Esther Happacher - University of Innsbruck, Institut für Italienisches Recht

Maria Bertel - University of Innsbruck, Institut für Öffentliches Recht, Staats- und Verwaltungslehre

This Act (Act on the principles of deregulation) ensures that new legislative projects are necessary and up-to-date. For that purpose it states, i.e., that for each new law an existing law should – if possible – be suspended. Moreover, it forbids “gold plating”.

This Act (Act on amendments to the law on the freedom of assembly) introduces changes to the right of assembly. This regards activities (taking place in Austria) that have a political purpose directed at a third country.

Type of act: Federal law

Reference to the Constitution: Art 11 ECHR, Art 12 StGG (Basic Law of 1867)

Name of the Act

Finanzausgleichsgesetz 2017

BGBl I 116/2016

Date

15.12.2016

21.12.2016

Type of Act

Federal Law/Bundesgesetz

Reference to the Constitution

Art.  3, 7, 12 and 13 Financial Constitutional Law F-VG 1948; Art. 17, Art. 10 para 1 n° 4 and n° 11, Art.102 para 2 Federal Constitutional Act

Comment 

The law contains the rules concerning the relationship between the Federal, Provincial and Local level in the sector of public finances for the years 2017-2021. In particular, it establishes fiscal autonomy on regional level concerning the taxes for financing the promotion of residential housing development.

Available Text

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/eli/bgbl/I/2016/116/20161230

Date of entry into force

1.1.2017

Name of the Act

Bundesgesetz, mit dem ein Bundesgesetz zur partnerschaftlichen Zielsteuerung-Gesundheit (Gesundheits-Zielsteuerungsgesetz – G-ZG) erlassen wird - Vereinbarungsumsetzungsgesetz 2017 – VUG 2017

BGBl I 26/2017

Date

14.12.2016

21.12.2016

Type of Act

Federal Law/Bundesgesetz

Reference to the Constitution (art.)

Art 10 para 1 n° 12 Federal Constitutional Law

Subject area

Health

Comment 

The law aims at implementing the agreements between the Federation and the Provinces according to Art. 15a Federal Constitutional Law on the organisation und financing of the health sector.  

Available Text

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/eli/bgbl/I/2017/26/20170117

Date of entry into force

1.1.2017

Name of the Act

Bundesgesetz, mit dem die Strafprozessordnung 1975, das Geschworenen- und Schöffengesetz 1990, das Auslieferungs- und Rechtshilfegesetz (ARHG) und das Bundesgesetz über die justizielle Zusammenarbeit in Strafsachen mit den Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union (EU-JZG) geändert werden (Strafprozessrechtsänderungsgesetz II 2016)

BGBl I 121/2016

Date

14.12.2016

21.12.2016

Type of Act

(name in English / in the official language)

Federal Law/Bundesgesetz

Reference to the Constitution (art.)

Art 10 para 1 n° 6 Federal Constitutional Law

Subject area

Criminal law

If the act implements a source of EU Law: cite the relevant EU legal source

Directive 2013/48/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and in European arrest warrant proceedings, and on the right to have a third party informed upon deprivation of liberty and to communicate with third persons and with consular authorities while deprived of liberty, OJ 2013 L 294/1

Comment 

The law aims at implementing the Directive 2013/48/EU. In particular, it contains a consolidation of the rules concerning the leniency notice.

Available Text

https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/eli/bgbl/I/2016/121/20161231

Date of entry into force

1.1.2017

Name of the Act/s

Bundespräsidentenwahlgesetz 1971

BGBl I 86/2016

Date

21.9.2016

23.9.2016

Type of Act

(name in English / in the official language)

Federal Law/Bundesgesetz
Enacted by  
Reference to the Constitution (art.) Art 60 Federal Constitutional Act
Subject area Election – Federal President
If the act implements a source of EU Law: cite the relevant EU legal source  
Comment The law modifies the electoral law for the Federal President due to the annulment of the elections held on 22 May 2016 by the Constitutional Court
Secondary sources/ doctrinal works (if any)  
Available Text https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokument.wxe?Abfrage=BgblAuth&Dokumentnummer=BGBLA_2016_I_86
Date of entry into force 27.9.2016

 

Name of the Act/s

Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Bundesgesetz über die Registrierung von Gesundheitsberufen

(Gesundheitsberuferegister-Gesetz – GBRegG) erlassen und das Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegegesetz geändert wird

BGBl I 87/2016

Date

7.7.2016

14.7.2016

Type of Act

(name in English / in the official language)

Federal Law/Bundesgesetz
Enacted by  
Reference to the Constitution (art.) Art 10 para 1 n° 12 (Health care), n° 11 (Chamber of Labour) and n° 16 (Federal authorities) Federal Constitutional Act
Subject area Health care
If the act implements a source of EU Law: cite the relevant EU legal source

Directive 2005/36/EU

 

Comment The law introduces a general register for all health care professions to guarantee essential informations for the citizens.
Secondary sources/ doctrinal works (if any)

 

 

 

Available Text https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokumente/BgblAuth/BGBLA_2016_I_87/BGBLA_2016_I_87.pdf
Date of entry into force variable

 

Name of the Act/s

Erkenntnis des Verwaltungsgerichtshofs

Ra 2015/09/0133

Date 06/09/2016   

Type of Act

(name in English / in the official language)

Administrative High Court, judgement
Subject area Competition law
If the act implements a source of EU Law: cite the relevant EU legal source  
Comment Administrative Courts have to include in their judgements findings on the conformity of restrictions of competition with EU law in order to allow for an examination if EU law is eventually directly applicable.
Secondary sources/ doctrinal works (if any)

 

 

 

Available Text http://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokument.wxe?Abfrage=Vwgh&Dokumentnummer=JWT_2015090133_20160906L00
Date of entry into force  

 

Name of the Act/s

Erkenntnis des Verwaltungsgerichtshofs

Ro 2014/03/0062

Date 13/09/2016

Type of Act

(name in English / in the official language)

Administrative High Court, judgement
Enacted by  
Reference to the Constitution (art.)  
Subject area application of EU law
If the act implements a source of EU Law: cite the relevant EU legal source  
Comment Administrative authorities are considered to implement the laws, when they are acting in sovereign administration. These laws are according to jurisprudence not only national laws, but also EU laws, as far as they are directly applicable.
Secondary sources/ doctrinal works (if any)

 

 

 

Available Text http://www.ris.bka.gv.at/Dokument.wxe?Abfrage=Vwgh&Dokumentnummer=JWT_2014030062_20160913J00
Date of entry into force  

 

 

 

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