In the Duma introduced a bill on changes in forest legislation

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria meeting of the state Duma of the Russian Federation. 21 April 2017In the Duma introduced a bill on changes in forest legislation© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The Russian government submitted to the state Duma bills that make changes to the regulation of the forest law, according to the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian government has approved the bill «On the annulment of paragraph 4 of article 8.25 of the Code of administrative offences» and «On amendments to the Forest code of the Russian Federation in terms of improving regulation of relations related to use of forests».

«Bills aimed at removing redundant regulation in the part of establishing administrative liability for violation of the conditions of civil law contracts concluded in accordance with the requirements of the forest legislation», — stated in the message.

Explained that currently, part 4 of article 8.25 of the code of administrative offences envisages administrative liability for the use of forests in violation of the terms of contracts of lease, purchase and sale of forest plantations, gratuitous use of forest land in the form of an administrative fine.

At the same time, in accordance with part 2 of article 3 of the Forest code of the property relations associated with the turnover of forest land, forest plantations, wood and other extracted forest resources, regulated by the civil legislation, Land code of the Russian Federation, if other is not established by the Forest code and other Federal laws.

While the Forest code and other Federal laws do not establish what the property relations associated with the turnover of forest land subject to regulation of the administrative code regarding the enforcement of contractual obligations, imposing liability for nonperformance of contractual obligations.

Government regulations from September 21, 2015 «On a typical contract of lease» and dated 31 October 2015 «On a typical contract of sale of forest plantations» is provided the use of a penalty as a security for the performance of the contract of lease of state or municipal ownership and contracts of sale of forest plantations.

The documents proposed to be repealed, part 4 of article 8.25 of the administrative code and to amend article 71 of the Forest code of the norm, requiring approval by the authorized Federal body of Executive power of the standard contract of uncompensated use of forest land.

It is also assumed that the shortfall in income related to the revenues of fines, which seek as sanctions for violations of the treaties in this area, will be compensated in proportion to the amounts of penalties, which currently are not collected in accordance with the Civil code of the Russian Federation.

It is noted that the draft law will contribute to the protection of the rights and legal interests of persons who use the forest without damaging the property interests of the state and municipalities.

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