Local law acts adopted by the municipality

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LOCAL LAW ACTS ADOPTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY – provisions in force in the municipality issued on the basis of statutory authorization by the bodies authorized to do so, i.e. the bodies of the municipal local government (→ local law). Municipality bodies have the right to establish l.l.a. and legal acts that do not contain generally applicable provisions within the limits of their competence and in accordance with the delegation resulting from higher-level acts. L.l.a. have universally binding force, and the scope of their application is territorially limited to the area of a given municipality. Local law is provided by the municipality council in the form of resolutions based on statutory authorizations. The municipality council adopts regulations concerning: the internal system of the municipality and auxiliary units; organisation of municipal offices and institutions; rules of management of the municipal property; rules and mode of using municipal facilities and public utilities; order matters related to the need to protect life, peace and public safety. In situations necessary to protect life, health or property and to ensure order, peace and public safety, to the extent not regulated by laws or other generally applicable regulations, the municipal council may issue order regulations that may stipulate a fine for their violation, imposed in the mode and under the terms of the law on offenses. Exceptionally, in urgent cases, the regulations may be issued by the executive body – the village mayor/mayor/president of the city in the form of an ordinance. The continuation of this ordinance depends on the approval during the nearest session of the municipality council, otherwise it loses its power. L.l.a. established by the municipality are subject to publication in the voivodship official journal. (→ publication of local law acts) [ S. Kozłowski ].

Literature: D. Dąbek, Prawo miejscowe [Local law], Warszawa 2015.