Legislative and legal department was founded by Organization Order of the Slovak office of standards, metrology and testing in October, 2008. It took up responsibilities of the foregoing Legislative and legal sub-department.
Primary task of the Legislative and legal department is to prepare proposals and bills of generally binding legal acts within the scope of the Office and subsequently to submit to further law adoption procedure – to interdepartmental comments procedure, to the session of the Legislative Board of the Government of the Slovak republic or to the sessions of other consultative bodies of the Government of the Slovak republic, to the sessions of the Government of the Slovak republic and of the National Council of the Slovak republic.
In law adoption procedure legislative and legal department provides comments and proposals of amendments on drafts of generally binding legal acts elaborated by the ministries and the other state administration central bodies.
Activities of the Legislative and legal department include creation and elaboration of internal rules and regulations concerning in internal relationship.
Legislative and legal department cooperated with other expert entities on preparing drafts of non-legislative materials which are submitted as well as the proposals of generally binding legal acts to the interdepartmental comments procedure and subsequently to the sessions of the Government of the Slovak republic.
Legislative and legal department also deals with second-level decisions of the President of the Office prepared within the appellate procedure in the administrative procedure related to the appeals against first-level decisions by the Office. Likewise, it formulates second-level decisions of the Office in cases when appeals had been lodged against decisions of the Slovak Metrological inspectorate as regards money penalties for violation of the Act on metrology.
Further tasks are associated with the legal agenda of the Office such as preparing, concluding and keeping records of concluded contracts and agreements, solving legal problems within the scope of the Office, conducting action and working out positions related to judicial proceedings and administrative procedure as well as representing the Office at respective courts or other public authorities.
In legislative and legal activities belongs also legal counseling inward and outwards in the area of the practical application of the law, interpretation of the law and answers to legal issues resulted from the Office activities.
Act No. 142/2000 Coll. on metrology and on change and amendment of some Acts as amended
Act No. 264/1999 Coll. On technical requirements for products and on conformity assessment and on amendment of some acts in the wording
Regulations of the Government of the Slovak Republic
Governmental regulation No. 294/2005 Coll. on measuring instruments
Decree of the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing No. 206/2000 Coll. on legal units of measurement
Decree of the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing No. 207/2000 Coll. on e-marked prepackages as amended
Decree of the Slovak Office of Standards, Metrology and Testing No. 210/2000 Coll. on measuring instruments and metrological control as amended