The Amendments To The Law On State Awards

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Valsts apbalvojumu likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law on State Awards draw national awards (law of the Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2004, no. 8; 2006, 21; 2008, 3 no no; Latvian journal 2009, 194. No.) the following amendments: 1. Put article 5, introductory part the following: "article 5. National Awards are: ".
2. in article 9: turn off the second part of paragraph 1, the words "and their marks of honour";
replace the second subparagraph of paragraph 2, the words "not assigned" with the words "and the number assigned and not article 61 of this law referred to in the first subparagraph.";
turn off third.
3. Article 10: Add to the article with a new second subparagraph by the following: "(2) the order of the three stars is the highest national awards.";
consider the second part of article about the third.
4. Express article 12, the second and the third subparagraph by the following: "(2) With the first class of the order is awarded appointed Knight of the cross of Commander (this law annex 1 and 2), with the second class of the order of the Grand Officer of the order of honour (this Act 3 and annex 4), the third class of the order of the Commander of the awarded (5 and 6 of this law.), with the fourth class of the order of the officer of the order of honour (annex 7 of this law) with the fifth grade of the order of the Chevalier of the order of honour (annex 8 of the Act).
(3) the cross of Commander of the order as the highest honor may be awarded the three star order chain (9 and 10 of this law.). "
5. Article 13 be expressed as follows: "article 13. (1) the three-star order mark is a white enamel cross with gold border. The cross in the center of the obverse is a blue enamel medallion with gold border. The Medallion in the Middle — three gold stars (annex 11 of this law). The cross in the center of the reverse — a golden medallion with the motto of the order "AD Astra PER ASPERA" and "Latvia/Republic/1918. g. FROM VEMBR/18/1994" (annex 12 of this law).
(2) the order of the cross of first class size 54 mm x 54 mm, is of the order of the second and third grades of the cross size is 49 mm x 49 mm, the order's fourth-and fifth-grade class size is 40 mm cross x 40 mm. (3) the order of first and second class kit also includes five Silver Star in the middle of which is a blue enamel medallion with gold border. The Medallion in the Middle — three gold stars on the aplokojum "for the fatherland". The distance from the first class of the order of the mid-point to the stars stars stars all have 44 mm, the distance from the secondary mid-point to the stars stars stars up-41 mm. (4) of the three star order Ribbon is light blue, abpusīg, ielokot with Golden stripes. Order of mark and the Ribbon connecting the Golden silver wall wreath. The order of the cross of Commander of the Ribbon width is 110 mm-Lord, ladies — 75 mm-32 mm Grand Officer (ladies tauriņsējum tape); commanders — 32 mm (ladies tauriņsējum tape); officers — 32 mm with rosette; Chevalier, 32 mm. "
6. in article 15: Add to the first paragraph, after the word "image" with the words and figure "(annex 13 of this law)" and "after the word" Crown "— with the words and the number" (this law, annex 14) ";
make the second paragraph as follows: "(2) of the three star order first degree honorary sign is gold, the second stage — silver, third-degree-bronze (annex 13 of this law).";
to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "(3) of the three star order of honor marks the tape width is 32 mm."
7. Express article 16 as follows: "article 16. (1) the three-star order miniatūrzīm for all classes of the order are the same (this law, annex 15).
(2) Miniatūrzīm are: 1) of the order of the miniature which size is 14 mm x 14 mm and connected with 13 mm wide ribbon of the order;
2) order Ribbon rosette with miniature order incorporates sign 12 mm diameter;
the Ribbon of the order of 3) bleed, which size is 9 mm x 32 mm. "
8. in article 17: turn off paragraph 1, the words "persons, other than soldiers";
Add to paragraph 1 by the word "bronze" with the words and figures "(16 and 17 of this law.)";
excluded in paragraph 2, the words "military personnel";
Add to paragraph 2, after the word "bronze" with words and figure "(annex 16 of the Act)". "
9. Turn off the article 18.
10. Turn off the article 19.
11. Add to article 21 to a fifth by the following: "(5) by Viesturs order can be rewarding after death, assuming the order of the chapter decision on personal recognition for the cross of Commander of the order of Viesturs. This provision does not apply to this article in cases referred to in the fourth paragraph. "
12. Express article 22, second paragraph as follows: "(2) With the first class of the order is awarded appointed Knight of the cross of Commander (this law, 18, 19, 20 and 21), with a second class of the order of the Grand Officer of the order of honour (this law, 22, 23, 24 and 25), with the third class of the order of the Commander of the awarded (this law, 26, 27, 28 and 29.), with the fourth class of the order of merit of the Grand Officer (30 and 31 of this Act.) with the fifth grade of the order of the Chevalier of the order of honour (32 and 33 of this law.). "
13. Express article 23 by the following: ' article 23. (1) the order of Viesturs sign is white enamel cross with gold border. The cross branch all-red enamel circle with gold border and Golden on both sides of the ball, red enamel circle — symmetrically by one less red enamel circle with gold border. The cross in the center of the obverse: a white-enameled medallion with embossed gold border, a Medallion in the Center — red enamel letters "VR" with Golden border (34 of this law). The cross in the center of the reverse — a golden medallion with the order's motto "CONFORTAMIN ET PUGNAT". In the middle — year "1219" (annex 35 of this law).
(2) in order to be awarded the military draws between the branches of the cross crossed gilt Spears (34 of this law), to other persons in order to be awarded the mark cross mark cross the broken white enamel cross with gold border (34 of this law).
(3) the order of the cross of first class size is 58 mm x 58 mm, the order's second-and third-class cross size is 52 mm x 52 mm, the order's fourth-and fifth-grade class size is 40 mm cross x 40 mm. (4) the order of first and second class set also includes 4-point Silver Star, which is in the middle of the order. The first class of the order of the star size is 87 mm x 87 mm, second class of the order of the star size is 80 mm x 80 mm. (5) the order's Ribbon is purple. Cross and Ribbon connects the openwork of the great national coat-of-arms in heraldic colours. The order of the cross of Commander of the Ribbon width is 110 mm-Lord, ladies — 75 mm-32 mm Grand Officer (ladies tauriņsējum tape); commanders — 32 mm (ladies tauriņsējum tape); officers — 32 mm with rosette; Chevalier, 32 mm. "
14. Article 24: make the second paragraph as follows: "(2) the order of Viesturs first degree honorary sign is gold, the second stage — silver, third-degree-bronze (36 and 37 of this law.). ';
to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "(3) the order of Viesturs honor marks the tape width is 32 mm."
15. Express article 25 the following: "article 25. (1) the order of Viesturs miniatūrzīm for all classes of the order are the same (38 and 39 of this law.).
(2) Miniatūrzīm are: 1) of the order of the miniature which size is 15 mm x 15 mm, in order to be awarded the military draws between the branches of the cross crossed gilt Spears, other natural persons in order to be awarded the mark cross mark cross the broken white enamel cross with gold border. Miniature order mark with 13 mm wide ribbon of the order;
2) order Ribbon rosette with miniature order incorporates sign 12 mm in diameter, in order to be awarded the military draws between the branches of the cross crossed gilt Spears, other natural persons in order to be awarded the mark cross mark cross the broken white enamel cross with gold borders;
the Ribbon of the order of 3) bleed, which size is 9 mm x 32 mm, in order to be awarded the military Ribbon trimmings — crossed the spear, the length of which is 18 mm. "
16. in article 26: Add to the introductory part of article after the words "of the order of Viesturs miniature honor marks is with the words and figures" (40 and 41 of this law.) ";
turn off paragraph 1, the words "persons, other than soldiers";
excluded in paragraph 2, the words "military personnel".
17. off article 27.
18. off article 28.
19. in article 31, to exclude the words "big and small special-stage sign of honour".
20. Make 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, article by the following: ' article 32. With the first class of the order is awarded appointed Knight of the cross of Commander (this Act 42 and 43), with the second class of the order: Grand Officer of the order of honour (44 and 45 of this law.), with the third class of the order of the Commander of the awarded (46 and 47 of this law.), with the fourth class of the order of the officer of the order of honour (annex 48 of this law), with the fifth grade of the order of the Chevalier of the order of honour (Annex 49 of this law).

33. article. (1) Recognition of the cross sign is a white-enameled Maltese cross with gold type of border. Each corner closes with the Snitch, but butt combines eight rings. The obverse of the cross medallion is the great national coat-of-arms and the year "1938" (50 of this law). Reverse: coat of arms of the Duchy and the year "1710" (Annex 51 of this law). Both in their heraldic coat colors. Motto inscribed three cross the ends of the branches on the belt in that Division: pour/les — — ge/êtes honn/ns.
(2) the order of first, second and third grades of the cross size is 49 mm x 49 mm, the order's fourth-and fifth-grade class size is 40 mm cross x 40 mm. (3) the order of first and second class kit also includes 8-point Silver Star, which is in the middle of the order. The first class of the order of the star size is 75 mm x 75 mm, second class of the order of the star size is 70 mm x 70 mm. (4) of the order of the cross mark with tape connects eight openwork gilt rings.
(5) the order's Ribbon is red with a silver iemal. The order of the cross of Commander of the Ribbon width is 110 mm-Lord, ladies — 75 mm-32 mm Grand Officer (ladies tauriņsējum tape); commanders — 32 mm (ladies tauriņsējum tape); officers — 32 mm with rosette; Chevalier, 32 mm. Article 34. (1) recognition of the honorary sign of the cross is round medal obverse embossed which highlighted Appreciation of the cross image (52 of this law), but the reverse badges — vanadziņš in the ring and the inscription "thoughts — and — work — Latvia" (annex 53 of this law).
(2) Recognition of the cross first degree honorary sign is gold, the second stage — silver, third-degree-bronze (52 of this law). The honor marks the diameter is 36 mm. (3) Appreciation of the cross marks of honor Ribbon width is 32 mm. Article 35. (1) Recognition of the cross of the order of miniatūrzīm for all classes is the same (54 of this law).
(2) Miniatūrzīm are: 1) of the order of the miniature which size is 14 mm x 14 mm and connected with 13 mm wide ribbon of the order;
2) order Ribbon rosette with miniature order incorporates sign 12 mm in diameter.
36. article. Appreciation of the cross of honor of the miniature is a miniature of the mark of honour of the order of the mark with a Ribbon, the first amber salocījum grade: gold, silver, second-third: Bronze (55 of this law). In honor of the order of the miniature characters a diameter of 12 mm, width 13 mm ribbons. "
21. off article 37.
22. Turn off article 38.
23. Add to article 42, the first paragraph after the words "Chapter House" Chancellor of the order, with the words "which rewarded with at least one of the highest national awards".
24. the express article 49, the second subparagraph by the following: "(2) the order of the chapter's activities and its management of the Office of the President the round."
25. the express article 51 as follows: "article 51. The President, upon taking office, acquires rights to each of the highest class and the order of the three star order. This honors the President after a solemn promise of the naming ceremony of solemn handed the President of the Parliament. "
26. Article 54: to supplement the first part with the 2.1 point as follows: "21) aliens, if possible — citizenship State;";
turn off the first part of paragraph 3, the words "(State officials over the departments added description)";
to turn off the second part.
27. Express article 55 the following: ' article 55. (1) the class of the order and the honorary degree of mark apbalvojam to determine when assessing his performance and merit, but this law, in the cases referred to in article 55.1-post.
(2) the order of the chapter requests the opinion in the following cases: 1) for military awards — the national armed forces Commander's opinion. The Chapter House of the order on a proposal to reward military personnel shall inform the Minister of defence;
2) concerning natural persons, except military personnel, in conjunction with the awards for military merit — the opinion of the Minister of defence;
3) for any foreign natural persons, except military personnel, awards, the opinion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs;
4) on foreign military awards, the opinion of the Minister for defence.
(3) by rewarding military personnel with Viesturs order after death, does not apply to this law, the provisions of article 55.1. "
28. To supplement the law with article 55.1 of the following: ' article 55.1. Assigning the order of Viesturs and honorary signs military personnel, comply with the following conditions: 1) apbalvojam of troops (naval forces — the crew) to the rank of corporal awarded third degree honorary sign;
2) apbalvojam of the Sergeant to senior virsseržant (sea power: a senior coxswain's) rank honour accorded second mark;
3 apbalvojam of the virsseržant of the headquarters), the main virsseržant and the highest virsseržant (maritime forces — from the staff of the quartermaster, Chief quartermaster of the quartermaster to highest) assigned first degree honorary sign;
4 apbalvojam of Lieutenant to) Captain (Navy-kapteiņleitnant) are appointed to the rank of Chevalier of the order;
5 apbalvojam of the major) (Navy-komandleitnant) to Lieutenant Colonel (Navy-komandkapteiņ) are appointed to the rank of officer of the order;
the colonels 6) apbalvojam (sea power: a naval captain) is appointed as Commander of the;
7) apbalvojam the team work, major generals, Lieutenant-General (fleet marine forces, Admiral, kontradmirāļ, viceadmirāļ) are appointed as Knight Grand Officer of the order of the cross of Commander or, depending on the position in the. "
29. Article 57: replace the third paragraph, the word "miniatūrzīm" with the name "miniatūrzīm";
Add to article 4.1 part as follows: "(41) article 21 of this law, the fifth in the case referred to the persons awarded the Viesturs order receives the closest relations in store.";
to make a fifth by the following: "(5) the order and honorary signs, except for the order, Viesturs doesn't rewarding after death."
30. Article 61 of the expression as follows: "article 61. (1) national honors, except 1991 participants of the barricades the memorial sign, which for various reasons are not served, after giving back, people get subtracted from which storage turned away after the death of the closest non-awarded for which storage closest relations cannot agree or not reward coming nationals, keep at the disposal of the national Office of the President.
(2) the term of Office of the President of the Office of the President of the country by the end of this article referred to in the first subparagraph shall be deposited in the national honors: the order of Viesturs and honorary signs — the Latvian War Museum, but other national honors: the National History Museum of Latvia.
(3) national awards, diplomas or certificates awarded in the event of loss or to the person who deposited the national awards, is obliged to report it to the Chapter House of the order. Awarded to the person or the person who deposited the national awards, you can restore the lost honor. That person with the renewal of awards related expenses from its own funds.
(4) the person is Awarded the right to buy an additional miniatūrzīm, with their associated manufacturing costs from its own resources.
(5) Until 28 February 2011 with the three star order, Viesturs order or award the cross class II or III awarded person: ladies, you can purchase additional Ribbon to wear at the Knight of the habit, with the Ribbon of the expenses borne by the production from its own resources. "
31. Chapter VIII be expressed by the following: "chapter VIII. National awards over the 62. State honors wears the following: 1) awarded the order of the rose of the person type miniatūrzīm, but soldiers — the order of ribbons and trimmings in honor of miniature signs, as well as the Memorial marks the small matter and everyday wear and feasts; order of the stars, crosses and ribbons, as well as the miniature Knight mark wears only public holidays or solemn cases at the habit;
2) order of military badges, miniature Medal, and the order of the sign of honour wears the official events at the habit;
3) persons awarded other awards worn in accordance with the Statute of the award pursuant to this law, in article 67.
Article 63. State Award carrying the order is: 1) of the order of the three stars;
2) order of Viesturs;
3) recognition cross;
4) in honour of the three star order mark;
5) of the order of Viesturs honorary sign;
6) recognition of the honorary sign of the cross;
7) 1991 barricades Member memorial sign;
8) other national awards.
64. article. (1) of the three star order, Viesturs and recognition of the order of the cross of Commander of the cross worn by the cross: 1) Lord: the Ribbon over his right shoulder and a big star on the left chest;
2) ladies — the Ribbon over his right shoulder and a major star in the left side of the chest.
(2) of the three star order, Viesturs order and recognition of the cross of Grand Officer wears a cross: 1) Lord: the Ribbon around the neck and the small star on the right side of the chest;
2) ladies — tauriņsējum tape on the left side of the chest and the small star on the right side of the chest.
(3) of the three star order, Viesturs and recognition of the order of the cross of the Commander wears the order: 1) Lord: the Ribbon around the neck;
2) ladies — tauriņsējum tape on the left side of the chest.
(4) of the three star order, Viesturs and recognition of the order of the cross of the order of the officers wear the Ribbon with rosette on the left chest.
(5) of the three star order, Viesturs and recognition of the order of the cross of the order of the Ribbon worn on the left side of the chest.

(6) of the three star order, Viesturs and recognition of the order of the cross of honor sign order wears ribbons in amber salocījum breast on the left side.
(7) Until 2011 28 February awarded the cross of Commander of the order of the cross of Acknowledgement and recognition awards for Grand Officer cross worn as follows: 1) the cross of Commander of the order of the Middle-Cross 110 mm wide ribbon over right shoulder and cross on the left chest;
Grand Officer of the order of 2): the great cross on the right side of the chest.
(8) recognition of the great cross grade Special Honorary sign and small top-ranking honour mark awarded the top grade honor wears a mark 32 mm wide ribbon around the neck.
Article 65. After the awards with the commandery of higher grade or degree of the sign of honour of the order of the same class or lower of honor sign no longer wears.
66. article. (1) where persons awarded with several decorations, Supreme Knight of the star leads as the first, but the rest below the oblique line on the inside under this law, in article 63 national awards in the order of wear. Over the shoulder carry higher order Ribbon.
(2) the order of the mark worn on the left side of the chest so that the order of the rows in the Middle order of signs sign or mark of honour were against his left middle, respecting this law, article 63 national awards in the order of wear.
(3) the order of the signs, which cannot be put in one line side by side can be placed interchangeably so that in terms of the importance of the highest order of mark little cover in the lower order, pursuant to article 63 of this law establishes the State Award carrying the sequence.
(4) the neck wears only in terms of the highest significance of neck wear for marks of the order, but the rest of the order and the relevant statutes in accordance with the procedure laid down in this article.
(5) the order of tape trimmings and marks of honour tape trimmings worn on the left side of the chest as the Knight of the order of honor of the mark or marks. Order a tape trimmings can be arranged in several rows.
Article 67. (1) the persons of other national awards, may accept them, but publicly worn only with the permission of the President. The President granted permission for other national awards for public wear is not required for persons of other national awards received during a State visit, and national armed forces soldiers who received other national awards, the performance of active service.
(2) a Person who has received other national awards and want to wear it in public, it shall notify the chapter of the order of three months from the date of delivery of the award. The awarded person shall indicate in the notice the name of the award, granted to the country which has granted the award, the award of the grant date and the notification shall be accompanied by a copy of the Diploma Award.
(3) the notice of the other national awards and granting permission to publicly carry published the newspaper "journal".
68. article. Awarded the order of the person can sign on to your personal stamp, valuables, documents, forms, and use it in another way, guaranteeing a proper respect for the award. "
32. the transitional provisions be supplemented with paragraph 10 by the following: "10 national awards, established in accordance with this law, the amendments, which take effect may 1, 2010, are presented: 1) national awards — of the three star order, Viesturs order class III, as well as Appreciation of the cross class I, II and III of the order sets from 1 March 2011;
all three of the order 2) miniature plate — order from 1 September 2010. "
The law shall enter into force on 1 May 2010.
The law adopted by the Parliament in 2010 April 15.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2010 April 29