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the State Duma has made changes to some acts in connection with adoption of law ABT guarantees of suffrages and the rights to participation in a referendum

the State Duma on Friday has made changes and additions to some acts of the Russian Federation in connection with acceptance of the federal law " ABT the basic guarantees of suffrages and the rights to participation in a referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation ".

the Bill has been accepted in the first reading. For it 245 deputies, " have voted; against " - 160 and two have refrained.

the corresponding bill has submitted to deputies the chairman of the Central election committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Veshnjakov.

As he said, in connection with acceptance of the new federal law, concerning the basic guarantees of suffrages of citizens, there was a necessity of updating of some acts and their coordination with positions of the given law.

In particular, Veshnjakov has told, it is offered to specify law positions " ABT mass media " " ABT charities and the charitable organisations " the Criminal code of the Russian Federation and the Code of the Russian Federation ABT administrative offences.

so, in the law " ABT mass-media " the additional bases ABT stay by court of activity of mass media, and also an order of a reference to the court W corresponding statements are established, the head of the Central Electoral Committee has informed.

by words Veshnjakov, is offered to expand the bases of a criminal liability containing in the criminal code of Russian Federation for socially - the dangerous acts encroaching on suffrages of citizens and the right to participation in a referendum. In particular, to add UK with article 141 providing a criminal liability for carrying out of pre-election campaign, propaganda concerning a referendum which contain appeals 2 extremist activity.

The Bill provides introduction of criminal punishment for abusing in the course of creation and an expenditure of means of selective funds and during voting summarising, the chairman of the Central Electoral Committee has told.

along with change in the criminal legislation, according to Veshnjakova, it is offered to expand sphere of administrative liability of infringement of the legislation of the Russian Federation ABT elections and referenda, and to add codes of the Russian Federation ABT administrative offences with new articles. They provide, in particular, administrative responsibility for use of advantages of office position in elections and referenda, petition by persons to which it is forbidden by the law.

as the chairman of the Central Electoral Committee considers, W acceptance of the given bill will be put " blow on a sneer company and a black cash " during elections.