Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this afternoon in the Official Gazette of the Federation the reform in which the 13 trusts of the Judicial Branch are abolished and a period of 120 business days is given to end the process of extinction of the accumulated funds 15 billion pesos.
The deadline begins this Saturday when this controversial reform of Article 224 of the Organic Law of the Judiciary of the Federation has begun, where the transitional articles are also established as “the legal obligations” arising from restricted trust ” ” They will be treated with the corresponding resources of the trusts themselves, according to contractual obligations and applicable provisions, which protect the corresponding rights.”
In an afternoon edition of the DOF, the president of the republic published the decree in which it was also determined that if these contractual obligations are fulfilled, the rest must be returned to the judicial branch of the Treasury of the Federation.
This is one of the most debated points in both chambers of Congress during the discussion and approval of that reform. In the Senate, Morena legislators and their allies emphasized that through these provisions contained in the transitional articles, the resources that would have contributed to the judiciary workers, who in recent days demonstrated against of this legislative change.
The Second Transitory Article specifies that the organs of the Judicial Branch of the Federation “which act as trustees” namely, the Supreme Court, the Council of the Judiciary and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation – with six, five and two trust, respectively – must coordinate with the institutions that serve as fiduciaries to liquidate these funds, within a maximum period of 120 days after the entry into force of the order.
“The remaining resources, as well as the products and uses obtained from them, regardless of the fiscal year in which they began and which became part of the legal instruments that are extinguished or terminated”, in their entirety must report to the Treasury of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit will allocate them “to programs that allow compliance with the National Development Plan.”
In addition, the Judicial Branch of the Federation, through its competent bodies, must publish an individual, disaggregated and detailed report for each destroyed instrument, indicating the amounts returned to the Treasury of the Federation, “in compliance with the principles of transparency, accountability, access to public information and maximum publicity, provided by the Constitution and secondary laws.
To accomplish this, the judicial branch has a maximum period of seven business days counted from the day after the day on which the integer corresponding to the Treasury of the Federation is created.
The reform was approved by the Senate earlier this Wednesday, after the process was initiated in the Chamber of Deputies, and now it has been proclaimed by the federal executive.