The amendments provide that a warning or a fine of up to 5,000 euros shall be imposed on the legal entity for disturbing public order, violating the generally accepted norms of behavior and disturbing the peace of a person, the work of an institution, merchant or other institution, or endangering the safety of oneself or other persons.
Therefore, the proposal of the Chairman of the Legal Commission, Andrejas Yudins (JV), regarding the maximum penalty is supported in essence.
At the same time, the proposal of the Ministry of Justice to waive the minimum sentence was supported, setting a warning instead.
As reported, the Legal Commission, parallel to advancing the amendments, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (JV) has been invited to create an inter-institutional working group, in which the responsible bodies would work on a broader regulation to solve the problem of disturbing noise.
The cooperation of various institutions is necessary, taking into account that the issue affects several areas, including the requirements to be initially determined for entrepreneurs.
The annotation of the amendment explains that it was developed to respond to the repeatedly raised and actualized issue in public space about disturbing public order in public entertainment places with very loud music, such as bars, cafes and nightclubs.
“It causes discomfort, disturbs the peace of persons and affects the quality of life of the residents,” the commission states.