The purpose of this Act is to lay foundations for free leisure activities by citizens and to help them improve their quality of life through participating in various leisure activities, by providing for basic matters related to the establishment and implementation of policies for promotion of leisure.
| Article 2 (Basic Ideology)
The basic ideology of this Act is to raise public awareness of the importance of leisure and make people pursue a balance between work and leisure, so that they are assured a decent life.
The terms used in this Act are defined as follows:
|1.|| The term “leisure” means any activity not forced to take part in during one’s free time, which includes the following activities:|
|2.|| The term “leisure facility” means any facility or venue continuously used when people participate in leisure activities for, or related to, culture and arts, tourism, sports, self-development, social intercourse, amusement, recreation, entertainment, etc. indoors, outdoors, or online;|
|3.|| The term “leisure education” means any type of education that enables leisure activities, operation and management of leisure facilities, development and dissemination of leisure programs, operation of leisure businesses, leisure therapy, etc.;|
|4.|| The term “leisure industry” means any business engaged in the development, production, exhibition, provision, sale, etc. of products or services for leisure activities;|
|5.|| The term “leisure professional” means any person engaged in leisure education, research and survey on leisure activities, operation and management of leisure facilities, development and dissemination of leisure programs, leisure industry, etc.|
| Article 4 (Obligations of the State and Local Governments)
The State and local governments shall establish and implement policies to promote leisure activities that could enhance the quality of life of citizens.
| Article 5 (Balance between Work and Leisure)
|(1)|| All citizens shall be guaranteed a proper level of leisure that leads to a balance between work and leisure.|
|(2)|| The State and local governments shall establish and implement measures necessary to promote the use of leave at work so that leisure is guaranteed as prescribed in paragraph (1). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 14425, Dec. 20, 2016>|
| Article 6 (Relationship with other Acts)
Enactments or amendments of other Acts related to the promotion of leisure activities shall conform to the purpose and basic ideology of this Act.
| Article 7 (Master Plans and Action Plans for Leisure Promotion)
|(1)|| The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall set mid-and long-term policy objectives and directions for the promotion of leisure, and formulate and implement a five-year master plan for leisure promotion which includes priority agenda for each period and how to pursue them (hereinafter referred to as the “master plan”) according to such objectives and directions.|
|(2)|| The master plan shall include the following:|
|1.|| Objectives and direction-setting for leisure promotion policy;|
|2.|| Matters on preparing foundations for leisure promotion, including relevant statutes and systems;|
|3.|| Investigation and analysis of the domestic and overseas leisure environments;|
|4.|| Development and dissemination of leisure programs;|
|5.|| Matters on providing leisure information;|
|6.|| Matters on providing leisure education;|
|7.|| Matters on expanding leisure facilities;|
|8.|| Matters on supporting the leisure activities of the disadvantaged;|
|9.|| Matters on developing the leisure industry;|
|10.|| Other matters necessary for the promotion of leisure.|
|(3)|| The heads of relevant central administrative agencies and local governments shall formulate and implement an annual action plan for the promotion of leisure (hereinafter referred to as “action plan”) according to the relevant master plan, and submit such plan and performance results to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.|
|(4)|| The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall hold prior consultations with the heads of relevant central administrative agencies when formulating a master plan and, if necessary, may seek advice from relevant experts.|
|(5)|| Other matters necessary for the formulation, etc. of the master plans and action plans shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. |
| Article 8 (Investigations and Research)
The State and local governments shall conduct an investigation of the actual status of leisure activities of citizens (including an investigation of the actual status of workers’ use of leave for leisure) and other investigations and research necessary for the promotion of leisure, and may designate research institutes dedicated to such investigations and research or outsource such activities to the private sector, if necessary. <Amended by Act No. 14425, Dec. 20, 2016>
| Article 9 (Development and Dissemination of Leisure Programs)
The State and local governments shall continuously develop and disseminate various leisure programs by taking into account the leisure needs of citizens.
| Article 10 (Collection and Supply of Leisure Information)
The State and local governments shall collect and provide various information on leisure activities, leisure facilities, leisure education, and leisure programs to ensure active participation of citizens in leisure activities.
| Article 11 (Provision of Leisure Education)
|(1)|| The State and local governments shall provide or support leisure education at schools or other relevant facilities to promote leisure activities.|
|(2)|| Necessary matters related to the details and methods of leisure education under paragraph (1) and the relevant facilities shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.|
| Article 12 (Expansion of Leisure Facilities and Venues)
The State and local governments shall prepare measures necessary to improve and expand leisure facilities and venues that provide a convenient and free access for citizens.
| Article 13 (Development of Leisure Professionals)
The State and local governments shall prepare measures necessary to develop and utilize leisure professionals to promote leisure activities.
| Article 14 (Supporting Leisure Activities of Disadvantaged People)
When establishing and implementing leisure policy, the State and local governments shall prepare measures necessary to promote leisure activities for people with disabilities, seniors, low-income groups, multi-cultural families, and other disadvantaged people.
| Article 15 (Support for Private Organizations, etc.)
|(1)|| The State and local governments may provide subsidies and other necessary support for organizations or individuals who make efforts to promote leisure activities of citizens.|
|(2)|| Necessary matters related to the details and methods of support under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.|
| Article 16 (Gathering or Awarding Best Practices)
|(1)|| In order to promote the leisure activities of citizens, the State and local governments may collect the information on, or award, the best practices of companies or public agencies that exhibit excellent performance.|
|(2)|| Necessary matters related to the details and methods of awarding under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.|
| Article 17 (Promotion of Leisure Industry)
The State and local governments shall prepare foundations for promoting the leisure industry, including leisure products and services.
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14425, Dec. 20, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.