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Improving legislation

Комитет по законодательству, правоохранительным органам, обороне, безопасности, миротворческой деятельности, защите прав и свобод граждан


Today only criminal liability is provided for the theft of car license plates. If a person violated the law for selfish purposes, that is, to extort money for returning the license plate to the car owner, then he is threatened with a fine from 500 to 1500 MW or compulsory work from 160 to 200 hours. The court may impose a more severe punishment - correctional labor or imprisonment for up to 1 year. There are times when a person steals license plates from a car, for example, out of personal revenge or envy. Responsibility for this type of offense will be transferred from the Criminal Code to the Code of Administrative Offenses. The prosecutor of the republic proposed to add a new article to the Code of Administrative Offenses, which concerns the theft of license plates. The law-in-draft was considered at an online meeting by the deputies of the Legislation Committee. In the case of the theft of car plates not for mercenary purposes and not in order to commit a grave or especially grave crime, it is proposed to bring the offender not to criminal but to administrative responsibility. That is, we are talking about mitigating punishment for the theft of car license plates, if such an offense did not lead to significant negative consequences, such as, for example, extortion of money. The amounts of administrative fines for theft of plates out of personal revenge or envy will be worked out by the second reading. The relevant committee in the meantime intends to recommend to the deputy corps to adopt the law-in-draft in the first reading.

Another issue on the agenda of the meeting of the Legislation Committee concerned the determination of the term for granting a license for conducting private notarial activities. It will be issued for no more than five years. The fixed term will be enshrined in the Law "On Notaries". The current legislation prescribes the ability to issue a license for a period of at least five years, with no deadline specified. To avoid confusion in the law, the PMR Government proposed to amend the current norm. Deputies of the relevant committee spoke for the adoption of the law-in-draft in the first reading. The final decision is up to the deputy corps.