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Chapter XI. Final Provisions

Article 66. Coming into Force of This Federal Law


Article 66. Coming into Force of This Federal Law

1. This Federal Law shall come into legal force on the day of it official publication.

2. The Federal Law On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights of Citizens of the Russian Federation as amended and modified (Legislative Collection of the Russian Federation 1994, No. 33, p. 3406; 1996, No. 49 p. 5498) shall be invalidated on the day of coming into force of this Federal Law with the exception of provisions specified in Clauses 3 and 4 of this Article.

3. This Federal Law shall not apply to elections, referenda set prior to its coming into legal force with the exception of Article 49-60. In case of contradictions between federal laws, charters, laws of Subjects of the Russian Federation, charters of municipal units, setting the procedures for conducting the said elections and referenda, the procedures set in Articles 49-60 of this Federal Law, the said articles shall apply.

4. When additional and repeat elections are to be held use shall be made of laws which were in force during preparation and conduct of the main elections of deputies, this Federal Law, the Federal Law On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights of Citizens of the Russian Federation which regulated the gaining of the active and passive electoral right, nomination and registration of candidates (lists of candidates), formation of electoral funds, determination of election results.

5. Election commissions, formed before this Federal Law came into legal force shall retain their powers until the termination of the term of office they wore formed for, however, not more than five years from the date they were formed.

6. Voting staff members of election commissions acting on a permanent basis in Subjects of Russian Federation shall be considered as state employees; the provision of Clause 1 of Article 23 of this Federal Law stipulating that state employees may not constitute more than 1/3 of the total number of election commission members shall come into force after legislation of Subjects of Russian Federation be brought in conformity with Clause 11 of Article 24 of this Federal Law, however, not later than the end of the term of office of the election commissions listed in Clause 5 of this Federal Law.

7. To ensure coincidence of voting day in elections of bodies of local self-government with voting day in elections of bodies of state power in the same Subject of the Russian Federation and to ensure coincidence of voting day in any of these elections with voting day in elections of the federal bodies of state power in the period up to May 1, 2001 the term of office of all bodies of local self-government and/or bodies of state power of a Subject of the Russian Federation may be extended or reduced by not more than nine months. In these cases a decision to change the term of office of a body of state power of a Subject of the Russian Federation shall be taken in the form of a law of a Subject of the Russian Federation, and a decision to change the term of office of a body of local self-government in the form of a normative act of a municipal unit. Information concerning such coincidence shall be presented to the Central Commission of the Russian Federation. In this case elections shall be funded from the corresponding budgets.

As amended 3/30/99.

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