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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1.  Purpose of this Law

Purpose of this Law shall be definition of the status of Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter - Legislative Chamber), regulating the affairs to organize the work of the Legislative Chamber and its interaction with the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter - Senate), and other government bodies.

Article 2. The Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber shall be the lower chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Legislative Chamber shall consist of one hundred and twenty deputies elected in electoral districts on multiparty basis.

Work of the Legislative Chamber shall be based on the professional full-time work of all deputies of the chamber.

Article 3.  Legal foundation of the work of Legislative Chamber

Order of business of the Legislative Chamber shall be determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, this Law, and other legislative acts.

Article 4.  Elections of the Legislative Chamber.

Order of elections of the Legislative Chamber shall be established by the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On elections of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and other legislative acts.

Article 5.  Term of the Legislative Chamber

Term of the Legislative Chamber shall be five years.

In expiration of its authority Legislative Chamber shall continue its work until the beginning of the work of the next Legislative Chamber.

Article 6.  Deputy of the Legislative Chamber

Citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan who have attained the age of twenty five years on the day of elections and permanently resident in the Republic of Uzbekistan no less than five years may become a deputy of the Legislative Chamber.

Same person may not be simultaneously a deputy of the Legislative Chamber and  member of the Senate.

During their term deputies of the Legislative Chamber may not engage in paid work other than academic and scholarly work.

Deputy of the Legislative Chamber shall enjoy immunity.  He may not be prosecuted, detained, arrested, or be subject to administrative reprimand by court without the consent of the Legislative Chamber.

Deputy of the Legislative Chamber shall be compensated all expenses related to his deputy work.

Authority of the deputy of the Legislative Chamber may be ceased immaturely in the cases and the order stipulated in law.

Status of deputy of the Legislative Chamber shall be determined by law.

Article 7.  Acts of the Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber shall adopt resolutions on the issues of its competence as well as on the internal order of business of the chamber.

The Legislative Chamber may make statement and addresses on general political, socioeconomic and other issues that shall be recorded in the resolution of the Chamber.

Resolutions of the Legislative Chamber except the cases stipulated in this Law shall be adopted by the majority of the votes of the total number of deputies.

II. POWERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS OF ITS WORK

Article 8.  Powers of the Legislative Chamber delegated for joint competence with the Senate

Powers of the Legislative Chamber for joint competence with the Senate shall be:

1) Adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and introduction of changes and amendments therein;

2) Adoption of constitutional laws, laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and introduction of changes and amendments therein;

3) Decision to conduct a referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan and determination of the date of its holding;

4) Determination of the main directions of the domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of Uzbekistan and adoption of strategic government programs;

5) Establishment of the system and powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

6) Admission of new states into the Republic of Uzbekistan and approval of their separation from the Republic of Uzbekistan;

7) Legislative regulation of the customs, currency and lending;

8) Establishment of taxes and other dues;

9) Legislative regulation of the issues of the administrative – territorial structure and change of the borders of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

10) Establishment, elimination, renaming of the districts, cities, regions and changing their borders;

11) Adoption of the State budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and overseeing its implementation;

12) Establishment of state awards and titles;

13) Approval of the decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on establishment and termination of ministries, state committees, and other state governance bodies;

14) Establishment of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

15) Review and approval of the candidacies of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, his first deputy and deputies by the nomination of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

Members of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be approved by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on proposal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

16) Election of the Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Human Rights and his deputy;

17) Review of the report of Controller’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan,

18) Approval of the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on declaration of war in case of attack on the Republic of Uzbekistan or in case of necessity to fulfill treaty liabilities on collective defense from aggression;

19) Approval of the decrees of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan on declaration of general or partial mobilization, introduction, extension and cessation of the state of emergency;

20) Decide on ratification and denunciation of the international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

21) Exercise of other powers granted under the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

The issues of joint competence of the chambers shall be first considered in the Legislative Chamber, then in the Senate

Article 9.  Exclusive powers of the Legislative Chamber

Exclusive powers of the Legislative Chamber shall consist of:

Election of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber and his deputies, chairs of committees and their deputies;

Decide on withdrawal of immunity of a deputy of the Legislative Chamber on request of Prosecutor General;

Adoption of Regulations and other issues related to the organization of its work and internal order of business of the chamber;

Adoption of resolutions of the Legislative Chamber on the issues of political and socioeconomic life, and the issues of internal and foreign policy of the state.

Article 10.  Meeting of the Legislative Chamber

Organizational form of the Legislative Chamber’s work shall be its meetings held in the period of the session of the Legislative Chamber.

Sessions shall generally be held from the first business day of the September till the last business day of the  June of the next year.

The first meeting of the Legislative Chamber shall be convened by the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan no later than two months after elections.

The Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall open the first meeting of the Legislative Chamber and chair until the election of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Chairman oMicrosoft Woime Minister, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairmen of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Trade Court, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan may participate in the meetings of the Legislative Chamber and its institutions.

Representatives of government agencies and non-governmental non-profit organizations, science institutions, specialists and scholars, representatives of the press, television, radio and other media may be invited to the meetings of the Legislative Chamber.

Meetings of the Legislative Chamber shall be held in open and transparent manner.

Joint meeting of the chambers shall be valid provided no less than two thirds of the total number of deputies of the Legislative Chamber and of the Senate, respectively, are present.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber and Chairman of the Senate shall chair the joint meetings of the chamber in turn unless decided otherwise in the joint meeting.

Joint resolution of the chambers may be adopted on the discussion of the issues debated in the joint meeting of the chambers.  Voting therein shall generally be conducted separately.

Article 12.  Parliamentary request

The Legislative Chamber or deputy of the Legislative Chamber shall have the right to address parliamentary requests to the government officials, demanding grounded explanation or statement of their positions on the issues of their competence.

Government officials shall provide answers to the parliamentary request in the meetings of the Legislative Chamber by the deadlines set in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

III. Speaker of the Legislative Chamber and his deputies.  The Council, committees, and commissions of the Legislative Chamber

Article 13.  Speaker of the Legislative Chamber

 

In the first meeting  after the elections the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall be elected among the deputies of the Legislative Chamber by the majority of votes of the total number of deputies by secret voting for the term of the Legislative Chamber.  Order of nomination and election of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall be established in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall cease his political party membership  for his term of office and cannot be a member of the fractions of the political parties (hereinafter -fractions) and deputy groups.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall not be elected as a member of the committees of the Legislative Chamber.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber may be prematurely impeached by the decision of the Legislative Chamber taken by more than two thirds of votes of the deputies of the Legislative Chamber by secret voting.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall issue orders on the matters of his competence.

Article 14.  Powers of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber

The Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall:

1) Convene meetings of the Legislative Chamber and its Council, and chair in the meetings;

2) Oversee the preparation of the issues to be taken to the floor of the Legislative Chamber;

3) Send the laws adopted by the Legislative Chamber to the Senate for approval;

4) Coordinate the work of the committees and commissions of the Legislative Chamber;

5) Oversee implementation of the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan and acts of the Legislative Chamber;

6) Distribute responsibilities among the deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber;

7) Manage interparliamentary contacts and work of the groups of the Legislative Chamber related to the activities of international parliamentary organizations;

8) Approve the charters and membership of the editorial boards of the press outlets of the Legislative Chamber and their maintenance expenditures;

9) Appoint and dismiss chief editors of the press outlets of the Legislative Chamber in agreement with the Council;

10) Manage work of the press outlets of the Legislative Chamber;

11) Represent the Legislative Chamber in the relations with the Senate, other government branches, foreign governments, international and other organizations;

12) Sign resolutions of the Legislative Chamber and its Council;

13) Oversee the work of the staff of the Legislative Chamber, approve their expenditures for maintenance of deputies and maintenance of the Legislative Chamber;

14) Exercise other powers granted by the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan this Law, and Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Speaker of the Legislative Chamber may raise the issues within his competence for consideration of the Council.

Article 15.  Deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber

Deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall be elected for the term of the Legislative Chamber among the deputies of the Legislative Chamber by the majority of the total number of votes cast secretly.  Order of nomination and election of the deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall be established in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber may not be elected as members of the committees of the Legislative Chamber.  

Deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber shall be performing part of the duties of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber on his assignment or replace the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber in his absence or inability to perform his duties.

Deputies of the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber for the period of performing their duties shall cease their membership of political parties and shall not enter fractions and deputy groups.

Article 16. The Council of the Legislative Chamber

The Council of the Legislative Chamber shall be formed to streamline the work of the Legislative Chamber, coordinate the work of the committees, and ensure preliminary review of planning legislative work.

The Council of the Legislative Chamber shall convene between the meetings of the Chamber in case of necessity.

The Council of the Legislative Chamber shall include the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber, his deputies, leaders of fractions and deputy groups, chairmen of the committees of the Legislative Chamber.

The Council shall adopt decisions within its competence by the majority of votes of the total number of its members.

Article 17.  Election of the committees of the Legislative Chamber

Committees consisting of chairman, his deputies and members shall be elected among the deputies of the Legislative Chamber for the term of the Legislative Chamber in order to conduct legislative work, preliminary review and preparation of issues proposed to the Legislative Chamber, oversee the implementation of the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan and decisions taken by the Chamber.

Posts of the chairman of committee, his deputy and members shall be determined by the package (common) decision considering the party or group affiliation of the deputies and number of the votes of voters received in the elections.

All members of the committees of the Legislative Chamber shall have equal rights.

Deputy not elected to committee may participate in its work with advisory vote.

The committees of the Legislative Chamber shall report to and be accountable before the Legislative Chamber.

Article 18.  Powers of the Committees of the Legislative Chamber

The Committee of the Legislative Chamber shall:

1) Develop drafts of laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan and of other decisions of the Legislative Chamber within the issues of their competence on their own initiative or on assignment of the Legislative Chamber;

2) Conduct preliminary review of draft laws and prepare them for consideration of the Legislative Chamber;

3) Provide opinions on the drafts of legislative acts, make proposals to the Council on inclusion of the draft in the agenda of the Legislative Chamber either for continuation of the work on it or its dismissal on reasonable grounds;

4) Provide opinions and proposals on the draft of the State budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

5) Be accountable for the specific legislative draft or another issue within the competence of the chamber;

6) Establish working groups to review proposed legislative drafts, recruit representatives of government agencies and non-government non-profit organizations, research institutions, specialists and scholars, CEOs;

7) Hear representatives of the subjects of legislative initiative on the issues of legislative draft;

8) Develop proposals to change or amend texts of draft laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and resolutions, adopted by the Legislative Chamber;

9) Request documents, expert opinions, statistical and other data from the government entities and other organizations;

10) Hear reports of the heads of government entities on implementation of the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, other legislative acts, and decisions of the committees.

Article 19.  Organization of the work of the committees of the Legislative Chamber

Committees of the Legislative Chamber shall organize their work in conformity with their plans as well as the assignments and recommendations of the Legislative Chamber, its Speaker and of the Council.

The order of business of the committees of the Legislative Chamber shall be defined in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Article 20.  Meetings of the committees of the Legislative Chamber

Meetings of the committees of the Legislative Chamber shall be held in case of necessity between the meetings of the Chamber.

Meetings of the committees of the Legislative Chamber shall be valid provided no less than the half of the total number of members is present.

Meetings of the committees of the Legislative Chamber shall be held openly.  In case of necessity the committees of the Legislative Chamber may decide to hold closed meeting.

Representatives of government entities and non-government non-profit organizations, research institutions, specialists and scholars, representatives of the press, television, radio and other media outlets may be invited to the meetings of the committees.

Article 21.  Decisions of the committees of the Legislative Chamber

The committees of the Legislative Chamber shall make decisions on the issues being considered by the majority of the total number of the members of the committee.

Decisions of the committees of the Legislative Chamber concerning the government entities shall be reviewed and provided with report of results or measures taken no later than one month unless otherwise stipulated in the decision.

Article 22.  Commissions of the Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber may establish commissions to address specific issues.  The commissions shall be formed of the deputies of the Legislative Chamber at the meeting of the Legislative Chamber.  Objective of the establishment of the commission and its powers shall be determined therein.

The commission shall halt their work after the implementation of the assignments delegated on them or ahead of time by the decision of the Legislative Chamber.

Order of organization and work of the commissions shall be determined in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

IV. DEPUTY UNIONS

Article 23.  On deputy unions

Deputies of the Legislative Chamber may form deputy unions in the form of fractions and deputy groups on political, professional, and other grounds.

Fraction – deputy union, established by the deputies nominated by the political parties for the purpose of representing their interests in the Legislative Chamber, and registered in due order.

Deputies elected for the Legislative Chamber without political party nomination shall have the right to form deputy groups.

Decision to admit a deputy of the Legislative Chamber to a fraction or a deputy group shall be taken in their meetings.

Deputy of the Legislative Chamber may be a member of only one fraction or deputy group.

Deputy nominated by a political party and elected to the Legislative Chamber may become a member of the fraction of only this party or shall not enter any of the fractions or deputy groups.

Form of organization and work of deputy unions shall be determined by the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Article 24.  Order of establishment of fractions and deputy groups

No less than nine deputies of the Legislative Chamber shall have the right to form a fraction or deputy group. 

Fractions and deputy groups shall be registered. In the meeting of the Legislative Chamber head or other representative of the fraction and deputy group shall inform the Chamber of the establishment of the fraction or deputy group, respectively and shall be recorded in the protocol of the meeting of the Legislative Chamber.

The Legislative Chamber shall issue resolution on establishment of a fraction and deputy group.

Article 25.  Powers of the fraction and deputy group

Fraction and deputy group shall:

1) Make proposals and comments on the agenda of the Legislative Chamber as well as on the order and content of the issues being considered;

2) Have the guaranteed right of floor for the representative of the fraction or deputy group in the debates on all issues discussed in the meetings of the Legislative Chamber;

3) Raise the issue of establishment of reconciliatory and other commissions;

4) Address government officials in the meeting of the Legislative Chamber with the request to provide reasonable clarification or state their position on the issues of their competence;

5) Disseminate the opinion of the fraction, deputy group on the issue discussed in the meeting of the Legislative Chamber among the deputies of the Legislative Chamber;

6) Participate in the work of the Council, committees, and commissions of the Chamber;

7) Make proposals on draft legislation and drafts of other decisions discussed at the Legislative Chamber;

8) Raise the issue of hearing the work reports of the members of the government in the meeting of the Legislative Chamber;

9) Request materials and documents required for the work of the fraction or deputy group from the government entities and their officials;

10) Exercise other authority in conformity with legislation.

Article 26. Termination of fraction and deputy group

Fraction and deputy group shall be terminated in case of:

1) own initiative of the fraction or deputy group;

2) expiration of the term of the Legislative Chamber;

3) decrease in the number of the deputies- members of the fraction or deputy group lower than the limit required for their establishment.

Other than the cases listed in the first clause of this Article, fraction shall also be terminated in case of termination of the respective political party.

V. REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE DRAFTS

RECONCILIATORY PROCEDURES

Article 27.  Legislative initiative

The power of legislative initiative in the Legislative Chamber shall be granted to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Karakalpakstan represented by its supreme authority, deputies of the Legislative Chamber, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Trade Court, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan and implemented by sponsoring of the legislative draft in the Legislative Chamber by the subjects of legislative initiative.

Legislative drafts envisioning decrease state revenues or increase of state expenditures, as well as the changes in the appropriations may be introduced solely after the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 28.  Preliminary review of legislative draft by the committee of the Legislative Chamber

After legislative draft has been introduced to the Legislative Chamber, Speaker shall designate the respective committee that shall conduct preliminary review of the draft legislation.

Fractions and deputy groups may participate in the preliminary review of the legislative draft.

Pending the results of the preliminary review of the legislative draft, respective committee shall bring the issue before the Council of the Legislative Chamber to include it in the agenda of preliminary review of the legislative draft or the return of the legislative draft to the sponsoring entity (person).

In case of disconformity of the legislative draft with the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On preparation of legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On regulatory and statutory acts” and Regulations of the Legislative Chamber, the Council of the Legislative Chamber may decide to return the legislative draft to the subject authorized to initiate legislation.

Article 29.  Adoption of law by the Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber shall review the legislative draft generally after several readings. 

The Legislative Chamber shall adopt the law by the majority of the votes of the total number of deputies of the Chamber.

Adoption Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and introduction of changes and amendments therein, adoption of constitutional laws and introduction of changes and amendments therein requires  the votes of the two thirds of the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Chamber.

Voting may be open or secret.

The Legislative Chamber shall decide on the form and method of voting by open vote of the majority of the deputies present at the meeting of the Legislative Chamber.

Law adopted by the Legislative Chamber shall be sent to the Senate no later than ten days.

The Senate shall decide either to approve or dismiss the law.

The law dismissed by the Senate shall be returned to the Legislative Chamber.

Should the Legislative Chamber once again approve the law by two thirds of the total number of deputies, it shall be considered adopted by the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and shall be sent by the Legislative Chamber to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for signature and publication.

Article 30.  Reconciliatory commission

The Legislative Chamber and the Senate may form reconciliatory commission on parity to overcome the emerged disagreements on the law dismissed by the Senate.

Members of the reconciliatory commission from each chamber shall elect the co-chairman of the commission among them by the majority of votes.

The reconciliatory commission shall review each objection of the Senate separately for the purpose to draft single text of the law.  The Reconciliatory Commission may decide to amend those articles of the draft that were not objected by the Senate in case this amendment is required by the new wording of the law drafted after the proposals of the Senate.

The reconciliatory commission, having finalized its work, shall issue an opinion containing the proposals to overcome the differences.

Order of business, membership and work of the Reconciliatory Commission shall be determined in the Regulations.

Article 31.  Consideration of the proposals of the Reconciliatory Commission

The Legislative Chamber shall consider the opinion of the Reconciliatory Commission in ten days after the proposals have been submitted and make a decision.

The Legislative Chamber shall decide on the proposals of the Reconciliatory Commission by the majority of votes of the total number of deputies. 

The law shall be reconsidered in the Legislative Chamber after the submission of the proposals of the Reconciliatory Commission. In this case the law shall be adopted in usual procedure and sent to the Senate for approval. 

If  in the second consideration of the law, rejected by the Senate, the Legislative Chamber did not accept it in  the wording of the Reconciliatory Commission and voiced its disagreement with the Senate on rejection of the law, it shall be cast for vote in the previous edition.

Should the Legislative Chamber readopt the law by the two-third of the total number of deputies, it shall be considered adopted by the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and shall be sent by the Legislative Chamber to thPresident of the Republic of Uzbekistan for signature and publication.

Article 32.  Signing of the law and its publication

Law approved by the Senate shall be in ten days sent to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for signing and publication.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall sign the law and publicize it in thirty days.

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be entitled to return the law with his objections to the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 33.  Second consideration of the law returned by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the Legislative Chamber

The law returned by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan shall be considered at the Legislative Chamber, which shall make one of the following decisions:

1) Adopt the law with the consideration of the comments and proposals of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

2) Dismiss the law from further consideration;

3) Adopt the law in its previous edition.

In case the law is adopted in the previous edition with the majority no less than two third of the votes of the total number of deputies of the Legislative Chamber, the law shall be forwarded to the Senate for approval.

VI. FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 34.  Dissolution of the Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber may be dissolved by the decision of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan made in agreement with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan in case of:

emergence of insuperable disagreements that threaten its normal functioning or repeated adoption of decisions that are in discord with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

emergence of insuperable disagreements between the Legislative Chamber and the Senate that threaten normal functioning of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In case of dissolution of the Legislative Chamber, new elections shall be held in three months.

The Legislative Chamber may not be dissolved in the period of the state of emergency.

Article 35.  Regulations of the Legislative Chamber

Order of business of the Legislative Chamber, its bodies and officials as well as of the deputy unions shall be established in the Regulations of the Legislative Chamber.

Article 36.  Office of the Legislative Chamber

Organizational, information, logistical support of the work of the Legislative Chamber, its bodies and deputies shall be undertaken by the Office of the Legislative Chamber.

Structure, staffing pattern, salary scale, and logistical support of the staff of the Office of the Legislative Chamber as well as the expenses for their maintenance shall be approved by the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber.

Labor matters of the staff of the Office of the Legislative Chamber shall not depend on the term of the Legislative Chamber.

The Office of the Legislative Chamber shall be a legal entity.

Organization and work of the Office of the Legislative Chamber shall be determined in the Statute, approved by the Speaker of the Legislative Chamber.

Article 37.  Financing of the work of the Legislative Chamber

Financing of the work of the Legislative Chamber shall be covered by the funds of the State budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 38.  Press of the Legislative Chamber

The Legislative Chamber shall have its press service.

 

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Islam Karimov

Tashkent

December 12, 2002

 

RESOLUTION OF THE OLIY MAJLIS OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN On enactment of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan”

Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan decrees:

1.Enact the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” in the next elections of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and establishment of the Legislative Chamber.

2.Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Utkir Sultanov) bring their decisions in conformity with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, oversee the review and annulment of the regulations of the ministries, state committees and agencies in discord with the mentioned Constitutional Law.

3.Staring the day of enactment of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” the following shall be invalidated:

Constitutional Law of the republic of Uzbekistan adopted on September 22 1994 “On Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan” (Bulletin of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2000, # 5-6, p.153);

Section VII of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted on May 12, 2001“On changes and amendments in the legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan” (Bulletin of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2001, # 5, p.89)

Chairman of the Oliy Majlis

E. Khalilov

of the Republic of Uzbekistan    

Tashkent,

December 12, 2002

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