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SPECIAL ACT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT, ETC. OF SEJONG SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING CITY

Wholly Amended by Act No. 12206, Jan. 7, 2014

Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014

Act No. 13334, jun. 19, 2015

Act No. 13497, Aug. 13, 2015

Act No. 14766, Apr. 18, 2017

Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017

Act No. 14948, Oct. 24, 2017

Act No. 15422, Mar. 9, 2018

Act No. 15489, Mar. 20, 2018

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to rectify side effects of excessive concentration into the Seoul metropolitan area and promote regional development, the balanced development of the State, and the enhancement of national competitiveness by establishing Sejong Special Self-Governing City as a multi-functional administrative city.
 Article 2 (Scope of Application)
This Act shall apply only to the areas within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
 Article 3 (Responsibilities of the State)
(1) The State shall continuously improve relevant Acts and subordinate statutes necessary for the establishment of local autonomy and the realization of regional development in Sejong Special Self-Governing City and shall take other legislative and administrative measures therefor. In such cases, the distinct characteristics of the administrative system of Sejong Special Self-Governing City under Article 6 (2) shall be reflected therein.
(2) The State shall formulate policies and support plans for the symbiotic development of Sejong Special Self-Governing City and its adjoining areas.
(3) The State shall formulate policies and plans with which Sejong Special Self-Governing City can strengthen its autonomy in administration and finance and can play its pivotal role to lead the balanced development of the State, by evaluating the goals for the operation of Sejong Special Self-Governing City and the level of achievement of such goals.
 Article 4 (Responsibilities of Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall actively cooperate with the State in the formulation and implementation of the State's policies on Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
(2) Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall conclude an agreement with the Prime Minister on the goals for the achievements of Sejong Special Self-Governing City and the evaluation of such achievements (including matters concerning autonomy in education). In such cases, the Prime Minister shall consult beforehand with the heads of relevant central administrative agencies on the evaluation conducted to find whether various special exceptions and the relaxation of regulations have consequently contributed to the development and growth of Sejong Special Self-Governing City and on improvements in relevant systems according to the results of such evaluation.
(3) Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall take measures to enact, amend, or repeal its Municipal Ordinances (hereinafter referred to as "City Ordinances") in conformity with the objectives of this Act with regard to matters that shall be prescribed or are authorized to be prescribed by Municipal Ordinances under this Act.
 Article 5 (Relationship to other Acts)
The provisions concerning the management of organizations of Sejong Special Self-Governing City in this Act and special exceptions thereto shall take precedence over provisions of other Acts: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where any other Act expressly provides otherwise with regard to Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
 Article 6 (Establishment, etc.)
(1) Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be established as a city under the direct jurisdiction of the Government.
(2) No local government as defined in Article 2 (1) 2 of the Local Autonomy Act shall be established within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
(3) Notwithstanding Article 3 (3) of the Local Autonomy Act, areas that have been urbanized within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be subdivided into Dongs, while the rest of the areas within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be subdivided into Eups and Myeons.
(4) The provisions regarding Eups/Myeons/Dongs in the Local Autonomy Act shall apply also to Eups/Myeons/Dongs established within Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
 Article 7 (Jurisdiction)
(1) Yeongi-Gun in Chungcheongnam-Do is hereby disbanded.
(2) The following areas shall fall within the jurisdiction of Sejong Self-Governing City:
The entire area of Sansu-Ri, Haengsan-Ri, Galsan-Ri, Bugang-Ri, Mungok-Ri, Geumho-Ri, Deunggok-Ri, and Noho-Ri, which formerly belonged to Buyong-Myeon, Cheongwon-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do; the entire area of Taesan-Ri, Yongam-Ri, Songhak-Ri, Yonghyeon-Ri, and Sonjeong-Ri, which formerly belonged to Euidang-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do; the entire area of Songmun-Ri, Pyeonggi-Ri, Daegyo-Ri, Habong-Ri, Dogye-Ri, Bongan-Ri, Jecheon-Ri, Eunyong-Ri, Sanhak-Ri, Dangam-Ri, and Geumam-Ri, which formerly belonged to Janggi-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do; the entire area of Wonbong-Ri, Donam-Ri, Seonggang-Ri, Gukgok-Ri, and Bongam-Ri, which formerly belonged to Banpo-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do; and the entire area of the former Yeongi-Gun, Chungcheongnam-Do.
(3) The following areas shall be excluded from the jurisdiction of Cheongwon-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do and Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do:
The area excluded from Cheongwon-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-DoThe entire area of Sansu-Ri, Haengsan-Ri, Galsan-Ri, Bugang-Ri, Mungok-Ri, Geumho-Ri, Deunggok-Ri, and Noho-Ri, which formerly belonged to Buyong-Myeon, Cheongwon-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do
The area excluded from Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-DoThe entire area of Taesan-Ri, Yongam-Ri, Songhak-Ri, Yonghyeon-Ri, and Sonjeong-Ri, which formerly belonged to Euidang-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do; the entire area of Songmun-Ri, Pyeonggi-Ri, Daegyo-Ri, Habong-Ri, Dogye-Ri, Bongan-Ri, Jecheon-Ri, Eunyong-Ri, Sanhak-Ri, Dangam-Ri, and Geumam-Ri, which formerly belonged to Janggi-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do; and the entire area of Wonbong-Ri, Donam-Ri, Seonggang-Ri, Gukgok-Ri, and Bongam-Ri, which formerly belonged to Banpo-Myeon, Gongju-Si, Chungcheongnam-Do
 Article 8 (Special Exceptions to Application of Statutes to Establishment of Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) If an Act or subordinate statute cites a local government, a City/Do, or a Si/Gun/Gu, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include Sejong Special Self-Governing City for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(2) If an Act or subordinate statute cites a local council member, City/Do Council member, or Si/Gun/Gu Council member, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include a member of Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(3) If an Act or subordinate statute cites the head of a local government, Mayor/Do Governor, or head of a Si/Gun/Gu, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor (hereinafter referred to as the "Mayor") for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(4) If an Act or subordinate statute cites a local council, City/Do Council, or Si/Gun/Gu Council, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council (hereinafter referred to as the "City Council") for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(5) If an Act or subordinate statute cites Municipal Ordinance or Rules of a local government, a City/Do, or a Si/Gun/Gu, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include Municipal Ordinances or Rules of Sejong Special Self-Governing City for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(6) Deleted. <Act No. 14766, Apr. 18, 2017>
(7) If an Act or subordinate statute cites the Superintendent of an Office of Education, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (hereinafter referred to as the "Superintendent of Education of the City") for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
(8) If the Framework Act on Local Taxes or any other Act or subordinate statute cites a local tax, metropolitan city tax, or Gu tax, such citation by the Act or subordinate statute shall be deemed to include a tax of Sejong Special Self-Governing City for the purposes of the Act or subordinate statute.
 Article 9 (Establishment of Committee for Support of Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) The Committee for Support of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (hereinafter referred to as the “Support Committee”) shall be established as an organization under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister to deliberate on the following matters in order to contribute to regional development and balanced development of national land:
1. Plans for medium- to long-term development of Sejong Special Self-Governing City;
2. Assistance in enhancing autonomous administration and finance of Sejong Special Self-Governing City and in executing administrative affairs;
3. Measures to assist the local governments, the area of which shall be partially incorporated into the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, such as Gongju-Si and Cheongwon-Gun, in administration and finance and to assist in preventing such areas from being hollowed;
4. The execution of an agreement under Article 4 (2) and the utilization of results of the evaluation conducted thereunder;
5. Other matters referred to the Support Committee by the Chairperson of the Support Committee or the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor for deliberation as he/she deems necessary.
(2) The Support Committee shall be comprised of at least 25, but not exceeding 30 members, including one Chairperson.
(3) The Prime Minister shall serve as Chairperson of the Support Committee, and committee members shall be appointed or commissioned by the Prime Minister, from among the heads of relevant central administrative agencies, the heads of relevant local governments, and persons who have abundant knowledge and experience in urban development and local autonomy.
(4) A working committee shall be established for the Support Committee to examine agenda items for deliberation and perform affairs delegated by the Support Committee.
(5) A task force team may be organized to perform administrative affairs of the Support Committee and assist the Support Committee.
(6) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act, matters necessary for the organization and operation of the Support Committee and the working committee, and for the organization and operation of the task force team shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 10 (Measures, etc. to be Taken According to Results of Deliberation by Support Committee)
The Support Committee shall notify the heads of relevant central administrative agencies of the results of deliberation on matters specified in the subparagraphs of Article 9 (1), and the heads of central administrative agencies shall take necessary measures upon receipt of such notice.
 Article 11 (Special Exceptions to Entrustment of Administrative Affairs of Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) Sejong Special Self-Governing City, the Mayor, or the City Superintendent of Education may partially entrust the administrative affairs within the jurisdiction of the City and the administrative affairs delegated under an Act or subordinate statute to another local government or the head of another local government, or the Superintendent of Education of another local government, respectively.
(2) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act in relation to the entrustment of administrative affairs, Article 151 of the Local Autonomy Act concerning the entrustment of administrative affairs shall apply mutatis mutandis.
 Article 12 (Balanced Development of Areas in Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) The Mayor shall invest at least the specified ratio of its total expenditure budget in projects for reducing inter-regional disparities (hereafter referred to as "projects for balanced local development" in this Article) in order to promote the balanced development of the areas within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
(2) Areas eligible for the projects for balanced local development, the ratio of the project expenses for balanced local development to the total expenditure budget, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
 Article 13 (Special Support for Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) The head of a central administrative agency may provide special assistance to Sejong Special Self-Governing City in administration and finance for urban planning for the areas within its jurisdiction and various projects for regional development.
(2) When the head of a central administrative agency implements various projects as policy measures, he/she may give priority to providing assistance to Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
 Article 14 (Special Exceptions to Finance)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 8 (1) and (3) of the Framework Act on Local Taxes, the Mayor shall impose and collect Metropolitan City taxes and Gu taxes as taxes of Sejong Special Self-Governing City.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 6 (1) of the Local Subsidy Act, the Minister of the Interior and Safety may adjust the standard amount of financial demand to increase the general subsidy to be granted to Sejong Special Self-Governing City each year for eight years from the first fiscal year beginning after Sejong Special Self-Governing City is established, to the aggregate of the difference between the standard amount of financial demand defined under Article 7 of the same Act and the standard amount of financial revenue defined under Article 8 of the same Act and an amount not exceeding 25/100 of the difference, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Notwithstanding Article 5 (1) of the Local Education Subsidy Act, the Minister of Education may adjust the standard amount of financial demand to increase the general subsidy to be granted to Sejong Special Self-Governing City each year for eight years from the first fiscal year beginning after Sejong Special Self-Governing City is established, to the aggregate of the difference between the standard amount of financial demand defined under Article 6 of the same Act and the standard amount of financial revenue defined under Article 7 of the same Act and an amount not exceeding 25/100 of the difference, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Notwithstanding Article 11 (2) 2 of the Local Education Subsidy Act, the Mayor need not transfer an amount equivalent to 45/100 of tobacco consumption tax to the special account for education expenses.
(5) Notwithstanding Article 11 (2) 3 of the Local Education Subsidy Act, the amount of money that the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor shall transfer to the special account for education expenses shall be 36/1000 of the total amount of taxes of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (excluding the amount of earmarked taxes specified in Article 8 (2) 2 of the Framework Act on Local Taxes).
 Article 15 (Special Exceptions to Organization)
Notwithstanding Article 112 of the Local Autonomy Act, administrative organizations that shall be established within Sejong Special Self-Governing City and the full number of local public officials of Sejong Special Self-Governing City may be prescribed by City Ordinance, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, based upon its population, area, stages of urban development, and demand for administrative services.
 Article 16 (Exchange and Dispatch of Personnel between State and Sejong Special Self-Governing City)
(1) The Mayor shall ensure that up to 5/100 of all public officials of the City are exchanged with personnel of other local governments, State agencies, public organizations, overseas administrative agencies, and other institutions, in consultation with the heads of such local governments, State agencies, public organizations, overseas administrative agencies, and other institutions, in order to improve the City's capabilities of executing autonomous administration and develop skills of its public officials.
(2) Criteria and methods for the exchange of personnel under paragraph (1) and other matters necessary for support to personnel to be exchanged shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
(3) Notwithstanding Article 30-4 (4) of the Local Public Officials Act, the grounds for dispatch, the period of dispatch, the procedure for dispatch, and other matters necessary for service during the period of dispatch shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
(4) In order to ensure consistency in implementing national policies and correlation between the State and Sejong Special Self-Governing City, the State shall fully cooperate with Sejong Special Self-Governing City in exchanging personnel.
 Article 17 (Principle of Avoidance of Disadvantage)
Any former local government incorporated into Sejong Special Self-Governing City or any particular area incorporated into any area within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City in the course of establishing Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall not be deprived of advantages that it has enjoyed in administration and finance, nor shall any new burden be imposed upon local residents of the former local government or of the particular area.
 Article 18 (Guarantee of Fair Treatment of Public Officials)
The Mayor shall treat public officials equally in personnel management, regardless of whether they originated from.
 Article 19 (Special Exceptions to Elections for Public Office)
(1) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act and the Public Official Election Act, the provisions concerning the election of Mayors/Do Governors and the election of members of City/Do Councils in the Public Official Election Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters concerning the election of the Mayor and the election of members of the City Council under this Act; and the provisions concerning the election of Superintendents of Education in the Local Education Autonomy Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters regarding the election of the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act and the Local Education Autonomy Act.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 22 (1) and (3) of the Public Official Election Act, the full number of the City Council members elected from local constituencies (hereafter referred to as "City Council members from local constituencies" in this Article) shall be 16 persons. <Amended by Act No. 15422, Mar. 9, 2018>
(3) Notwithstanding Article 22 (4) of the Public Official Election Act, the full number of the City Council members elected as proportional representatives shall be 10/100 of the full number of the City Council members from local constituencies under paragraph (2). In such cases, a fraction less than one shall be rounded to one.
(4) A committee for demarcation of constituencies for the election of City Council members shall be established within the government of Sejong Special Self-Governing City in order to ensure fair demarcation of local constituencies, and the provisions concerning committees for demarcation of constituencies for council members of each autonomous Gu or Si/Gun in Article 24-3 of the Public Official Election Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters regarding the committee for demarcation of constituencies for the election of City Council members. <Amended by Act No. 13344, Jun. 19, 2015>
(5) Population, area, districts, transportation, and other conditions shall be considered in demarcating the local constituency for each City Council member, but the name and boundaries of the local constituency for each City Council member shall be prescribed by City Ordinance, as determined by the committee for demarcation of constituencies for the election of City Council members, notwithstanding Article 26 of the Public Official Election Act and attached Table 2 of the same Act.
(6) In demarcating local constituencies for City Council members pursuant to paragraph (5), no single Eup/Myeon/Dong shall be subdivided to incorporate any subdivision thereof into the local constituency for another City Council member.
(7) The following shall apply where the provisions concerning the election of Mayors/Do Governors in the Public Official Election Act shall apply mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (1) (referring to cases to which the Local Education Autonomy Act applies mutatis mutandis, in the case of the election of the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City):
1. The number of electors required for recommendation under Article 48 (2) of the Public Official Election Act shall be at least 300, but not exceeding 500 persons;
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 13497, Aug. 13, 2015>
3. One election campaign office may be established in the areas within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City as the election campaign office of each political party under Article 61-2 (1) of the Public Official Election Act;
4. The number of election campaign workers permitted in each election campaign office under Article 62 (2) of the Public Official Election Act shall not exceed the number calculated by adding five persons to three times the number of Eups/Myeons/Dongs within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City;
5. The local broadcasting facilities defined under Article 71 (2) of the Public Official Election Act shall include broadcasting facilities in adjoining Cities/Dos with the broadcasting coverage extending to the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City;
6. Deleted. <by Act No. 13497, Aug. 13, 2015>
 Article 20 (Special Exceptions to Petitions for Enactment, Amendment, or Repeal of City Ordinances)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 15 (1) of the Local Autonomy Act, residents who are at least 19 years, and fall under any of the following may file a petition jointly signed by at least the number of residents specified by City Ordinance, which shall be at least 1/100 of all residents who are at least 19 years of age but shall not exceed 1/20 of such residents, to enact, amend, or repeal a City Ordinance with the Mayor:
1. Persons registered as residents in any area within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City;
2. Korean nationals registered in the register of persons with a reported domestic abode in Sejong Special Self-Governing City pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Act on the Immigration and Legal Status of Overseas Koreans;
3. Persons specified by City Ordinance, among those registered in the register of foreigners in Sejong Special Self-Governing City under Article 34 of the Immigration Act with permanent residency status in the Republic of Korea under Acts and subordinate statutes relevant to immigration control (including where a person is permitted to reside permanently with a permit for the change in the status of sojourn or a permit for the extension of the period of sojourn).
(2) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraph (1), matters necessary for petitions for enactment, amendment, or repeal of City Ordinances may be prescribed by City Ordinance.
 Article 21 (Establishment, Duties, etc. of Audit Committee)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 171 of the Local Autonomy Act (including cases to which the same Article shall apply mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 3 of the Local Education Autonomy Act) and Article 81 of the Local Public Officials Act, the Audit Committee shall be established as an organization under the jurisdiction of the Mayor in order to investigate, monitor, inspect, analyze, and examine business affairs and activities of agencies subject to audit and personnel of such agencies and to take actions according to the findings thereof under Article 26 (hereinafter referred to as "autonomous audit").
(2) The Audit Committee shall be independent in performing its duties.
(3) The Audit Committee shall be comprised of up to seven members, including one Chairperson of the Audit Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Audit Committee Chairperson").
(4) Members of the Audit Committee shall be appointed or commissioned by the Mayor, from among persons who meet the requirements prescribed by City Ordinance for qualification, but two members shall be commissioned from among persons recommended by the City Council, while another two members shall be commissioned from among persons recommended by the Superintendent of Education of the City: Provided, That the Audit Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council thereto.
(5) The term of office of each member who is not a public official of Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be three years: Provided, That a member appointed or commissioned to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remaining term of his/her predecessor.
(6) Detailed matters necessary for autonomous audit, including the specific methods and scope of autonomous audit, the guidelines with which members shall generally comply in their activities of autonomous audit, shall be determined by the Audit Committee Chairperson, subject to prior resolution thereon by the Audit Committee.
(7) Other matters necessary for the organization and operation of the Audit Committee shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
 Article 22 (Audit Committee Chairperson)
(1) The Audit Committee Chairperson shall represent the Audit Committee and shall administer all affairs of the Audit Committee.
(2) The Audit Committee Chairperson's term of office shall be three years.
(3) If the Audit Committee Chairperson is unable to perform his/her duties due to extenuating circumstances, the member appointed in accordance with rules prescribed by City Ordinance, from among members of the Audit Committee, shall act on behalf of the Audit Committee Chairperson.
 Article 23 (Secretariat of Audit Committee)
(1) The Audit Committee shall have a secretariat to assist the Audit Committee in its activities of autonomous audit and to perform administrative affairs related to the Audit Committee.
(2) The secretariat of the Audit Committee referred to in paragraph (1) (hereafter referred to as the "Secretariat" in this Article) shall be staffed with Secretary General and employees comprised of local public officials in general service, in special service, or in educational administrative service.
(3) Other matters necessary for the organization, duties, and operation of the Secretariat shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
 Article 24 (Autonomous Audit Plans, etc.)
(1) The Audit Committee shall formulate an autonomous audit plan, containing the objectives, subject matters, and scope of an autonomous audit and the agency subject to audit, before conducting the audit in order to execute audits in a systematic and effective manner: Provided, That if it is necessary to revise an autonomous audit plan, the plan may be revised during the audit.
(2) The Audit Committee shall notify the head of the agency subject to an autonomous audit of the main contents of the audit plan under paragraph (1) by not later than 30 days before the scheduled date for audit: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply where an autonomous audit must be conducted urgently or it is inevitable to obtain effectiveness of an autonomous audit.
(3) If an autonomous audit plan is revised after the Audit Committee notifies the audit plan to the head of the agency subject to audit under paragraph (2), the Audit Committee shall notify the head of the agency subject to audit of the revision without delay.
(4) The Audit Committee shall notify an autonomous audit plan under paragraph (1) (referring to a revised plan, if revised) to the Board of Audit and Inspection, the Minister of Education, the Minister of the Interior and Safety, and the Mayor (including the Superintendent of Education of the City, if the audit involves matters concerning education or art and science; the same shall apply hereinafter) within two weeks from the date the plan is formulated. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014; Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) If deemed necessary for an autonomous audit, the Audit Committee may request a person involved to take the following measures. In such cases, measures requested to be taken shall be limited to the minimum necessary for the audit, and the person requested to take such measures shall comply with such request, unless justifiable grounds exist:
1. The agency subject to the audit or a person who belongs to the agency: To appear or answer questions, to submit relevant documents, to seal articles, etc., to inspect data entered in a computerized information system, etc.;
2. An agency involved in the audit, except the agency under subparagraph 1, or a person who belongs to such agency: To make an appearance or answer questions and to submit relevant documents.
(6) When an audit conducted by the Audit Committee involves an affair that requires expertise or practical experience, the Audit Committee may request a public official in charge of audit in a central administrative agency, an employee of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, or an external institution, such as an accounting firm or research institute, or an expert to participate in the audit for investigation, examination, and analysis of relevant matters.
 Article 25 (Management, etc. of Findings of Autonomous Audit)
(1) The Audit Committee shall report, to the Mayor, on the findings of an autonomous audit within 60 days after the audit is completed, except in extenuating circumstances: Provided, That findings of an autonomous audit concerning education or art and science shall be notified to the Superintendent of Education of the City.
(2) The findings of an autonomous audit that shall be reported or notified pursuant to paragraph (1) shall include measures to be taken, such as an order to recompense, disciplinary measure or reprimand, rectification, caution, improvements, recommendations, and criminal charge.
(3) If a measure to be taken based on the findings of an autonomous audit reported or notified pursuant to paragraph (1) falls within the scope of authority of the head of another agency, the Mayor or the Superintendent of Education of the City shall notify the head of the competent agency of relevant facts.
 Article 26 (Interruption of Prescription, etc. for Grounds for Disciplinary Measures or Reprimand)
(1) When the Audit Committee commences or closes an investigation of a specific case, it shall notify the head of the agency or department subject to audit thereof within ten days.
(2) The Mayor shall not carry on proceedings for a disciplinary measure or reprimand further from the date on which he/she is notified by the Audit Committee of the commencement of an investigation under paragraph (1) with regard to a specific case under investigation.
(3) If the prescriptive period for the ground of a disciplinary measure or reprimand expires or the remaining prescriptive period is less than one month because of the interruption of proceedings for the disciplinary measure or reprimand pursuant to paragraph (2), the prescriptive period shall be deemed to expire one month after the date on which the closing of the investigation is notified under paragraph (1).
 Article 27 (Duty of Confidentiality)
No member of the Audit Committee shall divulge confidential information made known to him/her in the course of performing his/her duties, not only while in service but also after he/she is retired from office.
 Article 28 (Special Exceptions to Establishment of Special Accounts for Metropolitan or Regional Development)
The State shall subsidize Sejong Special Self-Governing City by establishing a separate account in the special accounts for balanced national development under the Special Act on Balanced National Development for the expenses incurred in implementing various State-subsidized projects in order to cure stable financial resources for the development of Sejong Special Self-Governing City. <Amended by Act No. 15489, Mar. 20, 2018>
 Article 29 (Special Exceptions to Management of Funds of Local Government)
The deadline that shall be otherwise specified by Presidential Decree for the retention of a fund pursuant to Article 4 (2) of the Framework Act on the Management of Local Government Funds may be specified by City Ordinance.
 Article 30 (Budgeting with Residents' Participation)
(1) The Mayor shall allow residents to participate in the budget-formulation process by public invitation, etc.
(2) The extent of residents' participation in budget-formation, the method and procedure for the selection of participating residents, and other matters necessary for the process of residents' participation shall be prescribed by City Ordinance.
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Term of Office of Mayor and Superintendent of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor Elected First)
The term of office of the Mayor and Superintendent of Education elected at the first election held under Article 3 (1) of the Addenda to the Special Act on Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) for the election of the Mayor and Superintendent of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall end on June 30, 2014.
Article 3 (Term of Office of Local Council Members, etc.)
(1) Members of the Yeongi-Gun Council and members of the Chungcheongnam-Do Council from Yeongi-Gun in service at the time the Special Act on Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force shall become members of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council, and the term of office of such members shall end on June 30, 2014.
(2) If a member of the Gongju-Si Council, Chungcheongnam-Do, a member of the Chungcheongnam-Do Council, a member of the Cheongwon-Gun Council, Chungcheongbuk-Do, or a member of Chungcheongbuk-Do Council, part of whose constituency was incorporated into Sejong Special Self-Governing City when the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force, chooses to become a member of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council and thus becomes a member of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council, the term of office of such member shall end on June 30, 2014.
(3) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 19 hereof and Article 22 of the Public Official Election Act, the number of incumbent members of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council shall be deemed all members of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council until June 30, 2014, and all City Council members under the amended provisions of Article 19 hereof shall apply from July 1, 2014 onward.
Article 4 (Organization of Board of Education, Term of Office of Members of Board of Education, etc.)
(1) Notwithstanding Article 5 of the Local Education Autonomy Act, all number of the Board of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be five persons.
(2) Notwithstanding Articles 5 and 10 of the Local Education Autonomy Act, members elected from among members of the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Council shall serve concurrently as members of the Board of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, but the term of office of such members shall end on June 30, 2014.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures)
(1) The Eups and Myeons in Yeongi-Gun disbanded when the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force and the Eups and Myeons established in Gongju-Si and Cheongwon-Gun and incorporated into Sejong Special Self-Governing City shall be deemed Eups and Myeons of Sejong Special Self-Governing City established under this Act, respectively.
(2) Employees of an agency or facility of Yeongi-Gun in operation when the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force and employees of an institution relating to education, science, or sports and affiliated with Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do, which should be transferred to Sejong Special Self-Governing City under Article 7 of the Addenda to said Act, shall become employees of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, respectively.
(3) A disposition made or action taken by the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City with regard to an administrative affair transferred to Sejong Special Self-Governing City, among administrative affairs executed by the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency under the Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City in Yeongi-Gongju Area for Follow-Up Measures for New Administrative Capital (hereinafter referred to as the "Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City") before the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force, shall be deemed a disposition made or action taken by the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor or the head of an agency affiliated with the City.
(4) An application for disposition, a report filed, or any other action taken with or in relation to the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency with regard to an administrative affair transferred to Sejong Special Self-Governing City, among administrative affairs executed by the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency under the Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City in Yeongi-Gongju Area for Follow-up Measures for New Administrative Capital before the Special Act on Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force, shall be deemed an application for disposition, a report filed, or an action taken with or in relation to the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor or the head of an agency affiliated with the City.
(5) A disposition made or action taken by the Governor of Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do, the head of Gongju-Si, Yeongi-Gun, or Cheongwon-Gun, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do, or the head of an agency affiliated with any of the local governments or with either of the Offices of Education within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City before the Special Act on Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force shall be deemed a disposition made or action taken by the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, or the head of an agency affiliated with the City or the Office of Education of the City.
(6) An application for disposition, a report filed, or an action taken with or in relation to the Governor of Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do, the head of Gongju-Si, Yeongi-Gun, or Cheongwon-Gun, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do, or the head of an agency affiliated with any of the local governments or with either of the Offices of Education within the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City before the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force shall be deemed an application for disposition, a report filed, or an action taken with or in relation to the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor, the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, or the head of an agency affiliated with the City or the Office of Education of the City.
(7) Public notices given by the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency with regard to matters specified in the provisions of Article 7 (1) 1 through 9 of the Addenda under Article 60-2 (3) of the Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City in Yeongi-Gongju Area for Follow-up Measures for New Administrative Capital and Municipal Ordinances or Rules of each City/Do or each Si/Gun/Gu involved, which were enforceable in the jurisdiction of Sejong Special Self-Governing City as at the time the Special Act on Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force, shall be deemed Municipal Ordinances or Rules of Sejong Special Self-Governing City until Municipal Ordinances and Rules of Sejong Special Self-Governing City are enacted and enter into force, but such public notices, Municipal Ordinances, and Rules shall apply only to the areas to which they had formerly applied.
Article 6 (Transfer of Assets)
Public facilities or assets within the jurisdiction under Article 7, among public facilities or assets of Chungcheongbuk-Do, Chungcheongnam-Do, Gongju-Si, Yeongi-Gun, and Cheongwon-Gun, and those of institutions affiliated with Chungcheongbuk-Do or Chungcheongnam-Do for education, science, or sports as at the time the Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City (Act No. 10419) entered into force, shall be transferred to the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor and the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City, respectively: Provided, That the foregoing shall not apply to public facilities or assets, the management authority over which is designated respectively by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Interior, because the objectives of establishment of such public facilities or assets are not limited to the jurisdiction under Article 7 or because it is found improper to transfer such public facilities or assets to the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor or to the Superintendent of the Office of Education of Sejong Special Self-Governing City in light of the nature of the facilities or assets. <Amended by Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 7 (Relationship to Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency)
(1) The following administrative affairs, among the administrative affairs assigned to the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency under the Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City, shall be executed by the Sejong Special Self-Governing City Mayor from the date on which Sejong Special Self-Governing City is established:
1. Administrative affairs concerning the formulation, etc. of a local plan for a smart traffic system under Article 60-2 (1) 1 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
2. Administrative affairs concerning the formulation, etc. of a local public transportation plan under Article 60-2 (1) 4 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
3. Administrative affairs concerning urban gas projects, etc. under Article 60-2 (1) 5 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
4. Administrative affairs concerning the protection, etc. of cultural heritage assets under Article 60-2 (1) 7 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
5. Administrative affairs concerning the improvement, use, management, conservation, etc. of small rivers under Article 60-2 (1) 8 of the Special Act on Construction of the Administrative City;
6. Administrative affairs concerning licensing for, or registration of, passenger transport services (limited to city-bus or community-bus transport services) under Article 60-2 (1) 9 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
7. Administrative affairs concerning the installation of ancillary parking lots under Article 60-2 (1) 11 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
8. Administrative affairs concerning the designation, management, use, conservation, etc. of rivers under Article 60-2 (1) 13 of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City;
9. Administrative affairs concerning master plans for the improvement of waterworks and sewerage systems under Article 63-2 (1) 1 and 2 of the Special Act on theConstruction of the Administrative City.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 60-2 (5) of the Special Act on the Construction of the Administrative City, administrative affairs concerning the installation, management, etc. of utility tunnels under Article 60-2 (1) 3 of said Act shall be executed by the Chairperson of the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency continuously until the construction of such facilities are completed even after Sejong Special Self-Governing City is established.
Article 8 (Relationship to other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
A citation of any provision of the former Special Act on the Establishment, etc. of Sejong Special Self-Governing City in any Act or subordinate statute in force at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of the relevant provision of this Act in lieu of the former provision, if such relevant provisions exists herein.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12844, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation; Provided, That the amended parts of an Act which was promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement date thereof has yet to arrive, from among the Acts amended pursuant to Article 6 of the Addenda, shall enter into force on the respective enforcement date of the relevant Act.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13334, Jun. 19, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13497, Aug. 13, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14766, Apr. 18, 2017>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14839, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended parts of Act, among the Act amended pursuant to Article 5 of the Addenda, which were promulgated before this Act enters into force but the enforcement date of which have not yet arrived, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the respective Acts.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 14948, Oct. 24, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 15422, Mar. 9, 2018>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 15489, Mar. 20, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.