Law No. 8 Of 9 January 2003 Concerning The Order Of Cultural Merit And The Medal Of Cultural Merit

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 8 din 9 ianuarie 2003 privind Ordinul Meritul Cultural şi Medalia Meritul Cultural

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Law No. 8 of 9 January 2003 concerning the order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit PARLIAMENT ISSUING published in MONITORUL OFICIAL nr. 77 of 6 February 2003 the Parliament of Romania adopts this law.


Article 1 (1) the order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit, as referred to in art. 7(b). A and B of law No. 29/2000 on the national system of decorations, with subsequent amendments, belong to the category of civil decorations on domains of activity.
  

(2) the order of Cultural merit () is a decoration what is granted to both Romanian and foreign citizens and public institutions and of the culture of the country and overseas, for the talent and outstanding services rendered to their culture, art, science and promoting the spirit of charity, through the works of the creation, interpretation and social impact.
  

(3) the Cultural Merit Medal is a decoration what is granted to Romanian citizens and foreigners, which rewards merit, talent and services to culture, art, science and promotion of social works, local or regional impact.
  


Article 2 (1) the order of Cultural merit shall be presented in two forms with hierarchical equal value: stamp and rosette.
  

(2) the order of Cultural merit comprises 8 categories, corresponding to the specific activities and related cultural domain. The order is the same as for all categories, but the categories are specific to each Ribbon.
  

(3) The order of Cultural merit is a cross with arms of equal size, made of silver, enameled blue-violet, given on the obverse a circular medallion bearing the coat of arms of Romania pressed.
  


Article 3 (1) the medal Cultural merit shall be presented in one form: the stamp.
  

(2) the medal Cultural merit comprises 8 categories, corresponding to the specific activities and related cultural domain. The medal is identical for all categories of merits, but Ribbons are specific to each category.
  

(3) The Cultural merit Medal is a circular track, made of tombac, which has pressed on the obverse the coat of arms of Romania.
  


Article 4 regulations and description how to grant the order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit for each grade or class, as well as drawing and model specific ribbons in each class are given in appendices. 1-4 which are an integral part of this law.


Article 5 (1) the order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit is conferred by the Decree of the President of Romania, on the basis of proposals made by individual decoration, according to art. "". (2) (a). c) of law No. 29/2000, as amended by the Minister to people in the field or activity.
  

(2) Proposals for awarding of the par value Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit shall be certified by the Chancellery of the orders, in accordance with art. 5 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  

(3) the President of Romania may confer the order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural Merit and on its own initiative, at the rate of 1% of the total number laid down by law for each class of each grade or decorations except the degree of Grand Officer, in accordance with article 5. "". (3) of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  


Article 6 (1) the distribution of the maximum number of Cultural merit Order concerning decorations and Medal of Cultural merit, which is granted annually shall be performed by the Chancellery of the orders within the vacant posts.
  

(2) for the first year after the entry into force of this law may confer no more than 15% of the decorations for each grade and class.
  


Article 7 (1) the order of Cultural merit is limited to no more than 7,500 members.
  

(2) public institutions and facilities, which have been awarded the order of Cultural merit, not included in the number referred to in paragraph 1. (1) and (3) foreign nationals or institutions of public culture facilities and from abroad, to whom was awarded the order of Cultural merit, not included in the number referred to in paragraph 1. (1). Article 8 Cultural merit Order of four degrees. In descending hierarchy is as follows: a) Grand Officer;
  

b) Commander;
  

c) Officer;
  

d) Knight.
  


Article 9 the medal Cultural merit consists of 3 classes. In descending hierarchy is as follows: (a) class I);
  

b) class II;
  

c) class III.
  


Article 10 (1) the medal Cultural merit may be granted unlimited for grades III and II and is limited to 6,800 members class.
  

(2) the medal Cultural merit first class, offered to foreign nationals, not included in the number referred to in paragraph 1. 1. In article 11 (1) of the order of Cultural Merit and the Attestation of the medal Cultural merit is done through a patent, in accordance with article 5. 24 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  

(2) patents for Cultural merit Order are validated for Knight and Officer ranks, by the President of Romania, and stamp to the ranks of Commander and Grand Officer, through the signature of autografa President. Patents for all grades are countersigned by Minister autograph and Chancellor of the orders, in accordance with article 5. 26 lit. b) of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  

(3) patents for the medal Cultural merit are validated for class III and II, by the stamp of the competent Minister and the signature of the Chancellor's orders, and for class I, through the signature of the Minister and the signature of the Chancellor's orders, in accordance with article 5. 28 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  


Article 12 members of the order of Cultural merit, regardless of the degree you have, are called "Knights of the order of Cultural Merit".


Article 13 (1) of the order of Cultural Merit Day is celebrated on July 19, the date of the first instituiri of the order, in 1931.
  

(2) on the occasion of the day of the order of Cultural merit, the Ministry and other autonomous institutions empowered to make proposals for decorating organizes with the support of the Chancellery of the orders, the Knights of the order of Cultural Merit meeting.
  


Article 14 Persons decorated with the order of Cultural merit in grade of Grand Officer and Commander, where the order was not made directly by the President, may request, through the Chancellery of the orders, are entitled to be received in audience at the Romanian President to thank him personally. According to program President Orders Chancellery is organizing personal audience or group of smaller ones.


Article 15 (1) a member of the order of Cultural merit can be lost under the conditions laid down in article 21. 52 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  

(2) for the prosecution of acts injurious menial, moral order of members other than those that led to the conviction of the members of the order of Cultural merit to a deprivation of liberty by court order, constitutes the final remaining is an honour, in accordance with article 5. 53 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  


Article 16 (1) the Council of the order of Cultural merit consists of 5 members as follows: one member from the ranks of Knight, officer and Commander and two members of the rank of Grand Officer. Chairman of the Board of honour will be, as a rule, the oldest Member of the age grade of Grand Officer.
  

(2) where the Board of honor belongs to any member of the same class with invinuita, the honor will be identified for the humanitarian cause, and two Knights of the order of the same category, with deliberative vote.
  

(3) the Council of honor shall be formed or choose the day of the order of Cultural merit, for a period of 5 years, the Knights of this order.
  

(4) can be re-elected for a new period of three of the Board members, of whom at least one of the lower ranks.
  

(5) the Minister will make available adequate Council activities.
  


Article 17 (1) Knights of the order of Cultural merit may signal the honor Council acts committed by other members of the order, considered as prejudicial to their moral.
  

(2) as a result of referral to the Council shall be convened and invinuita person, within 30 days of the notification.
  

(3) the Knights of the order can directly report and Orders Chancellery acts committed by other members of the order, considered as prejudicial to their moral. As a result of the referral, the Chancellery of the orders shall convene the honor and invinuita person, within 45 days of the referral.
  

(4) where a person fails to appear at invinuita the deadline, the Board convened to honor a different term, and observe the terms and the second time, the case will be tried in absence.
  

(5) the Council shall deliberate and decide to honor after researching the case, but no later than 60 days after the first meeting for the case in question. If the facts brought to the attention of the Board are Honorary, may propose to the Chancellery of the orders the withdrawal of decoratiei.
  

(6) the withdrawal of the decree is made decorations, signed by the President of Romania, at the recommendation of the Chancellery of the orders, pursuant to art. 59 of law No. 29/2000, as amended.
  


Article 18 the Council of the order of Cultural merit and the judge of the facts considered menial persons decorated with the Medal of Cultural Merit. In this case, the Board of honour are co-opted for the humanitarian cause and two holders of the Medal, which will have a deliberative vote, in accordance with art. 55 paragraph 1. (1) of law No. 29/2000, as amended.


Article 19


Manufacture of the sums required, marks, patents and rosettes adds boxes decorations order of Cultural merit and the Medal of Cultural merit will be secured in the budget approved annual presidential administration.
This law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 26 November 2002, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
PRESIDENT of the CHAMBER of DEPUTIES VALER DANNER this law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 12 December 2002, with due regard for the provisions of article 7. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. PRESIDENT of the SENATE, DANIELS T Bucharest, January 9, 2003.
No. 8.


Annex 1 description of regulations and the order of Cultural merit order of Cultural Merit of article 1 shall be granted for life.


Article 2 (1) the order of Cultural merit comprises 8 categories corresponding to specific activities and related cultural domain, as follows: (a) category A)-"Literature";
  

b) category B-"music";
  

c) category C-"fine arts";
  

d) category D-"performing art"-theatre, opera, film, Ballet, etc.;
  

E-e) "national cultural heritage";
  

f) Category F-promoting of culture ";
  

g) G-Category "Cults";
  

Category H-h) "scientific research".
  

(2) the order of Cultural merit is limited to no more than 7,500 members, divided by category and grade as follows: a. category A-literature "-850 members, of which: a) Knight-450;
  

b) 225-Officer;
  

c) Commander-125;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

(B) category B-"music"-700 members, of which: a) Knight-350;
  

b) 200-Officer;
  

c) Commander-110;
  

Grand Officer-d) 40.
  

C. C-Category "fine arts"-1,000 members, of which: a) Knight-500;
  

b) 300-Officer;
  

c) Commander-150;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

D. category D-"performing art"-theatre, opera, Ballet, film, etc.-1,000 members, of which: a) Knight-500;
  

b) 300-Officer;
  

c) Commander-150;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

E. Category "E"-"national cultural heritage"-1,000 members, of which: a) Knight-500;
  

b) 300-Officer;
  

c) Commander-150;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

F. Category F-promoting of culture "-1,150 members, of which: a) Knight-580;
  

b) 350-Officer;
  

c) Commander-170;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

G. G-Category "Cults"-1,000 members, of which: a) Knight-500;
  

b) 300-Officer;
  

c) Commander-150;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

H. H-Category "scientific research"-800 members, of which: a) Knight-400;
  

b) 250-Officer;
  

c) Commander-100;
  

d) Grand Officer-50.
  

(3) the insignia of orders of each type have different coloured ribbons, as follows: category A-to) white with a purple band at the edges;
  

b) category B-white with an orange stripe at the edges;
  

c) category C-white with a red band at the edges;
  

d) category D-white with a blue band at the edges;
  

E-e) white with a yellow tape at the edges;
  

f) Category F-white with a blue band at the edges and one Green Center;
  

g) Category G-White with three equal strips, two red and one blue Center;
  

Category H-h) white with a green stripe at the edges.
  

(4) the number of members of each grade being exceeded and each category constitute a breach of this regulation. Decorations conferred over the number limit are null and void, and the insignia will be returned.
  


Article 3 (1) The degree of Knight of the order of Cultural merit is a cross with arms of equal size, 10 mm wide, made of silver with the title of 800 to 1,000, enameled blue-violet, given the height and width of 40 mm; metal headboard of insemnului is 1 mm wide and is twisted, polished beveled.
  

(2) on the obverse, central, is a silver medallion, diameter 18 mm, on which are stamped, central Romania, coat of arms, and on the sidelines, a wreath of Laurel leaves.
  

(3) on the reverse, central, is a medallion with a diameter of 18 mm, which has signed up with blue/CULTURAL merit "tall letters 4 mm. Medallion is bordered by a ring enamelled white, 4 mm wide, which is inscribed with blue at the top, the order's motto:" through CULTURE to FREEDOM "and in the lower part, with high figures of 1.5 mm years: "1931", "1961", "2000", representing the historical data concerning the order of Cultural merit. The data is separated by a starlet.
  

(4) the stamp is surmounted by an semicunună of Laurel leaves the outer width of 30 mm and a height of 20 mm, having the ends semicununii joined by a bar through which takes place ribbon. On the toolbar, on the reverse, I'm poansonate silver category title with a capital letter and withdrawing the current number of decoratiei from the respective category.
  

(5) the White Ribbon from moarat rips is 40 mm wide and 50 mm high colored Bands have, as a rule, the width of 6 mm and are placed at 2 mm from the edge for all the ribbons, with the following exceptions: category F, three lanes each 5 mm wide; category G, who has how many bands 5 mm placed side by side and in the Center.
  

(6) for female Ribbon is folded in the shape of bow and has a length of 120 mm.
  

(7) the spinner takes the form of a rectangular ribbons from rips, 16 mm long and 6 mm wide, having dimensions of colored ribbon bands category reduced to 40%. On the back it has a system.
  


Article 4 The rosette and the degree of Officer of the order of Cultural merit have the General characteristics of rozetei insemnului and the degree of Knight, with the following particularities: a) is the gold-plated;
  

b) Ribbon rosette with a diameter of 25 mm;
  

c) spinner takes the form of a drum from rips of diameter 10 mm and 6 mm height, having dimensions of colored ribbon bands category reduced to 40%; on the back is a system;
  

d) for female persons shall be applied on rosette Middle fundei.
  


Article 5 (1) The degree of Commander of the order of Cultural merit is a cross with arms of equal length, 12 mm wide, made of silver with 925, gold-plated, height and width of 50 mm.
  

(2) Other elements of insemnului were the General characteristics of the degree of officer, with the following particularities: a) the medallion on the obverse has a diameter of 22 mm;
  

b) on the reverse of the Medallion diameter 22 mm;
  

(c) that surrounds them ring) is 5 mm wide;
  

d) inscripţiei are 5 mm high, and the numbers and letters are the currency of 2 mm;
  

e) stamp is surmounted by a perforated cylinder fixed diameter of 6 mm and 7 mm high, through which passes a circular ring with a diameter of 15 mm. flat ring 30 mm high and 4 mm wide, is spent through circular ring; on the backside of the ring are silver poansonate title, category with a capital letter and withdrawing the current number of decoratiei from the respective category.
  

(3) wide ribbon is 45 mm and adjustable length to be adjusted to the girth of the neck. The width of each colored Strip is 7 mm.
  

(4) the degree of Commander Rosette is formed by overlaying rozetei degree of Officer over the rank of Knight.
  


Article 6 (1) The degree of Grand Officer of the order of Cultural merit consists of the stamp itself and the degree.
  

(2) The proper degree of Grand Officer is identical with the degree of Commander.
  

(3) the extent of Plaque is a domed; 4 groups of rays, made of silver with 925 per thousand, each group being made up of 7 rays, the centerpiece being the highest. The diameter of the leaf is 75 mm on Center, between groups of rays, is applied to the obverse of the degree of Commander. On the reverse, in a central medallion, are poansonate company name and title of silver. On the back it has a system.
  

(4) Rosette degree takes the form of a rectangular Ribbon silver long rips 16 mm wide and 6 mm over the applicable Officer rank rosette. On the back it has a system.
  


Article 7 (1) shall be kept in the Inbox that is dressed in unostentatious skin matte blue-violet and the inside is lined with plush white.
  

(2) on the lid is printed Gold coat of arms of Romania, name and rank, as well as withdrawing the category.
  


Article 8 (1) order of Cultural merit, are, as a rule, on the occasion of the national day of Romania and other national or religious holidays, on the occasion of the order and the cultural and artistic manifestations of national importance.
  

(2) the ranks of Knight and Officer of the order of Cultural merit is the gate on the left side of the chest.
  

(3) the degree of Commander of the order of Cultural merit, is wearing the neck with Ribbon tie, caught under the stamp of being visible at 50 mm on the left, under the cravatei node.
  

(4) the degree of Plaque Grand Officer of the Cultural merit Order is the gate on the left side of the chest.
  

(5) always wears only the highest degree of the order of Cultural Merit was awarded.
  

(6) the spinner can wear on a daily basis, but only the highest grade rosette. The spinner is the gateway to the buttonhole of the coat or l. stands at the left of the taiorului.
  


Article 9 (1) the awarding of Cultural merit is made mandatory starting with the rank of Knight.
  

(2) the decoration of Cultural merit medal the previous is a positive factor, which will regard the proposals for the award of the order of Cultural merit, but is not required to navigate a hierarchy of medals or Medal for the awarding of the.
  


(3) in order to provide a higher grade of the same person is required to carry out a traineeship at the level immediately below, as follows: 0) at rank of Knight at the 3-year-old Officer;

b) at rank of Officer in the Commander-4 years;
  

c) at rank of Commander at the Grand Officer-5 years.
  

(4) the proposals for grant must take account of the criteria laid down in this regulation, including for the first promotion of decoration.
  

(5) direct superior degrees Awarded at the first promotion is made as a result of insumari of honours, which could lead to the granting of degrees.
  

(6) for outstanding achievements, obtained the same person in two or more categories, the same order may be granted with different specific ribbons of those categories, without taking into account the minimum qualifying period prescribed for a new decoration and/or, for each class, to the rank of Knight.
  


Article 10 special merit altogether length of minimum degree, referred to in art. 9 para. (3) may be reduced by a maximum of one-third.


Article 11 (1) Entrusting a higher grade automatically lead to the cancellation of that person from the lower degree, obvious place becoming vacant.
  

(2) The lower grade remains in the possession of the person awarded.
  


Article 12 (1) the order of Cultural merit is a very helpful image rewards talent and outstanding services rendered to their culture, art, science and promoting the spirit of charity, by citizens or institutions and public institutions of culture, through the works of the creation, interpretation and social impact.
  

(2) Special Services Through talent and, for the purposes of this Regulation shall mean: a) value creation and artistic cultural significant in all fields: literature, essay, philosophy, science, music of all genres, arts of all genres;
  

b) interpretation with sensitivity and refinement of some of the literary, musical or choreographic;
  

c) discovery, preservation and restoration of important national cultural heritage goods mobile or immobile and putting them in value for the public, through permanent exposure or through temporary exhibitions in the country or abroad;
  

d) initiating and organizing religious actions which contribute to the strengthening of citizenship and human solidarity among the general people as well as actions aimed at relieving suffering for people in difficulty;
  

e) important actions of patronage to support institutions cultural, artistic and scientific programmes and actions cultural, artistic and scientific, national or international level, significant growth of national heritage in cultural, artistic and scientific, through direct donations or pieces of the necessary amounts of purchase thereof.
  

(3) order of Cultural merit can confer, exceptionally, public institutions and cultural institutions of great prestige.
  

(4) order of Cultural merit can confer and citizens and cultural institutions from abroad who have won internationally through major creative works or interpretive, who supported cultural exchanges with Romania, and promoted Romanian culture in their countries.
  


Article 13 within 30 days of the publication of this law in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, the Minister, in collaboration with public institutions and facilities, will be developed on the basis of art. 12, specific rules for each category of merits, approved by order of the Minister, which will detail the conditions for conferring the order of Cultural merit.


Annex 2 rules for the description and the granting of Cultural merit Medal the Medal of Cultural Merit of article 1 shall be granted for life.


Article 2 (1) the medal Cultural merit comprises 8 categories corresponding to specific activities and related cultural domain, as follows: (a) category A)-"Literature";
  

b) category B-"music";
  

c) category C-"fine arts";
  

d) category D-"performing art"-theatre, opera, film, Ballet, etc.;
  

E-e) "national cultural heritage";
  

f) Category F-promoting of culture ";
  

g) G-Category "Cults";
  

Category H-h) "scientific research".
  

(2) the medal Cultural merit is unlimited as the number of members for grades III and II and is limited to a number of 6,800 members for class I, divided into categories as follows: a) category A-literature "-1,000 members;
  

b) category B-"music"-1,000 members;
  

c) category C-"fine arts"-1,000 members;
  

d) category D-"performing art"-theatre, opera, Ballet, film, etc.-1,000 members;
  

E-e) "national cultural heritage"-1,000 members;
  

f) Category F-promoting of culture "-600 members;
  

g) G-Category "Cults"-600 members;
  

Category H-h) "scientific research"-600 members.
  

(3) the insignia of each medal categories have different coloured ribbons, as follows: category A-to) white with a purple band edges and a purple stripe on the Center;
  

b) category B-white with an orange stripe at the edges and an orange stripe on the Center;
  

c) category C-white with a red band at the edges and a red stripe on the Center;
  

d) category D-white with a blue band at the edges and a blue stripe on the Center;
  

E-e) white with a yellow tape at the edges and a yellow stripe on the Center;
  

f) Category F-white with a blue band at the edges and two green stripes on the Center;
  

g) Category G-White with two red strips and one blue, one white stripe journeys on Center;
  

Category H-h) white with a green stripe at the edges and a green stripe in the Center.
  

(4) the number of members provided for Overcoming each class, class I, shall constitute a breach of this regulation. Decorations conferred over the number limit are null and void, and the insignia will be returned.
  


Article 3 (1) The Medal Cultural merit takes the form of a circular pieces with a diameter of 30 mm, has a slightly raised border and is made of tombac.
  

(2) on the obverse the coat of arms of Romania is pressed, which has a height of 25 mm to 1 mm from the border punching a circle is Pearl.
  

(3) on the reverse, the left side is pressed, a branch of Laurel, at the top it is inscribed the motto: "through the" FREEDOM CULTURE with 1.5 mm high letters, and is inscribed with the letters over 3 mm: merit/CULTURAL ".
  

(4) the medal is surmontata of a semicunună of Laurel leaves, with the outer width of 30 mm and a height of 20 mm, having the ends semicununii joined by a bar through which takes place ribbon. On the toolbar, on the reverse, are poansonate with the letter withdrawing the capital category and class, the current number of decoratiei from the respective category.
  

(5) Ribbon, 35 mm wide and with apparent height of 50 mm, is from moarat, rips having colored bands 4 mm wide, and the colored stripes are 1 mm wide.
  

(6) for female Ribbon is folded in the shape of bow and has a length of 100 mm.
  


Article 4 the difference between the classes is as follows: (a)) grade III is aramita;
  

b) class II is silver-plated;
  

class c) is gold plated.
  


Article 5 (1) Box in which to store the medal is made of cardboard covered in pergamoid blue-violet and is lined with white silk.
  

(2) on the lid is printed silver designation, class and category of the medal.
  


Article 6 (1) the medal Cultural merit is, as a rule, on the occasion of the national day of Romania and other national or religious holidays, on the occasion of the order and the cultural and artistic manifestations of national importance.
  

(2) the medal Cultural merit, regardless of class, is the gate on the left side of the chest.
  

(3) it is always only the gate of the highest class of the medal Cultural merit that it was true.
  


Article 7 Establishment of the medal Cultural merit is made compulsory with effect from 3rd grade.


Article 8 (1) in order to provide an upper class the same person it is necessary to carry out a traineeship in the next lower class of at least 2 years.
  

(2) direct superior grades Awarded at the first promotion can be done as a result of insumari of honors that could lead to the granting of successive classes.
  


Article 9 special merit altogether, minimum seniority in grade, as referred to in art. 8 para. (1) may be reduced by not more than half.


Article 10 (1) Entrusting an upper classes automatically lead to the cancellation of that person from the class record keeping.
  

(2) The lower class remains in possession of the one decorated.
  


Article 11 Cultural merit Medal is a decoration what is granted to Romanian citizens and foreigners, which rewards merit, talent and services to culture, art, science and promotion of social works, local or regional impact.


Article 12 within 30 days of the publication of this law in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I, the Minister, in collaboration with public institutions and facilities, will be developed on the basis of art. 11, specific rules for each category of merits, approved by order of the Minister, which will detail the conditions for conferring the Medal Cultural merit.


Annex 3 C.T.C.E. NOTE: — — — — — — — — — — — — — — drawing Model of CULTURAL MERIT Order, can be found in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I no. 77 of 6 February 2003, pages 7-10.


Annex 4: C.T.C.E. NOTE — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

The model drew medal CULTURAL MERIT, can be found in the Official Gazette of Romania, part I no. 77 of 6 February 2003, at pages 11-12.
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