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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the official publication of the law and legal information in article 1. The purpose of the law this law aims to provide individuals the right to be informed of their rights and obligations, regulating them binding legislation and official promulgation, publication of the notice, validity and availability. 2. article. Official Edition of the "journal" of Latvia and the legal status of the published information (1) the official Edition of the "journal" (Gazette) is the Gazette of the Republic of Latvia, and the published information is an official publication. Information shall be published in the Official Gazette of this law and other electronic legislation established the Web site www.vestnesis.lv. (2) the official publication is publicly credible and binding. No one can plead with the Official Gazette of the published law, regulation or official statement of ignorance. 3. article. The information to be published in the Official Gazette (1) shall be published in the Official Gazette of the external laws and regulations, as well as other laws and official announcements, if the publication of this Edition provide external laws and regulations. Local binding rules shall be published in the Official Gazette of the law "on local governments" on the specified volume. (2) not published in the Official Gazette of the State secrets containing information and limited access to information. (3) if the external regulatory Act provide for a certain type of legislation, but the publication of the law contains state secrets or restricted access information, it will not be published. 4. article. The law promulgation and entry into force (1) law promulgated within the Constitution, by publishing it in the Official Gazette. (2) where, in the cases specified in the Constitution the President promulgated the law in place of the President of the Parliament, in particular. (3) the Constitution promulgation of the law set deadlines and entry into force of the time limit shall run from the day following the event that determines the start of the period. 5. article. The parliamentary decision takes effect and publish the parliamentary decision shall enter into force at the time of its adoption, if the same decision does not established another deadline for entry into force. The Parliament adopted decision of general interest or information on its publication in the Official Gazette. 6. article. The President's legislation into force and the publication of the President issued the law shall enter into force upon signature, if the external regulatory act does not provide otherwise. The President of the general aviation law or information on its publication in the Official Gazette. 7. article. The Cabinet and the Prime Minister's law promulgation, publication and entry into force (1) Cabinet Office rules, instructions or recommendations issued by publishing them in the Official Gazette. (2) the Cabinet of Ministers regulations, instructions or recommendations shall enter into force on the day following the notification, if the same law does not set another deadline for its entry into force. If, in accordance with the law the Cabinet's instructions, recommendations or part thereof granted restricted availability status, instructions or recommendations shall enter into force on the date of their issue if the same law does not set another deadline for its entry into force. (3) cabinet meetings protokollēmum shall enter into force at the time of its adoption. The Cabinet and the Prime Minister's order except for administrative act shall enter into force upon signature. (4) the minutes of the sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Cabinet or the Prime Minister's order shall be published in the Official Gazette, except for Protocol, all or part of the order in respect of which specifically states that it should not be published. 8. article. The promulgation of legislation and publication in exceptional cases (1) in exceptional cases, by the President or Chairman of the Saeima is accordingly entitled to promulgate laws by reading the public electronic media, or, if not available, then by issuing a check in other electronic media. In this way the law opened immediately published in the Official Gazette, indicating how and when the law is enacted. (2) the first part of this article in accordance with the procedure laid down in extreme cases can be made to the President of the Parliamentary legislation, and the decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Prime Minister.
9. article. External application of laws (1) the application of the regulations, the following external regulations legal force hierarchy: 1) Constitution; 2) of the Act; 3) Cabinet of Ministers regulations; 4) compulsory local authority regulations. (2) external regulations that their autonomous in matters of competence issued derived public law legal person (autonomous public bodies), the hierarchy of legal force equivalent to the provisions of Cabinet, if the law does not stipulate otherwise. (3) Latvia binding rules of international law and European Union law shall be determined by international treaties and other legislation. (4) the laws, regulations or part shall not have retroactive effect, except in the cases expressly provided for by law. (5) if the effect of losing a legislative issue of the legal basis (the highest legal force of law, on which the other measure), then also shall lapse on that basis issued a measure or a part of it. (6) where a contradiction is established between: 1) different legal force of law, subject to the provisions of the law, which has a higher legal force; 2) equal legal force to the General and special provisions, General provisions shall apply in so far as it does not prejudice the special legal provisions; 3) equal legal force of law, the latest law provisions (law is decisive acceptance date); 4) equal legal force later General provisions and special provisions for older, Senior Special rules shall apply to the extent that its purpose is not contrary to the above general rules of law. 10. article. The official publication of the notice in the Official Gazette (1) as the official notices published in the public registry records, public bodies, their officials and private advertisements, notices or information if it provides for the publication of the official external laws and regulations. (2) in the Official Gazette of the State President, Chairman of the Parliament and the Prime Minister may publish information of general interest. 11. article. The submission of information for publication (1) information shall ensure that the information submitted for publication of State secrets, the limited availability of information and physical person data protection requirements. (2) a body governed by public law for the publication of information submitted electronically. If the original of the document is to be published in paper form, electronically submitted for compliance with the original of the document concerned, the applicant of the information. (3) Private information submitted for publication in the second part of this article in the specified form or paper form, confirming the content of the document with a signature. 12. article. Publication in the Official Gazette (1) the official expenses published electronically as periodicals, indicating the release number, and the date of publication. (2) the Official Edition of the Publisher supports the relevance of the information published, the information submitted and the ability to verify the consistency of the information published from the time of its publication. 13. article. Official publications QA costs (1) the official publications and access costs to be covered from fees for official publications of the information the applicant, if the law or the Cabinet of Ministers rules provide otherwise. The Cabinet of Ministers shall determine the amount of the official publication, the charging arrangements and facilities. (2) the official publication does not pay those information, the publication of this law, 4., 5., 6., and in article 7 and article 10 referred to in the second paragraph of information, as well as from the Government-funded national authorities which submit the publication of such legislation, which provides for the publication of the Official Gazette of the external laws and regulations. 14. article. The official publication of the authorities and their areas of responsibility (1) Ministry of Justice (the highest) is the leading authority for official publication and filing of information contained therein. (2) the public agency "Latvian journal" implements the State policy for official publication and filing of information contained therein, including promoting awareness of the regulations set out the rights and obligations of individuals, as well as to public official information, official publications and information contained therein in the filing process. (3) the national agency "Latvian journal" is the official Edition of the Publisher. 15. article. The official publication of the information system
(1) the official publication of the information system is a national information system that provides the official publication and filing of information contained therein. (2) the official publication of the information system is the owner of the Latvian State. The official publication of the information system should be the Ministry of Justice and holder — a government agency "journal". (3) the official publication of the information system maintenance and development financed from State budget grants, fees for official publications and other revenue. 16. article. Filing of the law (1) the State Agency "Latvian journal" provides law filing Web site www.likumi.lv. The Cabinet of Ministers determines the law of minimum requirements and filing procedures. (2) in particular, the legislation is not binding. If we detect a conflict between the law and codify the law of official publications, guided by official publications. Article 17. Gazette and the availability of legislation relating to (1) the official Edition is free and free standing available online on the website www.vestnesis.lv. (2) the public agency "Latvian journal" codified laws are free and available free of charge on the website www.likumi.lv. (3) the State ensures that everybody can free of charge with the official spending and legislation relating to State and local libraries as well as State and local Governments provided public internet access points. (4) anyone may request the official Edition of the Publisher of official publications provide certified print manufacture paper for consideration that does not exceed its cost. The following printed is informative in nature. 18. article. Official publications and legislation relating to the re-use of (1) the publication and the official Web site www.likumi.lv in particular, the legislation is available for re-use regulations for information disclosure. The Cabinet of Ministers shall determine the fees for official publications and the Web site www.likumi.lv the law relating to the transfer of re-use. (2) official publication and filing of information resulting from the re-use of organized official publications information system. Officially published the Register message shall organise the re-use of business information systems. (3) the republishing of external legislation, ensure compliance with official publication and the official publication date, and the release number, which published this measure and its amendments, if any. 19. article. The transfer of the official publication of the national archives and permanent preservation of cultural heritage, the official publisher of the official publication of the expenses shall be transmitted: 1) permanent storage in the national Latvian National Archives. The current year's official publication in the permanent storage of the country the Latvian National Archives transfer until next December 31; 2) National Library of Latvia within one business day from the date of publication of the release to ensure that official publications as national cultural heritage, the standing storage, processing and use.
Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this law shall lapse by law "and other laws of the Saeima, the President and the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the promulgation, publication, date of entry into force and validity of order" (Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1994, no. 13; 2003, no. 8; Latvian journal, 2009, no. 205). 2. the Cabinet of Ministers until 2013 January 1 issued the rules laid down in this law. Until this law, article 16 provided for in the first subparagraph the Cabinet date of entry into force of the provisions applicable to the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 April 2004, Regulation No 279 of the "rules for the filing of the laws", in so far as they do not conflict with this Act. 3. The Cabinet of Ministers by 2016 January 1 creates a government agency "journal". To a government agency "Latvian journal" the tasks to create a public limited liability company "Latvian journal". 4. the entry into force of this law shall not affect the validity of official publications, which published before the entry into force of this law. The legislation, officially published before the entry into force of this law and are available electronically on the website www.vestnesis.lv, is informative. 5. The Official Gazette is the official newspaper of the saved "journal" release numbering. 6. Until the entry into force of the amendments to those regulations, which require legislation and the promulgation of official notification or publication of the newspaper "journal" of the Government, the newspaper "journal" or official Gazette (Edition), such information shall be published in the Official Gazette. 7. By 2013 January 1 alongside the official editions are issued in the Official Gazette "Latvijas journal". If between the official publication in the Official Gazette and the Latvian Official Gazette "journal" conflict, priority shall be given to the publication of the Official Gazette "journal". 8. Up to the date of the adoption of the euro in the Republic of Latvia official journal publishes information on the Bank of Latvia on the day in question determine the foreign exchange rate in relation to the lats. 9. The Cabinet of Ministers assess the official Edition of the reliability and availability and up to 2012 1 November the Saeima submitted a report on it. The law shall enter into force on July 1, 2012. The Parliament adopted the law of 31 May 2012.
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