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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 14.04.2006

Federal Constitutional Law No. 1-FKZ of April 12, 2006 on the Amendments to Article 6 of the Federal Constitutional Law on the Forming, within the Russian Federation, of the New Subject of the Russian Federation As a Result of the Merger of the Perm Province and the Komi-Permyatsky Autonomous District

Adjusts the date of election of deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Perm Territory of the first convocation. It must occur on December 3, 2006.

The Legislative Assembly of the Perm Territory of the first convocation will be elected for five years. It will consist of 60 deputies, 30 ones of them being elected in single-mandate electorate districts formed on the territories of the Term Territory and the Komi-Permyatsky Autonomous District, and 30 in the single territorial electoral district in proportion to the number of votes in favour of the lists of candidates of political parties.

The Federal Constitutional Law is entered into force from the day of its official publication.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 208 of April 11, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Document Confirming the Presence of the License

Provides the form of the document confirming the presence of the license. Blank licenses are strict-reporting documents and are included in security-printing items. From July 1, 2006, the licenses shall be provided (redrawn) according to the provided form, except for the types of activities where the licensing is stopped from January 1, 2007.

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 200 of April 10, 2006 on the Endorsement of the State Program "Security of the Victims, Witnesses and Other Participants of Criminal Proceedings for the Years 2006-2008"

To implement the Federal Law on the state protection of the victims, witnesses and other participants of criminal proceedings, endorses the state program "Security of Victims, Witnesses and Other Participants of the Criminal Proceedings for the Years 2006-2008".

Participants of the program are the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Federal Security Service, Ministry of Defence, Federal Service for Control of Circulation of Narcotics, Federal Service of Execution of Punishments, Federal Customs Service and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development. Program coordinator is the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Report of implementation of the program must be submitted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to the Government of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance no later than May 1, 2009.

The program is scheduled for 3 years: from 2006 through 2008. Financial expenses for the implementation of the program are expected to make Rbl 948.72 mn. The volume of resources necessary to provide dwelling space to the protected if resettled to another place of permanent living will be determined by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on the annual basis at the presentation of participants of the program. The total amount of these resources must not be greater than Rbl 50 mn a year.

It is expected that in the course of implementation of the program, the measures of state protection will be applied to more than 60,000 participants of criminal proceedings. Together with it, the mechanism of implementation of the mentioned law with be created and tested, normative legal documents defining the procedure of interagency interaction of the program participants, as well as regulating application of particular measures of state protection by them, will be worked out. On the basis of analysis of the judicial practice, proposals will be prepared to improve the measures of state protection and proposals pertaining to cooperation with foreign states.

Order of the Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Control over Circulation of Narcotics No. 75 of March 9, 2006 on the Implementation of the Order of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Ministry of Justice of Russia, Federal Security Service of Russia, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Federal Service for Control over Circulation of Narcotics of Russia No. 39/1070/1021/253/780/353/399 of December 29, 2005 on the Joint Register of Crimes

Endorses the Instruction on the procedure of acceptance, registration and checking in the bodies of control of circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances of reports of crimes. The Instruction specifies a uniform procedure of work with reports of crimes in the bodies of control of narcotics.

Reports of crimes, regardless of the place and time of committing, shall be accepted on the round-the-clock basis. The round-the-clock reception of crimes and their appropriate registration shall be provided by: in the Federal Service of Control over Circulation of Narcotics of Russia - senior operative officer on duty of the on-duty service of the Federal Service for Control over Circulation of Narcotics of Russia; in the territorial body of the Federal Service for Control over Circulation of Narcotics of Russia - by the responsible officer on duty of the on-duty unit of the inspection division. Besides, reports of crimes must be accepted by the chiefs of the bodies of narcotic control and their deputies during personal reception hours.

When accepting reports of crimes, the applicant is identified and is warned of the criminal responsibility for reporting information known to be false. The official of the body of narcotic control having accepted the report of a crime must issue to the applicant against the signature on the slip of application the notification of acceptance of the report. When accepting the report, it should be registered immediately in the logbook of reports of crimes.

The chief of the body of narcotic control and his deputies shall provide for the checking of reports of crimes. These officials must control permanently observation of the procedure of acceptance, registration and checking of reports of crimes.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 11, 2006. Reg. No. 7682.

Order of the Federal Service for Financial Markets No. 06-21/pz-n of February 28, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Procedure of Keeping of the Register of Emission Securities

Specifies the rules of keeping by the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia and its regional divisions of the Register of Emission Securities and providing of information contained in it.

The Register of Emission Securities must contain information on the registered issues of emission securities, as well as of revoked individual numbers of additional issues of emission securities and issues of emission securities other than those subject to the state registration. The keeping of the register must be accompanied by the electronic database, while providing for opportunities of building of documents on paper.

The structure of the Register of Emission Securities includes two sections (A and B). Section A shows issuer information, and Section B - information on issues and additional issues of securities of the given issuer. The Order defines the grounds to enter records in the register and the time limits to enter them.

Information contained in the register is open and available to any interested party. Access to it is provided through the Internet site of the Federal Service for Financial Markets of Russia. The information may also be provided in the form of an excerpt from the register according to specified form or certificate of absence of requested information.

Introduced rules of the Register of Emission Securities do not apply to the state and municipal securities, as well as the bonds of the Bank of Russia and emission securities of other credit organisations.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 11, 2006. Reg. No. 7680.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 84 of March 31, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Form of the Certificate of Registration of the Person As a Resident of the Special Economic Zone

Endorses the form of the certificate of registration of the person as a resident of the special economic zone and description of the blank certificate. The endorsed certificate is entered into force from April 25, 2006.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 10, 2006. Reg. No. 7672.

Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 75 of March 23, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Forms of Business Plans Submitted to Conclude (Change) the Agreements on Industrial Production (Technical Innovation) Activities, Criteria of Selection of Banks and Other Credit Organisations to Prepare Statements on Business Plans, Criteria of Assessment of Business Plans Carried out by the Expert Council for the Technical Innovation Special Economic Zones

To provide for the expert evaluation of business plans submitted by persons wishing to obtain the status of a resident of the special economic zone in the Russian Federation, or by residents of the special economic zone wishing to change the terms of the agreement on industrial production (technical innovation) activities, endorses the forms of business plans to conclude (change) the agreements on industrial production or technical innovation activities.

Also endorses the criteria of selection of banks and other credit organisations to prepare statements on business plans submitted by persons wishing to obtain the status of a resident of the industrial production special economic zone or by residents of the industrial production special economic zone wishing to change the terms of the agreement on the industrial production activities. The criteria include the following qualification requirements to banks: availability of the special permission (license) for bank operations issued in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation or foreign state where the credit organisation is registered; availability of the positive audit statement as a result of the check of the work of the credit organisation for the previous year and reports drawn up according to international standards; amount of own capital at least Rbl 3 bn (for foreign banks - at least Rbl 3 bn equivalent in the national currency at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation as of January 1 current year); length of work of the credit organisation at least 5 years; availability of the international credit rating; positive financial results of activities for the previous reporting year; absence of overdue debts in taxes and fees to the budgets of all levels.

Finally, the Order endorses the criteria of assessment of business plans for the Expert Council on Technical Innovation Special Economic Zones. The assessment is arranged in a number of directions, including: for compliance of the suggested draft business plan with the directions of the technical innovation activities and resources of the special economic zone; characteristics of crested products; characteristics of the applicant itself (business reputation, presence of appropriate experience, availability of personnel etc.); degree of investigation of the market; financial security of the project.

Expert evaluation for criteria characterising each direction of assessment shall be carried out by the members of the Expert Council for the Technical Innovation Special Economic Zones separately using a scale of points. The aggregate assessment for each direction will be calculated by multiplying a weighted coefficient of the direction by the sum of points obtained for each criteria of the direction. The resulting assessment of the business plan is calculated by adding aggregate assessments for each direction. The business plan is recognised to be complying with criteria specified by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia if its resulting value equals at least 150 points.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 10, 2006. Reg. No. 7671.

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