The Lithuanian parliament voted on Friday to postpone the new Code of Administrative Offences coming into force to next year.
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

The parliament was forced to hold an extraordinary meeting on Friday to postpone the enforcement of the code and related legal acts, which it did with a vote of 97 to none with one abstention.

Parliamentarians accused Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis of failure to properly prepare for the new code, while the minister said the the problem was that there was no sufficient funding to update the register of administrative offences.

The parliament's board announced the Friday's meeting on Thursday night after it turned out that the parliamentarians ran out of time to vote on the postponement during their Thursday's plenary.

The new Code of Administrative Offences, which will replace the Soviet-era Code of Administrative Violations, was adopted last June.

Adopted in 1984 and enforced in 1985, the old code has been subjected to major revisions, but remains the last law adopted before Lithuania declared independence in 1990 and still in effect. It was set to expire on April 1.

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