Picnic Law, a bill meant to regulate Romanians’ outings.
Suggested by the Green Revolution Association to the authorities in 2009, the Picnic Law is the first project of the Green Politics platform, initiated and supported by Green Revolution along with four members of the Parliament: Sulfina Barbu, PDL deputy, Carmen Moldovan, PSD deputy, Adriana Saftoiu, PNL deputy, Attila Korodi, UDMR deputy.
Raluca Fiser, President of Green Revolution Association
According to the regulations proposed by the Green Revolution Association, by means of Picnic Law local authorities must create special places for those who want to make a picnic in the middle of nature, in order to avoid waste pollution. The law is imposing obligations both for the administrators of the areas in which picnic activities are conducted, and for natural persons. The discussions between Green Revolution and the representatives of the Ministry of Environment to create the new picnic code started in 2009. Ever since that time, mass media and numerous stars, politicians and other public figures expressed their confidence that the Picnic Law will determine Romanians to behave in a civilized manner, even if for fear of fines. The initiative is supported, among others, by Madalin Voicu, Melania Medelanu, Oana Cuzino, Leonard Doroftei, Ioan T. Morar and Daciana Sarbu.
Carmen Moldovan, PSD deputy
Update November 2011
On November 29th 2011, the Picnic Law was endorsed by the Commission for Public Administration and environmental protection from the Chamber of Deputies. The bill is to be sent to the Chamber of Deputies for its final vote.
Update March 2012
The law was adopted on February 21st by the Chamber of Deputies, as Decisional Chamber. The main provision of the new normative act was to forbid picnics in any other areas than those specially designated, endowed with facilities and utilities.
Update June 2014
Green Revolution Association, in partnership with Ciucaș, inaugurated on Saturday, June 7th 10:00 o’clock, «Picnic in the glade», the first green picnic area in Dâmbovița County, developed in Coasta-Boldan area, Dragomirești Commune, at 10 km from Târgoviște, in an area known by the people of Dâmbovița and appreciated for its beauty.
Today we launched the first picnic area which complies with the Picnic Law and we are happy to have found a partner to develop this space with minimum impact on the environment. The area also has the purpose to educate and increase awareness on the need to protect nature. The chosen area is frequented by locals and we want them to enjoy nature and respect it.
Raluca Fiser, President of Green Revolution
About Picnic Law (Law no.54/2012)
The law is imposing obligations both for the administrators of the areas in which picnic activities are conducted, and for natural persons. According to Picnic Law,city halls will be the ones that need to develop special picnic locations. The persons which will not comply with the regulations of the new normative act will bear sanctions between 100 and 500 lei.