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Law no. 305/2008 on amending Government Ordinance no. 26/2000 on associations and foundations

Published in the Official Gazette, Part I no. 855 of 12.19.2008

Romanian Parliament adopts this law.

Article I
Government Ordinance no. 26 of 30 January 2000 on associations and foundations, published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 39 of 31 January 2000, approved with amendments and completions by Law no. 246/2005 is amended as follows:
1. Article 7 (3) shall read as follows:
(3) It is forbidden to use in the name of the association phrases or words likely to cause confusion with the name of public authorities or institutions of local or national interest. "
2. Article 9 (1) shall read as follows:
"Art. 9 - (1) If the legal requirements for setting up the association are not met, the judge, at the deadline stipulated in Art. 8 para. (2), shall summon in the council chamber, the association’s representative and require the rectification of the irregularities in writing. "
3. Article 17 (3) shall read as follows:
(3) The provisions of Art. 7 para. (1), (3) and (4), Art. 8-12 and art. 14 shall be applied accordingly. "

Article II
Associations and foundations whose names are contrary to Art. 7 para. (3) of Government Ordinance no. 26/2000 on associations and foundations, approved with amendments and completions by Law no. 246/2005, amended by this law, are required to change the name within six months after the entry into force of this Law, otherwise subject to dissolution by court order, at the request of any authority, institution or person concerned.

This law was adopted by the Romanian Parliament, under Art. 77 para. (2), according to art. 75 and Art. 76 para. (2) of the Romanian Constitution, republished.