Cultural heritage, super fines for those who ruin monuments

Fines of up to €60,000 for those who deface or vandalize monuments. The proposed law provides for “Sanctional provisions on the destruction, dispersion, deterioration, disfigurement, dirtiness and illicit use of cultural or landscape assets” presented at today’s Council of Ministers, under the proposal of the Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano, which AGI was able to view . The regime under examination by the CDM, consisting of one article, establishes that, “without prejudice to the applicable criminal sanctions, anyone who destroys, disperses, deteriorates or renders unusable, in whole or in part, their own or third-party cultural or landscape assets or those made unusable is punished with the administrative sanction of payment of the sum of 20,000 to 60,000 euros”.

Whoever «disfigures or disfigures cultural or landscape assets, whether own or belonging to others, or assigns cultural assets to a use that is harmful to their conservation or integrity or use that is incompatible with their historical or artistic character, is punished with an administrative penalty of retribution of an amount of 10,000 to 40,000 euros”. to the restoration of dirty or damaged goods. If you pay the fine within 30 days of notification, you can enjoy a discount, but not if this discount was obtained in the 5 years prior to the fact. Law 689/1981 applies. When the administrative pecuniary sanction indicated in paragraphs 1 and 2 or criminal sanction has been applied for the same fact, the judicial and administrative authorities shall take into account the punitive measures already imposed and the administrative pecuniary sanction »is limited to the excess charged « by the administrative or judicial authority. The proposal is normative in nature and does not determine new or greater burdens for public finances, specifies the technical opinion. The hypothesis of an administrative sanction ‘double that already foreseen by article 518.º duodecies of the Penal Code and »without prejudice to the other and various sanctions provided for therein«.

«Super fines for vandals and slanderers: a bill that the League introduced in November. Do you agree?” The deputy prime minister and leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, writes on Twitter, referring to the provisions of the bill which contains sanctions provisions on destruction, dispersion, deterioration, defacement, dirt and illicit use of cultural or landscape goods, foreseen for today in the Council of Ministers.

Source: IL Tempo