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Zelensky submits bill on punishment for illegal amber-mining to parliament

The criminal offense would be fined by a sum from $471 up to $2.000 or from one up to three years of imprisonment
10:33, 5 September 2019

www.unian.info

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted the bill on punishment for illegal production and sale of amber to the Verkhovna Rada. The draft law #2059 is defined as urgent.

According to the text of the bill, the illegal production of amber will be punished by a fine in the sum from 700 up to 3.000 untaxed individual incomes of citizens (from $471 up to $2.000) or restriction of freedom from one up to three years of imprisonment for the same term.

Related: Amber fever swept Ukraine's northwest away

It is offered to provide that the sale, purchase, storage, handover, sending, transfer, processing of illegally produced amber are punished with fine from 3.000 up to 10.000 untaxed individual incomes of citizens (from $2.000 up to $6.700) or restriction of freedom from three up to six years or imprisonment for the same term.

The same actions committed with prior agreement of a group of people or repeated crime, or in large amounts, in the territories or objects of the natural reserve fund will be punished by the imprisonment from four up to seven years.

Related: More than 200 kg of amber of $18,000 detained in Zakarpattia region

Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to develop and submit the bills on the legalization of the gambling business and amber-mining to the Verkhovna Rada.

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