On The Administrative Responsibility Of Juridical Persons For Violation Of Legislation Of The Russian Federation On Elections And Referendums

Original Language Title: Об административной ответственности юридических лиц за нарушение законодательства Российской Федерации о выборах и референдумах

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Expired-the Federal law dated out N 196-FZ RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on administrative responsibility of juridical persons for violation of legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referendums passed by the State Duma on November 5, 1999 year, Article 1. General provisions for the purposes of this federal law, violation of legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referenda shall be understood to mean compliance with the Federal Constitutional law "on referendum of the Russian Federation" the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights and right to participate in referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation, federal law on the election of the federal bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation legislation on elections and referendums by committing illegal acts by legal persons or for their inaction.
In case of violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referendums electoral bloc to administrative responsibility involved Inbox (which were at the time of the offence) in this electoral bloc as voter associations political associations.
Article 2. Failure to comply with the decision of the Election Commission, the referendum Failure of the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission adopted within its competence, shall result in a fine amounting to between 100 and 200 times the minimum wage.
Article 3. Violation of the established procedure for the publication of documents and information on the violation by the editors of the periodical printed publising the established by the legislation of the Russian Federation order the publication of documents and other information related to the preparation and conduct of elections and referendums, shall result in a fine amounting to between 100 and 200 times the minimum wage.
Article 4. Violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referendums of frontier electioneering, campaigning for the referendum a violation of organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasting, the editorial offices of the media conditions of access to candidates, registered candidates, electoral associations and blocs, the action teams on the referendum to the media, the order giving them airtime and print area selection, as well as assisting in information blocks organizations exercising the body-and (or) radio broadcasting, any preference to a candidate, a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, including coverage of their time lobbying,-shall be punishable by a fine ranging from two hundred to five hundred minimum wages.
Article 5. Breach of advertising commercial activities Violating stipulated by legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referenda conditions advertise commercial activity of candidates registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, other persons and entities advertising commercial activities subject to the requirements and the limitations specified by law, is punishable by a fine ranging from two hundred to five hundred minimum wages.
Article 6. Lobbying organizations, which participate in its conduct prohibited by law, canvassing or campaigning for the referendum organizations which participate in its conduct is prohibited by law, shall be punishable by a fine ranging from two hundred to five hundred minimum wages.
Article 7. Manufacturing or distributing campaign materials that do not contain legally prescribed preparation or dissemination of information during the preparation and conduct of elections or referenda propaganda printed or audiovisual materials without written confirmation of the consent of the registered candidate, the electoral bloc associations, public association, the initiative group for holding a referendum, as well as propaganda printed or audio-visual materials that do not contain statutory information on their circulation and the release date , the name and address of the organization or on the surname, name, middle name, place of residence of the person who made a propaganda printed or audiovisual materials, the name of the organization or on the surname, name, middle name of the person eating the manufacture of these materials, as well as the production of propaganda printed or audio-visual materials in which the listed data are incorrect or incomplete,-shall be punishable by a fine ranging from two hundred to three hundred minimum wages with confiscation of illegal propaganda materials.
Article 8. Bribing voters, voters, carry out charitable activities in violation of the law

Bribing voters, voters, carried out by legal person directly or indirectly involved in electioneering, campaigning on the referendum (awarding during the election campaign, the preparation and conduct of the referendum voters referendum participants money, gifts and other material values, reward voters engaged in organizational work, depending on the outcome of the vote, holding a reduced sales of goods, the free distribution of any goods, except for those permitted by law, the provision of services on a grant or concessional basis as well as the impact on voters, voters promises to transfer its funds, securities, including on the outcome of the vote, and other material goods, services otherwise than on the basis of the measures taken in accordance with the federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and in other normative legal acts of the decisions of the organs of State power and bodies of local self-government), as well as carry out charitable activities in violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referenda-shall be punishable by a fine amounting from three hundred to five hundred minimum monthly payment labour.
Article 9. The provision of financial or other material support in addition to electoral funds, funds for participation in the referendum provision of financial or other material support to the election campaign of a candidate, a registered candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, the initiative group for holding referendum in addition to their election funds, funds for participation in the referendum or associated with elections, referendum free or unreasonably low rates of implementation by organizations of works and services, sales of goods-shall be punishable by a fine ranging from two hundred to five hundred minimum wages with confiscation of objects of material support.
Article 10. Making of unrecorded circulations ballots or ballots uncounted Production residue hiding circulations of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum or concealment of vestiges of ballot papers, ballots in a referendum-shall be punishable by a fine amounting from 300 to 500 times the minimum wage.
Article 11. Failure to provide the opportunity to make public retraction or other explanation in defence of honour, dignity or business reputation of failure to provide opportunity to promulgate (publish) a refutation or other explanation in defence of honour, dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate before the end of the election campaign in case the promulgation (publication) of tv and radio channels organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts and periodicals information likely to prejudice his honor , dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate, if in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referenda providing such opportunities is required, shall result in a fine amounting to between 100 and 200 times the minimum wage.
Article 12. Jurisdiction of cases on administrative offences provided for in this federal law cases on administrative offences provided for in this federal law, shall consider the district courts (justices).
Article 13. Procedure in cases of administrative offences provided for in this federal law procedure in cases of administrative offences provided for in this federal law, shall be determined by this federal law, and in part not regulated them, section IV of the RSFSR Code of administrative offences.
Article 14. Reasons and grounds for instituting proceedings on administrative offence stipulated by this federal law 1. Motives for instituting proceedings on administrative offences, prescribed by this federal law are: 1) the direct discovery by a person authorized to draw up protocols on administrative offences, the existence of an administrative offence provided for in this federal law;
2) inputs from law enforcement and other State bodies, local self-government bodies and public associations;
3) messages and statements about administrative offences provided for in this federal law submitted by natural or legal persons, as well as media reports.
2. Materials, messages, statements, referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be subject to review by persons authorized make up protocols on administrative offences, as well as a Prosecutor.

3. grounds for instituting proceedings on administrative offences, prescribed by this federal law, are sufficient evidence of signs of administrative offence. In case of refusal in the case of an administrative offence if there are materials, messages, statements referred to in subparagraphs 2 and 3 of paragraph 1 of this article, the person reviewing the materials, messages, statements, reasoned determination to dismiss cases on administrative violation. Determination to dismiss cases on administrative offences may be appealed by the person submitting the materials, messages, statements to the Court or to a higher authority (supervising official).
4. In the case of an administrative offence, prescribed by this federal law, is considered to be brought since the drafting of the Protocol on administrative violation or a Prosecutor of the Ordinance on proceedings of administrative offence.
Article 15. Measures for cases of administrative offences provided for in this federal law 1. When identifying administrative offences provided for in articles 7-10 of this federal law, administrative detention is representative of a legal person, personal things, confiscation of their belongings and documents are carried out by officials of internal affairs bodies.
2. Measures to ensure the cases on administrative offences, applied to a legal person, may be appealed by the person concerned to a higher organ of Internal Affairs, the Procurator or the Court.
Article 16. Protocol on administrative violation under this federal law 1. Of committing an administrative offence provided for in this federal law, shall be drawn up.
2. Draw up protocols on administrative offences provided for in this federal law, carry out other procedural actions stipulated by this federal law and the code of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE of the RSFSR on administrative offences, may members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum with a casting vote, authorized by electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, as well as officials of internal affairs bodies.
3. the Protocol on administrative violation shall specify the date and place of its drawing up; post, first name, middle name of the person who made the Protocol; information on the legal entity in respect of which the proceedings of administrative offence; surnames, names, patronymics, addresses of witnesses, if they exist; space, time and substance of administrative offence; a law providing for liability for the offence, together with an indication of specific articles of the law; other information necessary to resolve the case. If there are explanations of the representative of a legal person in respect of whom proceedings of administrative offence to the specified protocol is attached this explanation.
4. In drawing up a Protocol on administrative violation to the representative of the legal person against whom action is taken on the administrative violation, as well as other parties to proceedings in this case explained their rights and obligations stipulated by this federal law and the code of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE of the RSFSR on administrative offences, as is marked in the Protocol.
5. The representative of the legal person in respect of whom proceedings of administrative offence, should be given the opportunity to review the Protocol on administrative violation. The person has the right to provide explanations and comments on the content of the Protocol, annexed to the Protocol. In case of failure of a specified person from signing the Protocol on administrative violation it is produced.
6. Protocol on administrative violation shall be signed by the person who submitted it, and in the presence of witnesses and also understood.
7. The representative of the legal person in respect of whom proceedings of administrative offence, a copy of the Protocol on administrative violation against receipt is handed over immediately after it.
Article 17. Deadlines for drafting a Protocol on administrative violation report on administrative offence drawn up immediately after the discovery of sufficient data pointing to signs of committing an administrative offence.
Article 18. Direction Protocol on administrative violation to review the case of an administrative offence report of administrative offence goes to court to hear the case on administrative violation within 24 hours from the moment of drawing up a Protocol on administrative violation.
Article 19. In the case of administrative offence stipulated by this federal law 1. In the case of an administrative offence shall be specified:

1) the surname, forename and patronymic of the judge who took the decision;
2) date and venue;
3) information about the legal entity in respect of which considered the case;
4) circumstances set in case;
5) the name of the article of this federal law, providing for responsibility for the administrative offence;
6) term and appealing rulings.
2. In the case of administrative violation must be motivated.
3. In the case of administrative violation should be addressed questions about the seized things and documents, as well as the confiscated objects. Documents are evidence, subject to the abandonment in the throughout the retention period of the case or to the interested persons.
4. the decision of an administrative offense shall be signed by the ruling handed down by the judge.
Article 20. Timing of the imposition of an administrative penalty for committing an administrative offence under this Federal Act administrative penalty for committing an administrative offence provided for in this federal law may be imposed no later than two months from the day the offence was committed and, if the offence is two months from the day of its discovery.
Article 21. The procedure for the imposition of a fine on the electoral bloc if the violation tainted electoral bloc, recovery of the fine imposed shall be made to the political public associations included (included at the time of the offence) in the electoral bloc as an polling associations within the amount of the fine established by this federal law, in equal shares.
Article 22. Appeals and protest rulings in the case of an administrative offence, prescribed by this federal law 1. Within ten days of the ruling on the case of an administrative offence, prescribed by this federal law, a legal person in respect of whom a judgement, may appeal the ruling to a higher court.
2. the procedure for appealing against rulings of the administrative offence, prescribed by this federal law, shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 22 of the code of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE of the RSFSR on administrative offences.
Article 23. The order of execution of the order is about imposing of administrative penalty prescribed by this federal law 1. Decision about imposing of administrative penalty prescribed by this federal law shall enter into force and enforceable upon the expiration of 10 days from the moment of its issuance. In the event of a complaint or protest to the judgement of the swearing about imposing of administrative penalty specified Decree comes into force from the date of the issuance of not repealing its decision on the complaint or grievance.
2. a legal person in respect of whom a judgement about imposing of administrative penalty prescribed by this federal law, shall have the right to voluntarily fulfill the specified decision within fifteen days from the date of its entry into force. In case of failure to execute within the specified period of the Decree on the imposition of an administrative penalty prescribed by this federal law, the ruling shall be sent to judge bailiff, the Executive Director for the measures envisaged by the legislation on enforcement proceedings.
3. General order of execution of the decisions on the imposition of administrative penalties provided for in this federal law, shall be carried out in relation to the characteristics of the administrative liability of legal persons in the manner prescribed by this federal law, title V of the code of CRIMINAL PROCEDURE of the RSFSR on administrative offences and the Federal Act "on enforcement proceedings".
Article 24. The period of validity of the present Federal Act this federal law shall cease to have effect from the date of entry into force of the code on administrative offences of the Russian Federation.
Article 25. Method of entry into force of this federal law this federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow, the Kremlin December 6, 1999 N 210-FZ