The Amendments Are Political Organizations (Parties) Act In

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Politisko organizāciju (partiju) finansēšanas likumā

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/212498

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: political organizations (parties) Act to make the political organizations (parties) Act (the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1995, no. 17; 2002, nr. 14; 2004, nr. 6; 2005, nr. 9; 2006, 12. no; 2008, 16, no. 21) the following amendments: 1. in article 2: Add to the first paragraph of point 3.1, the following wording: "31) national budget — in the cases specified in the law;"
Add to article 2.1 part as follows: "(21) this statutory gift (donation) limits not attributable to such mutual transfers and settlement made between political organizations (parties) associations and forming political organizations (parties), as well as one between two or more political organizations (parties) associations of political organisations (parties)."
2. Add to article 3 of the third part as follows: "(3) if the political organizations (parties) one of members joining and membership fees of money total for the calendar year in question exceed the minimum monthly salary of one political organization (party) shall inform the corruption prevention and combating Bureau. Corruption prevention and combating Bureau shall publish on its homepage on the internet information about joining and membership fees, which total calendar year one political organizations (parties) to the members of one minimum monthly salary. Political organizations (parties) appear in the report and its submission procedures, as well as the order in which the information to be published on political organizations (parties) received the accession and membership, and content of this information is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. "
3. To make article 4 the third subparagraph by the following: "(3) within 15 days after receiving the gift (donation), a political organization (party) shall inform the corruption prevention and combating Bureau. Corruption prevention and combating Bureau shall publish on its website the internet for gifts (donations), which received a political organization (party). Political organizations (parties) appear in the report and its submission procedures, as well as the order in which the information to be published on political organizations (parties) received gifts (donations), and the content of this information is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. "
4. Replace article 6, second paragraph, the number and the word "100 lat" with the words "one of" minimum monthly salaries.
5. To supplement the law with 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 of the article as follows: "article 7.1. State budget funds (1) the State budget funding allocated to a political organization (the lot) in previous parliamentary elections must be more than two percent of the electorate, 0.50 lats during the calendar year, for each of the resulting voice.
(2) the State budget funding to four years and cost, starting with the next calendar year after the parliamentary elections. Payments shall be made four times a year — up to 15 January, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October.
(3) in the event of an emergency the Parliament election, the State budget funding to the newly elected Parliament's term, in this period including the last quarter of the calendar year in which the parliamentary mandate expires. The cost of financing the State budget starting with the next calendar quarter after the votes counting result verification and done in accordance with this article, second paragraph, second sentence.
7.2 article. The State budget funding (1) to get the State budget funding, political organizations (parties) to open a separate account in a credit institution registered in Latvia and 20 days after the date on which the results of the elections shall submit a written application to the corruption prevention and combating Bureau, indicating the political organizations (parties) the name, registration number and account number. Submissions after that date will not be accepted.
(2) the corruption prevention and combating Bureau within 20 days after the first part of the period referred to in the end dealt received submissions and decide on Government funding or justify the refusal to grant the State budget funding.
(3) the State budget funding is counted in political organizations (parties) to the specified account.
7.3 article. Refusal to grant a State budget funding and the State budget the cost of funding the cessation or suspension of (1) the corruption prevention and combating Bureau will take a decision on the refusal to grant the State budget financing of political organisations (parties) that corresponds to this law 7.1 conditions of the first paragraph, if the application is found in the last four years: 1) political organizations (parties) are punished on election expenses exceeding the amount by more than 10 percent, and a decision has entered into force;
2) political organization (the party) is penalized for an annual report or the election expenditure and revenue transactions not specified in the Declaration or receive donations (donations), that amount is greater than 100, the minimum monthly salary, and a decision has entered into force;
3 political organisation) (lot) in accordance with the criminal law is applied to the forced influence feature and the Court ruling has entered into force.
(2) If the first paragraph of this article political organisations (parties) violations are found, the decision on the imposition of penalties is entered into force or influence a feature suited after a decision on Government funding, corruption prevention and combating Bureau shall take a decision on the State budget the cost of funding.
(3) the decision on the State budget the cost of funding suspension is accepted, even if the political organization (party) ceases its activities or if it is forbidden which has the force of res judicata of the Court ruling.
(4) the corruption prevention and combating Bureau shall take a decision on the State budget the cost of funding suspension, if: 1) political organizations (parties) the action is stopped, on political organizations (parties) suspension;
2) political organization (party) does not submit an annual report or an election statement of revenue and expenditure for the previous year, for the next calendar year;
3) have found this law, infringements of the provisions of article 7.4 and the decision on the imposition of penalties, is in force for one year.

(5) in the first, second, third and fourth paragraph of that decision, political organizations (parties) may appeal to the Court of Justice of the administrative procedure law. Appeal shall not suspend the decision action.
7.4 the article. The use of State budget funds (1) the State budget financing of political organisations (parties) may be used: 1) renting of rooms and services, related to the rental of premises, including organizing meetings;
2) communication and internet services;
3) wages and other payments to natural persons associated with the political organizations (parties) or political organizations (parties) associations;
4) sworn auditor services;
5) research;
6) population education activities, including public events, seminars, charity event, organization, book, pamphlet and distribution issue, with the exception of the catering service;
7) election canvassing.
(2) payments on the first paragraph of this article shall take measures, through non-cash settlement of this law article 7 referred to in the first subparagraph.
(3) Submit the corruption prevention and combating Bureau political organizations (parties) annual report, accompanied by the State budget financing of the use of supporting documents.
7.5 article. The State budget financing of political organizations (parties) associations of liquidation and reorganization, the creation (1) if the political organizations (parties) associations, which receive State funding of the budget, are eliminated, the State financial budget shall receive further political organizations (parties) that way at the time of liquidation of the relevant political organizations (parties) associations in the Parliament, in proportion to the number of elected members.
(2) If from political organizations (parties) associations, which receive State funding of the budget, a political organization (party) leaves or some political organizations (parties) associations forming political organizations (parties) are eliminated, but the political organizations (parties) associations continue to operate, the State budget funding in full continues to get the political organizations (parties) associations.
(3) where two or more political organizations (parties) that receives State funding of the budget, after the parliamentary elections, creating political organizations (parties) associations, public funding of the budget after the merger continue to receive their formative political organizations (parties).
(4) if one or more political organizations (parties) that receives State funding of the budget, after the parliamentary elections, other political organisations join the (party), the national budget funds are not summarized. Political organisations (parties), which joined other political organizations (parties), continue to receive its allocated prior to the merger of the budget funding.
(5) where two or more political organizations (parties) that receives State funding of the budget, after the parliamentary elections, creating a new political organizations (parties), then the State budget financing for the merger.
(6) If a political organization (party), which receives Government funding, distribution of the budget by creating new political organizations (parties), the State financial budget shall not receive any of the emerging political organisations (parties).
(7) where, from political organizations (parties) that receives State funding of the budget, the distinction between one or more new political organizations (parties), the State budget funding in full continues to receive political organization (party), from which the newly formed political organizations (parties) are nodalījuš. "
6. Supplement article 4.1 of part 8.4 as follows: "(41) if the separate parliamentary candidate has made the individual election canvassing campaign, the campaign spent the funds are credited to the political organizations (parties) election expenses from which the submitted list that person stands in the election."
7. in article 8.5: replace the second paragraph, the words "the State revenue service territorial authority on political organizations (parties) the legal address" with the words "national revenue";
Add to article 2.1 part as follows: "(21) by the corruption prevention and combating Bureau political organizations (parties) the annual report shall be accompanied by a list of the associations: 1) the name and registration number, which is a member of the political organization (party);
2 the name and the Foundation) the registration number, which is the founder of the political organization (party);
3) society and Foundation name and the registration number or that the provision of events organised political organization (the party) by (gave), as well as a gift (donation) about. "
8. Article 10: Supplement to article 3.1 part as follows: "(31) if the corruption prevention and combating Bureau finds this law, the provisions of article 7.4, the boss is bound to ask the political organization concerned (batch) illegal state used financial means 30 days off the State budget. After the political organizations (parties) motivated request, the corruption prevention and combating Bureau Chief of the financial resources can split time or financial resources to extend the repayment term, but not longer than 90 days. ";
replace the seventh paragraph, first sentence, the words "second and third part decisions referred to by the words" and the number "in the second, third and the decisions referred to in paragraph 3.1.
9. transitional provisions be supplemented with paragraph 18 and 19 by the following: "6. This law, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5 article State budget funding to begin cost from 2012 and granted to the elected Parliament, the remaining term of this period including the last quarter of the calendar year in which the parliamentary mandate expires. To get the State budget funding, political organizations (parties) of this law article 7 referred to in the first subparagraph, account opening and the corruption prevention and combating Bureau 7.2 of the Act referred to in the second subparagraph of article submission be submitted before 1 November 2011.

19. The Cabinet of Ministers to the 2010 October 1 issue this law article 4 referred to in the third subparagraph the provisions governing political organizations (parties) received the report on donations (donations) to be news and filing procedures, as well as the order in which the information to be published on political organizations (parties) received gifts (donations), and the content of this information. To the Cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but no longer than up to 2010 October 1 applicable Cabinet 10 February 2009 No. 129 "rules of procedures shall be published in political organizations (parties) annual accounts, the statement of income and expenditure and reports of gifts (donations)", in so far as they do not conflict with this Act. "
The Parliament adopted the law of 10 June 2010.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga 2010 g. at 30 June