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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 23.01.2002

Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation of January 22, 2002 on the Case of Constitutionality of Part 2 of Article 69, Part 2 of Article 70 and Article 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Tatarstan, As Well As Item 2 of Article 4 and Item 8 of Article 21 of the Law of the Republic of Tatarstan on the Election of the People's Deputies of the Republic of Tatarstan Pursuant to the Appeal of Citizen M.M.Salyamov

The applicant appeals against the norms stating that the right to be nominated as a candidate for the people's deputy and the right to be elected to the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan according to administrative-and-territorial voting districts is vested in the citizens of the Republic living or working permanently on the territory of the given voting district.
Besides, the challenged provisions included the procedure of forming the legislative body of the Republic stating that the deputies of the State Council elected in the territorial and administrative-and-territorial districts and working in the parliament on a permanent basis or, on the contrary, without quitting the main - production or service - activities enjoy disparate rights and duties when adopting the laws, which is not in compliance with the electoral right.
The Constitutional Court has recognized as not complying with the Constitution of the Russian Federation the provisions on the election to the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan according to administrative-and-territorial and territorial districts contained in Part 2 of Article 69, Part 2 of Article 70 and Article 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Tatarstan, as well as in Item 2 of Article 4 of the Law of the Republic of Tatarstan on the election of the people's deputies of the Republic of Tatarstan because these provision violate the guarantees of free election on the basis of the universal and equal electoral right, stating that the given conclusion does not exclude - in case of observation of the requirements of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and taking into account the legal positions provided in the given Decision - an opportunity to envisage the forming of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the subject of the Russian Federation through election carried ou t in the voting districts different in the forming procedure.
Also recognized as unconstitutional is the provision of Part 2 of Article 70 of the Constitution of the Republic of Tatarstan and Item 8 of Article 21 of the Law of the Republic of Tatarstan on the election of the people's deputies of the Republic of Tatarstan stating that the passive electoral right in the election to the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan in administrative-and-territorial voting districts is vested only in those living or working permanently on the territory of the given voting district.
The recognition of the mentioned provisions as not complying with the Constitution of the Russian Federation does not entail the revision of the results of election of the actual composition of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and does not predestine the assessment of the decisions adopted by it.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 30 of January 21, 2002 on the Implementation of the Federal Laws on the Labour Pensions in the Russian Federation, on the State Pension Support in the Russian Federation and on the Obligatory Pension Insurance in the Russian Federation

Specifies that the normative legal acts defining the procedure of implementation of the rights for the pension support and the terms of pension support of individual categories of citizens adopted before the entry into force of the mentioned laws shall apply where they do not contradict them.
Endorses the schedules of preparation of draft decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation to be adopted in execution of the mentioned laws.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 29 of January 21, 2002 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 832 of October 29, 1992

Introduces the new type of fuel for enterprises and fuel consuming units - diesel fuel, household furnace fuel, motor fuels and other types of liquid oil fuel, besides crude oil and kerosene, with the annual consumption up to 2,000 tons.
Increases the maximum annual consumption of furnace oil to 10,000 tons (earlier, up to 2,000 tons) per enterprise.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 27 of January 18, 2002 on the Lumpsum Disbursement to the Citizens of the Russian Federation out of Former Employees of International Organizations within the System of the United Nations Organization

Sets forth the procedure of calculation of the amount of the lumpsum disbursement to citizens out of the former employees of international organizations within the UN system with the state pension (monthly life annuity) assigned before the entry into force of the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 229 of March 23, 2001 on the monthly supplement.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 26 of January 18, 2002 on the State Registration of Fodders Obtained from Organisms Modified by Genetic Engineering

Beginning with October 2002, introduces the state registration of the products of vegetable, animal, microbiological origin, as well as their components, used for animal feeding and containing consumable nutrients not producing an adverse effect on the health of animals. The provision applies to all Russian and foreign subjects of scientific-and-technical and economic activities regardless of the organizational and legal form, as well as natural persons, engaged in production on the territory of the Russian Federation or import of fodders obtained from modified organisms.
The registration and keeping of state records of the fodders is vested in the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Ministry of State Property Management of the Russian Federation, State Construction Committee of the Russian Federation and the Federal Service of the Land Cadastre of Russia No. 339/288/291/P/209 of December 29, 2001 on the Invalidation of the Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Ministry of State Property Management of the Russian Federation, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Land Policy, Construction and the Housing and Communal Complex No. 83/172/23 of July 22, 1998 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Keeping of Logbooks of Documents and Files of Documents of Title in the State Registration of the Rights for Immovable Property and Deals with It

Beginning with April 1, 2002, invalidates the joint Order of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Ministry of State Property Management of the Russian Federation, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Land Policy, Construction and the Housing and Communal Complex No. 83/172/23 of July 22, 1998 on the endorsement of the rules of keeping of the logbooks of documents and files of documents of title in the state registration of the rights for immovable property and deals with it.
Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on January 16, 2002. Reg. No. 3166.

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