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Translation validity: 20.10.2007.–02.06.2009.
Amendments not included: 26.05.2009.
By-law of the Population Census Commission
Issued pursuant to
I. General Provisions
1. The Population Census Commission (hereinafter - Commission) shall be a consultative and co-ordinating institution.
2. The aim of the Commission shall be the monitoring of preparatory works and conduct of the population census 2011 (hereinafter - population census).
II. The Functions, Tasks and Rights of the Commission
3. The Commission shall have the following functions:
3.1. to co-ordinate and evaluate the preparatory works for the population census and the procedures for the conduct thereof; and
3.2. to ensure good co-operation among the State authorities.
4. The Commission shall have the following tasks:
4.1. to evaluate the plan for preparation to the population census, the programme, form, publication plan and preliminary results and to provide the developers thereof with proposals;
4.2. to evaluate the proposals regarding the possibilities to use data from the registers available in the State for the acquisition of information provided for in the population census programme and to provide the developers thereof with proposals;
4.3. to examine draft reports regarding the course of preparation for the population census and regarding results, and to provide the developers of such documents with proposals; and
4.4. to analyse the efficiency of the utilisation of financial resources.
5. The Commission has the following rights:
5.1. to request an opinion of other experts and specialists regarding the issues related to the population census; and
5.2. to request from the Central Statistical Bureau and other State authorities involved in the population census reports and information regarding the course and progress of preparation for the population census.
III. Formation of the Commission and the Composition thereof
6. The Commission shall include:
6.1. the Minister for Economics (Chairperson of the Commission);
6.2. the President of the Central Statistical Bureau (Deputy Chairperson of the Commission);
6.3. two representatives from the Central Statistical Bureau;
6.4. a representative of the Ministry of Finance;
6.5. a representative of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments;
6.6. two representatives from the local government authorities recommended by the Union of Local and Regional Governments of Latvia;
6.7. a representative of the University of Latvia;
6.8. a representative of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences;
6.9. a representative of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs;
6.10. a representative of the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government;
6.11. a representative of the Ministry of Transport;
6.12. a representative of the State agency Latvian Geospatial Information Agency;
6.13. a representative of the State Revenue Service;
6.14. a representative of the State Land Service; and
6.15. a representative of the Secretariat of Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs.
7. The term of office of the Commission shall be five years.
IV. Organisation of the Work of the Commission
8. The work of the Commission shall be organised and managed by the Chairperson of the Commission. During the absence of the Chairperson of the Commission, his or her duties shall be fulfilled by the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission.
9. The Chairperson of the Commission shall:
9.1. organise and manage the work of the Commission;
9.2. determine the time for the Commission meetings and approve the agenda thereof; and
9.3. convene and chair the meetings of the Commission.
10. The members of the Commission have the right to propose convening of a Commission meeting. The Chairperson of the Commission shall convene the meeting within a time period of 14 days after the receipt of the proposal.
11. Meetings of the Commission shall be convened at least once every tree months.
12. The members of the Commission shall be informed regarding the meeting by electronic mail at least five working days prior to the relevant meeting.
13. The Secretary of the Commission shall send the draft minutes for co-ordination to all members of the Commission by electronic mail and by post, if requested, within a period of five working days after the meeting of the Commission. The members of the Commission shall co-ordinate the draft minutes of the meeting via electronic mail or shall make relevant corrections therein within a period of three working days starting from the next working day following the receipt of the draft minutes of the Commission's meeting. If no objections have been received within a period of three working days after the draft minutes have been sent, the draft shall be considered as co-ordinated.
14. The Commission shall have a quorum if more than half of the Commission members participate at the meeting thereof. A commission shall take decisions by a simple majority vote. In the event of a tied vote, the vote of the Chairperson of the Commission shall prevail.
15. The minutes of the Commission meetings shall be signed by the Chairperson of the Commission and the Secretary of the Commission.
16. Duties of the Secretary of the Commission shall be performed by a person appointed by the Central Statistical Bureau.
17. The operation of the Commission shall be technically provided by the Central Statistical Bureau within the scope of the funding granted from the State budget for the current year.
Prime Minister A. Kalvītis
Minister for Education and Science B. Rivža
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