In the state Duma has prepared a package of projects to combat the sale of «laughing gas»

© Flickr / trixerВоздушные balls. Archival photoIn the state Duma has prepared a package of projects to combat the sale of «laughing gas»© Flickr / trixer

State Duma Deputy Natalia Kostenko («United Russia») has prepared a package of bills aimed against propaganda, free the sale and purchase of nitrous oxide as a means of entertainment, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Deputy.

Three bills will be introduced in the state Duma in the near future. Changes are proposed to the administrative code and the Federal law «On advertising». Also prepared the project of the Federal law «About restriction of turnover of nitrous oxide in the Russian Federation».

«The bill proposes to prohibit the production, manufacture, purchase, storage, transportation, shipment, distribution for sale or distribution, the promotion of the use of (including through information-telecommunication network «Internet»), information dissemination, proposing the sale of nitrous oxide for use only for other purposes (not in medical, industrial, technical purposes)», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum of the draft law «About restriction of turnover of nitrous oxide in Russia», which is available to RIA Novosti.

As noted in the document, the project, establishing the rules of the turnover of nitrous oxide and its use should not create obstacles to the use of nitrous oxide for the intended purpose (medical, industrial, technical purposes), but will allow Supervisory authorities to timely and effectively implement necessary measures to prevent the spread of gas to its use for other purposes (like entertainment).

The author of the initiative also proposes to Supplement the provisions of the administrative code of the Russian Federation article 6.13.1 «Propaganda of nitrous oxide». «In order to prevent the use of nitrous oxide for other purposes, as well as enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement actions to counter trafficking of the drug for misuse, it is proposed to establish administrative responsibility for the advertising or promoting of nitrous oxide as a means of entertainment (including through information-telecommunication network «Internet»),» — said in the text of the bill, which is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

So, for propaganda or illicit advertisement of nitrous oxide is proposed to introduce a fine on citizens in the amount from one to two thousand roubles with confiscation of advertising production and the equipment used for its production; on officials — from 10 thousand to 20 thousand roubles; on the persons engaged in entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity, — from 10 thousand to 20 thousand roubles with confiscation of advertising production and the equipment or administrative suspension of activity for up to 30 days with confiscation of advertising production and the equipment; for legal entities — from 50 thousand to 150 thousand roubles with confiscation of advertising production and the equipment or suspension of operations for up to 30 days with confiscation of advertising production and the equipment used for its production.

In addition, the proposed law «On advertising» shall be added to article 7 paragraph 10 «nitrous oxide for use in medical, industrial or technical purposes», according to which a ban not only on non-turnover of nitrous oxide, but also on advertising (including through information-telecommunication network «Internet»), and promotion of «laughing gas» as a means of entertainment.

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