On Introducing Changes And Additions Into The Law Of The Russian Federation "on Consumer Cooperation (Consumer Societies, Their Unions) In The Russian Federation"

Original Language Title: О внесении изменений и дополнений в Закон Российской Федерации "О потребительской кооперации (потребительских обществах, их союзах) в Российской Федерации"

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on amendments and additions to the law of the Russian Federation "on consumer cooperation (consumer societies, their unions) in the Russian Federation" adopted by the State Duma March 29, 2000 year Article 1. To the law of the Russian Federation dated June 19, 1992 N 3085-I "on consumer cooperation (consumer societies, their unions) in the Russian Federation" (records of the Congress of people's deputies of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation, 1992, no. 30, art. 1788; Collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1997, no. 28, art. 3306) the following amendments and supplements: 1. Preamble to complement the new seventh subparagraph as follows: "promotion of cooperative ideas based on international principles of cooperation, bringing them to each shareholder of all consumer societies, including through the mass media."
2. In article 1: the second paragraph, after the words "their unions" shall be supplemented with the words "various levels";
the fourth paragraph shall be reworded as follows: "district, oblast, Krai, Republican, Central Union of consumer societies (hereinafter also referred to as the Union)-a voluntary Union of consumer societies on the basis of decisions of general meetings of consumer societies";
Add new paragraphs in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth the following lines: "the district Union of consumer societies-Union of consumer societies of the region, created by consumer societies to coordinate their activities, ensuring protection of property rights and other rights of consumer societies and their members, represent their interests in the State bodies and local self-government, as well as for the provision of consumer societies, legal, information and other services. The decisions of the Union on issues identified in the Charter of this Union are required for consumer societies of the Member States;
oblast, Krai or Republican Union of consumer societies-Union of consumer societies area, region or Republic, created by consumer societies to coordinate consumer societies and regional alliances of consumer societies, ensuring protection of property rights and other rights of consumer societies and their members, regional alliances of consumer societies, represent their interests in the State bodies and local self-government, as well as for the provision of consumer societies and district Union of consumer societies of legal , information and other services. The decisions of the Union on issues identified in the Charter of the Union, binding both for the Member States consumer societies, and to relevant regional alliances of consumer societies;
the Central Union of consumer societies of Russia-Union of consumer societies of Russia created by consumer societies to coordinate the activities of consumer associations and unions, consumer cooperatives, to ensure the protection of property rights and other rights of consumer societies and their members, unions, consumer societies, represent their interests in State bodies, local self-government bodies and international organizations, as well as consumer associations and their unions legal, information and other services. Decisions of the managing bodies of the Central Union of consumer societies of Russia on issues identified in the Charter of the Union, binding both for the Member States consumer societies and relevant District, regional, provincial and national alliances of consumer societies;
Organization of consumer cooperatives-consumer organisations, unions, consumer cooperatives, as well as agencies, business companies and other legal persons, founded by consumer societies or unions;
the Audit Bureau of the Union-a structural subdivision of the Union of consumer societies, performing audits of the activities of the organizations of consumer cooperation in accordance with the decisions of the Board of the Union; ".
3. the second sentence of paragraph 1 of article 3 shall be amended as follows: "the relationship of consumer cooperatives, their unions and the relevant bodies of executive power are determined by the agreements, which must be an integral part of the list of consumer cooperation.".
4. In article 6, paragraph 3 shall be amended as follows: "3. The elected officials of the consumer society that violate the rights of shareholders, this Act, the statutes allow prejudicial to consumer cooperatives abuses and hamper inspections of activities of the organizations of consumer cooperatives, can be removed from Office, including the suspension of the payment of wages, unions, is a member of the consumer society, upon the nomination of the governing boards of these unions.

Elected officials of the Union of consumer societies that violate the rights of shareholders, this Act, the statutes allow prejudicial to consumer cooperatives abuses and hamper inspections of activities of the organizations of consumer cooperatives, can be removed from Office, including the suspension of the payment of wages, the unions whose members are the Union of consumer societies, under the advice of the Executive Boards of these unions.
In such cases, the Council of the Union, which adopted the decision about dismissal of an elected officer of the consumer society or elected official of the Union, is obliged to arrange for the holding of the general meeting of the consumer society or the general meeting of representatives of consumer societies of the Union within 30 days from the date of adoption of this decision. ";
supplement paragraphs 4 and 5 to read as follows: "4. the Board of the consumer society or the Management Board of the Association shall have the right in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation to remove from Office contrary to the rights of shareholders, charters and allow harmful to consumer cooperatives managers abuse organizations established consumer society or union organizations of consumer cooperatives.
5. The position of the leaders created consumer societies or unions, consumer cooperatives organizations for a period of up to five years, the person appointed in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation. In cases determined by the boards or councils of consumer societies of alliances of consumer societies, individuals are appointed to the post, the relevant qualification requirements defined by specified advice. ".
5. In paragraph 9, paragraph 1 article seventh word "size" should be replaced by the words "terms on the size of the opening and contributions".
6. In article 17, paragraph 6, the word "Attorney" should be replaced by the words "extracts from the Protocol", the words "and certified by a notary or local government" be deleted.
7. In article 19: the name of the article shall be amended as follows: "article 19. Council and Board of the consumer society ";
the first sentence of paragraph 1, after the words "Office of the consumer society", add the words ", represents the interests of the shareholders of the consumer society, protects their rights";
paragraph 2 shall be amended as follows: "2. the Chairman and members of the consumer society are elected for a period of five years from among the shareholders of the consumer society, with experience in consumer cooperatives. The Chairman of the Board of the consumer society without proxy Act on behalf of the consumer society, including represents his interests, issues orders and giving instructions obligatory for all employees of the consumer society. Members of the Board of the consumer society shall serve on a voluntary basis, Chairman of the consumer society exercises its powers, usually on a voluntary basis. Quantitative structure of the Council of the consumer society is determined on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of the consumer society. More than 50 per cent of the membership of the Council of the consumer society should be the shareholders who are not employees of the consumer society. The order of reimbursement of expenses related to the execution of the powers of the President and members of the Board of the consumer society is determined by the Charter of the consumer society. The Chairman and members of the consumer society, performing his powers on a voluntary basis, may be exempt from execution of authority at any time on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of the consumer society. The Chairman of the Board of the consumer society, performing their duties on a paid basis, may be dismissed early on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of the consumer society in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on labour. The dismissal of the President of the Board of the consumer society, transfer or by agreement of the parties is made by the consumer society. The Board of the consumer society within 30 days from the date of dismissal, or release from the execution of the powers of the Chairman or member of the Board of the consumer society holds a general meeting of the consumer society on the issue of electing a new Chairman or member of the Board of the consumer society. Early elected Chairman or member of the Board of the consumer society performs its responsibilities (authority) until the expiration of the five-year term of Office of the previous Chairman or member of the Board of the consumer society. ";
item 4 shall be amended as follows: "4. The exclusive competence of the consumer society include: holding of general meetings of the consumer society;
definition of the powers of the Board of the consumer society and the monitoring of its activities;
approval of the regulations of the Board of the consumer society and the report on its activities;
approval of the budget of the consumer society;

appointment, dismissal, exemption from execution of the powers of the Vice-Presidents of the Council of the consumer society, the members of the Board of Directors of the consumer society, appointment, dismissal of the Chairman of the Board of the consumer society, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the consumer society. ";
supplement paragraph 12 to read as follows: "12. The Board of the consumer society is the executive organ of the consumer society that is created in each consumer society to guide economic activities of consumer society, appointed by the Council of the consumer society and is accountable to the Board of the consumer society. Questions not related to the exclusive competence of the general meeting of the consumer society and the exclusive competence of the consumer society, can be transferred by decision of the Board of the consumer society. Chairman of the Board of the consumer society operates without power of attorney on behalf of the consumer society, issues orders and instructions within the limits of its competence, mandatory for all employees of the consumer society. The Board of the consumer society is responsible for the economic activity of the consumer society. The distribution of responsibilities among the members of the Board of the consumer society is carried out by the Board. ".
8. In the first paragraph of article 22 the word "Charter" should be replaced by the words "General Assembly".
9. In article 26, paragraph 1 supplemented by the following sentence: "the Council and the Board of the consumer society bear responsibility for authenticity of the information contained in the annual report and balance sheet, completeness and accuracy of the information provided by the public authorities, unions, consumer associations, associates and for the accuracy of information provided for publication in the mass media.";
paragraph 2 shall be amended as follows: "2. The annual report on the financial activities of the consumer society is subject to verification by the Audit Commission of the consumer society in accordance with the Charter of the consumer society and the regulation on the revision Commission of the consumer society. Conclusion of the revision Commission considered at the general meeting of the consumer society. ".
10. paragraph 5 of article 31 shall be amended as follows: "5. the Union has the right to carry out monitoring and administrative functions in respect of consumer societies that are members of the Union and established consumer societies of the relevant unions consumer societies. Verification of the activities of the members of the Union and established consumer societies of the relevant unions consumer societies are held by the Board of the Union (Audit Office Union) at least once every two years.
11. paragraph 6 of article 32 should be deleted.
12. paragraph 2 of article 34 supplemented by the following sentence: "in accordance with the rules of representation and the number of shareholders in consumer societies they may delegate general meetings of representatives of consumer associations unions authority to elect representatives in unions at other levels.
13. Article 37: the name of the article shall be amended as follows: "article 37. Council and Board of the Union ";
paragraph 2 shall be amended as follows: "2. The exclusive competence of the Union of consumer societies include: the holding of general meetings of representatives of consumer societies of the Union;
definition of the powers of the Board of the Union of consumer societies and monitor the activities of the Union;
approval of the regulation of the Board of the Union and a report on the activities of the Union;
approval of the budget of the Union;
appointment, dismissal, exemption from execution of Office of the Vice-Presidents of the Council of the Union, members of the Board of the Union, appointment and dismissal of the Chairman of the Board of the Union, the Vice-Presidents of the Union. ";
paragraph 5 shall be amended as follows:

"5. the Chairman and members of the Board shall be elected from among the representatives of the Union of consumer societies of the Union for a period of five years. The Union's Board members shall serve on a voluntary basis, the President of the Council of the Union exercises its powers, usually on a voluntary basis. The President of the Council of the Union can be the President of the Council, only one Union. The President of the Council of the Union without a power of Attorney is acting on behalf of the Union, including represents its interests, issues orders and giving instructions obligatory for all employees of the Union. The membership of the Council of the Union shall be determined on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of representatives of consumer societies Union. More than 50 per cent of the membership of the Council should comprise representatives of the Union who are not employees of the organizations of consumer cooperatives. The order of reimbursement of expenses related to the execution of the powers of the President and members of the Union Council is determined by the Charter of Union of consumer societies. The Chairman and members of the Union, performing his powers on a voluntary basis, may be exempt from execution of authority at any time on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of representatives of consumer societies Union. The President of the Council of the Union, their duties on a paid basis, may be dismissed early on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of representatives of consumer societies of the Union in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on labour. The decision to dismiss the Chairman of the Council of the Union on their own, transfer or by agreement of the parties was adopted by the Council of the Union. The Union Council within 30 days from the date of dismissal, or release from the execution of the powers of the Chairman or member of the Board of the Union holds a general meeting of representatives of consumer cooperatives Union on the election of a new President or a Board member of the Union. Early elected Chairman or member of the Board of Union is elected for a term of Office of the previous Chairman or member of the Board of Union. ";
supplement paragraph 10 to read as follows: "10. The Board of the Union of consumer societies is the executive organ of the Union of consumer societies created in each Union to guide economic activities Union, appointed by the Council of the Union and is accountable to the Council of the Union. Questions not related to the exclusive competence of the general meeting of representatives of the Union of consumer societies and exclusive competence of the Union, can be transferred by decision of the Board of the Union. Chairman of the Board of the Union operates without power of attorney on behalf of the Union, issues orders and instructions within the limits of its competence, mandatory for all workers Union. The Management Board of the Association shall be liable for the economic activity of the Union. The distribution of responsibilities among the members of the Board of the Union of consumer societies is carried out by the Board. ".
Article 2. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
The Acting President of the Russian Federation v. Putin Kremlin, Moscow April 28, 2000 N 54-FL