President Andrzej Duda signed an amendment to the Road Traffic Law and the Act on Vehicle Drivers, the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland announced on Friday. The amendment makes it possible to transfer subsidies from the voivodeship budget to the Voivodeship Road Traffic Centres. However, the most important for future drivers will be changes in exam fees.
The regulations allow for the transfer of targeted or subject-specific subsidies from the voivodship budget to the Voivodeship Road Traffic Center for the implementation of public tasks.
Subsidies for WORDs
Subsidies for WORDs will not be able to exceed 50 percent. its operating costs. The rules for granting subsidies, the procedure for granting them and the method of their settlement shall be determined by the voivodship assembly, by way of a resolution constituting an act of local law. The subsidy will be granted on the basis of an agreement concluded by the voivodeship marshal with the director of the centre.
In addition, the act indicates that instead of the regulation, the conditions of remuneration of examiners will be determined by the provincial assembly, by way of a resolution constituting an act of local law, guided by the nature of the work performed by examiners and the need to ensure an appropriate level of performance of their tasks. The conditions of remuneration of examiners specified in the resolution of the regional assembly may not be less favorable than those existing so far.
Changes in exam fees
The amendment also introduces changes to the Act of 5 January 2011 on vehicle drivers. According to them, the amount of the fee for conducting the state exam will be determined by the provincial assembly, by way of a resolution constituting an act of local law, while the amount of the fee for conducting the theoretical part of the exam in the scope of each category of driving license may not exceed PLN 50, and the fee for conducting the practical part of the exam may not exceed PLN 50. may not exceed PLN 200 or PLN 250 depending on the category.
This gives you the opportunity to increase exam fees. The current rates are PLN 30 for a theoretical exam and PLN 140 for a practical one.
The maximum fee rates will be changed annually for the next calendar year to the extent corresponding to the average annual price index of consumer goods and services in general, announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office.
In the current legal status, the amount of the fee is determined by the minister competent for transport in consultation with the minister competent for internal affairs and the Minister of National Defense by way of an ordinance.
The act signed by the president enters into force on January 1, 2023.
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