The Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO) will be "humanized" and designed to prevent violations, and not to perform a "punitive function". This statement was made on Tuesday, November 3, by the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Konstantin Chuichenko.
At the moment, the draft of the new Code of Administrative Offenses is being finalized. The relevant departments and organizations have already expressed their comments. In addition, citizens voiced their proposals during the public discussion. The new Code is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2021.
As Chuychenko said on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel, the minimum fine in the new Administrative Code will be 500 rubles. “All sanctions, which amounted to 100-300 rubles, are subject to change,” the head of the Ministry of Justice said. At the same time, he added, for a number of sanctions, the amount of fines was also reduced.
Earlier it became known that in the current version of the new Code of Administrative Offenses there is a possibility of "zeroing" traffic violations. This was stated by Dmitry Vyatkin, a member of the working group on the preparation of the project. According to him, the draft of the new Code is being finalized taking into account the proposals of citizens and the positions of interested organizations.