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State Duma plans to raise fines for forest fires
The State Duma plans to increase fines for forest fires tenfold. They want to adopt the corresponding bill with amendments to the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation in March 2021.
As they write "News", The changes will affect officials and legal entities, as well as entrepreneurs. According to legislators, the proposed changes will increase the effectiveness of forest fire prevention.
Fines now vary depending on the damage caused. So, for a fire, citizens can receive a punishment of three to five thousand rubles. Officials - 10-50 thousand rubles. Legal entities and entrepreneurs will have to pay from 50 thousand rubles to one million rubles. After the amendments are adopted, the amount of fines will double for entrepreneurs, and ten times for officials and legal entities.