Law of Ukraine

"On the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea"

Date of entry into force:
July 14, 2011

The present Law determines the scope of authority and the procedures for forming and functioning of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

According to Article 1 of the Law, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the supreme body in the system of executive power bodies of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea exercises executive power n the Autonomous Republic of Crimea directly and through ministries of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, republican committees of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and other bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (hereinafter referred to as the bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea). The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea directs, coordinates and controls the work of the bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Article 2 of the Law specifies the following as the principal tasks of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea:
  • enforcing the Constitution of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine, the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, normative-legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and other normative-legal acts on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • participating in ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens, national consent, creating favorable conditions for free and harmonious individual development, facilitating law enforcement and civil security on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • ensuring implementation of the budget, finance, pricing, investment, and innovation policies of Ukraine, as well as policies in the fields of labor and employment of the population, social security, protection of consumer rights, health case, science, culture, protection of the environment, environmental safety, nature management, and other fields, on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • participating in developing and implementing state programs, as well as developing and ensuring the implementation of programs of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the issues of social-economic and cultural development, sustainable nature management, and protection of the environment, according to statewide programs;
  • developing the budget of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and changes to it, executing the budget of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea based on the unified tax and budget policy of Ukraine;
  • ensuring development and support of the research and innovation potential of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • participating in events held on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea aimed at ensuring the defense capacity and national security of Ukraine, combating crime, and protecting the population and territories against environmental emergencies;
  • directing, coordinating and, according to the law, controlling the work of the bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the execution of state functions and authority by district state administrations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • ensuring cooperation with bodies of local self-government and their associations; according to the law, coordinating and controlling the execution of the authority delegated to such bodies by the laws of Ukraine and the normative-legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • exercising other executive functions and authority in the issues delegated to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for independent management, as well as state executive functions and authority delegated by the laws of Ukraine.

According to Article 5 of the Law, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is a collegial body formed by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for the term of its authority and headed by the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea includes the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the first deputy and other deputies of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the deputy of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea head of the staff apparatus of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and heads of republican committees of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (hereinafter referred to as members of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea).

The Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, subject to approval by the President of Ukraine (Article 7 of the Law).

According to Article 8, members of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, except the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as advised by the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The procedure for termination of authority of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is envisaged by chapter III of the Law.

Article 14 of the Law envisages that the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea exercises executive functions and authority on the following issues delegated to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for independent management:
  • economic development;
  • planning of economic and social development;
  • financial, credit and pricing policy;
  • industry;
  • fuel and energy sector;
  • agriculture;
  • land management;
  • forestry;
  • water engineering and irrigation farming;
  • organizing and developing the recreational resort and tourism sector;
  • managing the therapeutic and touristic resorts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • foreign economic activity and foreign contacts;
  • transportation, communication and road construction;
  • public utilities and amenities, architecture and urban development;
  • trade and household services for the public;
  • organizing and developing education, science, culture and the arts, safeguarding historical and cultural landmarks;
  • printing and publishing business;
  • protecting the environment;
  • organizing for and ensuring safe and healthy living conditions for the public, organizing and developing health care, physical education, and sports;
  • labor, remuneration of labor, labor conditions and labor safety, social issues and employment of the population, social security of the population;
  • ensuring lawfulness, protecting civil order and citizen rights;
  • international relations;
  • youth policy, mother and child welfare;
  • managing the property owned by the Autonomous Republic of Crimea according to the procedure determined by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

In the issues of exercising of its state functions and authority, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reports to and is controlled by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The work of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to enforce the Constitution of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine, and acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the issues of exercising of the state functions and authority by the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reports to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has the right to initiate drafting of acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (Article 36 of the Law).

According to Article 38 of the Law, organization and functioning of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are based on the division of authority between the two, controllability, accountability, and responsibility of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea before the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reports to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the general status of its activity (a comprehensive report), on a biannual basis, as well as quarterly written reports on the state of affairs in the social-economic, cultural, and other fields.

The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea directs, coordinates and controls the work of the bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the field of ensuring the Constitution of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, resolutions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, as well as normative-legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea related to exercising of the executive functions and authority in the issues delegated to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea for independent management, and to exercising of the state functions and authority (Article 39 of the Law).

According to Article 44 of the Law, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea exercises its authority by adopting acts in sessions of the council, with a majority vote of the current list of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The authority of the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are established by Article 45 of the Law.

Members of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea carry solidary liability for the work results of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as a collegial body of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Members of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are personally liable for the state of affairs in the specific management fields they have been charged with. Members of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are liable for any committed according to law (Article 48).

Article 49 of the Law determines the procedure for sessions of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The staff apparatus of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is created to provide for the organizational, expert analysis, legal, informational, and material and technical needs for the functioning of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Article 50 of the Law).

According to Article 52 of the Law, the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, based on and pursuant to the Constitution of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and the normative-legal acts of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, issues acts, namely resolutions and instructions, which are compulsory on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Normative acts of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are issued in the form of resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Acts of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the organizational and management issues, as well as other current issues, are issued in the form of instructions of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has the right to cancel, invalidate, stop and renew the effect of the acts adopted by it, as well as introduce amendments to such acts.

The bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are ministries of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, republican committees of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and other bodies of executive power of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Article 53 of the Law).

Article 54 of the Law envisages that financing required to provide for the functioning of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is provided for in the budget of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The Law also envisages introducing appropriate amendments to the Code on Administrative Offences of Ukraine, the Code of Ukraine on Bowels, the Water Code of Ukraine, the Forest Code of Ukraine, the Laws of Ukraine "On Environmental Protection", "On Nature Reserve Fund of Ukraine", "On Ecological Examination", "On Flora", "On Air Protection", "On Fauna", "On Land Protection", "On Advertising", "On Consumer Rights Protection", "On the Main Principles of State Supervision (Oversight) in the Area of Commercial Activity".
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