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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 26.02.2006

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 104 of February 22, 2006 on the Amendments to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 926 of December 7, 2000

The structure of public security militia financed at the expense of the federal budget shall include divisions of the bodies of internal affairs on the air transport in charge of personal examinations.

Creation of the given divisions is envisaged to implement Article 85 of the Air Code of the Russian Federation stating that pre-flight and post-flight examinations of passengers, luggage, members of crews should be arranged involving employees of the bodies of internal affairs.

Divisions of the linear departments, sections of internal affairs on the air transport in charge of personal examinations shall be created, reorganised and liquidated by the Order of the chief of the appropriate department of internal affairs on the transport after coordination with the Chief of the Department of Public Order on the Transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 103 of February 22, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Preparation and Use of Resources of the Joint Telecommunication Network of the Russian Federation to Provide for the Functioning of the Special-Purpose Communication Networks

Specifies the procedure of preparation and use of resources of the joint telecommunication network of the Russian Federation to provide for the functioning of the special-purpose communication networks.

Specifies that preparation and use of resources of the telecommunication network are implemented on the basis of the state contract for the works and/or rendering services to provide for the functioning of the special-purpose communication networks concluded with by the federal body of executive power supervising such networks (special user) with a communication operator. The state contract is concluded by the communication operator with the special user according to the priority procedure as compared to other users. The special user in charge of the organisation of the President's and governmental communication enjoys a priority right (as compared to other special users) to conclude the state contract.

Special users may conclude the state contract without tenders if the carrying out of works and/or rendering of communication services is provided for the amount not greater than the limiting amount of cash payments in the Russian Federation by legal entities under one transaction specified by the Central Bank.

Communication services are provided to the special user in compliance with the rules of rendering of communication services.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 100 of February 20, 2006 on the Tied Federal Program "Improvement of Highway Traffic Safety in 2006-2012"

Endorses the tied federal program "Improvement of Highway Traffic Safety in 2006-2012".

The tasks of the program are: prevention of risky behaviour of participants of highway traffic; development of the system of driver training and providing access to them to highway traffic; reduction of child injury rates; improvement of traffic control in cities and other tasks.

The program is scheduled for the years 2006-2012 and is expected to be implemented in two stages: Stage I - years 2006-2007; Stage II - years 2008-2012.

A reduction of 1.5 times of the number of killed in highway accidents is expected as a result and by 10% the number of injured in highway accidents in 2012 as compared to 2004.

In the framework of the program it is envisaged to implement the measures aimed at improvement of highway traffic control in cities, development of the system of rendering aid to victims of accidents, improvement of the normative, legal, methodology and organisational fundamentals of the system of management in the sphere of highway safety, as well as other measures.

The total volume of financing of the program makes Rbl 52,765 million, including: Rbl 21,630 million from the federal budget; Rbl 30, 602.7 million from the budgets of the subjects of the Russian Federation; Rbl 532.3 million from extra-budgetary sources.

For current management of the program, a federal state institution is created under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia - Directorate for the Management of the Tied Federal Program "Improvement of Highway Traffic Safety in 2006-2012".

The state coordinator is the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 98 of February 20, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Rate of the Import Customs Duty for Mercury Lamps

The rate of the import customs duty for mercury lamps is fixed in the amount of 15% of the customs cost, however, not less than EUR 0.35 a piece. Earlier, this rate was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 307 of May 18, 2005 on the interim rate of the import customs duty for mercury lamps for 9 months.

The Decision is entered into force from March 24, 2006.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 95 of February 20, 2006 on the Procedure and Terms for Qualifying the Person As Invalid

The work to recognise the person an invalid is vested in the federal state institutions of medical and social expert evaluation: Federal Bureau of Medical and Social Expert Evaluation, chief bureaus of medical and social expert evaluation, as well as the bureaus of medical and social expert evaluation in cities and regions being the branches of chief bureaus. Medical and social expert evaluation of a citizen is arranged in the bureau at the place of residence or place of stay. Medical and social expert evaluation is arranged in the chief bureau if the citizens appeals against the decision of the bureau or in cases requiring special types of examination. Medical and social expert evaluation is arranged in the Federal Bureau of Medical and Social Expert Evaluation if the decision of the chief bureau is appealed against, as well as if requested by the chief bureau.

As in the case of the earlier Regulation, the rules envisage that to recognise a person as invalid, it is necessary to have three prerequisites simultaneously - health impairment with stable disorders of the bodily functions stipulated by diseases, injuries or defects, restricted life functions, as well as the need for measures of social protection.

The periods of re-certification of invalids did not change. Group I invalids are certified once in two years, Group II and III invalids - once a year and invalid children - once during the period for which he is included in the child invalid category.

The new rules empower the specialists of the bureaus of medical and social expert evaluation with the duty to convey to the citizen (his legal representative) the procedure and terms of qualifying him as invalid, as well as provide explanations to citizens on issues pertaining to disability.

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of Russia is ordered to work out together with all-Russia public associations of invalids classifications and criteria to be used in the medical and social expert evaluation for citizens by federal state institutions of medical and social expert evaluation.

Invalidates the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 965 of August 13, 1996 on the procedure to recognise the citizens as invalids.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 94 of February 20, 2006 on the Federal Body of Executive Power in Charge of Control in the Sphere of Placing of Orders for Supplies of Commodities, Carrying out Works, Rendering Services for the Federal State Needs

The Federal Antimonopoly Service is empowered with authority of control in the sphere of placing of orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works, rendering services for the federal state needs, except for the authority of control in the sphere of placing of orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works, rendering services for the state defence order, which is vested in the Federal Service for the State Defence Order. An appropriate amendment is prepared to the Regulation on the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

Invalidates individual decisions of the Government on the contests for the placing of orders for the state needs and authority of the federal bodies of executive power of control in the sphere of placing of state orders.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 229-r of February 20, 2006

In pursuance of Article 16 of the Federal Law on the placing of orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works, rendering services for state and municipal needs, the Government of the Russian Federation reports the opening of the official site in the Internet - www.zakupki.gov.ru - to place information on the orders for supplies of commodities, carrying out works, rendering services for the state needs.

The authority of site maintenance is vested in the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

Order of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation No. 28 of January 23, 2006 on the Procedure to Make Payments to Legal Advice Offices and Boards of Lawyers As Remuneration and/or Compensation for the Legal Aid Rendered to Draft Servicemen on Issues of the Military Service, As Well As for Other Reasons Specified in the Federal Laws

Paying out to legal advice offices and boards of lawyers of remuneration and/or compensations when they render legal aid to draft servicemen on issues of the military service, as well as for other reasons specified in the Federal Laws, shall be arranged in compliance with the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 445 of July 23, 2005.

Decision to make the payment is taken by the commander (chief) of the military unit where the man serves on the basis of: agreement (civil contract concluded in a simple written form between the serviceman (his authorised person) and the lawyer; acts of execution of works signed by the parties and attached to the cover letter drawn up on the letterhead of the legal advice office or board of lawyers and certified with a seal.

The money is transferred by financial bodies of the federal bodies of the state guard service where servicemen get monetary subsistence.

The Order specifies the time limits to make payments and the procedure of determination of the their amounts.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on February 20, 2006. Reg. No. 7531.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 23n of February 6, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form "Information of Accrued Amounts of the Uniform Social Tax from Incomes of Lawyers" and Its Filling Recommendations

Endorses the form "Information on Accrued Amounts of the Uniform Social Tax from Incomes of Lawyers", as well as its filling recommendations. The information drawn up to the endorsed form is submitted for the tax period by the boards of lawyers, lawyer bureaus, legal advice offices on paper or in the electronic form. The form specimen is provided.

The Order shall apply beginning with the information on accrued amounts of the uniform social tax from lawyer incomes for the year 2005.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on February 20, 2005. Reg. No. 7529.

Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 19n of January 31, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Tax Declaration for the Uniform Social Tax for Taxpayers Making Payments to Natural Persons and Its Filling Procedure

Endorses a new form of the tax declaration for the uniform social tax for taxpayers making payments to natural persons.

Also endorses the procedure of filling of the declaration. As specified in the common requirements to the filling procedure, the declaration may be submitted on paper or in the electronic form. Declaration on paper may be submitted by the taxpayer to the tax body personally or through a representative, sent as a mail dispatch with a list of enclosure or transferred via telecommunication channels. (When sending the declaration by mail or via telecommunication channels, the day of its submission is considered to be the day of dispatch).

The Order defines which information must be indicated on each page of the declaration by Russian and foreign organisations and natural persons.

The title sheet of the declaration, as well as the sections "Amount of Tax Due to the Federal Budget and State Extra-Budgetary Funds", "Calculation of the Uniform Social Tax", "Distribution of the Taxable Base (Line 0100) and the Number of Natural Persons by Increments of the Regression Scale" of the declaration shall be filled out by all taxpayers. Section "Summary Figures for the Tax Period for the Estimate of the Uniform Social Tax by Organisations That Have Separate Divisions Executing the Duty to Pay the Tax and Submit the Tax Declaration" shall be filled out by appropriate organisations only. Sections "Payments Accrued with the Taxpayer in Favour of Natural Persons Being Group I, II and III Invalids Included in Lines 0400-0440 of Section 2" and the "Estimate of Terms Permitting to Apply Tax Exemptions" shall be filled out by only those taxpayers enjoying tax exemptions under Subitems 1, 2 of Item 1 of Article 239 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation. The Procedure defines the rules of filling of ea ch of the mentioned sections.

A guide is also attached to the Procedure "Codes of Taxpayer Personal Identification Documents" and the list of the regional codes.

Pursuant to the endorsement of the new form of the tax declaration, invalidates the Order of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation No. 21n of February 10, 2005 on the endorsement of the form of the tax declaration for the uniform social tax for persons making payments to natural persons and its filling procedure.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on February 20, 2005. Reg. No. 7523.

Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 19640 of December 12, 2005 on the Endorsement of the Tariff of Fees for the Services Rendered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Representations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Endorses the tariff of fees for the services rendered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and representations of the Ministry on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Envisages amounts of fees for the services pertaining to registration of organisations in the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and representations of the Ministry on the territory of the Russian Federation, drawing up of visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons, drawing up of visas in exclusive cases to foreign citizens by representations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in the points of transfer through the state border of the Russian Federation and on the adjacent territory, information services and advice provided to Russian and foreign natural persons and legal entities.

Exemptions from fees apply to the federal bodies of state power and organisations financed exclusively from the federal budget of the Russian Federation. Earlier, the given exemption was envisaged also for the cases of financing from the budgets of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Invalidates the Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation No. 14383 of November 26, 1998 having specified the tariff of fees that was in effect from December 15, 1998.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on February 17, 2006. Reg. No. 7520.

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