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The Saeima1 has adopted and
the President has proclaimed the following Law:

Public Agencies Law

Chapter I
General Provisions

Section 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is to ensure the legal basis for the operation of public agencies, as well as efficient use of the resources of the State and derived public persons for satisfaction of the public needs and provision of services of good quality.

Section 2. Legal Status of an Agency

(1) A State agency is an institution subordinate to a member of the Cabinet (hereinafter - Minister), the competence of which in the field of provision of services is laid down in law or Cabinet regulations.

(2) A local government agency is a local government institution, which is financed from the budget established by a local government and the competence of which in the field of provision of services is laid down in binding regulations of the local government.

(3) The norms laid down in this Law determining the operation of local government agencies shall apply to agencies established by derived public persons.

(4) The norms laid down in this Law determining the operation of State agencies shall apply to State agencies established in the field of operation of several ministries, unless laid down otherwise in this Law.

(5) The procedures for the establishment of joint institutions laid down in the Law On Local Governments shall apply to local government agencies jointly established by several local governments, unless laid down otherwise in this Law.

(6) The norms of this Law determining the operation of State agencies shall be applied to agencies jointly established by the State and a local government, unless laid down otherwise in this Law.

Section 3. Types of Agencies

(1) In order to ensure the provision of services in implementation of administration tasks, the State may establish State agencies and local governments - local government agencies.

(2) If a derived public person is granted the right to establish an institution by law, it may establish an agency, to which the legal norms governing the establishment and operation of local government agencies are applicable.

(3) If it is of use for efficient use of State and local government resources, provision of joint functions and satisfaction of public needs, the State and a local government, as well as the Cabinet in the field of operation of several ministries, and several local governments are entitled to establish a joint agency which operates in the field of competence of several institutions of direct and indirect administration or institutions of direct administration.

(4) The name of a State agency and a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall include the phrase "valsts aģentūra" [State agency] or its abbreviation "v/a" [S/a]; the name of a local government agency or an agency established by several local governments - the phrase "pašvaldības aģentūra" [local government agency] or its abbreviation "p/a" [lc/a]; the name of agencies jointly established by the State and a local government - the phrase "valsts un pašvaldības aģentūra" [State and local government agency] or its abbreviation "vp/a" [Slc/a].

Chapter II
State Agency

Section 4. Scope of Operation of a State Agency

(1) A State agency shall ensure the provision of services within the scope of carrying out the State administration tasks laid down in laws and Cabinet regulations, including implementation of State and international projects and programmes from the revenue for the paid services provided, other own revenue, gifts, donations and foreign financial assistance, unless laid down otherwise in this Law.

(2) Operation of a State agency shall be governed by a by-law approved by the Cabinet. The following shall be indicated in the by-law:

1) the name of the State agency;

2) the Minister to whom the State agency is subordinate, and the procedures by which operation of the State agency is supervised;

3) the objectives of establishing the State agency;

4) the tasks of the State agency;

5) the procedures for the issuance, contesting and appeal of administrative acts.

(3) A State agency shall carry out other one-time tasks assigned thereto by a Cabinet decision.

Section 5. Services Provided by a State Agency

(1) A State agency shall provide paid services, ensuring implementation of State administration tasks according to a price list approved by the Cabinet. Cabinet regulations regarding the price list of services shall determine the payment procedures, rates and reliefs, unless laid down otherwise in other laws.

(2) The Cabinet shall determine the methodology for determining the pricing of the paid services provided by State agencies and the procedures for approving the pricing.

(3) A State agency, in conformity with the basic principles for co-operation framework laid down in the State Administration Structure Law, shall provide services to other State and local government institutions and private individuals carrying out administration tasks, without remuneration, if it does not require additional resources for data processing and analysis from the State agency.

(4) A State agency may provide services, which are subsidised from general revenue for the carrying out of individual State administration tasks.

(5) The revenue from paid services shall remain at the disposal of a State agency and shall be utilised for ensuring the services necessary for carrying out of State administration tasks (except the case referred to in Section 13, Paragraph four of this Law).

(6) Information regarding the pricing of the paid services provided by a State agency and reliefs from fee shall be published on the website of the State agency.

Section 6. Issuance and Contesting of Administrative Acts of a State Agency

(1) In the cases and in accordance with the procedures provided for in laws or Cabinet regulations a State agency shall issue administrative acts.

(2) An administrative act issued by or actual action of a State agency may be contested in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law, unless laid down otherwise in another law.

Section 7. Establishment, Reorganisation and Liquidation of a State Agency

(1) A State agency shall be established, reorganised and liquidated by the Cabinet on the basis of a law or upon its initiative, in conformity with the requirements laid down in Section 15 of the State Administration Structure Law.

(2) Upon establishing, reorganising or liquidating a State agency, the Cabinet shall evaluate the necessity of establishment, reorganisation or liquidation thereof depending on the usefulness, efficiency and other basic principles laid down in the State Administration Structure Law.

(3) If a State agency is being reorganised or liquidated, its closing balance shall be drawn up, indicating the property value and the amount of liabilities and claims, on the basis of inventory and accounting data.

Section 8. Supervision of the Operation of a State Agency

(1) A Minister shall implement subordination over a State agency directly or with the intermediation of another managing authority of State administrative sector (hereinafter - supervising authority). Subordination shall be implemented in the form of supervision. In exceptional case, upon evaluating the nature of the State administration tasks transferred to the State agency, the efficiency of their fulfilment, the considerations of the rule of law and democratic control, the form of accountability may be determined for the operation of the State agency.

(2) Upon implementing subordination, a Minister shall:

1) appoint to and remove from the office the director of the State agency;

2) evaluate the results of operation of the State agency;

3) propose carrying out of inspections at the State agency;

4) initiate a disciplinary matter or an official inspection in relation to activities of the director of the State agency;

5) carry out other tasks laid down in laws and regulations.

(3) The Minister and the supervisory authority have the right to request and receive information regarding operation of a State agency.

Section 9. Director of a State Agency

(1) The director of a State agency shall carry out the tasks of the head of an institution of direct administration laid down in the State Administration Structure Law, as well as:

1) draw up medium-term operational strategies and draft budget of the State agency;

2) approve the work plan of the State agency for the current year;

3) ensure fulfilment of the medium-term operational strategy, budget and work plan of the State agency for the current year;

4) provide the information necessary to the responsible Minister, his or her authorised official, as well as the supervisory authority and proposals in operational issues of the State agency;

5) carry out other tasks laid down in the laws and regulations governing operation of the State agency.

(2) The director of a State agency shall be responsible for rational utilisation of the financial resources of the State agency according to the State administration tasks to be carried out.

(3) The director of a State agency shall be selected by competition procedures. The procedures laid down for State civil service servants shall be applied in relation to the course of the competition.

(4) The director of a State agency shall be appointed to the office by the responsible Minister for five years. Upon evaluating the performance results of the agency, the director of the State agency may be re-appointed to the office or removed from the office before term in accordance with other laws.

Section 10. Work Remuneration at a State Agency

Work remuneration at a State agency shall be determined in accordance with the Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities.

Section 11. Planning of Operation of a State Agency

(1) Planning documents of operation of a State agency are a medium-term operational strategy and work plan for the current year.

(2) Upon drawing up a medium-term operation strategy of a State agency, a Minister and the director of the Agency shall agree on the carrying out of the State administration tasks transferred to the State agency.

(3) A medium-term operation strategy is a planning document of the operation of a State agency, which ensures mutual link between operation and budget planning of the State agency according to the development planning documents already approved in the relevant field, the medium-term operational strategy of the relevant ministry and legal acts. A medium-term operation strategy shall be drawn up for a time period of three years, and it shall be approved by the Cabinet together with the budget of the Agency.

(4) The following shall be determined in a medium-term operation strategy of a State agency:

1) the objectives, directions of operation and medium-term priorities of the State agency;

2) the services to be provided by the State agency, their development, introduction and ensuring of their access, as well as characterise the client of the State agency and their needs;

3) the operational results and performance indicators achieved and planned by the State agency according to the direction of operation of the agency in the policy field to be supervised or introduced and the policy results determined therein;

4) the planned sources of revenue and utilisation of revenue of the State agency;

5) the justification of the necessity of the financing granted to the sectoral ministry for the subsequent planning period;

6) other issues which a Minister or the director of the State agency consider essential.

(5) The procedures by which a medium-term operation strategy of a State agency shall be drawn up, updated and evaluated shall be determined by other laws and regulations in the field of development planning.

(6) A medium-term operation strategy of a State agency shall be available to the public on the website of the relevant ministry and State agency.

(7) A State agency shall draw up a work plan for the current year according to the medium-term operation strategy and budget of the State agency in accordance with the laws and regulations in the field of development planning.

Section 12. Property of a State Agency

(1) Property of a State agency is State property transferred to the possession of the State agency.

(2) In legal relationship with private individuals a State agency shall be liable in accordance with the procedures laid down in the State Administration Structure Law and the Law On Reimbursement of Losses Caused by State Administrative Institutions.

(3) A State agency, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, has the right to purchase movable property necessary for the activity thereof, as well as to alienate the movable property in the possession of the State agency. Resources that have been obtained alienating the State movable property shall be transferred into the State budget.

Section 13. Financing and Approval of Budget of a State Agency

(1) The budget of a State agency shall be formed by its revenue from the paid services provided, other own revenue, gifts and donations, as well as foreign financial assistance.

(2) A State agency may receive a subsidy for carrying out of State administration tasks from general revenue in accordance with the Law On Budget and Financial Management. The financing assigned is revised during drawing up of draft law on the State budget, evaluating the operational results of the State agency and the usefulness of continuation of carrying out the task transferred.

(3) A State agency shall independently form the budget of the State agency in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Budget and Financial Management. The budget of the State agency shall be approved by the Cabinet.

(4) Upon approving the budget of a State agency, the Cabinet is entitled to determine the part of income to be transferred into the State budget from the revenue of the State agency for the paid services provided upon proposal of the relevant Minister.

Section 14. Account of a State Agency

(1) A State agency shall open an account in the Treasury.

(2) At the end of the year the surplus of the funds in the account of a State agency, which has arisen from revenue from the paid services provided, other own revenue and resources of foreign financial assistance, shall remain at the disposal of the State agency, and they may be utilised for financing expenses in the next year or subsequent years.

(3) The subsidies, earmarked grants and transfers from the State budget shall be utilised in the current calendar year.

(4) If a State agency is assigned financing of the relevant sectoral ministry for carrying out of individual State administration tasks, a separate account in the Treasury shall be opened for the provision of carrying out thereof.

(5) Information regarding the state of account of a State agency shall be available to the public, unless laid down otherwise in the law.

Section 15. Accounting and Reports of a State Agency

(1) A State agency shall keep accounting and provide reports in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Budget and Financial Management.

(2) A State agency shall ensure preparation and publishing of the annual public report.

(3) The following shall be indicated in the annual public report of a State agency:

1) the budget implemented in the two previous years and the budget accepted for the current year, including information regarding the amount of liabilities and guarantees;

2) a statement of a sworn auditor regarding economic activity and an economic report of the previous year;

3) information regarding participation in co-operation projects;

4) measures taken to improve the management of the State agency;

5) the measures taken in order to promote the awareness of inhabitants regarding operation of the agency;

6) information regarding achievements in implementation of the medium-term operation strategy of the State agency and the results obtained;

7) other information which the director of the State agency deems important.

Chapter III
Local Government Agency

Section 16. Scope of Operation of a Local Government Agency

(1) A local government agency shall carry out administration tasks arising from the functions of the local government, providing services and implementing local government and international projects and programmes.

(2) Operation of a local government agency shall be governed by a by-law approved by the local government council. The following shall be indicated in the by-law:

1) the name of the local government agency;

2) the local government council and official under whose subordinated the agency is transferred, and the procedures for supervising the operation of the local government agency;

3) the objectives of establishing the local government agency;

4) the tasks of the local government agency;

5) the right of the local government agency to collect fee from the services provided thereby;

6) the procedures for the issuance, contesting and appeal of administrative acts.

(3) A local government agency shall carry out other one-time tasks assigned thereto by a decision of the local government council.

(4) A by-law of a local government agency may also include other provisions governing the operation of the local government agency, which are not referred to in Paragraph two of this Section.

Section 17. Services Provided by a Local Government Agency

(1) A local government agency shall provide services according to the competence of the local government laid down in the law in order to ensure the public needs in the administrative territory of the relevant local government.

(2) Implementation of the tasks of a local government is ensured by providing paid services according to a price list approved by the local government council, in which the payments procedures, rates and reliefs are determined.

(3) A local government agency, in conformity with the basic principles for co-operation framework laid down in the State Administration Structure Law, shall provide services to other State and local government institutions and private individuals carrying out administration tasks, without remuneration, if it does not require additional resources for data processing and analysis from the local government agency.

(4) The services provided by a local government agency shall be determined and their price list shall be approved by binding regulations of the local government.

(5) The pricing of the services provided by a local government agency shall enter into effect in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Local Governments.

(6) Information regarding the pricing of the paid services provided by a local government agency and reliefs from fee shall be published on the website of the relevant local government.

Section 18. Issuance and Contestation of Administrative Acts of a Local Government Agency

(1) In the cases provided for in the binding regulations of a local government a local government agency shall issue administrative acts in accordance with laws and regulations.

(2) An administrative act issued or actual action of a local government agency may be contested in the relevant local government in accordance with the procedures laid down in the binding regulations thereof. A decision on a contested administrative act shall be taken according the general legal norms governing administrative process, unless laid down otherwise in the law.

Section 19. Establishment, Reorganisation and Liquidation of a Local Government Agency

(1) A local government agency shall be established, reorganised and liquidated by the local government council upon its initiative, in conformity with the requirements laid down in Section 15 of the State Administration Structure Law.

(2) Upon establishing, reorganising or liquidating a local government agency, the local government council shall evaluate the necessity of establishment, reorganisation or liquidation thereof depending on the usefulness, efficiency and other basic principles laid down in the State Administration Structure Law.

(3) If a local government agency is being reorganised or liquidated, its closing balance shall be drawn up, indicating the property value and the amount of liabilities.

Section 20. Supervision of Operation of a Local Government Agency

(1) Operation of a local government agency shall be supervised by the local government council.

(2) Upon implementing supervision, the local government council shall:

1) approve a medium-term operation strategy of the local government agency;

2) approve the total amount of annual budget;

3) approve the work plan of the local government agency for the current year;

4) hire and dismiss the director of the local government agency;

5) evaluate the results of operation of the local government agency;

6) propose carrying out of inspections at the local government agency;

7) initiate a disciplinary matter or an official inspection in relation to activities of the director of the local government agency (also take disciplinary action);

8) carry out other tasks laid down in laws and regulations.

(3) The local government council and its authorised official have the right to request and receive information regarding operation of a local government agency.

Section 21. Director of a Local Government Agency

(1) The work of a local government agency shall be managed by its director. The director of the local government agency shall carry out the tasks laid down in external laws and regulations and the by-law of the local government agency, as well as:

1) draw up medium-term operational strategies and draft budget of the local government agency;

2) ensure fulfilment of the medium-term operational strategy, budget and work plan of the local government agency for the current year;

3) provide a report to the local government council or its authorised official on fulfilment of the medium-term operational strategy and the work plan for the current year;

4) provide the information necessary to the local government council and its authorised official and proposals in issues of operation of the local government agency;

5) carry out other tasks laid down in the laws and regulations governing operation of the local government.

(2) The director of a local government agency shall be responsible for rational utilisation of the financial resources of the local government agency according to the administration tasks to be carried out.

(3) An open competition for the office of the director of a local government agency shall be announced in the newspaper of the administrative territory of the relevant local government and on the website of the local government.

(4) The director of a local government agency shall be appointed to the office by the local government council for five years. Upon evaluating the performance results of the local government agency, the director of the local government agency may be re-appointed to the office or removed from the office before term in accordance with other laws.

Section 22. Work Remuneration at a Local Government Agency

Work remuneration at a local government agency shall be determined in accordance with the Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities.

Section 23. Planning of Operation of a Local Government Agency

(1) Planning documents of operation of a local government agency are a medium-term operational strategy and work plan for the current year.

(2) On the basis of the development planning documents and binding regulations of the relevant local government, the chairperson of the local government council and the director of the local government agency shall agree on the carrying out of the tasks transferred to the local government agency and the utilisation of the resources and the disposal thereof, drafting a medium-term operational strategy and budget of the local government agency.

(3) A medium-term operational strategy of a local government agency shall be drawn up for three years and approved by the council together with the budget of the local government agency.

(4) The following shall be determined in a medium-term operation strategy of a local government agency:

1) the objectives, directions of operation and medium-term priorities of the local government agency;

2) the services to be provided by the local government agency, their development, introduction and provision of access;

3) the operational results achieved and planned by the local government agency and performance indicators according to the field of operation;

4) the levels of satisfaction by the clients of the local government agency for the services received and the accessibility of the information provided by the agency;

5) the basic principles for utilisation of the financing of the local government agency, the sources of revenue and the utilisation of revenue;

6) the justification of the necessity of the financing granted by the local government for the subsequent planning period;

7) the procedures for the evaluation of updating and implementation of the strategy;

8) other issues which the chairperson of the local government council or the director of the local government agency considers essential.

(5) The medium-term operation strategy of a local government agency shall be available to the public on the website of the relevant local government.

(6) A local government agency shall draw up a work plan for the current year according to the medium-term operation strategy and budget, determining the results to be achieved in a year and the measures to be taken for achieving such results.

Section 24. Property of a Local Government Agency

(1) Property of a local government agency is local government property transferred to the possession of the local government agency.

(2) In legal relationship with private individuals a local government agency shall be liable in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Reimbursement of Losses Caused by State Administrative Institutions. If it is not sufficient or if the fulfilment of the liabilities of the local government agency may hinder carrying out of its functions, the relevant local government shall be responsible for the liabilities of the local government agency.

(3) A local government agency, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, has the right to purchase movable property necessary for the operation thereof, as well as to alienate the movable property in the possession of the local government agency, co-ordinating it with the local government council. Resources that have been obtained alienating the local government movable property shall be transferred into the local government budget.

Section 25. Financing of a Local Government Agency

Revenue of a local government agency shall be formed by a subsidy from the local government budget, revenue of the local government agency from the paid services provided and other own revenue (including donations, gifts and foreign financial assistance).

Section 26. Account of a Local Government Agency

(1) A local government agency shall co-ordinate opening of an account with the local government council.

(2) The surplus of the resources in the account of a local government agency at the end of the year, which has arisen from all types of revenue of the local government agency (except local government subsidy), if it does not exceed the amount of resources actually received in the year, shall remain at the disposal of the local government agency and it may be utilised for financing expenses in the next year or subsequent years.

(3) Information regarding the state of account of a local government agency shall be available to the public, unless laid down otherwise in the law.

Section 27. Accounting and Reports of a Local Government Agency

(1) A local government agency shall keep accounting and provide reports in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Budget and Financial Management.

(2) A local government agency shall ensure preparation and publishing of the annual public report.

(3) The following shall be indicated in the annual public report of a local government agency:

1) the budget implemented in the two previous years and the budget accepted for the current year, including information regarding the amount of liabilities and guarantees;

2) a statement of a sworn auditor regarding economic activity and an economic report of the previous year;

3) information regarding participation in co-operation projects;

4) measures taken to improve the management of the local government agency;

5) the measures taken in order to promote the awareness of inhabitants regarding operation of the agency;

6) information regarding achievements in implementation of the medium-term operation strategy of the local government agency and the results obtained;

7) other information which the director of the local government agency deems important.

Chapter IV
Jointly Established Agencies

Section 28. State Agency Established in the Field of Operation of Several Ministries

(1) The norms laid down in this Law determining the operation of a State agency shall apply to a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries, unless laid down otherwise in this Chapter.

(2) The procedures for supervision of operation, financing and preparation and approval of reports of a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be determined in the by-law of the State agency. The by-law of a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be approved by the Cabinet.

(3) A State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be under institutional subordination of the Cabinet. The form of the functional subordination in relation to carrying out particular administration tasks shall be determined in the by-law of the agency.

(4) The procedures for the establishment, reorganisation and liquidation of a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be determined in Section 7 of this Law.

(5) A medium-term operation strategy of a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be approved by the Cabinet.

(6) The director of a State agency established in the field of operation of several ministries shall be appointed and removed from the office by the Cabinet on the basis of a joint proposal of the relevant ministers.

Section 29. Local Government Agency Jointly Established by Local Governments

(1) The procedures for the establishment of joint institutions laid down in the Law On Local Governments shall apply to a local government agency jointly established by several local governments, unless laid down otherwise in this Law.

(2) The procedures for the supervision of operation, financing and preparation and approval of reports of a local government agency jointly established by several local governments shall be determined in the by-law thereof.

(3) The director of a local government agency jointly established by several local governments has the competence of the director of a local government agency laid down in this Law.

(4) If in legal relationship with natural and legal persons the fulfilment of liabilities of a local government agency jointly established by several local governments may hinder the performance of its functions or if the property of a local government agency jointly established by several local governments is not sufficient for the fulfilment of its liabilities, the relevant local governments shall be responsible for liabilities of the local government agency jointly established by several local governments in proportion to the part of the property invested by each local government.

Section 30. Agency Jointly Established by the State and a Local Government

(1) The norms of this Law determining the operation of State agencies shall be applied to agencies jointly established by the State and a local government, unless laid down otherwise in this Chapter.

(2) The by-law of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government shall be approved by the Cabinet and the council of the relevant local government, and the referred-to agency shall operated in the name of the relevant public persons according to the competence determined for them.

(3) The procedures for the supervision of operation, financing and preparation and approval of reports of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government shall be determined in the by-law of the agency jointly established by the State and a local government. The amount of the property to be transferred in possession of such agency shall be determined in a Cabinet order regarding establishment of a State and local government agency.

(4) The Cabinet and the relevant local government, prior to taking a decision, shall mutually agree on the procedures for the supervision of operation and preparation and approval of reports of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government.

(5) If a subsidy is assigned to an agency jointly established by the State and a local government from general revenue, then it shall be covered from the State budget for provision of State tasks and from the local government budget - for provision of local government tasks.

(6) A medium-term operation strategy of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government shall be approved by the Cabinet. The Cabinet and the relevant local government shall agree on the conditions of the medium-term operation strategy before taking a decision.

(7) A competition for the office of the director of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government shall be organised in accordance with the procedures laid down in the State Civil Service Law.

(8) The director of an agency jointly established by the State and a local government shall be appointed and removed from the office by the Cabinet on the basis of a joint proposal of the relevant Minister and the council.

Section 31. Property of a Jointly Established Agency

(1) The property of a jointly established agency is the property of the State and the relevant local government or the State, or the relevant local government, which is transferred in possession or use of such agency.

(2) A jointly established agency, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, has the right to purchase movable property necessary for the operation thereof, as well as to alienate the movable property in the possession of the agency. Resources that have been obtained alienating the State movable property shall be transferred into the State or local government budget.

Section 32. Administrative Acts and Liability of a Jointly Established Agency

(1) The administrative acts or actual action of a jointly established agency may be appealed to a court in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law, unless the procedures for contesting such administrative act are laid down in law or Cabinet regulations.

(2) The establishers of a jointly established agency shall be responsible for the losses caused in the field of public-private law by the agency in accordance with the procedures laid down in the State Administration Structure Law, unless laid down otherwise in the by-law of the agency.

Transitional Provisions

1. With the coming into force of this Law, the Public Agencies Law (Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Ziņotājs, 2001, No. 10; 2002, No. 23; 2005, No. 6; 2008, No. 1, 2009, No. 1, 2, 6), is repealed.

2. In accordance with the requirements of this Law the State agency "Civil Aviation Agency" shall commence operation from 1 January 2010. The ministries shall evaluate the conformity of operation of other State agencies with the requirements of this Law, and the Cabinet shall take a decision by 1 January 2013 on continuation of operation of the relevant agency, liquidation or reorganisation of the agency, in conformity with the requirements laid down in Section 15 of the State Administration Structure Law.

3. Until the Cabinet decision referred to in Paragraph 2 of these Transitional Provisions the State agencies, which were established until the day of coming into force of this Law, shall operate in accordance with the status of institutions of direct administration laid down in the State Administration Structure Law and the procedures for financing budget institutions laid down in the Law On Budget and Financial Management. The provisions of this Law shall not apply to these agencies, insofar as it does not lay down otherwise.

4. Until 1 January 2013 the Cabinet shall ensure the drawing up of the necessary draft laws and regulations according to the requirements of this Law.

5. Until the day when new by-laws of State agencies enter into effect, but not longer than until 1 January 2013, such by-laws of State agencies shall be applicable, which were issued on the basis of the law referred to in Paragraph 1 of these Transitional Provisions.

6. Until the day when the Cabinet regulations referred to in Section 5, Paragraph two of this Law come into force, but not longer than until 1 September 2011 Cabinet Regulation No. 615 of 23 August 2005, Methodology for Determination of Pricing of Paid Services of State Agencies and Procedures for Approving the Pricing, shall be applicable, insofar as it is not in contradiction with this Law.

7. Public agency management contracts may be in effect until expiry of the term of operation thereof insofar as they are not in contradiction with other legal acts and the work plan of a State agency or the supervisory authority.

8. In order to ensure the continuity of planning of operation of State agencies, the director of a State agency shall draw up a work plan for 2010 and co-ordinate it with the relevant Minister. A work plan for 2010 shall include a task to draw up a medium-term operation strategy of the State agency 2011-2013 in accordance with the procedures stipulated by the Cabinet.

9. The local government council shall ensure the conformity of operation of local government agencies with the conditions of Section 2, Paragraph two and Section 17, Paragraphs two and four of this Law until 31 December 2010.

10. The Cabinet shall draw up and by 1 January 2011 submit to the Saeima the necessary amendments to other laws.

This Law shall come into force on 1 January 2010.

This Law has been adopted by the Saeima on 1 December 2009.

President V. Zatlers

Riga, 18 December 2009

 


1 The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia

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Issuer: Saeima Type: law Adoption: 01.12.2009.Entry into force: 01.01.2010.Theme:  Cabinet of Ministers; Local governmentsPublication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 199, 18.12.2009.
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