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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 22, 2020 No. 439-FZ

About procedure for forming of the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Accepted by the State Duma on December 9, 2020

Approved by the Federation Council on December 16, 2020

Article 1. Bases of forming of the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

1. The Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - the Federation Council) according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation consists of senators of the Russian Federation.

2. Enter into the Federation Council:

1) on two representatives from each subject of the Russian Federation: on one from legislative (representative) and executive public authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation - for term of office of relevant organ;

2) the President of the Russian Federation who stopped execution of the powers in connection with the expiration of his continuance in office or ahead of schedule in case of his resignation (further - the President of the Russian Federation who stopped execution of the powers), - for life. The president of the Russian Federation who stopped execution of the powers having the right to refuse powers of senator of the Russian Federation;

3) no more than 30 representatives of the Russian Federation appointed by the President of the Russian Federation from whom no more than seven can be appointed for life.

3. Granting of power to senator of the Russian Federation - the representative from the subject of the Russian Federation is performed respectively by legislative (representative) public authority of the subject of the Russian Federation of new convocation and the newly elected management official of the subject of the Russian Federation (the head of the supreme executive body of the government of the subject of the Russian Federation) for term of office of the specified body on the basis of declaration of will of voters of this subject of the Russian Federation.

4. The president of the Russian Federation who stopped execution of the powers including about day of entry into force of this Federal Law, exercises the right to implementation of powers of senator of the Russian Federation in case of adoption of the relevant decision by it.

5. Senators of the Russian Federation are representatives of the Russian Federation, except for the representatives of the Russian Federation performing powers of senators of the Russian Federation for life are appointed the President of the Russian Federation for a period of six years.

6. The Federation Council is created and structured by the nonparty principle. Senators of the Russian Federation do not create fractions and party associations.

Article 2. Requirements imposed to the citizens of the Russian Federation applying for implementation of powers of senators of the Russian Federation

1. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached age of 30 years, having faultless reputation, constantly living in the Russian Federation, not having nationality (citizenship) of the foreign state or the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state can be senator of the Russian Federation.

2. The citizens having outstanding merits before the country in the sphere of the state and public work can be appointed the representatives of the Russian Federation performing powers of senators of the Russian Federation for life.

3. The citizen of the Russian Federation cannot apply for implementation of powers of senator of the Russian Federation:

1) recognized as court incapacitated or it is limited by capable;

2) containing in places of detention according to the court verdict;

3) the convict to imprisonment for making of heavy and (or) especially serious crime and having not removed and unspent conviction for the specified crimes on the date of decision making about calling of an election of relevant organ of the government of the subject of the Russian Federation, or on the date of entry into force of the presidential decree of the Russian Federation about appointment of senator of the Russian Federation - the representative of the Russian Federation, or on the date of submission of the written application confirming the decision of the President of the Russian Federation who stopped execution of the powers on implementation of powers of senator of the Russian Federation;

4) the convict to imprisonment for making of serious crime which criminal record is removed or extinguished, - before the expiration of 10 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record;

5) the convict to imprisonment for making of especially serious crime which criminal record is removed or extinguished, - before the expiration of 15 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record;

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