President Luis Abinader leads an event to promulgate the Domain Extinction Law, after the senators have approved the piece, with the modifications sent by the deputies.
The act is scheduled for July 28th at the Las Cariátides Hall of the National Palace, according to the President’s Press Office.
After several discussions, both in the Senate of the Republic, the first body to know this law, and in the Chamber of Deputies, where about 40 modifications were made and sent again to the senators, the Bill of Extinction Law was approved Of domain.
The Senate of the Republic unanimously approved this project during the last session of this legislature and it will be this Thursday when it is promulgated by the Executive Branch.
Among the modifications are the elimination of articles, change of words, new recitals, among other grammatical aspects.
The deputies eliminated the “retrospectivity”, which was one of the main criticisms made by legislators and jurists who alleged it was unconstitutional.
The concept of “extinction of ownership” was also arranged and defined in a more exact way and this term was placed where in any part of the project it said “extinction of property rights”.
Another relevant aspect was the modification in the article that made mention of “good faith” and the elimination of another one where elements that sought to evaluate it were established.
In addition to this, it will be the Public Ministry who must prove the existence of acts contrary to good faith to proceed with the domain forfeiture trial.
Likewise, article 82 was eliminated, which indicated: “Both the affected party and any third party may benefit from an additional three percent (3%) of the value of the assets subject to the domain forfeiture action.”
While with regard to the distribution of assets extinguished after an irrevocable sentence, these will be awarded to the Dominican State through the Ministry of Finance.