protection inspection suggestion from State budget funds allocated to the study of cultural monuments and the national cultural monuments preservation and restoration of the owner (possessor) in the order are available for public viewing, but from local budgets, funds for their local cultural monuments preservation and restoration of the owner (possessor) in the order are available for public viewing. Local authorities their binding rules in the order is right from the local Government to grant funds to national cultural monuments preservation and restoration of the owner (possessor) in the order are available for public viewing. " 11. To supplement article 26, second with 1.1 as follows: ' 11) in the cases specified in the law to give authorities opinions on cultural monuments maintenance according to the cultural monuments protection requirements; ". 12. transitional provisions be supplemented by paragraph 3 by the following: "3. the Person whose ownership or possession of this law, the fourth paragraph of article 7, the date of entry into force is the antiques, to 30 March 2013 in writing notify the national cultural monument protection Inspectorate, giving antiques representative information (for example, color photos, antiques, materials dimensions in mm acquisition, possible date, location conditions, location, time and other information). These provisions do not apply to the National Museum of inventory items. This paragraph is restricted access information. " The Parliament adopted the law of 20 December, 2012. The President a. Smith in 2013 on January 9.
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