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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the amendments to the Highway Traffic Act to make the Highway Traffic Act (the Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1997, nr. 22; 2000, 3, 14, 15; 2001, nr. 6. No; 2003, 17; 2005, nr. 13. No; 2006, 2. No; 2007, 3, 7, 21; 2008, 13. no no; 2009, 1., 7., no. 14; Latvian journal 2010, 86, 151 no; 2011, 46, 99., 201, 204. no; 2012, 41, 200. no; 2013, no. 243; 2014, 186, 228. No.) the following amendments: article 1.1: Add to articles with 19.3 points as follows: "special military technical 193): armored vehicles, engineering and other special equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, if it is not built on the base of the car and by design is intended for use in combat and military training;"; to supplement the article with a 23.2 point as follows: "232) Declaration of conformity of the vehicle, the document that according to legislation on the wheels of vehicles and their components conformity assessment confirms that the motor vehicle (other than off-road vehicle) or its trailer (semi-trailer) carried out the conformity assessment;". 2. Make article 9 the second paragraph as follows: "(2) motor vehicles must be two national registration number plates, but for motorcycles, motor tricycles, quadricycles, implements, mopeds and trailers, which the manufacturer intends to install only one license number, — one national registration number plate. Marks attached in places intended for that purpose. On the trolley, trams, special military technical and specialised tourist vehicles must be painted two registration numbers. " 3. Add to article 10 the first paragraph with the following wording of paragraph 2.1: "21) national armed forces – special military technique;". 4. Article 11, first paragraph: Add to paragraph 1 with the following text: "Road Safety Directorate draws up the registration application and the driver of the vehicle in the national register. The application of the applicant for the road traffic safety Directorate, or electronically using the road traffic safety Directorate's stay and prevent e-service; "; make point 2 as follows: "2) vehicle registration certificate. If the vehicle is not registered in advance, submit it to the originating document. If the originating document is the Declaration of conformity of the vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer or its official representative in Latvia, who concluded a cooperation agreement on the exchange of information with the road traffic safety Directorate, this document may be submitted electronically; ". 5. in article 12: turn off the second part of paragraph 3; make the second subparagraph of paragraph 4 by the following: "4) previously unregistered or foreign vehicle registered abroad;" turn off the second part of paragraph 5 and 6; replace the fourth subparagraph, the words "foreign countries" with the words "a State that is not a Member State of the European Union". 6. in article 15.1: to supplement the first sentence with the following: "the Disposal vehicle, the attestation of conformity of a vehicle, if it is not the electronic document transfer vehicle acquirer. '; to complement the second subparagraph following the words ' (except the technical, component parts and trailers) "with the words" and special military hardware ". 7. in article 16: make the fourth paragraph as follows: "(4) implements and trailers for the technical inspection carried out under the technical supervision of the Agency. Tram, trolleybus and the specialized tourist vehicle technical condition control provides the local authorities. Special military hardware technical condition control provides the national armed forces. Special technical and special military engineering of the national technical inspection is made. "; Supplement 6.2 with paragraph 4 by the following: "4) special military equipment." 8. Turn off article 21, first paragraph, of the fourth sentence, the words "for disposal or transfer of ownership of the vehicle acquirer". 9. in article 22: make the first part of paragraph 1 by the following: "1) whose permanent residence according to the documents submitted or in accordance with the national registries of the available information is in Latvia or who can prove that the last six months have gone to Latvia. For the purposes of this article a person's permanent residence is in Latvia, where there is any of the following conditions: (a) a person's residence) at least 185 days in each calendar year is in Latvia personal liabilities (obligations of the persons concerned in close links with Latvia) and employment, (b) the person is not a working relationship), but its place of residence in Latvia has a personal commitment (commitment of parties concerned close links with Latvia) a person in a foreign country, c) staying in the context of the work, but periodically returns and staying in Latvia personal liabilities (obligations of the persons concerned in close links with Latvia), d) holders of residence is in Latvia, but they stay abroad associated with training; "; to supplement the 3.1 part with the sentence as follows: "the decision on the issue of training maps, suspension or withdrawal of the opposition does not stop its operation." 10. Article 23: make the second part of paragraph 2 as follows: "2) category B driving privileges: a) a vehicle of category b, B1) driver who reached the age of twenty-one years, — category A motor tricycle, c) in Latvia: the A1 category vehicle;" to make the second part of paragraph 5 by the following: "5) with category A2 driving privileges-a vehicle of category A1;"; to supplement the article with the ninth subparagraph by the following: "(9) special military technique is entitled to drive professional service soldiers or militia, which was granted to the category (A) or (B) implements a driver's license." 11. Express article 24, second subparagraph by the following: "(2) a Person who is in the military service, you can get a C, CE, D and D1 categories of driving licence from the age of 19. This driver's license up to in the first subparagraph within a certain age entitles to drive national armed forces. " 12. Article 25: Express 1.1 the second sentence of the paragraph by the following: "tram, bus, bicycle, as well as special military hardware the driver must be present for the first part of the document referred to in paragraph 1. '; Add to article 2.1 part as follows: "(21) vehicle the driver is prohibited from: 1) use the phone if the vehicle is in motion, except when the telephone is used in handsfree mode. 2) use notebook PCs, Tablet PCs, and viedierīc, if the vehicle is in motion; 3) open the door of the vehicle stopped, if it threatens the safety of road traffic or disturb other traffic participants. " 13. Supplement article 29 with 4.1 part as follows: "If a person (41) driving rights are taken away for up to a year, to restore the driving rights, laws and regulations on the acquisition and restoration of the established pass a theoretical exam." 14. Make the fifth subparagraph of article 30.1 for the first sentence by the following: "early health checks are carried out by the driver, who prosecuted for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other intoxicating substance or of the abandonment of the test for the determination of alcohol content, as well as from the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or other intoxicating substances impact checks." 15. Make the fourth paragraph of article 31.2 the following: "(4) If the crew of the vehicle shall take any of the duration of the night period from 3.43 to 5 a.m., the total daily working time may not exceed 10 hours in every 24-hour period. The employer may, in agreement with the employee representatives, may change the above periods of night work, providing that it is not less than four hours long period from 00.00 till 07.00. " 16. Make the following article 43.2: "43.2 article. Special features of administrative offences cases due to the stopping or parking regulations (1) the administrative penalty for stopping or parking violations, if found without the presence of the driver, the vehicle and the driver specified in the national register or to the holder, if the holder is not specified or the vehicle is disposed of, the vehicle owner (possessor). If the infringement was committed with a vehicle which is registered in a foreign country permanently, but its use in Latvia, article 9 of this law in the fifth subparagraph, the cases have received permission to participate in road traffic, administrative penalty shall apply to a person who received this permission. If the offence was committed with the vehicle that passed the trade (then installed national registration number of the trade mark or registered in the trade register it), administrative penalties shall apply to operators who trade in the vehicle. (2) a Person who is the appropriate administrative penalty for stopping or parking violations without the presence of the driver, is not considered administrative punishment. (3) the administrative penalty for stopping or parking in breach of the provisions of the first paragraph of this article shall not apply to the person if: 1) violation is found at the time the vehicle is not found in the first paragraph of this article of the person in possession of the illegal activity of another person; 2) the first paragraph of this article, a person that the person committing the infringement was the driver of the vehicle (including the person concerned identificējošo data), as well as submit the supporting evidence to this fact. (4) If a stop or parking violated the rules, but the driver is not in the place of the offence, persons entitled to draw up administrative offence report and to impose punishment, drawing up the Protocol, a decision shall indicate the following information: 1) Protocol — the date of drawing up of the decision; 2) institution, as officials started fine, and Protocol — decision of the drawer, first and last name; 3 detection of violation) date and time; 4) infringement of the place (town or other locality name, address); 5) vehicle make and State registration number; 6) indication of the pārkāptaj law (legislative act article, or the part thereof); 7) decision on the imposition of fines and the amount of the fine; 8) the person to whom the appropriate administrative penalty; 9) date for payment of the fine; 10) payment order properties and institutions that might pay the fine; 11) the decision taken by the appeal; 12) information of the consequences there, if the fine is not paid. (5) If it is established at the time when the vehicle stops or parking violations, the driver arrives at the place of the offence, the imposition of the fine did not change and the Protocol shall be drawn up: a decision. (6) the decision to draw up a Protocol, in triplicate. One copy of the Protocol, decisions shall be secured to the vehicle's front windshield driver side or on a motorcycle, tricycle or quadricycle fuel tank so that it will not be lost or damaged due to bad weather and the driver should be easy to spot. The second Protocol: a copy of the decision of the Latvian Code of administrative offences in the order sent to the first paragraph of this article. Third Protocol: keep a copy of the decision of the institution, officials made a decision on the imposition of the fine. If the first paragraph of this article, the person Road Safety Directorate Web site is registered to the electronic e-service system and agreed to receive the notice electronically, Protocol — a decision that person be sent electronically. (7) the order in which the Protocol form — decision on the fines imposed, as well as a fine collection and control procedures established by the Cabinet of Ministers. (8) the decision on the application of this administrative penalty referred to in the first subparagraph of article person of the Latvian Code of administrative offences the time limit specified in the order may be appealed to the higher and authority, subject to the provisions of part 9. Higher authority complaint against administrative decisions in infringement cases examined by the Latvian Code of administrative offences the time limit set in and order. (9) If the first paragraph of this article, the person committing the infringement had not been driving it, an higher authority decision on the application of the administrative penalty specified in the complaint, the person committing the infringement was the driver. In this case, the complaint indicates the person is identificējošo data (name, surname, personal code, but for foreigners, in addition to also indicate the residential address, driver's license number, date and place of issue, issuing the driving licence) and the complaint shall be accompanied by evidence attesting that the person committing the infringement was the driver. (10) If the evidence submitted confirms that at the time of the infringement, the driver was the first paragraph of this article persons indicated driver in higher authority repealed the decision on administrative penalty of the first paragraph of this article to the person and shall take a decision on its application for the driver. (11) by a driving complaint against administrative penalties applied to him, the Court upon the first paragraph of this article. (12) if the existing evidence, the case is not found that the driver of the vehicle was designated by the persons referred to in the first paragraph, the Court may take a decision on the application of administrative penalty referred to in the first subparagraph. " 17. Make the second paragraph of article 27.1 the first sentence by the following: "administrative penalty for violations recorded by technical means (photographic equipment or video equipment) without stopping the vehicle, the vehicle and the driver specified in the national register or to the holder, if the holder is not specified or the vehicle is disposed of, the vehicle owner (possessor)." 18. Article 45: replace the second paragraph, the word "carrier" with the word "operator" and the words "and Ministry vehicles" — with the words "Ministry vehicles, the Supreme Court and the General Prosecutor's Office vehicles"; Add to article 2.2 part as follows: "(22) in the second subparagraph the issue, use permit and control procedures, as well as the circumstances and the order in which they shall be cancelled, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers." 19. transitional provisions be supplemented by 35, 36, 37 and 38 of the following paragraph: "35. Amended article 12 of this law for the second part of paragraph 5 and 6 off shall enter into force on 1 April 2016. 36. Article 29 of this law 4.1 part shall enter into force on 1 April 2016. Article 29 of this law 4.1 part does not extend to cases where the person driving the right is taken away for up to a year before the entry into force of this part. 37. the amendment to article 43.2 of this law, the expression of the new version enters into force 1 June 2016. Amendment 38 article 45 of this law the second part of the word "and Ministry vehicles" with the words "Ministry vehicles, the Supreme Court and the General Prosecutor's Office", vehicles as well as the amendment of article 45 of the supplement with 2.2 part shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. Until the entry into force of the amendments, the Cabinet of Ministers issued the corresponding article 45 the provisions referred to in paragraph 2.2. " 20. Turn off the informative references to the directives of the European Union 1. The law shall enter into force on January 1, 2016. The Parliament adopted the law 2015 December 10. The President r. vējonis 2015 in Riga on December 23.
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