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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of February 20, 1996 No. 741-XIII

About Regulations on procedure for the solution of questions of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Moldova

(as amended on 14-07-2017)

The parliament adopts this law.

Art. 1. - Approve Regulations on procedure for the solution of questions of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Moldova it (is applied).

Art. 2. - Declare invalid the Resolution of the Supreme Council of SSR Moldova on the Regulations on procedure for the solution of questions of the administrative-territorial device of SSR Moldova N 204-XII of July 27, 1990.

Art. 3. - This law becomes effective from the date of publication.

 

Chairman of the parliament

To Pyotr Luchinski

Appendix

to the Law No. 741-XIII of February 20, 1996

Regulations on procedure for the solution of questions of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Moldova

I. Education and abolition of administrative and territorial units and settlements, establishment and change of their borders

1. Education and abolition of autonomous territorial educations with special legal status and areas, consolidation and disaggregation of areas, establishment and transferring of their administrative centers are made by Parliament on representation of representative body of autonomous territorial unit with special legal status or regional council, the President of the Republic of Moldova or deputies of Parliament after carrying out consultations with citizens, proceeding from national interests and feasibility, and also taking into account economic interests of primary administrative and territorial units.

2. Education, association, disaggregation and abolition of communes and villages (as administrative and territorial units), establishment and transferring of their administrative centers, establishment and change of borders of areas, communes and villages (as administrative and territorial units) are made by Parliament on representation of the relevant local councils after carrying out consultations with citizens.

3. Education and abolition of the settlements which are not administrative and territorial units and also change of their subordination are made by Parliament on representation of the relevant local councils after carrying out consultations with citizens.

4. Transfer of communes and villages from one area or municipium to other area or municipium is made by Parliament on representation of municipal and village councils, and also relevant regional and local government boards after carrying out consultations with citizens.

5. Education and abolition of sectors in municipiums are made by Parliament on representation of local government board after carrying out consultations with citizens.

6. Issues of the administrative-territorial device of autonomous territorial educations with special legal status are resolved according to the laws on legal status of these educations.

II. Reference of settlements to categories of municipiums and the cities, establishment and change of borders of their land ownership

7. Reference of settlements to category of municipiums, establishment and change of borders of their land ownership are made by Parliament on representation of the relevant local councils after carrying out consultations with citizens.

8. Reference of settlements to category of the cities, establishment and change of borders of their land ownership are made by Parliament on representation of the relevant local councils after carrying out consultations with citizens.

III. The name, renaming and return to historical names of administrative and territorial units and settlements

9. The name, renaming and return to historical names of areas, municipiums and their sectors, cities, communes and villages are made by Parliament taking into account decisions of the relevant local councils after carrying out consultations with citizens, proceeding from national interests, economic and geographical conditions, historical, cultural, national traditions, conduct of life and other local features.

10. The regional, local, city, municipal or village council brings idea of the name, renaming or return to the historical name of administrative and territorial units and settlements directly to Parliament.

11. In case of the name, renaming and return to historical names of areas, municipiums, the cities, communes and villages assignment of names which already carry other administrative and territorial units and settlements of the republic, except as specified of return is not allowed to historical names of communes and villages when assignment of repeated names is allowed if in the respective areas there are no settlements with the same name.

12. It is forbidden to rename settlements which carry the traditional names connected with historical, national and cultural heritage of the country.

13. In case of consolidation of two or several settlements in one Parliament taking into account decisions of the relevant councils and general meetings of inhabitants of settlements where there is no local council, keeps behind it the name of the settlement with big population. Other name can be appropriated to this settlement in exceptional cases.

IV. Accounting and registration of administrative and territorial units and settlements

14. Administrative and territorial units are subject to registration in the State register of administrative and territorial units and addresses.

15. The small settlements having temporary or specific value and changeable structure of the population or being subjects to office appointment (the building of railway services, the house of foresters, roadmen, field camps, meteorological stations, etc.), garden and garden partnerships and the single yards do not constitute independent settlements and are registered for those settlements with which they are connected by the administrative or territorial relations.

16. Settlements from which inhabitants left or moved and also settlements which are combined with other settlements or are included in their structure, are subject to removal from accounting.

V. The list of the documents and materials concerning the administrative-territorial device submitted for review in Parliament

17. The following documents and materials are submitted for review of questions of the administrative-territorial device in Parliament:

a) in case of education and abolition of autonomous territorial educations with special legal status and areas, consolidation and disaggregation of areas, establishment and transferring of their administrative centers:

the economic characteristic of autonomous territorial education with special legal status and the area;

the schematic map with the offered changes;

b) in case of education, association, disaggregation, abolition of communes and villages (as administrative and territorial units), transferring of their administrative centers:

decisions of rural, municipal and municipal, district councils;

decision of general meeting of inhabitants of the settlement or meeting of their representatives;

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