the draft of the new Code of administrative offences, which has already dubbed “repressive”, to be mitigated, promises the Ministry of justice: fines are higher than those prescribed in the existing Cao, decided not to raise. This does not preclude the emergence of unprecedented penalties for breaking the silence and rest of citizens at night – or for the systematic violation of traffic rules.
In late January, the Ministry of justice published for public comment a new draft administrative code prepared by specially created working group, which included representatives of Federal agencies, the state Duma, the Federation Council, the presidential Administration, scientific and business community. The document caused a storm of emotions and harsh criticism, it was referred to as “repressive”. In the end, the project was extended. And on April 26 the Ministry of justice website has now a short summary of the proposals received in the public comment process – indicating those that the leadership of this Department consider it necessary to support.
From the report follows: fines compared to acting now for the same offences in the new code of administrative offences will not rise – is a fundamental decision has been made, have informed “MK” member of the working group of the state Duma Dmitry Vyatkin (“United Russia”). As the most frequently used Chapter of the administrative code, the one which refers to violations of traffic rules, let’s see what this means, in the case of articles, the punishment for speeding: instead of the current 500 rubles for speeding in excess of 20-40 km per hour published in the January draft of the administrative code, by the way, offered to be fined on 3 thousand.
But in the new Coupe will be new trains, which now are not! Here the penalties will be spelled out, so to speak, “by analogy”. In the same Chapter of traffic violations special attention of millions of motorists (and different opinions, sometimes diametrically opposed) raised a proposal to establish responsibility for the “systematic violation” of some rules and speed limits including: fined 3 or more times in a year will lose driving rights for a year and a half. So it was spelled out in the January draft of the administrative code. What will be the final version – it’s unclear, but to remove this article, we note in the summary following the discussion, the Ministry of justice promises.
Among the new compositions was the one that priznane “bullying” actions that violate the silence and tranquility of citizens from 23 hours to 7 hours (the price is 1-2 thousand rubles). “MK” wrote earlier that similar rules are set only to regional (particularly Moscow) laws. In the Federal administrative code, they came at the suggestion of members of the Federation Council.
the Ministry says that following the discussion, the offense has agreed to consider not only actions of citizens, disturb the other, but “without��the action” like leaving locked up “a long period” of a dog that “loud barking or howling at night bothering the neighbors.” We are talking about a systematic, not a one-time omission of this kind, said Mr. Vyatkin.
the New administrative code requires wider application of this very mild form of punishment, as a warning. The Ministry of justice stated that the penalties will necessarily be replaced by a warning if the violation is not gross, admitted for the first time, was not accompanied by aggravating circumstances identified during the inspection some control or Supervisory body. But what crimes will be considered rude? Originally it was proposed to consider those extremist offences, corruption, trafficking of drugs, weapons, encroaching on competition in the production of child pornography, financing terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and legalization of criminal proceeds etc. And any other at the discretion of the judges – from among those for which provided for the confiscation, forfeiture, disqualification, administrative arrest, deportation from Russia or the prohibition of activities… Now the Ministry of justice wants to exclude the right of a court to recognize specific violations of the rough or not.
In any case, to talk about the end of work on a new draft of the administrative code yet. G-n Vyatkin has told that “now the working group members almost every day going through videoconferencing and discuss the specific article.” The final version, according to the Deputy, must be submitted to the government “in may,” and only after coordination within the government, he will go to the state Duma.