Putin tightens penalties for failure to comply with Russian bailiff’s demands
MOSCOW, December 16 (RAPSI) – President Vladimir Putin has enacted a bill setting stricter responsibility of debtors for failures to comply with requests of bailiffs where such a failure may result in danger to life and health of people into law, according to the official website of legal information.
Amendments have been proposed to the Code on Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.
In particular, the approved sanctions are related to the requirements of fire safety, industrial safety, or safety of waterworks; compliance with the standards of construction and use of construction materials (products), reconstruction, capital repairs of capital construction facilities or commissioning thereof; as well as ensuring of the sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population within the time periods newly set by bailiffs after deliveries of decisions on the imposition of administrative fines.
The said offence is to be punishable by fines ranging for individuals from 200,000 to 500,000 rubles (about $3,000 to $8,000 at the present exchange rate); the same range of fines is to be applied to unincorporated entrepreneurs who may also be sanctioned with suspension of operations for up to 90 days, whereas legal persons may be fined from 1 million to 3 million rubles (approximately from $16,000 to $50,000) or punished by suspension of operations for up to 90 days.