Amendments To The Law On Regional Development

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Reģionālās attīstības likumā

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/ta/id/206621

The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law on regional development making regional development Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2002, no. 9; 2003, 2, 6; 2005, nr. 8. No; 2006, no. 15; 2007, 12, no. 24, no 1, 2009) the following amendments: 1. Supplement article 1 paragraph 4 with the following: "4) territorial development planning document — a document of development planning that are designed to ensure a balanced and sustainable State and territory (planning regions, local authorities), according to its development potential and resources coordination of socio-economic and spatial development priorities. "
2. in article 4: to make point 2 as follows: "2) programming principles — regional development support measures shall be implemented, based on the national level, regional planning and local authorities for development planning documents formulated;"
Replace in paragraph 3, the words "planning region development councils" with the words "planning regions", the words "non-governmental organizations", the words "associations and foundations" and the word "entrepreneurs" — with the word "operators".
3. To make article 6 by the following: "article 6. Territorial development planning documents (1) the regional development is provided according to the following mutually agreed and hierarchically subordinated territorial development planning documents: 1) Latvia's sustainable development strategy;
2) national development plan;
3) planning region development the design and development program;
4) local government area development planning and development program.
(2) Latvia's sustainable development strategies and national development plans of development, implementation, monitoring and public consultation procedures established by the Cabinet of Ministers. "
4. Turn off the 7, 8, 9 and 10.
5. Article 11 shall be expressed by the following: ' article 11. The planning region development planning document (1) planning the region's medium-term development planning document — a development program — develop and implement appropriate national development plan and the planning region development planning, following the assessment of the relevant planning within local government in the region, as well as other planning regional development programs.
(2) the development of the planning region development and updating of the programme launched with the planning region Development Council decision.
(3) planning region development programme includes: 1) characteristics of the current situation and analysis of development trends, problems and resources for growth;
2) strategic part — the medium-term development priorities, the necessary action and a set of tasks in the medium-term objectives to results;
3) plan of action — action and investment projects for a total of not less than three years, indicating their association with the responsible performers and financial resources;
4) mechanisms for monitoring — monitoring and reporting periodicity, the report analysed surveillance indicators;
5) overview of the public participation activities.
(4) the planning of regional development programmes, taking into account the regional development and local government Ministry developed methodological guidance.
(5) the planning region development program approved by the planning region Development Council, after receiving the assent of the regional development and the Ministry of local government and regional development apakšpadom.
(6) the development of the planning region development planning of spatial planning in industry control laws. "
6. Make article 13 by the following: ' article 13. The territory of the local government development planning documents (1) the local government medium-term development planning document — a development program — develop and implement appropriate planning of the region development programme, which includes the local municipality, and the municipal area development programming, assessment of their local area development programme, which is bordered by the local municipality.
(2) the local government development program and updates by local authorities launched Council decision.
(3) the local government development program includes: 1) characteristics of the current situation and analysis of development trends, problems and resources for growth;
2) strategic part — the medium-term development priorities, the necessary action and a set of tasks in the medium-term objectives to results;
3) plan of action — action and investment projects for a total of not less than three years, indicating their association with the responsible performers and financial resources;
4) mechanisms for monitoring — monitoring and reporting periodicity, the report analysed surveillance indicators;
5) overview of the public participation activities.
(4) the local government development program approved by the local Government Council, after receiving the assent of the respective planning region, containing local government.
(5) local government area development planning in the development of spatial planning sector regulatory legislation. "
7. Make the text of article 15 as follows: (1) regional development, territorial development planning and land policy coordination in the country within the framework of the Council of national development, running regional development apakšpadom.
(2) regional development apakšpadom in the composition of the same number of national institutions of government representatives and representatives from the planning regions, municipalities and social partner organisations. Regional development apakšpadom is the Chairman of the regional development and local Government Minister.
(3) apakšpadom regional development tasks, the number of representatives and their nomination procedure as well as the Organization of the work of apakšpadom is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. "
8. in the first subparagraph of article 16.1: replace the words "national planning" (fold) with the words "sustainable development strategy" (the fold) and the words "development and planning" (folds) – with the words "development planning documents" (fold);
Replace in paragraph 2, the words "regional planning" with the words "development planning";
Express 3.1 paragraph by the following: "31) assess and provide opinions on regional and local development planning documents of mutual coherence and consistency in the development of hierarchically higher planning documents, as well as development planning document system-regulating laws;"
make point 7 by the following: ' 7), in cooperation with the local authorities and the national authorities in the development of the planning region development planning documents, ensure coherence and consistency between Latvia's sustainable development strategy and the national development plan, as well as the implementation of the programming document. "
9. in article 17: Add the article to the 2.1 part as follows: "(21) planning region Development Council the power to terminate with the election of a new Council. If, within two months after notification of the results of the municipal elections of the new Council is elected, the Cabinet of Ministers after consultation with the relevant regional planning authorities appointed under the person to new planning region Development Council to implement the election Council and the competence of the President. "
replace the third paragraph, the words "non-governmental organizations" with the words "society and Foundation" and the word "host" with the word "operator";
to supplement the article with a fifth by the following: "(5) the President of the Council in addition to planning the region's Charter and other regulations determining competence of the Advisory rights can participate in the meetings of the Cabinet, the Cabinet Committee meetings and the meetings of the Secretary of State, as well as the representative of the regional planning regional development apakšpadom."
10. Turn off article 20.
11. Replace article 21, first paragraph, the words "regional development policy planning" with the words "development planning".
12. Turn article 23, second paragraph, the words "and regional fund".
13. To supplement the law with Chapter VI the following: "chapter VI. Government activity in the regions article 25. Administration delegation of tasks and competence transfer planning regions (1) planning regions may delegate administrative tasks, which are the direct management authority. If the regulatory tasks delegated to it by the Treaty, the project shall be coordinated with the regional development and local Government Minister.

(2) the Cabinet of Ministers regularly evaluate what the direct competence of the administrative authorities to put the planning regions as well as to issue necessary regulations or to prepare and submit the appropriate draft laws to the Parliament.
(3) if the planning region administration tasks delegated or transferred competence, this planning region or competence of the tasks implemented with the State budget funds that are at least 10 percent less than would be required if the task or expertise implement the direct regulatory authority.
(4) direct the driver of regulatory authorities in collaboration with the planning region Development Council Chairman organizes management tasks, or the transfer of competence from the direct administration.
26. article. Direct territorial administration structures (1) direct regulatory authorities of its territorial bodies organized according to areas designated in accordance with article 5 of this law, the second subparagraph, where the law or the Cabinet determines otherwise.
(2) If direct administration structure of tasks in any territorial unit permits, the Cabinet of Ministers at the regional development and local government Ministers will decide on the proposal of the relevant territorial structure of partial or complete merger and in addition also of this law, article 25 of the operations. "
14. transitional provisions be supplemented by 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 the following: "14. Article 26 of this law, the first subparagraph shall enter into force on July 1, 2010.
15. The Cabinet of Ministers no later than December 31, 2010 to ensure this law, article 25 of the second part of the full or partial implementation, as well as submit draft laws on amendments to the law and issued the necessary Cabinet rules or amendments thereto, to ensure that the Ministry central apparatus saves only sectoral policy-making, institutional and managerial supervisory functions of officials, but the other functions transferred to other institutions or individuals or of them refuse.
16. the territory's development up to the design development of the laws governing entry into force planning regions and local government long-term spatial planning shall be carried out in accordance with the spatial planning law and ancillary laws.
17. Local Government and planning in the region by 2013 January 1 provides its development agenda compliance with that rule.
18. The Cabinet of Ministers until July 1, 2011 manages this law article 6, second paragraph, the provisions on the national development plan for the development, implementation, monitoring and public consultation procedures. Until the date of entry into force of the provisions, but not longer than until 1 July 2011 is applicable to the Cabinet of Ministers of 29 June 2004, the regulations No 565 "national development plan the development, implementation, monitoring and public consultation procedures", in so far as they do not conflict with this Act. "
The law shall enter into force on 1 April 2010.
The Parliament adopted the law of 25 February 2010.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2010 March 17