Penza officials plan saving money by replacing silver with white metal in awards
Penza, 30 October 2014. PenzaNews. A draft decree proposing to replace silver by white metal in the Badge of Honor, issued by the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, has been introduced to the regional parliament.
According to the explanatory memorandum, signed by Ivan Belozertsev, the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the region, such replacement is caused by the need to reduce the expenses for the Penza region.
The Legislative Assembly of the Penza region Badge of Honor was established for the merits in the development of the regional legislation, high achievements in socio-economic development of the Russian Federation.
The decision to present the badge is made by the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, including on his own initiative.
A petition for awarding may be received from the Penza region governor, members of the regional parliament, state authorities and local self-government, and heads of organizations.
A person awarded with a medal receives a certificate of merit.
The Badge of Honor is worn on the left chest below the state awards of the Russian Federation. The award has a lapel option.