The Right to Introduce Bills

1. Law

The law can be formally defined as “the legislative act adopted by the Assembly in accordance with the relevant procedure.” The law can also be defined as “general, objective and impersonal legal rules.”  

2. Right to Introduce Bills

The right to introduce bills belongs to the deputies. Bills might be introduced with one or more than one deputy’s signature. The only bills that introduced by the President of the Republic are the Budget Bill and the Final Accounts Bill.

3. The Requirements for the Bills

The bills must be drafted in accordance with the requirements provided in the Rules of Procedure. These requirements are as follows;

  • Signature: Bills must include the signature of at least one deputy.
  • Explanatory Memoranda: The bills are introduced with their explanatory memoranda. The reasons for drafting the bill are explained in the explanatory memoranda of the bill. The reasons for new provisions or articles that are repealed, amended or added are explicitly specified in the justification of each article.
  • The text of the bill: The text of the bill including articles appears after the explanatory memoranda. The text appears under an appropriate title.
  • Not including abusive and insulting remarks: The bills shall not include abusive and insulting language.
  • Restriction on the bills that are rejected by the Plenary: The bills that are rejected by the Plenary cannot be introduced sooner than one year from the date of rejection within the same legislative term.

The introductory part including the signatures, explanatory memorandum, and the text appear on separate pages.

The parts that must be included in the bills are the introduction page, explanatory memoranda, justification of articles, text of bill (title and articles, tables and lists (if any)