Key functions of parliament: lawmaking
This is the process by which a parliament considers draft legislation and ultimately approves its final form. Almost all parliaments have a role to play in reviewing draft laws before they are adopted, including the ability to recommend amendments to draft laws. Some parliaments are more active in the development of draft laws prior to debate in the chamber. Others rely almost exclusively on the government to develop, draft and introduce laws for debate. Special rules often apply to te legislation containing the annual state budget – commonly considered one of the most significant laws reviewed by a parliament.
Legislation: Drafting and Review
- Committee Stage
- Approval of the Draft Law in Principle
- Clause-by-Clause Review
- Final Adoption of the Draft Law
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