Russian lawmakers propose $80 fines for false fire reports
MOSCOW, October 30 (RAPSI) – A bill fixing 5,000-ruble fines (about $80) for false reports of fire has been submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament. The document’s version has been published on the State Duma database.
Amendments are proposed by a group of lawmakers to the Code on Administrative Offenses.
The bill envisages fines for deliberately false reports leading to fire alarm actuation and evacuation from a building.
Under the draft law, a deliberately false report means that a person reporting the fire knew about non-fire conditions which may be confirmed by testimony from witnesses, absence of damage caused by fire and security cameras.