Law on Standing Orders of the Jogorku Kenesh (2005, as amended 2006)

 

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Dated January 3, 2005 N 3

LAW OF THE KYRGYZ  REPUBLIC

On Standing Orders of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic

PART ONE.

ORGANIZATION AND THE ORDER OF OPERATIONS

OF THE JOGORKU KENESH OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

SECTION I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 1

Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 1

Jogorku Kenesh - Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic - is a representative body which shall execute the legislative power and control functions within the limits of its authority.

The Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic (hereinafter referred to as the Jogorku Kenesh) consists of 75 deputies elected by one-mandatory territorial constituencies for the period of five years.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall resolve independently the matters concerning its jurisdiction in accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and other normative and legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2.

Activity of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be based on principles of publicity, free collective discussion and decision making.

Sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be held open. In cases stipulated by the present Law the Jogorku Kenesh shall have the right to hold closed sittings.

Article 3.

The permanent placing location of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic - the city of Bishkek.

The building of the Jogorku Kenesh shall have the republican status and be the sole property of the state.

Disposal of other organizations and institutions in the building of the Jogorku Kenesh shall not be permitted, except for those maintaining the Jogorku Kenesh operations.

Chapter 2

Powers of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 4.

The following matters shall fall under the Jogorku Kenesh jurisdiction:

1) Introduction of amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic in the order established by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2) Passing laws of the Kyrgyz Republic;

3) Official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and laws enacted by it;

4) Alteration of borders of the Kyrgyz Republic;

5) Approval of the republican budget and the report on its performance, national programs on social and economic development, submitted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

6) Resolution of issues concerning the administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic;

7) Calling the Presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic;

8) Approval on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

9) Consent to appointment of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

10) Expression of no-confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic by a majority of not less than two thirds of votes of total number of deputies in cases stipulated by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

11) Election and dismissal on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, his Deputy and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic;

12) Election and dismissal on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, his deputies and judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic;

13) Consent to appointment of judges of local courts;

14) Consent to appointment of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic;

15) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic;

16) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic;

17) Election of half of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic;

18) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

19) Appointment of half of auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

20) Election and dismissal of Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and his deputies;

21) Ratification and denouncement of international treaties, except for cases stipulated by Article 48 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

22) Introduction of state of emergency, approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the matter;

23) Resolution of war and peace issues; introduction of martial law; declaration of state of war; approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on these matters;

24) Resolution of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance;

25) Establishment of military ranks, diplomatic ranks, class grades and other special ranks of the Kyrgyz Republic;

26) Establishment of state awards and honorary titles of the Kyrgyz Republic;

27) Issue of amnesty acts;

28) Hearing of messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations;

29) Hearing of annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic on the condition status of constitutional legality in the country, reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy)

30) Hearing of the Kyrgyz  Republic about state of affairs in the country in the field of human rights and civil freedoms adherence and protection;

31) Hearing of annual reports of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

32) Removal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic from the office.

Hearing of reports and accounts of officials, specified in the present article, shall be held with account of provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Kyrgyz Republic on independence and autonomy of corresponding state bodies and their officials.

Legal and normative legal acts of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be passed in form of resolutions, decisions and orders. The Jogorku Kenesh shall issue decrees on matters, stipulated by clauses 2, 7, 9-20, 28-31 of Part one of the present Article, and also on the issues of exercising control over the legislation enforcement.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall have the right to accept applications and appeals.

SECTION II

ORGANIZATION AND BODIES OF THE JOGORKU KENESH

Chapter 3

Toragaof the Jogorku Kenesh and Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 5.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall elect from its members Toraga (Speaker) of the Jogorku Kenesh,

Deputy Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh by majority of votes from the total number of deputies in the order established by the present Law.

Article 6.

The Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall:

1) Chair sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh;

2) Exercise the overall guidance of preparation of matters to be considered at sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh;

3) Sign the acts passed by the Jogorku Kenesh, issue orders;

4) Represent the Jogorku Kenesh in the Kyrgyz  Republic and beyond its borders, provide coordination of the Jogorku Kenesh with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic, bodies of executive and judicial branches of the state power, local self-government bodies;

5) Exercise control over activity of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh;

6) Issue orders about publication of acts of the Jogorku Kenesh, not requiring the subsequent signing by the President of the Kyrgyz  Republic;

7) Approve regulations about the Jogorku Kenesh documentation circulation;

8) Convene extraordinary sessions of the Jogorku Kenesh upon proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic or not less than one third of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies;

9) Supervise performance of official duties by Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh and Chairmen of Committees of the Jogorku Kenesh;

10) Issue orders about business trips of deputies, officials of the Jogorku Kenesh; approve reports of officials of the Jogorku Kenesh Office on the work performed during business trips;

11) Fulfill assignments of the Jogorku Kenesh;

12) Pass draft laws and materials submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh to the Committees according to their competence for consideration in a monthly period, deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) - for information;

13) Appoint and dismiss the Head and Deputy Heads of the Jogorku Kenesh Office upon consent of the Jogorku Kenesh;

14) Appoint and dismiss in conformity with the existing legislation of the Kyrgyz  Republic of heads of organizational divisions of the Jogorku Kenesh Office on presentation by the Head of the Office, heads of Committee departments - upon presentation of the Head of the Office and coordination with Chairmen of corresponding committees;

15) Dispose of the means allocated to the Jogorku Kenesh in conformity with the approved budget and estimated expenditures of the Jogorku Kenesh;

16) Take measures on safeguarding, protection of honor and dignity of the Jogorku Kenesh  and its organs;

17) Provide security of the Jogorku Kenesh;

18) Maintain enforcement of the standing orders and working schedule of the Jogorku Kenesh;

19) Develop jointly with Chairmen of Committees the draft of the general operational program of the Jogorku Kenesh, work out the calendar of issues’ consideration for the next month;

20) Manage use of premises, constructions, equipment, transport and the territories as well being under the Jogorku Kenesh authority;

21) Exercise control over the passed decisions performance;

22) Provide development of the draft of the expenditure budget of the Jogorku Kenesh and not later than 3 months prior to the end of the fiscal year present it to the Jogorku Kenesh for consideration;

23) Submit not later than in one and a half month after the budgetary year completion to the Jogorku Kenesh for consideration the detailed written report on expenditures of the Jogorku Kenesh over the passed year and their conformity with the approved expenditure budget of the Jogorku Kenesh or any deviation from it;

24) Announce of the registered deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups), changes in their membership,  membership of Committees and Commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh at the next sitting after the day of submission of the corresponding statement;

25) Make a decision on returning of the submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh bills to the subjects of legislative initiative, if the requirements of the present Law regarding the submitted bills were not met;

26) With the purpose of rendering assistance to the registered with the Jogorku Kenesh deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) in performing of their functions specified in the present Law, put at their disposal premises, necessary equipment, and assign to them the administrative and technical support staff which enjoys their confidence;

27) Exercise other powers regarding organization of the Jogorku Kenesh activity.

Orders of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh can be changed, added, cancelled by decision  the Jogorku Kenesh deputies accepted by majority of votes of their total number.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be accountable to the Jogorku Kenesh. He shall present annually to the Jogorku Kenesh the report on his activity, organization of operations of the Jogorku Kenesh and its bodies, the condition status of the legislative base in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 7.

Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh shall substitute for Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh in his absence, they shall chair the Jogorku Kenesh  sittings on behalf of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, perform separate duties according to the responsibility division between them.

Chapter 4

Committees and Temporary Commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 8.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall form from among its deputies not more than 7 Committees, and shall elect their chairmen.

Directions of the Committees’ work and the rules of their operation shall be established by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 9.

Committees of the Jogorku Kenesh regarding the matters attributed to their competence:

1) Shall carry out preparation and preliminary consideration of draft laws and not later than in a monthly period submit them for consideration to the Jogorku Kenesh sitting with their own conclusion;

2) Shall arrange for the parliamentary hearings held by the Jogorku Kenesh;

3) Shall supervise putting into practice of laws and the decisions passed by the Jogorku Kenesh and its Committees;

4) Shall make conclusions and recommendations as regards the relevant sections of the draft republican budget;

5) Shall solve organizational matters relating to their activity;

6) Shall hear heads of the state bodies, institutions, departments and organizations of the executive branch of power on matters within the limits of their competence;

7) Shall move motions to Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh concerning passing of cases under consideration to another Committee for discussion;

8) Shall present their opinion on the matter being considered by another Committee;

9) Shall consider other issues stipulated by the legislation.

Appointment and election of officials attributed to the Jogorku Kenesh authority, giving consent of the Jogorku Kenesh for nomination to the office and dismissal shall be made at presentation of the conclusion by corresponding Committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 10.

The Jogorku Kenesh may form temporary commissions (hereinafter referred to as the Commissions) for resolution of certain issues relating to the Jogorku Kenesh competence.

The order of organization and operation of the Commissions shall be established by the present Law and decisions of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 11.

Deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be obliged to attend sittings of the Committee, Commission, which membership he belongs to.

At sittings of the Committees, Commissions the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, not included into their membership structure, can take part with the right of deliberative vote.

Article 12.

The proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the permanent representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also representatives of legislative initiative subjects, which bills are being considered at sittings of the Committees, shall have the right to attend the sittings of the Committees, Commissions.

Experts, representatives of the interested state bodies, political parties, public associations, and also mass media can be invited to sittings of the Committees, Commissions.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Article 13.

The Committees, Commissions shall have the right to request documents and materials necessary for their activity from bodies of the state power, enterprises owning the state property share, departments, organizations, and also to invite their officials to their sittings.

The governmental bodies of the government, enterprises owning the state property share, departments, organizations and their officials shall be obligated to present to the Committees, Commissions the requested documents and materials within a monthly period.

Article 14.

The Committees, Commissions regarding all questions under their competence shall pass decisions bearing a recommendatory or binding character.

The state bodies which have received the decisions of Committees, Commissions, shall be obliged to consider them. The Committees, Commissions should be informed of results of consideration or of the measures being undertaken not later than a month or another period, established by the Committees, Commissions.

Article 15.

In case of finding by the Committees, Commissions of infringements of laws or other normative legal acts which can harm the rights and interests of citizens, and if they will not be immediately eliminated, the decision shall be issued on elimination of these infringements, having a mandatory nature.

The decision should specify the law or other normative legal act which provisions were infringed, nature of these infringements and specific proposals on their elimination.

The decision of the Committee, Commission shall be directed to the body or the official, which had allowed the infringement of the law or other normative legal act, or to the higher body or the official in the order of subordination, competent to remove the admitted infringement.

Decisions of the Committees, Commissions shall be subject to immediate consideration. The corresponding Committees, Commissions shall be presented the motived answer on their consideration results.

If the decisions of the Committees, Commissions on elimination of infringement of laws or normative legal acts shall not be executed by the state body or the official the Committees, Commissions shall recommend to the higher state body to eliminate infringement and shall petition for calling the official for responsibility according to the existing legislation. In case the higher body will not undertake appropriate measures on elimination of infringement of laws or normative legal acts, state body the Committees, Commissions shall have the right to hold the parliamentary hearing at which the decision could be taken to direct the statement to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Office of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic regarding the person who has admitted infringement of laws or normative legal acts, or shall take out this question at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting.

In this case the higher state body or the official shall report on the taken decision within a month to the corresponding Committees, Commissions.

Article 16.

The Committees, Commissions with the purpose of executing their controlling duties shall have the right to address any state body and any official of the Kyrgyz Republic with inquiry regarding the facts of infringement or non-execution of laws or other normative legal acts of the Jogorku Kenesh, and also on other matters of the state and public significance.

At examination of enforcement of laws or others normative legal acts the Jogorku Kenesh Committees, Commissions shall have the right to involve into participation in their undertaken actions representatives of the state control bodies, as well as non-governmental audit organs, individual experts.

Bodies of the state power, enterprises, institutions, organizations, irrespective of their ownership form, and their officials shall be obliged to present to the Committees and Commissions required by them documents, materials, information with account of protected by the law the state and other protected by the law secret and to render assistance in their actions.

Chapter 5

Deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups)

Article 17.

Deputy coalitions shall be factions and deputy groups.

Factions and deputy groups shall enjoy the equal rights.

The deputy coalition formed on the basis of belonging to one party shall be called a faction which shall be subject to registration with the Jogorku Kenesh Office.

Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh which have not joined factions, have the right to form the deputy groups consisting of not less than 7 deputies, which shall be subject to registration with the Jogorku Kenesh Office.

Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh which have not joined any of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) or have left the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups), may join any of them with consent of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) henceforth.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh cannot make part of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups).

Article 18.

The Office of the Jogorku Kenesh shall perform the registration of the deputy coalition (a faction, a deputy group) on the basis of:

1. The written notice of the deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group) leader on formation of a deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group);

2. The records of organizational meeting proceedings of the deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group);

3. Written applications of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies on joining the deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group).

Article 19.

Registration (re-registration) of the deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group) shall be made not later than 3 working days from the day of submission of the written notice about its formation. The given notice prior to the registration jointly with the list of members of the stated deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group) shall be disseminated to all deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) for information.

Associations of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh which have not been registered in conformity with the present Law shall not enjoy the rights of a faction or a deputy group.

Internal activity of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) shall be organized by them independently.

The deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group) on which initiative the matter is considered, shall have the right to its representative statement after the closing of debate at sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh and its organs.

Activity of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) shall cease with termination of the Jogorku Kenesh activity, on decision of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) or at downsizing of their registered number.

SECTION III

GENERAL OPERATION PROCEDURE OF THE JOGORKU KENESH

Chapter 6

Holding sessions of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 20.

Sessions of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be held in form of sittings and shall be conducted once a year, starting from the first working day of September and till the last working day of June of the next year.

The Jogorku Kenesh session shall consist of the Jogorku Kenesh sittings, sittings of the Committees, Commissions, sittings of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) and parliamentary hearings.

During the Jogorku Kenesh sittings the sittings of Committees, Commissions, deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) and parliamentary hearings shall not be held, as well as the work in constituencies.

Last week of each month, except for June and September, shall be intended for the work of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies with electors.

Article 21.

The Jogorku Kenesh sitting shall be conducted by the presiding person in the state language with provision of simultaneous interpretation to an official language.

The Jogorku Kenesh deputy shall have the right to speak in the official language at sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Statements at sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be provided simultaneous interpretation from the state into the official language and from the official to the state language.

Citizens of foreign states, lacking command of the state and official languages, may speak in their mother tongue in which they can elucidate freely. Such citizens’ statements shall be provided with simultaneous interpretation in the state and official languages.

Article 22.

The sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be open, public and covered by mass media through broadcasting on TV and radio, publications of its decisions in the "Vedomosti (Bulletin) of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic", in printed mass media and placement on the official web-site of the Jogorku Kenesh. Time and the information volume of broadcasting on TV and radio, shall be determined by the Jogorku Kenesh.

By decision of the Jogorku Kenesh representatives of the state bodies, public associations, research institutions, experts and other specialists may be invited to attend its sittings for presenting of necessary information and conclusions on draft laws and other matters being under consideration of the Jogorku Kenesh. Representatives of mass media may attend the sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh provided for accrediting at the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Jogorku Kenesh can make the decision on holding closed sittings if such the motion is moved by the chairperson at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the Committee and the deputy coalition (the faction, deputy group) of  the Jogorku Kenesh.

The decision on holding the closed sitting shall be accepted by a majority of votes of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies who participated in voting. Information on the contents of the closed sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall not be subject to disclosure.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall have its printed mass media, issued in the state and official languages.

Article 23.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, his proxy in the Jogorku Kenesh, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the permanent representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic in the Jogorku Kenesh, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz  Republic, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz  Republic, General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz  Republic, Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chairman of the Central Commission on elections and referenda holding of the Kyrgyz  Republic shall have the right to attend the open sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Jogorku Kenesh, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the permanent representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic in the Jogorku Kenesh, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz  Republic shall have the right to attend the closed sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Other persons may be present at the Jogorku Kenesh closed sittings only upon the special invitation signed by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh or on his behalf – by the Deputy Toraga.

The persons specified in part one of the present Article shall sit at the designated seats in the Jogorku Kenesh assembly hall.

[In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, # 5]

Article 24.

 If necessary or on demand of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting "the Governmental day" shall be held once a month for giving answers by the members of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic, heads of administrative departments, heads of the state oblast, rayon administrations to questions of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies.

Questions of "the Governmental day" should be included into the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh with identification of subjects and the day of its holding. A copy of the orders of the day should be passed to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (the Prime-Minister) not later than 2 days from the date of approval of the orders of the day. Herewith, the date of “the Governmental day" holding should not be less than 10 days from the date of approval of the orders of the day.

The decision concerning this matter shall be directed to the invited persons not later than 3 days prior to holding "the Governmental day".

The deputy, who has set a written question beforehand, shall be granted an opportunity after the response receipt from the members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, heads of administrative departments, heads of the state oblast, rayon administrations to ask them the question orally and to make statement in essence.

If necessary or on demand of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh may take a decision regarding the debated issue.

Article 25.

Toraga of the Kyrgyz Republic shall call the extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh on motion of the President of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic or not less than one third of the total number of deputies and not later than in three-day period from the date of receipt of the motion.

Article 26.

The following shall be subject to consideration at the extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh:

1) Messages and appeals of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2) The bills identified by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic or the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic as urgent;

3) Draft laws on the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic;

4) Draft laws on ratification and denouncement of international treaties;

5) Draft of laws on amendments and addenda to the present law.

Other draft laws and issues may be considered in the extraordinary order only on decision of the Jogorku Kenesh accepted by majority of votes from the total number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies .

Article 27.

The sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh shall start from the registration of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies present.

The sitting the Jogorku Kenesh shall be competent, if there is the presence of not less than two thirds of deputies out of their total number.

The Jogorku Kenesh deputy shall be obliged to attend its sessions.

The registration shall be carried out after each break, before the voting, at the end of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting and on proposal of the deputies. At closing the sitting, the chairman shall remind the deputies, what matters and in what order will be considered at the Jogorku Kenesh next sitting.

Article 28.

At the Jogorku Kenesh sittings the deputies shall have the right to participate in debates, to move motions, to make comments and amendments in essence regarding the discussed issues, to promote candidatures in cases stipulated by the legislation and present the opinion about the candidatures of officials to be elected, appointed by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz  Republic, to ask questions,  to give references, to make multiple copies and disseminate among the deputies the materials  concerning activity of the Jogorku Kenesh and to execute other rights established by the present Law and other acts of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 29.

The deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be notified of matters passed for consideration to the Jogorku Kenesh, in the terms established by the present Law. Draft laws, resolutions of the Jogorku Kenesh and other necessary materials shall be presented to the deputies not later than 3 days before consideration of the issue for their inclusion to the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting, if other procedure shall not be provided by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 30.

The chairing person at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh shall:

1) Supervise over the overall course of the sitting; provide observance of the present Law;

2) Authorize speeches for the statement in the order of receipt of the registered applications in line with the orders of the day of the sitting, provisions of the present Law or in other order determined by the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh;

3) Provide performance of the organizational decisions of the Jogorku Kenesh ;

4) Put on voting each motion of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies in the order of their receipt;

5) Conduct voting and announce its results;

6) Supervise taking the minutes and steno grams of the Jogorku Kenesh sittings, sign them;

7) Sign protocol orders.

The Chairman shall have the right:

1) To warn the deputy of non-compliance with provisions of the present Law, and at repeated breaking - to deny him the right to speak;

2) To cut off the Jogorku Kenesh deputy without warning, allowing rough, offensive expressions to authority of the Chairman, other deputies or invited and other persons;

3) To warn during the sitting of breaches of the Constitutional norms of the Kyrgyz  Republic, the present Law;

4) To move the invited persons away from the hall of the sitting who disturbs the work of the Jogorku Kenesh  sitting.

Article 31.

The chairing person at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh shall have no right to comment upon statements of the deputies, to give characteristics to rapporteurs.

At open voting by show of hands without use of an electronic system the chairing person shall vote last.

At the third-time breach by the Chairman of requirements of the present Law the Jogorku Kenesh by majority of deputies out of the number present at the sitting shall have the right to pass the chairmanship to another person till taking a decision on the issue under discussion.

Article 32.

The Jogorku Kenesh sittings shall be held in the established by the Jogorku Kenesh time.

Article 33.

Duration of reports, supporting reports and a closing statement shall be established by the chairing person at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting after coordination with rapporteurs and co-reporters, but it should not exceed 30 minutes - for the report, 15 minutes - for the supporting report and 10 minutes - for the closing statement.

Persons giving speeches in the debate shall be allowed up to 10 minutes, for the repeated speeches in the debate, and also for statements at discussing the draft laws - up to 5 minutes, for speeches concerning the sitting procedural order, voting motions, candidatures, for statements, questions, proposals, messages, information - up to 3 minutes.

At the allotted time expiry of the chairman shall warn of it the speaker, and then he shall have the right to cut his speech off.

On the consent of the majority of the present at the sitting deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh the chairman can determine the general time frame for the discussion of the question included in the orders of the sitting day, as well as the time limits allotted  for questions and responses, and extend the time for the speech.

Article 34.

At sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh the deputy can speak in debate on the same question for no more than two times.

At sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh on considering the same issue the deputy can speak on procedure no more than two times.

No one shall have the right to speak at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh without the leave of the chairman.

Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh who were not able to deliver speech in connection with the closure of debates, shall have the right to attach the signed texts of their speeches to the steno gram of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting.

Article 35.

Debate on a discussed question can be stopped after the expiration of the time frame determined by the Jogorku Kenesh or on the motion of the deputy by a majority of votes from their total number.

Statements of representatives of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) may be made on voting motions for 3 minutes.

Herewith, as the voting motions shall be understood the reasons for the discussed question approval or decline.

After taking the decision on closure of the debate the rapporteur and the supporting report speaker shall have the right to the last word.

Chapter 7

First session of the Jogorku Kenesh of new convocation.

Article 36.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall be convened for the first sitting after election by not less than two thirds of the Jogorku Kenesh constitutional composition within the period not later than 30 days after publication of their election results.

The first session of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be convoked by deputies without prior arrangement.

The first session of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be opened by the oldest deputy.

From the date of the first session of the Jogorku Kenesh of new convocation the powers of the Jogorku Kenesh of previous convocation shall be ceased.

Article 37.

The Office of the Jogorku Kenesh shall direct to the deputy within not later than 10 days after his election:

1) The Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2) The law regulating the status of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy;

3) The law on Standing Orders of the Jogorku Kenesh;

4) The list of committees of the Jogorku Kenesh of previous convocation;

5) Information on newly elected deputies (surname, name and a patronymic name of the deputy; date of birth; the data on education, occupation, position, place of work, party membership; the constituency name, number and location (oblast or town; postal address and phone numbers, indicated by the deputy);

6) Rules on the consultant, assistant and public assistant of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy;

7) Regulations on the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh;

8) The list of officers of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh and their office telephone numbers.

Article 38.

With the purpose of draft documents elaboration which shall be moved at the first sitting, preparations of proposals on its work organization the Preparatory deputy group shall be formed without prior arrangement from the newly elected deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The preparatory deputy group shall function based on principles, established for the Jogorku Kenesh commissions (except for the control powers and rights of holding the closed sittings), and it shall cease to operate after election of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Preparatory deputy group shall present the report at the first sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh of new convocation.

Article 39.

At first sitting the Jogorku Kenesh Toraga shall announce names of the elected deputies.

The deputies the Jogorku Kenesh shall take an oath to the Jogorku Kenesh:

" I..., on proceeding the performance of powers as a deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, swear that I wil be faithful to the Kyrgyz  Republic and I pledge to respect the Constitution and laws of the Kyrgyz  Republic, to perform the duties in interests of all people to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Kyrgyz state".

Powers of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies shall commence from the date of taking the oath.

Article 40.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall hold the first sitting with the following orders of the day:

1) Election of the temporary counting commission;

2) Election of the temporary commission on control over the voting electronic system;

3) Election of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh;

4) Election of the Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh;

5) Approval of the organizational chart of the Jogorku Kenesh;

6) Formation of committees of the Jogorku Kenesh;

7) Approval of members of committees of the Jogorku Kenesh;

8) Election of chairmen of committees and their deputies.

Under usual circumstances the above mentioned part of the orders of the day of the first sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh of new convocation shall not require discussion and approval.

After formation of committees of the Jogorku Kenesh shall make a two-day prorogation in the sittings holding for taking time for formation of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) and their mutual consultations, elections by the deputies of a committee which membership they want to join.

Establishment and approval of the orders of the day of the sitting for the subsequent work period of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be carried out according to requirements of the present Law.

Consideration of questions by the Jogorku Kenesh shall be made after their prior discussions in the corresponding committees of the Jogorku Kenesh, except for cases specified in the present Law.

Chapter 8

Orders of the day of the sitting

Article 41.

On the orders of the day of the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh only those matters shall be put, documents on which will be prepared according to provisions of the present Law.

Corresponding committees shall submit to the Jogorku Kenesh their conclusions on readiness of the assigned to them for preparation and completion subject matters and motions on their putting on the orders of the day.

Article 42.

Draft of the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting shall be presented to the deputies not later than 3 days before its discussion in the Jogorku Kenesh.

The draft of the orders of the day of the sitting shall include on a regular basis reports of the organs, officials which the Jogorku Kenesh shall accordingly establish, form, elect, appoint, approve or give consent on their appointment, except for the judiciary.

Article 43.

The draft of the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be approved by a majority of votes of the deputies out of their total number.

Discussion on inclusion of any matter on the orders of the day of the sitting shall be held by the compacted procedure.

Article 44.

Questions on the approved orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting may be considered in different to the stipulated by it order, postponed, changed or excluded from it on the Jogorku Kenesh decision.

Decision on consideration of matters of the generally approved orders of the day in a different order or their consideration postponement shall be made by a majority of votes of the deputies from their total number.

Decision on exception of questions from the generally approved orders of the day shall be taken by not less than two thirds of votes of the deputies from their total number.

Decision on adjournment of the matter consideration in line with the generally approved orders of the day till the next session may be made only once. The decision-making on a matter the republican budget approval can not be postponed till the following session, if, on the conclusion of the Government of the Kyrgyz  Republic, it will entail difficulties in the budgetary regulation. The postponed question on the orders of the day may be considered at the extraordinary sitting.

The decision on the matter consideration at the sitting which has not been put on the orders of the day the Jogorku Kenesh may take by a majority of votes of the deputies from their total number.

Article 45.

At the first sitting at the beginning of the week (without inclusion of this question in orders of the day) it will be allocated 30 minutes for brief statements of the deputies (up to 3 minutes) for introduction of proposals (except for those which are introduced in the specially established order), announcement of inquiries, application, and messages. This debate shall not be open.

On proposals and applications of the deputies relating to operations of the Jogorku Kenesh, the corresponding officials of the Jogorku Kenesh are obliged to give the written answer.

Article 46.

In urgent cases appearing in the period between the Jogorku Kenesh sittings on motions moved by persons and bodies, which according to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic are entitled to move motions of urgency for the convocation of an extraordinary session, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall convene the extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh not later than in a three-day period. Under usual circumstances only those matters shall be put on the orders of the day of these sittings, consideration of which shall be contained in proposals on convocation of such session.

Chapter 9

The procedure of voting and passing resolution

Article 47.

The following concepts shall be applied in the present Law used for the definition of the voting results:

1) The total number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies shall be 75 persons;

2) A number of the elected deputies shall be the number of the Jogorku Kenesh elected deputies, except for the deputies whose powers are terminated in the established by the legislation order, and the deputies left the Jogorku Kenesh at the moment of voting;

3) The number of the deputies present at the sitting shall be the number of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, registered at the voting holding registration;

4) The qualified majority of voices shall be the number of votes, making three quarters, two thirds, etc. votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh;

5) A majority of votes shall be the number of votes exceeding half of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh;

6) A simple majority of voices shall be the number of votes exceeding half of the present at the sitting deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 48.

Resolutions of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be passed at its sittings by open voting or secret ballot. 

Voting at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting shall be held with use of the electronic vote counting system, and when the specified electronic system is not applied the bulletins shall be used.

Voting with use of the electronic system can be quantitative, rating, alternative and qualitative.

The quantitative voting shall be a choice of answer versions: “Aye", "Nay", or "Abstain".

The vote counting and announcement of the voting result shall be made by each answer version. 

The rating voting shall be the number of consecutive quantitative voting’s on each of the matters in which the each deputy can take part. Herewith, the announcement of the voting result shall be made only upon termination of voting on all matters.

The alternative voting shall be the vote of each deputy only for one of version of the question put on voting. The vote counting and announcement of the voting result regarding all question versions put on voting shall be made simultaneously.

The qualitative voting shall be the alternative voting with a qualitative assessment of the question put on voting by one of two versions: "satisfactory, "unsatisfactory".

The open voting procedure with use of the electronic system shall stipulate the voting results by name.  Result of each stage of voting (“Aye", "Nay", or "Abstain") shall be displayed, and the total number of taking part in voting the lists with results of voting shall be made up and printed in the established format which shall be presented for the deputies’ notice upon their request.

The secret ballot with use of the electronic system shall not stipulate the result of each stage of voting to be displayed on the screen while the voting is not finished. On completion of voting the result of the voting each stage and the total number of participants in voting shall be displayed on the screen, though the lists by name shall not be input into the computer memory.

Article 49.

Voting by show of hands at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting shall be hold with use of the electronic vote counting system or on decision of the Jogorku Kenesh, without use of the electronic system.

At holding the open voting by show of hands without use of the electronic vote counting systems the count of votes shall be assigned to the commission on counting votes which shall be elected by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Before the beginning of the open voting the chairman shall inform on the number of motions put on voting and shall specify their formulations and the order in which they are put on voting, he shall remind what kind of voting (not less than two thirds of total votes, a majority of votes from the total number of deputies, a majority of votes from the deputies present at the sitting, and other established majority of votes) may be used for the resolution to pass.

After the announcement by the chairman about the beginning of voting none shall be entitled to interrupt voting, except for matters relating to the conduct of proceedings.

Upon termination of the votes counting the chairman shall announce the passed resolution (“Aye" - positive or "Nay"- negative).

If on determining the result of voting some technical errors (relating to the electronic vote counting system operations) or procedural faults at voting will be revealed, then the voting shall be repeated, otherwise the voting shall be void.

Aticle 50.

On decision of the Jogorku Kenesh the voting by name may be held with the use of nominal bulletins.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall elect the commission on counting votes with the use of nominal bulletins and its determination.

Result of the voting by name shall be recorded in the shorthand minutes of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting and may be published in mass media.

Article 51.

Laws, resolutions and decisions of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be passed by a majority of votes from the total number of deputies, if other procedure of their passing is not stipulated by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the present Law.

Acts of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be passed by the open voting, if otherwise is not stipulated by the present Law.

The secret ballot shall be held upon decision of the Jogorku Kenesh, taken by the majority of votes of deputies participating in the voting.

Aticle 52.

The deputy shall exercise his right to vote in person. Evasion from voting shall not be permitted.

The deputy shall be denied the right to vote for the absent deputy. In case of revealing the fact of voting for the deputy, his vote shall be automatically subtracted from the result of voting. The person having voted for the absent deputy shall bear the responsibility in conformity with decision of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The deputy being absent during the voting, shall not be entitled to the right to submit vote ater the time allocated for voting.

Article 53.

During the Jogorku Kenesh sitting a one-time proceeding with the considered matter shall be allowed, except for the rejected draft laws. Proceeding in the considered matter shall mean a cancellation of the earlier passing of the decision on the matter. The voting proceeding with the considered matter shall be held in the order the cancelled decision has been taken. Result of the initial voting shall be recorded in the sitting minutes and shall not be registered by the Jogorku Kenesh order.

The decision on procedural motions shall be taken by the majority of votes of the deputies present at the sitting. The following shall be the matters relating to the conduct of proceedings:

1) A break during proceedings, rescheduling or closing of the sitting;

2) Allotment of additional time for the speech;

3) Giving the floor to the invited persons to the sitting;

4) Adjournment of debate on the matter on the order of the day;

5) Proceeding with the matter on the order of the day of the sitting;

6) Submission of the issue for consideration to the corresponding committee;

7) Holding the closed sitting;

8) Invitation to the sitting of the persons specified in Part two of Article 22 of the present Law;

9) Changes in the order of speeches;

10) Re-counting of votes;

11) The deputy interpellations.

Article 54.

Debate and voting on different matters and motions shall be held in such a manner so that to determine the valid will of the majority of deputies concerning the matters in point.

Consideration of one matter on the order of the day without making a decision as regards it shall not interrupt dealing with other matter on the orders of the day; if such will occur, the consideration of the interrupted matter shall proceed from the beginning.

Passing the resolution on case in point shall be made on completion of its consideration.

With the purpose of exercising the right of the deputy to vote the Jogorku Kenesh may determine other particular day or time for voting.

The voting procedure shall not be separated in time from the announcement by the chairman of the sitting of motions which have been submitted regarding the case in point and they will be put on voting; if such occurs, the chairman at the sitting shall proceed with the matter consideration from the point of its interruption.

Article 55.

On termination of discussion of the matter the chairman of the sitting shall announce about the closure of debate and proceed to voting. The chairman of the sitting shall coordinate with the deputies present the beginning of voting and announce what number of votes shall be required to pass the resolution and which kind of voting, if regarding these matters there exist  special requirements of the present Law or motions submitted by the deputies.

If there proposals exist regarding the draft law which is put on voting presented by the responsible Committee, on amendments and additions to the draft law, with which the initiator disagree, then as first on voting the draft submitted by the subject of legislative initiative shall be put, followed by proposals of the Committee and deputies.

Article 56.

After the announcement by the chairman of the sitting of voting commencement, no one can interrupt it. From the beginning of voting and up to the announcement of its result the floor shall be given to no one.

In case of breaching the voting procedure or appearance of encumbrance during its holding a repeated voting shall be held immediately without debate.

Aticle 57.

All proposals and amendments shall be put on voting, which were submitted in writing and not withdrawn.

On existence of a special opinion the deputy shall present it in the written form to the chairman who shall announce this opinion at the sitting and put on voting. In case if the deputy failed to register the special opinion in writing, the voting on the matter under discussion shall be adjourned.

The chairman of the sitting can refuse the initiator of the proposal or amendments to put on voting the offered by him text, if the text does not concern the subject matter or repeats in essence the text rejected by the Jogorku Kenesh. The procedural decision in this case may take without debate.

The rejected by the Jogorku Kenesh proposals and amendments to the approved text  (during consideration of the same matter on the orders of the day) hall not be not put on voting on the repeated motion, except for the case, when after the  cancellation of the decision regarding the approved text its consideration shall commence from the beginning

Article 58.

In case when two or more proposals concerning one and the same matter exclude each other (alternative proposals), the Jogorku Kenesh if other decision is not be taken, shall out the proposals on voting in the order of the submission and shall determine the most  comprehensible for consideration in its essence. The selection of the comprehensible proposal for the further consideration shall be made by the corresponding majority of the deputy votes. On availability of alternative proposals the voting on the general withdrawal of any of them shall not be held.

If no motions and amendments addressing the proposal approved by voting as being comprehensible for the further consideration have been moved(including those at the sitting), has it shall be deemed as being generally; in others cases its further debate and voting on shall be held on common grounds without taking into account the voting on its acceptability for consideration.

Article 59.

If a proposal or amendment which are taken out on voting, contain some provisions or concern several subjects, or in one or another way contain several parts, each of which has its own legal rule, then voting on the introduced proposal or amendment may be taken in parts with the subsequent general voting; the procedural decision on the voting in parts may be taken without debate.

If all parts of the proposal or amendment put on voting shall be approved, while in the result of voting the proposal or amendment will be declined, the proposal or amendment shall be considered voted down.

Passing the resolution on voting for the proposal or amendment in parts shall be made by the majority of the deputies’ votes, same as on the voting on the whole.

Article 60.

The introduced amendment to the proposal shall be put on voting earlier than the proposal itself. If the introduced amendment is aimed at declining of the proposal, the text of the proposal shall be put on voting.

The addendum to the amendment shall be put on voting before the basic amendment. Changes and additions shall not be inserted to the addendum to the amendment by voting, and shall be represented as a separate proposal

In case of introducing to the proposal of two or more amendments the voting shall be held first on the amendment which changes the essence of the proposal most of all, then – on the amendment which changes less the essence of the proposal, afterwards – on the addendum-amendment and son on unless all amendments will not be put on voting. If in the result of adopting one amendment another alternative amendment will be voted down, the proposal with introduced amendments shall be put on general voting.

Article 61.

During consideration of the proposals and amendments concerning these proposals, motions may be moved on withdrawal of their separate parts. Voting on the proposal withdrawal on the whole (but not amendments to it) may be held provided that the proposal is not alternative and there exist amendments to it. Decision on the withdrawal shall be taken by the majority of votes of the deputies from their total number.

Voting down the withdrawal of the text which has not been yet approved by the Jogorku Kenesh shall not mean taking the decision on its approval and shall not exclude the need in holding debate and voting on its subject matter on common grounds.

In case of moving the motion on withdrawal of a part of the text of from the proposal or amendment, the chairman of the sitting shall determine at his own discretion with the purpose of reducing the number of voting to put on voting this part of the text as an amendment with the decision making on its support. The initiator of the motion on withdrawal of the part of the text can introduce his proposal in the same form.

The decision on withdrawal of the text, approved earlier by the Jogorku Kenesh, shall be made in accordance with the order of introducing the amendments and addenda to the existing laws.

Article 62.

Texts of proposals or amendments which will be put on voting should be disclosed; herewith the initiator of presenting the text shall be named.

Prior to voting on several proposals or amendments, excluding each other, the chairman of the sitting shall announce their contents in the consecutive order and, in case of remark absence, proceed to separate voting on each amendment or proposal.

The chairman of the sitting shall formulate before each voting the contents of the proposal which will be put on voting, and, if there are no objections, at once shall propose to take voting on it.

Upon termination of voting the chairman of the sitting shall announce its complete results and the passed resolution.

Article 63.

Article or part of Article of the draft law, resolution, not approved by the Jogorku Kenesh, shall be excluded from the text of the law, resolution thereof. Their repeated consideration and re-voting on them before closing of the debate on the subject matter shall not be allowed.

Article 64.

At moving several candidatures or adoption of several variants of the decision on the matter under consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh, the voting in three rounds may be held upon the Jogorku Kenesh decision if the present Law does not stipulate otherwise.

In the first round the voting of each deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh may be allowed for any number of the promoted candidatures or the issue resolution variants.

The second round of voting shall be held on two candidatures or two variants of the issue resolution which received the biggest poll in the first round. Based on result of the second round that candidature shall be considered as elected or that variant shall be considered adopted which has received the necessary poll, established for passing the appropriate resolution.

If in the second round of voting two candidatures or two resolution variants have received the equal votes, the Jogorku Kenesh shall conduct the re-voting. Herewith, each deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh can vote only for one candidature or one variant of the resolution.

If in the second round of voting neither one of two candidates nor the resolution variants has received the majority of votes from the total number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, the Jogorku Kenesh  shall hold the third round of voting on one candidate or one variant of the resolution which has received the biggest poll.

In case if the candidate or the variant of the resolution has not collected more than half of the total number of votes the Jogorku Kenesh deputies,  new elections shall be held with promotion of candidatures or new variants of the resolution.

Article 65.

The secret ballot shall be held with the use of the electronic vote counting system or with the use of bulletins.

The commission on counting votes shall be elected from among the deputies who have expressed their content on it in composition of not less than 7 deputies. The commission membership should provided representation of not less than one deputy from each registered deputy coalition (factions, deputy groups) and the deputies who have not joined the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups).

The commission on counting votes shall elect from its members the chairman and a secretary of the commission. The counting commission shall take the decisions by the majority of votes of its members.

Bulletins for the secret ballot shall be prepared under supervision of the counting commission according to the format proposed by it and approved by the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh, in the quantity corresponding to the number of the Jogorku Kenesh elected deputies, and which contain the necessary information. Remained with the counting commission bulletins shall be destroyed upon completion of their dissemination by the chairman of the counting commission in the presence of its members. Time and place of voting, its arrangement procedure shall be established by the counting commission in conformity with the present Law and shall be announced by the chairman of the counting commission.

Distribution of bulletins for the secret ballot shall commence not later one hour prior to the beginning of voting; the secret ballot shall be held within 30 minutes from the moment of the vote beginning if otherwise is not stipulated by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 66.

One bulletin shall be handed over to each deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The bulletins for the secret ballot shall be distributed to the deputies by the counting commissions according to the list of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh on presentation by them of the certificate of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh. At the bulletin receiving the deputy shall undersign against the surname in the specified list.

The bulletin for the secret ballot shall be dropped into a special poll-box, sealed by the counting commission.

The counting commission shall be obligated to create conditions for the deputies for the secret vote.

Opening of the poll-box and counting of the secret ballot bulletins shall be held open in the Assembly Hall of the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh. Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh may be present at counting the ballot results without the right to interfere with the working process of the Counting commission.

The bulletins in the unascertained format shall be counted as void at counting the deputies’ votes, as well as the bulletins by which it is impossible to define the will of the deputies. The additions introduced to the bulletin shall not be taken into consideration on counting the votes. Any corrections and marks on the bulletins shall be forbidden

Article 67.

The counting commission shall register the secret ballot results in the minutes which shall be signed by all its members present. In case of disagreement of any member of the counting commission with the minutes, he shall present the special opinion in the written form which shall be attached to the minutes and disclosed at the sitting.

The chairman of the counting commission or the rapporteur determined by the commission shall report on the secret ballot result and answer the questions of the deputies. If the Jogorku Kenesh will not be pass the resolution on the re-voting, holding of new elections or the repeated voting the chairman at the sitting shall announce based on the report of the counting commission the resolution passed by the secret ballot result, which if necessary shall be registered as the corresponding act of the Jogorku Kenesh without additional voting.

Article 68.

Elections, appointment, approval or adoption of the resolution variant shall be considered void if the bulletins for the secret ballot have received not less than two thirds of the deputies from their total number. In case, when less than two thirds of the deputies have received the bulletins for the secret ballot, the repeated elections, appointment, approval or adoption shall be held.

The candidate shall be considered to be elected, appointed, approved or the resolution variant passed if in the result of the secret ballot he (it) has received more than half of the votes of the deputies from their total number.

Aricle 69.

In case of revealing by the counting commission of breach of the voting procedure the result of this voting shall be disclosed. The counting commission shall report on the breach to the Jogorku Kenesh which shall make the procedural decision relating to the investigation of the fact of infringement and on the voting result (decision on re-voting or new elections).

If at determining the voting results the order of defining the voting results was broken, the repeated voting shall take place on the procedural decision of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 70.

At election, appointment or approval of the collegiate body by the list the bulletin for the secret ballot can include more candidatures than it is necessary for election, appointment or approval.

Candidatures shall be introduced into the bulletins in alphabetic or other, specified by the law, order.

Voting and counting of votes shall be held on each candidature separately. The candidatures shall be considered as elected, appointed or approved who have received the biggest poll at voting by the list.

If as a result of the voting by the list the necessary number of persons was not elected, appointed or approved, the by-elections shall be held with a new promotion of candidates.

If some candidates have received an equal poll and after their election, appointment or approval the required quantitative membership of the body will be exceeding, the repeated voting shall be held on these candidates.

Article 71.

The Jogorku Kenesh may hold the secret ballot on draft of acts, proposals or matters by way of submission of bulletins. After debating these drafts of acts, proposals or matters such voting shall be carried out in the order specified in the present chapter. Voting on inclusion of drafts of acts, proposals or matters into the secret ballot bulletin shall not be held.

For each matter (except for alternative ones) which is moved on the secret balloting, there should be a separate bulletin if otherwise is not provided by the present or other law.

Based on the approved by the Jogorku Kenesh report of the counting commission on the result of the secret ballot the chairman shall announce about the passed resolution (“Aye” - positive or “Nay” - negative). Results of the secret ballot with use of bulletins shall be registered by the resolution of  the Jogorku Kenesh .

Chapter 10

The control over use of the electronic system

Article 72.

The electronic system in the Jogorku Kenesh can be used for the following purposes:

1) Registration of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh;

2) Registration of the deputies in the order book for statements or introducing by them of proposals and amendments;

3) Counting of votes and identification of the voting results;

4) Storage and operative distribution of reference and statistical information about the course of sittings;

5) Formation and print-outs of lists and other documents of the sittings:

6) Information provision of the Jogorku Kenesh sittings.

Article 73.

The working group shall be set up if necessary for control over the use of the electronic system at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings, which will exercise the control over voting with the use of the electronic system;

Members of the working group shall have the right of an unrestricted access to the information necessary for the control.

The decision of the working group on the matters assigned to its competence shall be obligatory for all employees of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, including the specialists, maintaining the electronic system of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The working group shall be obliged to check up the serviceability of the electronic system prior to the beginning of the secret ballot.

Observance of operation rules of the electronic system in the secret ballot mode shall be recorded in the report prepared by the working group.

The working group shall examine and check the validity of statements of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh about discrepancies in results of voting by name, records during the speech delivery and other errors in the work of the electronic system.

The working group may attract experts and specialists to the work.

Article 74.

Results of registration of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, their record in the speech order book, results of voting and other data concerning the course of sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be presented to the deputies as figures, lists, other materials and they will be subject to inclusion in the verbatim record of the sitting.

All data if otherwise is not specified by the present Law, shall be stored in the electronic system memory, and also on magnetic carriers in the Jogorku Kenesh archive.

Article 75.

The head of group on technical maintenance of the electronic system shall be obliged to give out to the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh on his written inquiry the data available on sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh. The information on the content of the closed sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh cannot be used by the deputies beyond the limits of their deputy activity.

Authorization to other persons, except for the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, of the access to the information stored in the electronic system memory and on magnetic carriers in the Jogorku Kenesh archive shall be made by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Chapter 11

Minutes, the verbatim record and proceedings of the sitting

Article 76.

Sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be recorded. The minutes shall be taken by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh. The minutes of the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be signed by the chairing the sitting person.

The minutes of the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh shall include the following:

1) Date, time and place of holding the sitting;

2) Number of the deputies present at the sitting;

3) Matters on the orders of the day introduced for consideration;

4) Names and editions of the documents distributed among the deputies at the sitting;

5) Names of the chairing persons at the sitting at session and speakers;

6) All matters and motions moved to the vote, the way of their resolution;

7) Full results of voting (shall be attached also in the case if the announcement about them made by the chairman of the sitting was incomplete) and passed resolutions;

8) The data about the by-name registration of the present at the sitting deputies;

9) The list of the deputies about whose absence is known at the sitting for the valid reasons;

10) Results of the roll-call vote.

Article  77.

Verbatim records shall be taken of the sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh. The verbatim records shall be conducted by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh. The steno gram should include the course of debates in the full. It should also contain the information on the day, time, and place of the sitting holding, and the orders of the day of the sitting, name of the person chairing the sitting.

In case of stylistic inaccuracy, etc. contained in the steno gram the deputy can during the next working day after the sitting submit remarks addressing them in the name of the chairman of the sitting; decisions on the questions at issue shall be made by the chairman of the sitting. Each page of the steno gram original shall be signed (with the indication of the name and date) by the person responsible for fixation of the text, worded on this page.

Record of speeches at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting made on the magnetic tape shall be stored during one year.

Article 78.

Verbatim records and minutes of the sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh, its committees and ommissions shall be the documents confirming the process of debate and passing the resolutions of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The deputy shall have a free access for familiarization with steno grams, minutes of the sittings and other documents of the Jogorku Kenesh, for other persons the access will available on their personal applications to the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh or it will be free in the reading room or on the web-site of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The publication of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy’s speech in mass media shall be made with the consent of the deputy.

Article 79.

The Office of the Jogorku Kenesh on each session of the Jogorku Kenesh shall conduct the proceeding of the sitting which includes the following:

1. The list of the documents, included in the sitting proceedings;

2. The minutes of session;

3. The steno gram of session;

4. Results of the roll-call vote, which on the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh were not included in the steno gram of the sitting;

5. Drafts of documents which were considered at the sitting;

6. The conclusions of committees of the Jogorku Kenesh on matters, which were considered at the sitting;

7. Texts of not announced speeches of the deputies;

8. Special opinions of the deputies on the passed by the Jogorku Kenesh resolutions;

9. Interpellations of the deputies and responses to them, if they were not distributed among the deputies;

10. Other materials which were distributed by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh among the deputies;

11. Texts of the documents considered at the given sitting in the edition in which they have been adopted;

Proceedings of the sitting shall be given out by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh upon the requests of the deputies.

Chapter 12

Parliamentary hearings

Article 80.

Committees and commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh may hold the parliamentary hearings on its procedural matters. The parliamentary hearings shall be held if necessary.

Article 81.

The following may be discussed at the parliamentary hearings: draft laws, requiring the public discussion; international treaties submitted for ratification; draft of the republican budget and the report on its performance

Other major affairs of the domestic and foreign policy.

Article 82.

The information on the subject matter of the parliamentary hearings, time and place of its holding shall be presented to the mass media not later than 10 days prior to the beginning of the parliamentary hearings.

The list of the persons invited to the parliamentary hearings shall be determined by the committees, commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh which arrange these hearings.

Article 83.

The parliamentary hearings, as a rule, shall be open for representatives of mass media and the public.

Committees, commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh, organizing the parliamentary hearings, can make the decision on carrying out closed parliamentary hearings. At the closed parliamentary hearings the matters of confidential character, and also dealing with information qualified as the state and other secret protected by the law shall be discussed.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, or the permanent representative of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall have the right to participate both in the open and closed parliamentary hearings.

Representatives of mass media and the public shall not be allowed to attend the closed parliamentary hearings.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Article 84.

The parliamentary hearings shall be conducted by the chairman or the deputy chairman of the corresponding committee, commission of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Chairman shall grant leave to speak to the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and to the invited persons, see to the order of discussion, and present the opinions.

Article 85.

Duration of the parliamentary hearings shall be determined by the committee, commission of the Jogorku Kenesh, proceeding from the nature of the matters under discussion. Holding the parliamentary hearings during the sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh shall not be allowed, if other decision is not made by the Jogorku Kenesh .

Article 86.

The Parliamentary hearings shall commence with a brief opening address of the Chairman who shall inform on the subject matter under discussion, its importance, the order of the sitting proceedings, and the list of the invited persons. Then the floor will be given to the representative of the committee, commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh, up to 20 minutes, for the report on the discussed question, and the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh participating in the parliamentary hearings and the invited persons shall speak thereafter.

All invited persons shall speak only on the leave of the chairman.

Article 87.

After the statements at the parliamentary hearings of the invited persons the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and other present persons shall ask the questions and receive the answers.  The questions may be set both in oral and in the written form.

The invited persons shall not be entitled to interfere with the proceedings of the parliamentary hearings, to interrupt with barracking, ovation. The chairman can move the infringers away from the hall.

Article 88.

The recommendations shall be accepted regarding the results of the parliamentary hearings on the discussed issue. The recommendations of the parliamentary hearings shall be accepted by approval of the majority of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies present at the hearings of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 89.

The minutes and shorthand records of the parliamentary hearings shall be taken by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh. The minutes of the parliamentary hearings shall be signed by the chairman.

The recommendations of the open parliamentary hearings can be published in press.  Materials of the closed parliamentary hearings shall be intended only for the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the permanent proxy of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the state bodies, which representatives took part at the parliamentary hearings.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Chapter 13

Discipline and ethics at sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 90.

At sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh the speaker shall not be supposed to use rough offensive expressions, obscene and swear words, to allow unreasonable accusations to anyone’s authority, to present the obviously false information, to call for illegal actions.

If the chairman of the sitting shall address the speaker, the latter should immediately suspend his speech, otherwise the chairman of the sitting can cut off his speech.

If the speaker acts without the leave of the chairman of the sitting, the microphone can be switched off without warning.

If the speaker exceeds the time allotted for the speech, or speaks not on the case in point, or speaks not on those grounds on which the floor was given to him, the chairman of the sitting shall cut him off after two-time warning. A part of the speech of the speaker announced after his cutting off shall not be included into the verbatim records of the sitting.

Article 91.

If the deputy considers that the speaker or the chairman of the sitting misinterprets his words or action, he can apply in the written form the chairman of the sitting with the request for the leave to speak for arguments or remarks. Regarding such application the chairman of the sitting shall grant the leave to speak to the deputy immediately or at the end of the debate, but before voting; in the latter case the chairman of the sitting shall inform the deputies about the submitted motion from the deputy and time when he will be given the floor. If, in opinion of the deputy, the similar information is available in the materials distributed through the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh,  the chairman of the sitting shall grant the leave to speak to the deputy at the beginning or at the of the sitting upon his written application. In the specified cases the deputy may act on his own discretion.

During the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh the deputies should not interrupt the speech of the speaker and disturb the present audience by actions interfering the statement or perception of the speech (by barracking, applause, standing up, etc.).

The chairman of the sitting shall prolong the time of the speech for the period of interruption if only it is not related to the measures of influence applied to the speaker.

Article 92.

If the deputy interrupts by the behavior the proceedings of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting the chairman shall warns him personally and call to order.

Article 93.

In case of rough or regular breach of the present Law by the chairman of the sitting on the motion moved by the group of deputies the Jogorku Kenesh, after the brief discussion, can take the decision on his е discharge from chairmanship for the period up to two days.

The given issue can be considered by the Jogorku Kenesh and without its prior inclusion into the orders of the day.

SECTION IV

LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE

Chapter 14

Procedure of initiation of draft laws in the Jogorku Kenesh

and their preliminary consideration

Article 94.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, the Government  of the Kyrgyz Republic, 30 thousand voters (a national initiative) shall exercise the right of the legislative initiative by way of introducing the draft laws to the Jogorku Kenesh and amendments to draft laws.

Article 95.

The draft resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh can be submitted by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, committees, commissions of the Jogorku Kenesh and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 96.

As the necessary condition of introducing the draft law to the Jogorku Kenesh in the order of the legislative initiative shall be the submission of:

1) The text of the draft law;

2) Rationale of necessity of its adoption including the comprehensive characteristics of the draft law, its objectives, general provisions, place in the system of the existing legislation, and also the projection of social and economic and other impacts  of its adoption;

3) Reference on the condition status of legislation in the given field of legal regulation;

4) The list of laws, other normative legal acts, cancellation, revisions, additions or adoption of which the given draft law will require;

5) Proposals on development of normative legal acts, adoption of which will be required for the execution of  the given law;

6) The financial and economic rationale (in case of introducing the draft law, the execution of which will require additional material and other expenditures).

Amendments to the law on the republican budget, draft laws on introduction or cancellation of taxes, their payment relief, change of financial obligations of the state, other draft laws, stipulating the increase of expenditures to be covered from the state budget, or reduction of its revenue part, can be submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh and approved only with the consent of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In case if enactment of such draft laws will be stipulated since the year for which the republican budget has not been approved yet by the Jogorku Kenesh, the consent of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall not be required. However, the draft laws should be coordinated with the budgetary resolution adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh.

The documents specified in Part one of the present Article shall be presented in the state and official languages by all subjects of the legislative initiative in the number of copies equal to the number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, and in the electronic format.

Article 97.

The following provisions shall be included directly into the text submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh:

1) Terms and the order of the law enactment;

2) Cancellation, amendments and additions to the earlier adopted laws and other normative legal acts in relation to the adoption of the given law;

3) The proposal to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Jogorku Kenesh and the assignment to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on bringing their legal acts in conformity with the newly adopted law.

Article 98.

If the format of the submitted draft does not meet the provisions of the legislation, concerning the preparation of draft laws and the present Law, or the necessary materials specified in Article 96 of the present Law were not submitted, such draft law can be sent back by the Committee of the Jogorku Kenesh to its initiator for fulfillment by him of the established requirements to the draft law.

Article 99.

The draft law should be registered with the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, then Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass it to the corresponding committee which will be appointed as responsible for the draft law.

The committee shall be obliged in not later than one month to submit the draft law to the Jogorku Kenesh for consideration.

In case of direction of the draft law. to several committees Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall determine from their number the responsible committee for the draft law. As the responsible committee shall be considered whose chairman’s name is indicated first on the resolution..

The Jogorku Kenesh shall define the sequential order of consideration or the motivated rejection of the draft law. The control over the passing of the draft laws shall be exercised by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The draft laws determined by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic or the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic as urgent, shall be examined by the corresponding committees and the Jogorku Kenesh in the extraordinary order.

Article 100.

The procedure of preparation and consideration of the draft laws shall be determined by the responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh independently on the basis of Rules on the committee and the present Law.

The committees may set up a working body to carry out work on the above draft laws, preparation, research of separate aspects.

In case if the draft law is examined in several committees, a joint working body can be formed.

The structure of the working body can include the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, non-members of the specified committees, the commissions, responsible officers of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, representatives of the corresponding subjects with the legislative initiative right, as well as representatives of bodies of the state power, public associations, scientific institutions, experts and specialists.

If more than one draft law on the same matter is available, they will be examined by the committee simultaneously.

Article 101.

On decision of the responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh the draft law may be directed for the conclusion to the Government of Kyrgyz Republic, the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic, corresponding ministries, departments, the state bodies, political parties, public associations, institutions and organizations, and also to the research expert examination.

Article 102.

Discussion of the draft law in the Kyrgyz Republic committees shall be conducted in open, it can be covered by mass media.

The proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the permanent proxy of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also others state bodies, political parties, public associations, institutions, organizations to which the bill was directed for the conclusion, shall have the right to attend the sittings of the committees at consideration of the draft law and taking the decision on its introducing for the first reading.

Based on the results of the draft law consideration the committees shall take the decision to make the corresponding conclusion.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Chapter 15

Initiation of draft laws and passing the laws

Article 103.

Laws and other normative legal acts shall be adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh after prior consideration of their drafts by the corresponding committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

On the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh the consideration of the draft laws may be held in three readings. The laws specified in clause 6 of Article 65 of the Constitutions of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be adopted after passing of not less than two readings.

Article 104.

On considering by the Jogorku Kenesh of the draft laws its general provisions, question on its adoption necessity shall be discussed, and the overall assessment of the draft law concept shall be presented.

The discussion will commence with the report of the draft law initiator and the supporting report of the responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh.

If the draft law development has been assigned to several committees of the Jogorku Kenesh and they have presented its various concepts, reports of those committees which disagree with the concept of the responsible committee shall be also heard.

At considering the draft law the proposals and comments of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups), the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the permanent proxy of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, other persons, invited for participation in the discussion shall be heard.

At considering the draft laws involving expenditures to be covered from the republican budget, the conclusion of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be heard in the obligatory order.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Article 105.

Based on results of the draft law discussion the Jogorku Kenesh shall take one of the following decisions:

1) To pass the law as a whole;

2) To pass the law with article by article discussion;

3) To approve the draft law in the first reading and to continue work on it with account of the stated proposals and comments.

In case if the draft law will not pass as a whole or article by article discussion in the first reading, the draft law shall be considered rejected.  The rejected draft law can be repeatedly considered by the Jogorku Kenesh not earlier than 6 months.

Adoption of the law with the article by article discussion shall mean the discussion of every article of the draft law and its adoption as a whole.

Passing of the draft law in the first reading shall mean the draft law discussion as a whole and continuation of work on it with account of the stated proposals and comments in form of amendments to the draft law and its initiation into the second reading.

The Jogorku Kenesh can make the decision on the nation-wide discussion of the draft law, adopted in the first reading.

At introducing of more than one draft law on same subject matter the Jogorku Kenesh shall makes the decision: which of them to accept for the further consideration.

Article 106.

At the article by article consideration of the draft law all proposals submitted in the written form shall be heard which are discussed and taken out on voting.

The rejected proposal shall be directed for completion to the responsible committee which in case of disagreement shall provide the variant of the proposal.

The motions of the deputies shall be put first on voting, then those of the committee. If the Jogorku Kenesh shall not support any of the proposals, the article shall be considered to be rejected.

Article 107.

In case of decision of the Jogorku Kenesh on passing the draft law in the first reading the proposal on amendments to the draft law adopted in the first reading shall be submitted to the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh as the wording of amendments or additions to the particular articles of the draft law or proposals on exception of particular clauses, parts or articles of the draft law.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, the Government of the Kyrgyz shall have the right to present proposals on amendments to the draft law adopted in the first reading.

Article 108.

The responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh shall examine and generalize the proposals on amendments. The committee shall have the right to direct the proposals on amendments for the independent expert appraisal for the subject of their conformity with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and constitutional laws. The persons, who have brought in the amendments, shall be entitled to the right to specify them during discussion in the committee.

The proposals on amendments grouped by articles of the draft law shall be subject the consideration at the sitting of the committee which can agree with them and include them in the text of the draft law or to bring in the Jogorku Kenesh the recommendation on the rejection of amendments. After consideration at the sitting of the committee the reviewed draft law shall be submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh for the inclusion into the calendar of the issues consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh in the second reading.

The committee or the developer of the draft law on its order in accordance with the wording of the draft law prepared by the committee for the second reading shall examine and introduce specifications to the list of normative legal acts, subject to cancellation, amendment or addition in connection with passing the law.

The draft law with the attached specified list shall be directed to the initiator of the draft law not later than 30 days prior to its consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh in the second reading.

Article 109.

The committee of the Jogorku Kenesh shall direct the draft law prepared for the second reading, with tables of amendments to it, approved by the committee or recommended by it for the rejection to Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, the subject of the legislative initiative right who has introduced the given draft law.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall determine upon the inclusion of the draft law, prepared for the second reading, into the calendar of the issues consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh in the second reading. After receiving the visa of Toraga the committee shall give orders to the corresponding department of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh to disseminate the necessary materials to the deputies.

The draft law with the attached list of the acts subject to cancellation, amendment or addition, tables of amendments to it and the conclusions regarding the draft law shall be presented to the deputies, as a rule, not later than 3 days prior to its consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh in the second reading.

Article 110.

At the beginning of the draft law consideration in the second reading in the Jogorku Kenesh the representative of the responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh shall come out with the report.

In case of absence of objection against the amendments approved by the responsible committee, or recommendations of the responsible committee regarding the amendments’ rejection the decision of responsible committee shall be deemed passed.

At existence of objections against the amendments approved by the responsible committee, or approval of the amendments recommended by the responsible for rejection, the voting shall be held.

If the draft of amendments is not accepted, it shall be considered rejected. In this case the section, chapter, article or a part, clause of the Article concerning which the proposal on amendments was made, shall be left in edition of the draft law, passed in the first reading, and the Jogorku Kenesh shall proceed to consider the following amendments.

All above-stated decisions are accepted by the majority of voices from the total number of the deputies.

After the completion of the above-stated procedures of the amendments consideration of the motion on passing the draft law in the second reading shall be put on voting. The decision shall be deemed passed if the majority from the total number of the deputies has voted for it

Only those provisions of the draft law shall be considered in the second reading to which the amendments referred.

If the draft law was not approved in the second reading, it shall be considered rejected.

If the draft law in the first reading has not been considered by the Jogorku Kenesh with the article by article discussion, then in the second reading consideration of the article by article discussion shall be binding.

Article 111.

The draft law adopted in the second reading shall be directed to the responsible committee of the Jogorku Kenesh for elimination with participation of the corresponding subdivision of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh of possible internal contradictions, establishment of correct interrelations of articles and editorial editing due to the change of the text of the draft law in the second reading.

On completion of this work the draft law within 7 days shall be presented by the responsible committee to the Jogorku Kenesh for inclusion into the calendar of the issues consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 112.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall appoint on a specially allocated day of the week the third reading of the draft law for voting with the purpose of its passing as a law.

At the third reading of the draft law no amendments shall be supposed to be introduced to its and returning to its discussion as a whole or of separate articles, chapters, clauses.

In exclusive cases on demand of the majority of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh the chairman shall be obliged to put on voting a question on reverting to the procedure of the draft law second reading.

The text of the law passed by the Jogorku Kenesh shall not be subject to alteration without the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh. Responsibility for conformity of the final variant wording with the text adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh shall be laid upon the head of the corresponding subdivision of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh.

If during the preparation by the corresponding subdivision of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, responsible for processing and release of the adopted normative legal act, the final variant of the normative legal act adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh with account of the proposals and comments of the deputies, contradictions and other questions will arise, solution of which does not fall under the competence of the specified subdivision of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, the decision regarding them shall be made by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 113.

The Jogorku Kenesh can delegate the legislative powers to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic for the term not exceeding one year.

The proposal on delegation of legislative powers to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic can be initiated by one third of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies.

The given proposal shall be examined by the Jogorku Kenesh during 14 days from the date of its receipt.

The decision of the Jogorku Kenesh on delegation of legislative powers to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made by the four fifth of votes from the total number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies.

Question on delegation of legislative powers to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic can not be considered, if less than one year remains before the expiration of the Jogorku Kenesh powers.

In case of dissolution of the Jogorku Kenesh the legislative powers in accordance with clause 2 of Article 68 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be passed to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Jogorku Kenesh at request of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic by the unanimous decision of the total number of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies may permit the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to pass resolutions on the matters concerning the Jogorku Kenesh jurisdiction.

In exclusive cases for protection of economic interests of the Kyrgyz Republic the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall have the right to undertake temporary measures in sphere of taxation by passing resolutions on change of rates of separate taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget with the immediate notification on it of the Jogorku Kenesh within the period not exceeding 5 working days. The exclusive cases shall include:

-Absence of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh during intersessional time, stipulated by clause 1 of Article 62 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also during holding the electoral campaigns to the Jogorku Kenesh – parliament of new convocation;

-Necessity of undertaking of proper, operative economic measures in relation to other states (antidumping measures), and also with the purposes of stabilization of unforeseen situations in economy.

The Jogorku Kenesh in a week period shall consider the specified resolution.

In case of disapproval by the Jogorku Kenesh of the resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on tax rate adjustment and obligatory payments it shall be void.

In case if the resolution of the Government was adopted during the period between the Jogorku Kenesh sittings, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be obliged to call the extraordinary session.

Article 114.

Laws on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws, laws on interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the constitutional laws, laws on introducing amendments and additions to the constitutional laws, laws on alteration of the state borders of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh after holding not less than two readings by the majority of not less than two thirds of voles of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Adoption of the laws limiting the freedom of speech and press shall not be supposed.

Amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the constitutional laws during the state of emergency and war shall be forbidden.

Article 115.

Passed by the Jogorku Kenesh law within a month shall be submitted to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic for signing.

Article 116.

If the order of the law enactment is not stipulated in the law itself, the law shall be adopted on the order of its entering into force.

The law shall stipulate the order of its execution, namely:

1) Terms shall be specified and the way of entering into force of its articles or the law as a whole;

2) Concrete orders shall be given to the bodies and officials on development of by-laws, terms for the legislation improvement shall be identified; bringing it to conformity with the adopted law.

Chapter 16

Consideration of proposals on amendments and supplements

to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 117.

According to Article 96 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic the amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be adopted by the referendum appointed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic may be approved by the Jogorku Kenesh on the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the majority of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh or on the initiative of not less than 300 thousand voters.

Article 118.

Proposals on amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered by the Jogorku Kenesh in account of the conclusion of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic not earlier than 3 months, but not later than 6 months from the date of the proposals receipt to the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 119.

During consideration of the draft law the Jogorku Kenesh shall hear the report of the initiator on each constitutional amendment, the supporting report of the corresponding committee, statement of the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic or the person commissioned by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as experts and other persons invited on the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh for participation in the discussion.

Article 120.

Amendments to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be discussed and voted each separately in the order, established by the present Law.

The amendment shall be adopted, if not less than two thirds of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh have voted for it.

Article 121.

After the article by article discussion and voting the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the proposed law as a whole if not less than two thirds of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh have voted for it

Article 122.

The text of the draft law on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic cannot be changed during its discussion in the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 123.

Not adopted proposal may introduce to the Jogorku Kenesh repeatedly not earlier than in one year.

Chapter 17

Ratification and denouncement of international

treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 124.

The international treaty of the Kyrgyz Republic subject to ratification shall be submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh with the draft law on its ratification, the explanatory note, other necessary documents and materials.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, proceeding from the contents of the international treaty submitted for consideration shall determine the responsible committee on its preparation for the ratification by the Jogorku Kenesh.

On the proposal of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh other committees can be involved to take part in preparation of conclusions regarding the international treaty.

Article 125.

The responsible committee and the corresponding committee can request from the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic the additional information, concerning the international treaty submitted for ratification, involve independent experts in evaluation of this information and the text of the international treaty.

The corresponding committee shall render assistance to other committees of the Jogorku Kenesh in preparation of the conclusions regarding the international treaty in accordance with their competence, create the preparatory commissions.

Article 126.

At the sitting of the responsible committee on the submitted for ratification the international treaty the can be heard the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic or the authorized person of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In discussion of the issue on ratification of the international treaty the invited members of other committees, deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, experts and other persons can take part.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Article 127.

Based on results of the discussion with account of the received proposals the responsible committee shall represent the conclusion and a bill on ratification. The conclusion of the committee shall contain recommendations for ratification or non-ratification of the international treaty, the proposal on the need to accompany the ratification by possible declarations, statements or reservations, accepted by international law, orders adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh. 

Article 128.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall consider the questions and make the decision on ratification of the international treaties in the same order as other draft laws.

Ratification bills of the international treaty (agreement), establishing the frontiers of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh after holding not less than two readings by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

Article 129.

In a case if the Jogorku Kenesh shall make a decision on postponement of the considered question on ratification of the international treaty, such decision should be motived.

Article 130.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall execute the denouncement of the international treaties, ratified by the Jogorku Kenesh, agreements, adoption or joining which it has been made earlier.

On the order of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh the corresponding committee, and in case of necessity other committees of the Jogorku Kenesh shall preliminarily consider the brought in bills of denouncement of the international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic and give the conclusions on the basis of documents and draft acts, adoption of which is stipulated by the denouncement of corresponding international treaties.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall consider questions and make the decision on denouncement of the international treaties in the same order as other draft laws.

Chapter 18

Repeated consideration of the laws returned

By the President of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 131.

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic not later than one month since the day of receipt of the law shall sign or return it with the objections to the Jogorku Kenesh for the repeated consideration.

Article 132.

The law of the Kyrgyz Republic returned by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic with his objections will be directed to the corresponding committee, which with account of consultations held with the proxies of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, other officials of the state bodies shall elaborate recommendations to the Jogorku Kenesh on disagreement or consent with the objection of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic (on inexpediency of the law adoption as a whole or the chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof or on expediency of adoption of the law or the chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof in the proposed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic edition, or edition of the committee not contradicting the essence of the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic  or on expediency of adoption of the law in mutually acceptable and coordinated with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic or other bodies or organizations variant).

If the committee recommends to the Jogorku Kenesh to pass the law (chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof) in the edition suggested by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, or in the edition of the variant coordinated with the proxies of the President, the special representative of the President of the  Kyrgyz Republic, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, or in the edition of the committee which does not contradict the essence of the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic or to agree with the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on inexpediency of the law adoption (chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof), Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall include the question for the law repeated consideration in the schedule of issue consideration.

The repeated consideration of the law shall begin with hearing of Objection brought in by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, followed by statement of the conclusion of the committee

Upon termination of the discussion the recommendation of the committee shall put on voting. The decision shall be deemed accepted, if the majority of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh has voted for it. In this case the law shall be subject to the signing by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic not later than one month from the date of receipt of the law.

If the recommendation of the committee to pass the law (chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof) in the edition suggested by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, or in the edition of the variant coordinated with the proxies of the President and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the special representative of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, or in the edition of the committee which does not contradict the essence of the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, will not be adopted,  the law shall be subject to the repeated consideration not earlier than 6 months from the date of its receipt with objections, and in relation to the law as determined in clause 6 of Article 65 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic - not earlier than in one year in the mode of overcoming the objection of the President.

(In the wording of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 17 January 2006, №5)

Article133.

If the committee recommends to the Jogorku Kenesh to pass the law (chapter, article, parts and clauses thereof) in the earlier approved edition or in the edition of the committee, conceptually different from the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh  shall repeatedly consider the given law not earlier than 6 months from the date of its reception with the objections of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and concerning the law as stipulated by clause 6 of Article 65 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic - not earlier than in one year

If at the repeated consideration of the law in the earlier approved edition or in the edition of the committee  which is conceptually different from the proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, it will be approved by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, and in relation to the law as stipulated by clause 6 of Article 65 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic - by the majority of not less the four fifth of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, it shall be subject to signing by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic within a month.

Article 134.

Voting on the proposals mentioned in Articles 132, 133 of the present Law shall be held depending on the objection of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic that is on the law as a whole or on its chapter, article, parts and clauses.

In case if not any of the above-stated decisions on the objections of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic will be approved regarding the law as a whole, it shall be deemed not adopted.

In case if not any of the above-stated decisions on the objections of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic will be approved regarding its chapter, article, parts and clauses they will be excluded from the law and within one month the law shall be passed by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh  to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic for signature. In this case the law shall not be subject to returning and should be signed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic within one month.

Chapter 19

Official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic,

Constitutional laws and laws of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 135.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall carry out an official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, constitutional laws and laws in force, their separate provisions which have the normative character.

The official interpretation of the law or its separate provisions shall be made by the law.

The official interpretation of the law should not contradict to the law itself, other existing laws and should not create new legal relations.

Article 136.

The text of the official interpretation of the existing law in force or its separate provisions shall be approved by the Jogorku Kenesh according to the common procedural order of the draft law adoption. Thus the separate law on the order of entry into force of the law on the official interpretation shall not be passed.

It is necessary to note that the validity of the official interpretation of the law or its separate provisions shall apply to the public relations arisen from the effective date of the interpreted law or its interpreted separate provision.

The law on the official interpretation of the Constitution of Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws or their separate provisions shall be passed after holding of not less than two readings by the majority of not less than two third votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh; discussion shall be carried out in full volume.

The law on the official interpretation of the law or its separate provisions shall be passed if accepted by the majority of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh; the discussion can be carried out according to the brief procedure.

SECTION V

PROCEDURES OF ELECTIONS, HEARING OF MESSAGES AND

STATEMENTS, APPOINTMENTS AND HEARING OF REPORTS

Chapter 20

Election and recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and Deputy Toraga

Article 137.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and Deputy Toraga shall be elected by the secret ballot with use of bulletins.

Candidatures for the position of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and his deputies shall be promoted at the session of the Jogorku Kenesh by deputies, deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups). The deputy can put forward his candidature for election. After putting forward of candidatures the Jogorku Kenesh shall make a decision on proceeding to their discussion.

Question on election of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and his deputies shall not require the preparation in the committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article138.

The c andidates shall speak at the session with presenting reports on programs of forthcoming activity and answer questions (in the order of promotion of their candidatures). In speeches of deputies all candidatures shall be discussed simultaneously.

The d eputies shall have the right to ask questions to candidates, express opinion on their programs, political, business and personal qualities, to agitate for or against each of them.

The chairman of the sitting shall grant equal opportunities to speeches in support of each candidate with account of the sequential order of the deputies. Each candidate in the closing address shall also agree to inclusion of his candidature to the bulletin for the secret ballot or declares refusal to accept nomination; he may declare about rejection at any time before, therefore the chairman of the sitting shall grant the leave to speak out of turn.

Article 139.

All candidatures shall be included into the bulletin for the secret ballot for the position of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, except for the persons who declared the rejection. The rejection shall be accepted without voting.

The candidate shall be considered as elected to the position of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh who has received the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case if to the position of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh two candidatures have been put forward and any of them has received the required poll in the first round of election, the second round of voting on one of them who has received the biggest poll shall be held.

In case if the candidate has not received more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, new elections with promotion of new nominees shall be held.

In case if at the post of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh there have been put forward more than two nominees and any of them has not received the required polls for election , the second round of voting on two candidates shall be held, who have received the biggest poll. Herewith, each deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh can vote only for one nominee.

If in the second round of voting two nominees have collected equal votes, the Jogorku Kenesh shall hold the re-voting.

If in the second round of voting any of two candidates has not received the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, the Jogorku Kenesh shall hold the third round of voting on one nominee, who has received the biggest poll.

In case if the candidate has not received more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, new elections with promotion of new nominees shall be held.

Election of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be held by decision of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 140.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh can be recalled by the Jogorku Kenesh at any time upon his request, and also due to his unsatisfactory performance of the duties at this post or for the reason of other circumstances making his performance of the duties impossible. The prescheduled termination of the deputy powers of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall simultaneously terminate also his powers as Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Motions on the recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh can be moved by:

1) Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh upon his written application;

2) Not less than one third of the deputies from their total number with their signatures (these signatures shall not be recalled).

The decision on inclusion to the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting of the motion on recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be accepted without discussion at the sitting within 5 working days.  Days of the plenary sitting shall be considered as the working days.

Article 141.

Consideration of the question on the recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh upon his written application shall be included under usual circumstances in the scheduled sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh not earlier than at the third working day after the inclusion of this question in the orders of the sitting day. Before consideration at the sitting the question on the recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh the Deputy Toraga shall chair the sitting.

In a case when the question on recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be considered not in connection with his application, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh not later than on the tenth working day after inclusion in the orders of the sitting day of the question on his recall shall present to the Jogorku Kenesh the report on all aspects of his activity which the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh shall distribute among the deputies not later than 3 working days prior to the  consideration of the matter at the sitting.

If necessary for the information collection and examination contained in the report of Toraga, the Jogorku Kenesh shall form the commission of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall hear: the report of the representative from the deputies, deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) and answers of the speaker to questions (if the motion on the recall was moved on the deputy initiative); the supporting report of the commission of the Jogorku Kenesh (if it was formed for this purpose), answers of the co-reporter to questions; statement of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh about his activity at this post, answers of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh to questions. Deputies shall have the right to ask questions, to express opinion about the activity of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh as the official, his political, business, personal qualities to agitate for or against his candidature. The chairman of the sitting shall grant equal opportunities to speeches in support or against of the person acting as Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The decision of the Jogorku Kenesh on recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be approved by:

1) The majority of votes of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, if the recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh is executed based on submission personal application;

2) two third of votes of the total number of the deputies by the secret ballot with use of bulletins, when the motion on recall of  Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh is carried out not upon his initiative.

The specified decision of the Jogorku Kenesh should contain data about reasons of recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh which will be recorded in his labor book. By the same decision he will be elected a member of determined by him committee of the Jogorku Kenesh; this question shall not be discussed and does not require the preliminary preparation in the specified commission of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case when personal application of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh on his recall does not satisfy the Jogorku Kenesh he shall be entitled to terminate performance of his official duties as Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh in the order established by the Labor Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. Herewith he will be paid the deputy salary and remuneration relating to the execution of the deputy duties in accordance with provisions established by the present Law for the deputy.

In case of recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh  or the prescheduled termination of his deputy powers one of Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh  shall chair the sitting.

Article 142.

Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh  shall be elected for the term of and in the order, established for elections of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh  of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh can be withdrawn on the decision of the Jogorku Kenesh, approved by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Chapter 21

Election and recall of chairmen of the committees and their deputies,

chairmen of the commissions, approval of the membership of the committees, the commissions

Article 143.

Chairmen of the committees and their deputies shall be elected by the Jogorku Kenesh on the motion of the deputies by secret ballot with use of bulletins.

Voting can be conducted by the unified list of candidatures.

Chairmen of the commissions shall be elected by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The membership of the committees, commissions and changes in their structure shall be determined by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Each deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh, except for Toraga and his deputies can be a member only of one committee or one commission of the Jogorku Kenesh. The personal structure of the committee or the commission shall be formed with the consent of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy.

Decisions of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be made out by the resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 144.

Chairman of the committee or his deputy, chairman of the commission may be recalled at any time by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Proposal on the recall of the chairman of the committee or his deputy, the chairman of the commission shall be introduced:

1) Upon the personal application of the chairman of the committee or his deputy, the chairman of the commission;

2) On decision of the corresponding committee or commission of the Jogorku Kenesh, approved at the sitting of the committee or commission (at chairing by the elected member of this committee or the commission - without count of the vote of the chairman of the committee or commission).

Recall of the chairman of the committee or his deputy, the chairman of the commission shall be made in the order established for recall of the Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case of recall of the chairman of the committee or his deputy, the chairman of the commission from this post he will remain the member of the same committee or commission if on other decision is not made regarding this matter  by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 145.

The membership of the commission shall be elected from among the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh who expressed their consent. The minimal quantitative membership of the commission should provide representation of not less than one deputy from each registered deputy coalition (faction, deputy group).

Proposals on the personal structure of the commission shall be submitted by the deputy coalition (faction, deputy group) not later than in a two-day period after making the decision on the need of such commission formation.

The chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh committee cannot be elected as the chairman of the commission.

The deputy elected to the structure of the commission, for the period of work of the given commission shall suspend temporarily the activity in the committee, which membership he belongs to, and his absence due to this reason  does not influence on quorum in the committee.

Chapter 22

Election and dismissal from the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 146.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall consider the matters on election for the post of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic in time period not later than 14 days from the moment of the receipt of representation from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Matters on election for the post of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be introduced in the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting as separate affairs..

Article 147.

The candidatures submitted by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on posts of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be preliminarily discussed in the corresponding committee which shall prepare the conclusion on each candidature. Candidates can be invited to the sitting of the committee.

Article 148.

At the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh the chairman of the corresponding committee shall inform the deputies on the conclusions of the committee on promoted candidatures.

After discussion each candidature submitted by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to the posts of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be included in the bulletin for the secret ballot.

Article 149.

As elected to the posts of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered the persons who received the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Election to the posts of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made out by decision of the Jogorku Kenesh. Special voting on approval of the given resolution shall not be required.

Article 150.

If the candidatures presented for the post of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall not receive the necessary poll, then for  the vacant posts the President of the Kyrgyz Republic within a two-week period shall resent to the Jogorku Kenesh  new candidatures.

Discussion and voting on new candidatures shall be held in the order, stipulated by the present  chapter.

Article 151.

After announcement of the results of voting Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall announce the time of taking the oath of the persons elected on the post of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Chairman shall invites to the tribune of the Assembly Hall the persons, elected as the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic or judge of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic for taking of his oath the text of which shall be stipulated by the law, regulating the activity of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The person elected as the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic or judge of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall say the text of the oath aloud, in standing, having putting a hand on the text of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic.

All present in the hall shall listen to the oath of judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic in standing.

Giving the oath shall be certified by the personal signature of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic under the text of the oath with the indication of the date of the oath bringing. The document shall be stored in the Jogorku Kenesh.

The chairman of the sitting shall congratulate the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic with entry into office and hand over a cloak as a symbol of the judicial power.

After taking the oath of the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic the National anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic shall sound.

Article 152.

The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic can be released from the office on presentation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 153.

The Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and the judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be elected, taken to the oath and dismissed from the post in the order established for election, taking to the oath and dismissed from the post of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The constitutional law may stipulate other procedure of dismissal of judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic from the post in case of resignation on their own will or due to the state of health.

Chapter 23

Approval of members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 154.

The Jogorku Kenesh on presentation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall approve the members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The membership shall be considered approved if more than half from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh have voted for it.

Chapter 24

Consent to appointment of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 155.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall consider matters and make the decision on giving consent to the appointment to the posts of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic within 7 days from the date of submission of proposal on the candidature, member of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judge of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic within the time period not later than 14 working days from the moment of receipt of representation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 156.

The candidatures submitted by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to the posts of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, shall be preliminarily discussed in the corresponding committees which will prepare the conclusions on each candidature. The candidates can be invited to the sitting of the committee.

Article 157.

At the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh the chairman of the corresponding committee shall inform the deputies on conclusions of the committee regarding the presented candidatures.

After discussion each candidate to the post of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, submitted by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, shall be included in the bulletin for the secret ballot.

As those who received the consent to appointment onto the posts of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be  considered the persons who have received the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 158.

If the candidatures submitted to the post posts of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic will not receive the required number of votes, then the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall present to the Jogorku Kenesh to the vacant post a new candidature in a two-week period.

Discussion and voting on a new candidature shall be held in the order, stipulated by the present chapter.

Chapter 25

Election of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and his deputies

Article 159.

Candidatures on the post of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be represented by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups), a group of the Jogorku Kenesh deputies, consisting of not less than from 7 persons, not joined to any of associations, and also by political parties and public unions.

The motived conclusion shall be presented by the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh on each candidature.

The Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be elected for the period of five years.

Article 160.

The issue on the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic election on post shall be solved by the majority of votes from the total number of deputies.

On decision of the Jogorku Kenesh the discussion of the proposed candidatures may be held.

Article 161.

Election the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be conducted in the order established for elections of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 162.

Election the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made out by the resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 163.

Question on the prescheduled termination of powers of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered by the Jogorku Kenesh in cases, stipulated by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic". The corresponding decision shall be approved by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 164.

The elected the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) takes an oath at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting for the entry into office.

After taking the oath of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall hand to him the certificate and a copy of the text of the oath on which he has signed.

Article 165.

Candidatures to the posts of Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be presented to the Jogorku Kenesh by the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Jogorku Kenesh deputies.

Question on election of the Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be included in the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting as a separate issue.

The Chairman of the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh shall inform the Jogorku Kenesh on the conclusion of the committee on the proposed candidatures.

On decision of the Jogorku Kenesh the discussion may be held on the proposed candidatures.

Article 166.

Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be elected on conditions and in the order, established for election of Deputy Toragas of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Question on election to the post of the Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be approved by the Jogorku Kenesh by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

Article 167.

Question on the prescheduled termination of powers of the Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered at presentation of the Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and in cases, stipulated by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic" at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 168.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall make the decision on election or dismissal of the Deputy Ombudsmen (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Chapter 26

Election of half of members of the Central Commission

On holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 169.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall elect half of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 170.

Candidatures for election of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic may be proposed by the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh, oblast Kenesh, Bishkek city Kenesh, and republican bodies of public associations which shall direct to the Jogorku Kenesh the corresponding decision.

Question on election of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be included in the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting as a separate matter.

Article 171.

The corresponding committee shall compile the lists of candidates based on candidatures proposed for election by members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The chairman of the corresponding committee shall inform the Jogorku Kenesh on the conclusions of the committee regarding the proposed candidatures.

On decision of the Jogorku Keneshа the discussion of the candidatures may be held.

Article 172.

The secret ballot with use of bulletins shall be conducted on the candidatures proposed for election by members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic. The ballot may be held in one or two rounds.

As elected member of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered the person who has received the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The one-round ballot shall be held if no more than one candidature is promoted for one vacant place. The ballot shall be held in one round on each candidature separately.

In case if the candidate will not receive the necessary number of votes, new nominees shall be put forward.

If there promoted two candidatures per one vacant place, the voting shall be carried out in a number of rounds. Based on the result of the first round as valid will considered the bulletins in which the number оf the left candidates does not exceed the quantity of vacant places.

In case in the first round not all members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic have been elected the second (and if necessary - the third) round shall be conducted in which the candidates will take part who have received the equal quantity of votes. From among candidates the candidate with the least poll shall be excluded.

In case if in the second and third rounds any of candidates will not receive the necessary poll, new nominees should be proposed.

If there promoted two candidatures per each vacant place, the voting shall be carried out in two rounds.

In the first round the secret ballot shall be conducted by soft rating on inclusion of candidates into lists (bulletins) for carrying out the secret ballot to elect members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Based on results of voting in the first round those candidates will be moved to the second round in the ratio of no more than two nominees per one vacant place who have received the biggest poll.

As valid in the result of the first round voting the bulletins will be admitted in which the number of candidates left is not exceeding the quantity of vacant places.

In case in the first round not all members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic have been elected the second (and if necessary - the third) round shall be conducted in which the candidates will take part who have received the equal quantity of votes, and if such are absent – those who have received the biggest poll. From among candidates the candidate with the least poll shall be excluded.

In case if in the second and third rounds any of candidates will not receive the necessary poll, new nominees should be proposed.

As valid in the result of the first round voting the bulletins will be admitted in which the number of candidates left is not exceeding the quantity of the remained vacant places.

In case if in the second and third rounds any of the candidates will not receive the necessary poll, new nominees should be proposed.

Article 173.

Election of a member of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made out by the resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh. Special voting on approval of the stated resolution shall not be required.

Article 174.

Issue on prescheduled dismissal of the member of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, elected by the Jogorku Kenesh, and shall be considered by the Jogorku Kenesh in cases stipulated by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic".

Regarding the issue of dismissal of the member of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic the secret ballot shall take place.

The member of Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered released, if his release was voted for by more than half from the

Decision of the Jogorku Kenesh on release of the member of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made out by the resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Chapter 27

Appointment of half of auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 175.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall appoint half of auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Candidatures to the post of the auditor of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be represented by the corresponding committee.

Auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be appointed for the term, stipulated by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Article 176.

Appointment to the post of the auditor of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be determined by the Jogorku Keneshем with the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh after brief presentation of candidates.

The auditor of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be appointed in the order, established for election of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 177.

If a candidature to the post of the auditor of the Counting Chamber the Kyrgyz Republic, proposed by the corresponding committee, will be rejected by the Jogorku Kenesh, this committee shall have the right to move the same or a new candidature for the repeated consideration. The repeated consideration of a candidature shall be carried out on the following day after receipt by the Jogorku Kenesh of the appropriate representation in the order established by the present chapter.

Article 178.

The issue of the auditor of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be resolved on presentation by the corresponding committee at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

If the decision on dismissal of the auditor of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall not been taken, his dismissal shall be considered as not taken place.

Article 179.

Concerning the appointment or dismissal of the auditor of the Counting Chamber of Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the resolution.

Chapter 28

Hearing messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations, hearing of  annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Hearing of annual reports of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic and appointed or elected  by the Jogorku Kenesh bodies and officials

Article 180.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall hear messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations, and annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic on the condition status of the constitutional legality in the country and shall pass on them resolutions.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall hear annual reports of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh about his activity, the organization of work of the Jogorku Keneshа and its bodies, legislative base condition in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic on state of affairs in the country in sphere of observance and protection of the human rights and freedoms of the citizen, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, report of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, reports of the chairmen of the Jogorku Kenesh committees, and also appointed or elected by the Jogorku Kenesh bodies and officials and shall pass resolutions on them.

Article 181.

The text of the report reports of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be distributed to the deputies one week prior to its hearing at the sitting.

Based on results of the report discussion the assessment of performance of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be carried out. The resolution on the performance assessment of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be passed by the secret ballot with use of bulletins by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case if the performance of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh will not be recognized as satisfactory, the Jogorku Kenesh shall put on voting without debate the question on his recall. Recall of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be executed in the order stipulated by Article 141 of the present Law.

Article 182.

Hearing of reports of the chairmen of the Jogorku Kenesh committees and passing on them resolutions shall be carried out in the order established by Article181 of the present Law.

Article 183.

The Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic shall submit texts of their reports to the Jogorku Kenesh not later than a week before their consideration at the sitting.

Reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic prior to their consideration at the sitting shall be passed for the conclusion to the corresponding Jogorku Kenesh committees.

Article 184.

Based on results of discussion of the reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh  shall pass the resolution with their performance assessment.

The resolution on their performance assessment shall be passed at holding the secret ballot with use of bulletins by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

In case if the performance of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic will be assessed as unsatisfactory, the Jogorku Kenesh shall put the question of his prescheduled dismissal without debate.

The prescheduled dismissal of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be carried out in the order, stipulated by legislation.

In case if the performance of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic will be assessed as unsatisfactory the Jogorku Kenesh shall notify on it the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 185.

The Jogorku Kenesh may hear reports of other appointed or elected by the Jogorku Kenesh officials in the order established in Article 181 of the present Law.

Chapter 29

Hearing of the annual report of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Vote of no-confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 186.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall hear the annual report of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic about work of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The text of the report of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be submitted  to the Jogorku Kenesh not later than a week prior to its consideration at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The report of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic before its consideration at the sitting shall be passed for conclusion to the corresponding committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 187.

Based on results of discussion of the report of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the resolution with the performance assessment.

The resolution on the performance assessment shall be passed at holding the secret ballot with use of bulletins by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case the performance of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic will be assessed as unsatisfactory, the Jogorku Kenesh shall notify on it the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and put on voting the question of expression of no-confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Voting on the resolution about the no-confidence expression shall be secret and be held with use of bulletins not earlier than 24 hours and not later than 5 working days from the moment of the decision taking by the Jogorku Kenesh on voting. Based on the results of voting the resolution about the no-confidence expression to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be passed by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The question on of no-confidence expression to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic cannot be considered by the Jogorku Kenesh more than once during the session; within the year after approval of the Program of actions of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic; 6 months prior to the next presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 188.

In case of expression of no-confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall have the right to declare resignation the Governmentof the Kyrgyz Republic or to reject the resolution passed by the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case if the Jogorku Kenesh shall repeatedly pass the resolution on the no-confidence vote to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic within 3 months, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall announce the resignation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic or dismiss the Jogorku Kenesh.

The decision on resignation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic or on a vote of no confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic within the two-week period and it will be promulgated with the motived indication of reasons.

SECTION VI

CONSIDERATION BY THE JOGORKU KENESH OF MATTERS,

ATTRIBUTED TO ITS COMPETENCE

Chapter 30

Approval of the republican budget and its performance report, national programs on the social and economic development,

submitted to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 189.

The law on the republican budget and the report on its performance, the national programs on social and economic development submitted to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be subject to consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh and shall be considered approved if more than half from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh has voted for them.

Article 190.

Procedure of the budget approval for the forthcoming fiscal year shall commence in the established order according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Taking into account the current and projected social and economic situation of the republic, the committees of the Jogorku Kenesh shall form their own proposals to the draft of the budget for the forthcoming year on the basis of the medium term budget, developed with account of the basic indicators of the indicative development plan, submitted by the budgetary commission of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, also shall pass them to the corresponding committee dealing with the budgetary matters not later the end of May of the current year.

The corresponding committee dealing with the budgetary matters shall develop the draft resolution on the basic directions of the republican budget for the forthcoming year (the budgetary resolution) and shall submits it for consideration of the Jogorku Kenesh not later than June, 15 of the current year.

The budgetary resolution shall in general identify priorities of the state budget for the subsequent period, and will serve as a reference point for the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic at its development of the draft republican budget.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the resolution on the basic directions of the republican budget for the forthcoming year (the budgetary resolution) up to July, 1. Prior to consideration of the draft budgetary resolution the Jogorku Kenesh shall hear the information of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the issues of:

1) Condition of the current year budget performance;

2) The medium term budget forecast for the next 3 years.

Article 191.

Increase of tax rates and other payments to the republican budget, and also other amendments to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, affecting the revenue part of the republican budget, shall be entered in force only since January, 1 of the year following the year of the law adoption.

Article 192.

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall present draft republican budget for consideration to the Jogorku Keneshа not later than on September, 1.

The draft budget should be developed with observance of requirements of the budgetary resolution and deviations from it shall be specified separately and motived.

Article 193.

The draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic", introduced by the Government of Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh in three readings.

Article 194.

Consideration of the draft republican budget in the committees of the Jogorku Kenesh for submission to the first reading should be completed within 20 days.

Article 195.

Based on results of consideration of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" in the first reading the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the resolution on the following key parameters of the draft republican budget:

- Specific weight of revenues of the republican budget to the GDP and their absolute value;

- Specific weight of expenditures of the republican budget to the GDP and their absolute value;

- Size of imbalance (deficit) of the republican budget in absolute figures and percentage to the GDP;

Sources of the budget deficit covering.

Article 196.

In case of rejection of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" the Jogorku Kenesh shall make one of the following decisions:

- Passes the stated draft law to the corresponding committee, dealing with the budgetary issues for development of the adjusted variant of the basic parameters of the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic, proceeding from the recommendations stated in the conclusions of committees and proposals of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh;

- Returns the draft law to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for finalization.

Article 197.

In case of rejection of the draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" in the first reading, the corresponding committee knowing dealing with the budgetary issues jointly with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall develop the adjusted variant of the key parameters of the draft republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic within 10 days and submit it for consideration to the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 198.

In case of returning draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" in the first reading for finalization the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall submit  within 10 days the adjusted draft law for consideration to the Jogorku Kenesh with the account of proposals and recommendations stated in the conclusion of the corresponding committee, dealing with the budgetary issues.

Article 199.

The draft law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" in the second reading shall be considered by types of revenues and expenditures of the republican budget by sections, groups, subgroups in accordance with the budget classification. Based on the results of considerations the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the resolution on adoption of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic" not later than one month prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Article 200.

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall present to the Jogorku Kenesh the report on the republican budget performance for the last year with the explanatory note attached to it not later May, 15 the year next after the reporting year.

Article 201.

The report on the republican budget performance should be considered at sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh till July, 1. At the session the hearings will be conducted of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic and the conclusion of the corresponding committee dealing with the budgetary issues. Based on results of the discussion the Law on the approval of the report on performance of the republican budget of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be adopted.

Article 202.

In case of the report disapproval on the republican budget performance the Jogorku Kenesh can consider the issue of accountability of the state bodies and officials of the executive power, and also resolve other issues connected to breaches of the law on the republican budget if such breaches shall be disclosed in the course of the report consideration.

Chapter 31

Approval of the Activity Program of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 203.

The draft of the Program of activity of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic not later than  November, 1 of each year.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the specified project of the Activity Program of  the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic for preliminary consideration and preparation of the conclusion on it to all committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The committees of the Jogorku Kenesh  not later than December, 1 of the current year shall prepare the generalized draft resolution of the Jogorku Keneshа with own comments and recommendations.

Materials on the draft of the Program of activity of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic with the comments and recommendations shall be disseminated to the deputies not later than December, 15 of the current year.

The Program of activity of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh  shall approve by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

In case of its disapproval the Jogorku Kenesh can pass the resolution on the additional examination or completion of the proposed draft of the Program of activity of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Chapter 32

Consideration of matters on introduction of martial law and state of emergency.

Decision of issues of war and peace, declaration of state of war, approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on these matters

33) Introduction of state of emergency, approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the matter;

34) Resolution of war and peace issues; introduction of; declaration of state of war;;

35) Resolution of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance;

Article 204.

In case of introduction on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic or its part the martial law or state of emergency, decision of issues of war and peace, declaration of the state of war:

1) The Jogorku Kenesh shall consider the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic submitted to it on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of issues of war and peace, declaration of the state of war within 24 hours;

2) During the period between the sessions the Jogorku Kenesh shall consider the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on introduction of the martial law or state of emergency, decision of issues of war and peace, declaration of the state of war not later than 72 hours from the moment of its adoption.

If as a result of act of nature, other insuperable difficulties the deputies will not be able  to arrive urgently (within 3 days to the extraordinary session of the Jogorku Kenesh to the city of Bishkek or the session cannot be held in the building of the Jogorku Kenesh, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall chooses for holding the session in other facilities {room} in the city of Bishkek or other city of the Kyrgyz Republic, and about what the deputies shall be informed through mass media or another way.

Article 205.

Issues on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of war and peace issues, declaration of the state of war may be moved for consideration of the Jogorku Kenesh without the preliminary preparation in the committees of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The decision on approval or rejection of the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of war and peace issues, declaration of the state of war and also resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh on introduction of martial law or state of emergency shall be considered approved if the majority of the deputies out of their total number has voted for them.

Article 206.

The Jogorku Kenesh can ratify the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of war and peace issues, declaration of the state of war and stipulated by it measures on the whole, in part or reject it.

In case of approval by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of war and peace issues, declaration of the state of war and stipulated by it measures only those provisions shall enter into force which were approved by the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall immediately notify the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the approved decision (within 3 hours) and make the statement through mass media.

Article 207.

The Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on introduction of martial law or state of emergency, decision of war and peace issues, declaration of the state of war shall become void, if the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic has not ratified it within the terms determined by part one of  Article 204 of the present Law.

Chapter 33

The order of resolution of the issue on an opportunity of use  of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called

by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance

Article 208.

The decision of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance shall be assigned to the Jogorku Kenesh competence.

The issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance shall be considered by the Jogorku Keneshем on proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 209.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall commence the consideration of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance after the receipt from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the address containing the substantiation of the put forward by him initiative.

The received address Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh shall immediately pass to the corresponding committee for preparation of the conclusion.

Article 210.

The proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be invited to the sitting of the  session of corresponding committee. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Security Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic may be invited to attend the sitting.

The conclusion of the corresponding committee should be prepared within the period not exceeding 3 days from the moment of the address of President of the Kyrgyz Republic being  passed to the committee.

The conclusion shall be approved by the majority of votes from the total number of the committee members.

Article 211.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall gather at the sitting for consideration of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance not later than on the fifth day from the moment of receipt by the Jogorku Kenesh of the address of President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall invite to the sitting the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chief of the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chairman of the National Security Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, Secretary of the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 212.

Consideration of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance shall commence at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh  with the report of the initiator of the matter consideration or his proxy.

Discussion of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance shall be held at the closed sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh unless other decision is taken by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 213.

The decision on the opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security shall be approved by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh and it shall be made out by the law of the Kyrgyz Republic.

If for adoption of the law on the opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security has not voted for by the majority of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh from their total number, the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic cannot be used outside the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be made out by the resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The law or resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh within two days from the moment of their adoption shall be submitted to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Chapter 34

Establishment of military ranks, diplomatic ranks, class grades and other special ranks of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 214.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall establish military ranks, diplomatic ranks, class grades and other special ranks of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Military and special ranks, diplomatic ranks and class grades of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be established on representation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Representations of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be preliminarily considered by the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh, and after approval they will be submitted to the consideration at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting. The order of giving the military and special ranks, diplomatic ranks and class grades of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be stipulated by the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Chapter 35

Establishment of state awards and honorary titles of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 215.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall establish the state awards and honorary titles of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The state awards shall be established for rewarding the outstanding and exclusive merits to the Kyrgyz Republic – an honorary title of the Kyrgyz Republic, an award and a medal of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall pass laws on establishment of an honorary title, awards and medals of the Kyrgyz Republic which stipulate the order of rewarding, rules of carrying the state awards.

Names of the state awards of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be established in the state language. The description and samples of awards, medals of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be established by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the basis of the organized competitions.

Honorary titles shall be established on presentation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The persons awarded with honorary titles of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be entrusted with the breastplate, which description shall be approved by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

Chapter 36

Issue of amnesty acts

Article 216.

The draft law on amnesty shall be brought in the Jogorku Kenesh and considered by it in the order established by the present Law for introduction and consideration of draft laws.

The Jogorku Kenesh shall pass the law on amnesty by the majority of votes out of total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The law on amnesty shall be signed and promulgated by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

Chapter 37

The order of calling the Presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic

Article 217.

Calling the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be assigned to the competence of the Jogorku Kenesh.

As the basis for consideration of the issue on calling the elections of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic can be expiry of the period of office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic  , and also the prescheduled termination by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of execution of his powers.

Article 218.

Prescheduled election of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be appointed by the Jogorku Kenesh only in case of his resignation upon his application made at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh, dismissals in the order, stipulated by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also at impossibility of exercising of powers due to illness or as a result of his death.

At impossibility of fulfillment of duties by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic due to illness the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on the basis of the conclusion prepared by formed for this purpose the state medical commission shall make a decision on prescheduled dismissal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic by not less than two thirds of votes of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 219.

The Jogorku Kenesh by the majority of votes of the total number of the deputies shall make the decision on appointment of the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic which shall be signed immediately by Toraga of the Jogorku Keneshа and should be officially published in mass media within two calendar days.

Chapter 38

Impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and his removal from the office

Article 220.

The Jogorku Kenesh in case of commitment by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of high treason or other grave crime shall impeach the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to remove him from the office.

The proposal to conduct an impeachment against the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to remove him from the office can be submitted on initiative of the majority from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The proposal on impeachment should contain the concrete indications of attributes of the crime which is incriminated to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also the propriety of his involvement in the crime.

Article 221.

The proposal on impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be passed over by the Jogorku Kenesh for the conclusion to the special commission formed by the Jogorku Kenesh, for assessment of observance of procedural rules and factual propriety of the charge.

The commission shall be elected by the Jogorku Kenesh headed by the chairman and shall consist of not less than 9 members of the commission. Members of the commission shall be elected by the Jogorku Kenesh on representation of the deputies and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) by general list and majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

Article 222.

The commission shall examine propriety of the impeachment against the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, observance of the quorum necessary to conduct an impeachment, accuracy of the vote counting and other procedural requirements established by the present Law.

The commission shall hear at the sittings the persons who can inform of the facts, laid as basis of the charge, the proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, and shall consider documents. The commission by the majority of votes of its members shall adopt the conclusion on existence of factual circumstances, laid as basis of the proposal on charge and observance of the procedure on introducing the impeachment.

Article 223.

The proposal on impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the conclusion of the commission shall be considered at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The deputy commissioned by group of deputies, and the representative of the deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) shall make the statements, and the chairman of the commission shall proceed with the supporting report.

In discussion of the proposal on conducting an impeachment against the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to remove him from the office the deputies and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) of the Jogorku Kenesh shall take part, and also the experts invited for it and other persons, whose judgment and testimony will have the essential value. The proxy of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be given the floor out of turn.

Article 224.

Based on results of the discussion the Jogorku Kenesh by two thirds of votes of the total number of its deputies shall pass the resolution on impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic for high treason or other grave crimes to remove him from the office. The resolution shall be passed by the secret ballot with use of bulletins. The resolution of the Jogorku Kenesh on impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be passed over to the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic within five days.

The negative conclusion of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic regarding the put forward by the Jogorku Kenesh impeachment shall entail the dissolution of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The proposal on impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic has not been supported by the majority of not less than two third of votes from the total number of its deputies, the Jogorku Kenesh shall adopt the respective decision.

Chapter 39

The order of activity of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy

Article 225.

The order of activity of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy in the Jogorku Kenesh and its committees and commissions shall be defined by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the law regulating the status of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy, the present Law and other normative legal acts.

Article 226.

The deputies shall be provided by equal social conditions, equivalent working premises, and a personal place in the Jogorku Kenesh sitting room.

Article 227.

Activity of the deputy during session shall include:

1) Attendance at the sittings of the Jogorku Kenesh;

2) Activity of the deputy outside the Jogorku Kenesh sitting, including work: in the committees, commissions, constituencies, performance of orders of the Jogorku Kenesh and its bodies, on drafting laws, documents of the Jogorku Kenesh, conducting the deputy inquiries, performance}of their rights and duties on elimination of breaches of legality, attendance at meetings, conferences, debate sand other political actions.

The activity of the deputy, except for the part specified in clause 1 of part one of the present Article, shall be carried out during the intersessional period of the Jogorku Kenesh, except for cases of the Jogorku Kenesh urgent tasks’ fulfillment.

The deputies shall arrange the time outside the sessions and during the holiday period on their own discretion for enhancing the qualification, exchange of experience, work in constituency and other activity related to performance of the deputy powers.

Article 228.

Attendance at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings and its committees and commissions, performance of assignments of the Jogorku Kenesh and its committees and commissions shall be the basis for the deputy all others service be put aside.

Decisions on business trips of the deputy (on his consent) for performance of the deputy powers and assignments of the Jogorku Kenesh and its committees and commissions shall be determined by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, and in case of his absence, by one of Deputy Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh on the motion of the deputy, the committee, commission, deputy coalition (faction, deputy group) and will be  made out in the established order..

Article 229.

Absence of the deputy at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting and its committees and commissions to which he is elected, shall be accepted only on valid reasons-.

The reason for the deputy absence at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings or its committees and commissions, held in line with the schedule of sessions, will be the execution by the deputy of orders of the Jogorku Kenesh or its committees and commissions if the respective decisions regarding them have been taken.

Under usual circumstances as the valid reasons for absence of the deputy shall be: his temporary disability due to illness, death of relatives (of the first, second turn), business trip; participation on invitation in the official ceremonies and formal receptions, seminars, conferences and other actions; documentarily confirmed transport blockages, and also work in constituency.

The valid reasons for absence of the deputy shall be also others circumstances when according to the law he will be granted the additional holiday, as well as the events admitted as valid by the commission.

In each case, except for specified in the present Article, the issue the decision on admitting valid the reason of the deputy’s  absence shall be taken by the commission.

Article 230.

The deputy who cannot take part in one or several subsequent sittings, should notify in writing Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh in a timely manner with stating the reasons, and on his  inability to participate in the committee sitting – the chairman of this committee. In case the deputy fails to meet the requirement he will give the written explanation to the commission regarding the matter.

Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh can incur the following exaction in case of the deputy non-attendance of the Jogorku Kenesh sitting without the valid excuse:

- deduction from the monthly deputy payments of 1/22 parts for each day of absence at the Jogorku Kenesh sitting;

- publication of information in mass media with stating the deputy name.

Article 231.

Information on absence of deputies at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings due to unknown reasons the Office passes on a monthly basis to Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Chapter 40

The order of inviolability deprivation of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh

and giving consent to institute proceedings against the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 232.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh shall enjoy the right of inviolability during the whole term of his powers.

Calling the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh to criminal and also administrative account imposed in the judicial order shall be allowed only with the consent of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh cannot be exposed to prosecution for the judgments stated in connection to the deputy activity or voting results in the Jogorku Kenesh and other actions, corresponding to the status of the deputy, including those after expiry of the term of powers.  Inviolability of the deputy shall be passed on distributed on his residential, office premises, luggage, personal and service vehicles, correspondence, used by him communication means, and also belonging to him documents.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh cannot be detained or arrested, subject to search, interrogation or personal inspection, except for cases when he was overtaken on committing the grave crime. In these cases the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic within 24 hours submits representation to the Jogorku Kenesh for reception of consent on calling the deputy to the criminal liability. The Jogorku Kenesh considers the representation of the General Prosecutor within three days in the extraordinary order.

If The Jogorku Kenesh has not considered the representation submitted by the General Prosecutor within three days, the deputy shall be subject to release against the guarantee of the group of deputies  of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 233.

Criminal proceedings against the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh can be instituted only by the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The issue on the immunity deprivation of the deputy shall be considered in criminal cases:  on presentation of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic  to the Jogorku Kenesh, on administrative offences, on private accusation - on presentation of the court (judge).

The General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic  For reception of the consent to attraction of deputy Jogorku Kenesh to or the court (judge), considering the case introduces the representation to the Jogorku Kenesh to receive the consent for calling the deputy to the criminal liability, and also to the administrative responsibility, imposed in the judicial order. Regarding cases of private accusation the court (judge) considering the case shall bring in to the Jogorku Kenesh the representation to receive the consent.

Article 234.

The deputy commission on investigation shall be formed in the order stipulated by the present Law to proceed with the representation of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the court (judge), considering the case on private accusation concerning the inviolability deprivation of the deputy..

The designated commission shall consider the representation not later than in one month period. If necessary the additional materials may be requested from the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic and the court (judge).

At considering the issue on deprivation of the deputy of inviolability the designated commission shall be obliged to hear the deputy, regarding whom the matter is concerned, the representative of the Public Prosecutor’s Office or the applicant (private charger).

Article 235.

After preparation and announcement by the commission on investigation of the inquiry, and also the draft of the decision relating to deprivation of the deputy of inviolability shall be included into the orders of the day of the next  sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh.

On considering the matter as well as in the submitted draft the decisions shall be limited to interpretation, estimation or specification only of the facts specified in the representation. During the debate on the draft of the decision the rapporteur from the commission on investigation and the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh whom the matter concerns shall take part.

The decision on satisfaction of the representation submitted by the General Prosecutor or the court (judge) shall be deemed approved, if not less than two thirds of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh from their total number voted for it.

The State Office of the General Prosecutor or the court (judge) will be informed within three days term on the motived decision of the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Jogorku Kenesh on availability of the reasoned grounds can reconsider the decision.

In case if the Jogorku Kenesh has not satisfied the representation the General Prosecutor or the court (judge) within three months, the representation shall be considered as rejected.

The General Prosecutor or court (judge) of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be obliged to inform the Jogorku Kenesh on findings of investigation or consideration of the case within three days from the date of the termination of legal proceedings.

Article 236.

Repudiation of the Jogorku Kenesh to agree to deprivation of the Jogorku Kenesh deputy of inviolability shall be the circumstance excluding criminal prosecution or administrative proceedings stipulating  the administrative responsibility, imposed in the judicial order.

Chapter  41

The order of dissolution and self-dissolution of the Jogorku Kenesh

Article 237.

The Jogorku Kenesh can be dissolved by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic ahead of schedule:

1) By results of a referendum;

2) In case of three-time refusal to agree to the appointment of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic;

3) In case of the negative conclusion of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic on conducted by the Jogorku Kenesh impeachment against the President of the Kyrgyz Republic;

4) In case of other crisis caused by insuperable contradictions between the Jogorku Kenesh and other branches of the state power;

5) In case of prescheduled self-dissolution on the decision, accepted by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes of the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh.

As insuperable contradictions shall considered disagreements which can not be overcome by formation of the  common standpoint between the Jogorku Kenesh and other branches of the state power on the issues of war and peace, integrity of the state and active capacity of branches of the state power.

In case of dissolution of the Jogorku Kenesh the President of the Kyrgyz Republic shall appoint the date of elections of deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh so that the newly elected  Jogorku Kenesh is convened for the first session not later than in 6 months from the moment of the dissolution.

Article 238.

The Jogorku Kenesh cannot be dissolved, self-dissolved:

1) During the state of emergency or martial law;

2) During consideration by the Jogorku Kenesh of the matter on removal from the office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic;

3) If before the expiration of powers of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic less than 6 months would remain

Chapter 42

The order of the prescheduled termination of powers and

deprivation the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh of powers

Article 239.

The prescheduled termination of powers and deprivation of powers of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be carried out by the decision of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Powers of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh  shall terminate ahead of schedule in case of:

1) Submission of the written application on resignation;

2) Recognition of his incapacity by the court;

3) Dissolution of the Jogorku Kenesh;

4) Entry into force of the court decision on declaring him as absent in place unknown or dead, as well as  on death of the deputy.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh is deprived of powers in the order, established by the law, in case:

1) Entry into force of the guilty verdict of the court in relation to him;

2) Shift to work or non-leave by him of the work which is not compatible with execution of the deputy powers;

3) Recognition of the elections void;

4) Departure for the permanent residence beyond the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic;

5) Exit from citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic or revocation of the Kyrgyz Republic citizenship.

Article 240.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be deprived of powers also for the systematic (half of working days) absenteeism without the valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session.

The motion on deprivation the deputy of the deputy powers for the systematic non-attendance without valid  reasons at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session shall be introduced by Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh not later than in one month after the beginning of the next session.

The motion on deprivation the deputy of the deputy powers for the systematic absence without valid  reasons at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session will be directed to the commissions, formed by the Jogorku Kenesh for identification of his propriety.

The commission is selected in the number of not less than 15 deputies from the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh who have given consent. The commission structure shall provide representation of not less than one deputy from each registered deputy coalition (faction, deputy group).

The commission examines validity of the motion on the deputy’s deprivation of the deputy powers for regular absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session.

The commission hears at the sittings the proposers of deprivation the deputy of the deputy powers for regular absence without valid reasons at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session, who should inform of the facts, laid in the basis of the proposal and examines the relevant documents. The commission by two thirds of votes from the total number of its members accepts the decision on existence of factual circumstances,  laid in the basis of the proposal on deprivation the deputy of the deputy powers for regular absence without valid reasons at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session.

The proposal on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers for the systematic absence without the valid reasons at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session and the conclusion of the commission will be passed over to the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic within one month from the date of receipt of the proposal on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers and the conclusion of the commission shall accept the decision on initiation of the process of obtaining consent of electors for deprivation the deputy of deputy powers and formation of the district commission.

The date of voting on the matter concerning the electors’ consent obtaining for deprivation the deputy of deputy powers should be determined not earlier than 3 months and not later than 4 months from the moment of the given issue initiation.

The order of holding voting on obtaining of the consent of electors concerning the  deprivation the deputy of deputy powers, formation and activity of the commissions for the  voting holding, arrangement of polling stations, making lists of voters, preparation of bulletins for the vote shall be carried out in the order established by the law, regulating the order of recall of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh and the Code on Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Based on results of the voting the commission considers the issue on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers. If voters will not agree to deprivation the deputy of deputy powers, the decision on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers shall not be accepted. If the voters will agree, the commission makes the motion to include the issue on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers for regular absence without valid reasons into the orders of the day of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Consideration of the motion on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers for the systematic absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session shall commence not earlier than one month after inclusion of the motion in the orders of the day. During this period the deputy, relating to whom the motion on deprivation of his deputy powers for the regular absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session has been introduced, shall represent to the Jogorku Kenesh materials, which the deputy considers necessary for the proof of his innocence and which will be disseminated by the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh among the deputies not later than 3 days prior to consideration of the specified issue at the sitting.

In discussion of the offer on deprivation of the deputy of deputy powers for the systematic absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session the deputies and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) will take part, and if necessary, the experts invited for this purpose and other persons, whose judgment has an essential value.

The decision on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers for the systematic absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session shall be approved by the majority of voices from the total number of the deputies.

If the offer on deprivation the deputy of deputy powers for the systematic absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session has not been supported, the Jogorku Kenesh takes the decision on rejection to deprive the deputy of deputy powers for the regular absence without valid excuse at the Jogorku Kenesh sittings during one session, which will be final and not subject to repeated consideration within one year.

SECTION VII

THE PROCEDURES STIPULATED BY THE DECISION

OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Article 241.

Decisions and conclusions of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic on cases instituted on representation of the Jogorku Kenesh or initiative of other legal and physical persons, and matters which fall under the competence of the Jogorku Kenesh, are considered at its public sittings. They are considered in the urgent order.

Article 242.

The Jogorku Kenesh accustoms preliminarily with the decision or the conclusion of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and it can invite experts and committees of the Jogorku Kenesh to prepare the conclusion and make proposals.

The deputies will be informed on introducing the decision or the conclusion of Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Jogorku Kenesh for consideration within three days after receipt of the corresponding decision or conclusion of Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 243.

Decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic which identify the non-conformity of the act or its separate provisions with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic shall be considered at the sitting not later than one month from the date of their receipt by the Jogorku Kenesh. Materials relating to the decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic will be disseminated among the deputies not later than in 10 days before the sitting.

Article 244.

Decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic are subject to immediate execution. Decisions of the Jogorku Kenesh on this matter will be published in the  "Bulletin of the he Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic " and  means of mass information.

Article 245.

In case of recognition of the act or its separate provisions as not conforming with the Constitution of Kyrgyz Republic the Jogorku Kenesh makes a decision on settlement of this issue.

SECTION VIII

DEPUTY INVESTIGATION.

WORK OF DEPUTIES OF THE JOGORKU KENESH WITH EELCTORS.

DEPUTY INQUIRIES.

Chapter 43

Deputy investigation

Article 246.

On initiative of the deputy, committees of the Jogorku Kenesh or deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) the Jogorku Kenesh conduct the deputy investigation of any question which concerns to powers of the Jogorku Kenesh.

All state bodies and officials will be obliged to render necessary assistance in conducting the deputy investigation. They on request of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh or the deputy commission leading the investigation shall be obliged to freely present information and  documents necessary for the objective studying of the question and. no one has the right to evade from giving explanations to the deputies conducting the deputy investigation.

Article 247.

The commission will be appointed to conduct the deputy investigation from the number of deputies and representatives of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) of the Jogorku Kenesh . The deputy commission on investigation shall have the right to summon any person for giving the explanation..

Based on results of investigation the motived conclusion of the deputy commission on investigation which will be submitted to the Jogorku Kenesh and discussed at the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh  and passed by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies.

Article 248.

By keeping the ongoing interaction with electors according to the Law, regulating the status of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh, the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh answers the letters of electors, arranges their reception, studies received from them proposals and claims, and visits his constituency to meet with electors.

Article 249.

The general operating procedure of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh with electors, the order of application to the of the deputies to the bodies of the state power and bodies of local self-government, enterprises, institutions and organizations, issues of the guarantees of the deputy activity, material provision and service of deputies at work with voters are determined by the law, regulating the status of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 250.

The deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh has the right of inquiry as to bodies of the executive power, local self- government and their officials, who are obliged to give the answer to inquiry not later than one month. Written letters of inquiry of the deputies or stated orally during the Jogorku Kenesh sitting to bodies of the executive power and their officials are made out and undersigned by the deputy in person.

Article 251.

Each body or the official to whom the deputies address the letter of inquiry are obliged in a month give the answer in writing to the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh.

In case if the written answer to the deputy inquiry is not received in the due term established by  part one of the present Article, the representative of organization or the official guilty for the delay of the answer, can be invited to the sitting of the Jogorku Kenesh for giving explanation.

Article 252.

The official as agreed with the author of inquiry can prolong the period of preparation of the answer to inquiry for no longer than for 10 days and should inform of then the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 253.

The official has the right to refuse to present  the written answer to the inquiry, if the presented information is qualified as a state or military secret.

SECTION IX

THE INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION

Article 254.

The Jogorku Kenesh in case of necessity can sign with parliaments of other countries and the international parliamentary organizations agreements on inter-parliamentary cooperation.

By decision of the Jogorku Kenesh the heads of parliaments of other countries, heads of the states and the governments, heads of parliamentary delegations may be granted the opportunity to speak  at the session of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 255.

The Jogorku Kenesh considers recommendatory legal acts of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of states-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States, makes decision on their implementation. Recommendatory acts shall be preliminarily examined by the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 256.

The Jogorku Kenesh accepts annually the programs of cooperation with parliaments of other states. Drafts of such programs are prepared by the corresponding committee with account  of opinions of other committees.

Article 257.

According to the planned by the Jogorku Kenesh programs and the account of opinions of the committees and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh determines the structure of sent abroad official parliamentary delegations of the Jogorku Kenesh and its Office, heads of these delegations, their deputies and secretaries, and also the structure of inter- parliamentary commissions (parliamentary, working groups) of the Jogorku Kenesh in the line of bilateral cooperation with parliaments of other states, determines the limits of their powers.

The Jogorku Kenesh defines also candidatures from among the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh  and employees of its Office to include into the structure of delegations of the inter-parliamentary commissions (parliamentary, working groups) of the Jogorku Kenesh

Decisions The Jogorku Keneshа on matters relating to the official and informal visits within the framework of an inter-parliamentary exchange, and also sending the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh abroad shall be accepted in the form of orders.

Article 258.

Regulations about the inter-parliamentary commissions (parliamentary, working groups) on bilateral cooperation with parliaments of others states, and also regulations on the parliamentary delegations of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of states - participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the OSCE Inter-parliamentary Assembly shall be approved by Jogorku Kenesh.

Participation of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh in activity of the Inter-parliamentary Union is regulated by Provisions on the parliamentary group of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted by the general meeting of the parliamentary group.

Article 259.

The Jogorku Kenesh approves the uniform order of legal, financial, organizational and technical provision of foreign parliamentary delegations in the Kyrgyz Republic, and also the deputies and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups), going abroad in within the framework of the inter-parliamentary commissions or the structure of delegations of the Jogorku Kenesh..

Article 260.

With the purpose of activization and strengthening  the international and inter-parliamentary cooperation the Jogorku Kenesh can have its proxys on public grounds in the foreign countries

Activity of proxys of the Jogorku Keneshа on public grounds is regulated by the special provision approved by the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 261.

According to subclause 4 of clause 3 of Article 46 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic the appointment of diplomatic representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic in the foreign states and the international organizations (hereinafter as the diplomatic representatives) is made  by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic after consultations with the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 262.

The corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh according to its competence considers the issue of appointment of diplomatic representatives on presentation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic in the established order.

The corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh has the right to request additional information on the candidate for appointment  as the diplomatic representative.

The corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh at the sitting in presence (as agreed with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic) of the candidate for appointment as the diplomatic representative, and also with participation of the representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic considers the representation on appointment of the  diplomatic representative and gives its conclusion which within three days after the sitting of the corresponding committee of the Jogorku Kenesh is sent to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.

SECTION X

MAINTENANCE OF OPERATION OF THE JOGORKU KENESH

Article 263.

Legal, organizational, documentary, information and other maintenance of operation of the Jogorku Kenesh, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, his deputies,  the deputies, deputy associations (factions, deputy groups), committees and commissions is born upon the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh .

Rights, duties and responsibilities of employees of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh are defined by Provisions on the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, approved by the Jogorku Kenesh. 

Article 264.

The structure of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh includes also departments of committees, commissions, secretaries of deputy associations (factions, deputy groups), assistants and advisers of the deputies.

Structure, staff  number, level of salaries and material and technical conditions of employees of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh, and its  maintenance costs is determined by the Jogorku Kenesh within the limits of the expenditure budget for its maintenance.

Article 265.

Appointment  for the office and dismissal of the responsible employees of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh are made according the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Appointment for the office and dismissal of the adviser and the assistant of the deputy of the Jogorku Kenesh are made out by the order of the Head of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh on presentation of the corresponding deputy.

Article 266.

Employees of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh by labor remuneration terms, social and communal, medical and material provision are equated to corresponding categories of employees of the Office of Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 267.

Material and financial and economic maintenance of the Jogorku Kenesh operation is provided from the republican budget

The expenditure budget relating to activity of the Jogorku Kenesh, its bodies, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, his deputies,  the deputies and the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh shall be approved by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh. 

Security maintenance of the Jogorku Kenesh building and adjoining to it territory, and also the persons in the building, is provided by security service.

Article 268.

For performance of the deputy activity  the Fund of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and the Deputy Fund shall be set up which are formed annually within the limits of the funds allocated from the republican budget for the deputy activity financing.

The size of Fund of Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh and the Deputy Fund and the payment order, their funds spending are established in accordance with the provisions approved by the Jogorku Kenesh.

The order and conditions of the Jogorku Kenesh operations maintenance by provision of the transport means, including service, are defined by the provisions on the transport maintenance approved by the Jogorku Kenesh.

The Head of the Office of the Jogorku Kenesh and the head of material, technical and financial maintenance service of the Jogorku Kenesh activity shall report on operations performance for a year. Based on results of discussion of the report the Jogorku Kenesh may pass the resolution.

PART TWO

ORGANIZATION AND THE ORDER OF ACTIVITY

OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE JOGORKU KENESH OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

SECTION XI

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 269.

The Legislative Assembly is the chamber of the Jogorku Kenesh – Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic consisting of 60 deputies, working constantly and elected on the basis of representation of interests of all people of the republic.

The Legislative Assembly of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic (hereinafter as - the Legislative Assembly) solves questions independently, assigned to its jurisdiction in accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 270.

The following fall under the competence of the Legislative Assembly:

1) Amendments and supplements  to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic in the order established by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2) Passing laws of the Kyrgyz Republic;

3) Official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and laws enacted by it;

4) Alteration of borders of the Kyrgyz Republic;

5) Approval of the affirmed republican budget by the Assembly of People’s Representatives and the report on its performance, national programs on social and economic development, issues concerning the administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic;

6) Election and dismissal on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, his Deputy and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic;

7) Election and dismissal of Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and his deputies;

8) Ratification and denouncement of international treaties, except for cases stipulated by Article 48 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

9) Introduction of state of emergency, approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on the matter;

10) Resolution of war and peace issues; introduction of martial law; declaration of state of war; approval or cancellation of Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on these matters;

11) Resolution of the issue on an opportunity of use of the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz  Republic beyond its borders in case of necessity called by the intergovernmental treaty obligations fulfillment on peace and security maintenance;

12) Establishment of military ranks, diplomatic ranks, class grades and other special ranks of the Kyrgyz Republic;

13) Establishment of state awards and honorary titles of the Kyrgyz Republic;

14) Issue of amnesty acts;

15) Hearing of messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations;

16) Hearing of annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic on the condition status of constitutional legality in the country, reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy)

17) Hearing of the Kyrgyz  Republic about state of affairs in the country in the field of human rights and civil freedoms adherence and protection;

18) Hearing of annual reports of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

19) Removal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic from the office.

The Legislative Assembly on the matters stipulated by points 2, 5-7, 15-17 part one of the present Article, and on the issue of exercising control over execution of laws passes resolutions.

SECTION XII

STRUCTURE AND BODIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Article 271.

The Legislative Assembly elects from its structure the Toraga of the Legislative Assembly, his deputy; forms committees and commissions.

Article 272.

Powers of Toraga of the Legislative Assembly and his deputy are exercised according to provisions of chapter 3 of the present Law.

Article 273.

Committees and commissions of the Legislative Assembly carry out  their powers according to Articles 9-16 of the present Law.

Sittings of the committees, commissions are competent if the majority of deputies from the total number of members of the committees, commissions are present

The Legislative Assembly deputies with the right of deliberative vote can take part in the sittings of the committees, commissions of the Legislative Assembly who are not included in their structure.

Article 274.

The chairman of the committee, commission:

1) Convokes sittings of the committee, commission and organizes preparation of necessary documents and other materials for the sittings of the committee, commission;

2) Supervises the work of the committee, commission;

3) Makes the working plan of the committee, commission and the draft of the orders of the day of sittings of the committee, commission;

4) Invites for participation at sittings of the committee, commission the necessary persons;

5) Chairs the sittings of the committee, commission;

6) Signs decisions, conclusions and reports of sittings of the committee, commission and inquiries on behalf of the committee, commission;

7) Informs on a regular basis members of the committee, commission about the submitted draft laws, new assignments to the committee, commissions,  performance process of the decisions of the committee, commission, consideration of their recommendations;

8) Carries out other duties assigned to him by the committee, commission.

In absence of the chairman of the committee, commission the chairmanship passes to his deputy.

Article 275.

Sittings of the committee, commission are carried out as required.

Sitting of the committee, commission is convoked by the chairman of the committee, commission on the initiative or the order of Toraga of the Legislative Assembly, proposals of members of the committee, commission.

The chairman of the committee, commission notifies members of the committee, commission  on holding the sitting not later than in two days, and in a timely manner informs other participants of sitting. The necessary information for the deputies of the Legislative Assembly is located on a bulletin board.

The deputy is obliged to attend the sittings of the committee, commission which membership he belongs to.

The deputy informs beforehand the chairman of the committee, commission on impossibility to attend the sitting of the committee, commission.

Article 276.

The issue on formation of the commission is included as separate point on the orders of day of the Legislative Assembly sitting.

The resolution of the Legislative Assembly on the commission setting up should contain:

1) The name of the commission;

2) Tasks of the commission;

3) Quantitative structure of the commission;

4) Personal membership of the commission;

5) The elected chairman of the commission;

6) Term of activity of the commission (for the pre-defined certain period or for the period of execution of the certain work);

7) Additional powers (if it is necessary), granted by the Legislative Assembly to this commission;

8) Amount of funding (and their sources), preliminarily allocated at disposal of the commission for payment of works or the services performed or rendered by legal and physical persons;

9) Actions on personnel, material, information, organizational maintenance of work of the commission.

The Legislative Assembly for identifying the amount of funds specified in point 8 of part two of the present Article, organizes preparation of the approximate expenditure budget; this expenditure budget is distributed among the deputies before voting on the specified question.

Article 277.

The commission within the period determined by the Legislative Assembly , but not later than in 6 months after its creation, shall present to the chamber the written report on the performed work, and prepared corresponding drafts of acts of the Legislative Assembly  and other materials which are distributed among the deputies. After discussion of results of the work performed by the commission the Legislative Assembly takes the final decision or commissions the commission to continue work and defines for the completion a new term.

Powers of the commission automatically cease with taking by the Legislative Assembly of the final decision on results of work.

Article 278.

Formation and registration of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) are carried out in the order established by chapter 5 of the present Law.

SECTION XIII

THE GENERAL PROCEDURE OF OPERATIONS

OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE

Article 279.

The sitting of the Legislative Assembly is held once a year, starting from the first working day of September and till last working day of June.

The sitting of the Legislative Assembly will consist of plenary sittings, sittings of  the committees, commissions and deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups).

Article 280.

The general operating procedure of the Legislative Assembly and legislative procedure are carried out in the order determined in sections III and IV of the present Law.

Last week of each month, except for June and September, shall be intended for work of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly with constituency.

At sittings of the Legislative Assembly  the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and local Kenesh representatives shall have the right to be present.

Article 281.

In case if the law passed by the Legislative Assembly, approval of which is required in the Assembly of People’s Representatives, the Assembly of People’s Representatives has rejected, it shall be passed by Toraga of the Legislative Assembly to the responsible committee of the Legislative Assembly, which considers the objections of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, gives conclusion concerning them and moves its proposals on overcoming the arisen disagreements to the chamber for consideration.

Article 282.

At the repeated consideration of the law rejected by the Assembly of People’s Representatives the proposal on its adoption in earlier approved edition is put on voting. In this case the law is deemed adopted, if not less than two thirds of the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly  have voted for it.

Laws also are considered approved, if within 60 days since the day of its adoption by the Legislative Assembly they will not be by Assembly of People’s Representatives. 

The law adopted according to the stated procedure will be passed by Toraga of the Legislative Assembly within a month to the President of the Kyrgyz for signing and promulgation, and the notification will be sent to Toraga of Assembly of People’s Representatives.

The order of overcoming the disagreements is determined by separate provision, approved by both chambers of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 283.

The Legislative Assembly makes the official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws and existing legislation, their separate provisions in the order established by chapter 19 of the present Law.

Article 284.

Laws on amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws, laws on interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the laws on enactment of amendments and supplements to the constitutional laws, laws on alteration of the state borders of the Kyrgyz Republic are adopted by both chambers of the Jogorku Kenesh after holding not less than two readings by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes from the total number of the deputies of each chamber.

Article 285.

The laws passed by the Legislative Assembly on issues of taxes and collection, financial and customs regulation, banking activity, ratification and denouncement of the international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic, amnesty acts are subject to consideration by Assembly of People’s Representatives and are considered approved if more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives has voted for it.

The laws adopted by the Assembly of People’s Representatives on approval of the republican budget and the report on its performance, issues of the administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the approved by it national programs of social and economic development are subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly  and are considered to be passed if more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly have voted for them.

SECTION XIV

PROCEDURES OF ELECTIONS, HEARING OF MESSAGES AND STATEMENTS,

APPOINTMENTS AND HEARING OF REPORTS

Article 286.

Procedure of election and recall of Toraga of the Legislative Assembly and his Deputy, chairmen of committees and their deputies, chairmen of the commissions, election and removal from the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, election of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic and deputies are made according to provisions of chapters 20-22, 25 of the present Law.

Article 287.

Hearing of messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations, annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic is made according to provisions of chapter 28 of the present Law.

Hearing of annual reports of Toraga the Legislative Assembly, chairmen of the committees, and the persons elected or appointed by the Legislative Assembly is made according to provisions of the chapter 28 of the present Law.

SECTION XV

IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT

OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

AND HIS REMOVAL FROM THE OFFICE

Article 288.

The decision the Legislative Assembly on conducting an impeachment against the President of the Kyrgyz Republic to remove him from the office should be approved by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly on the initiative of the majority from total number of the deputies of the chamber and at availability of the conclusion of the special commission, set up by the Legislative Assembly.

Procedure of impeachment of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Public to remove him from the office is made according to provisions of chapter 38 of the present Law.

SECTION XVI

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS BY LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

ATTRIBUTED TO ITS COMPETENCE

Article 289.

Consideration by the Legislative Assembly of the matters attributed to its competence is carried out in the order established in section VI of the present Law.

SECTION XVII

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS ON GIVING CONSENT TO CALLING

THE DEPUTY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY TO CRIMINAL, THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

Article 290.

The order of giving the consent to calling the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Jogorku Kenesh  to criminal and administrative account, imposed in the judicial order,  is carried out in the order, established in chapter 40 of the present Law.

SECTION XVIII

THE PROCEDURES STIPULATED BY THE DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL

COURT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC. DEPUTY INVESTIGATION.

WORK OF DEPUTIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY WITH ELECTORS. DEPUTY INQUIRY. INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION

Article 291.

The procedures stipulated by the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the deputy investigation, work of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly with electors, the deputy inquiry, international and inter-parliamentary cooperation are carried out in the order established in Sections VII-IX of the present Law.

SECTION XIX

MAINTENANCE OF OPERATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Article 292.

Maintenance of operations of the Legislative Assembly is carried out in the order stipulated by Section X of the present Law.

PART THREE

ORGANIZATION AND THE ORDER OF ACTIVITY

OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE JOGORKU KENESH OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

SECTION XX

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 293.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives is the chamber of the Jogorku Kenesh  -Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic consisting of 45 deputies, working seasonally and elected on the basis of representation territorial interests.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic (hereinafter as the Assembly of People’s Representatives) solves questions independently, assigned to its jurisdiction in accordance with the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 294.

To conducting Assembly of national representatives concern:

1) Amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic in the order established by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

2) Passing laws of the Kyrgyz Republic;

3) Approval of the laws accepted by the Legislative Assembly, stipulated by clause 3 of section two of the Law "On new edition of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic";

4) Official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and laws enacted by it;

5) Alteration of borders of the Kyrgyz Republic;

6) Approval of the republican budget and the report on its performance, national programs on social and economic development, submitted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

7) Resolution of issues concerning the administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic;

8) Calling the Presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic;

9) Approval on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

10) Consent to appointment of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic;

11) Expression of no-confidence to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic by a majority of not less than two thirds of votes of total number of deputies in cases stipulated by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic;

12) Election and dismissal on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, his Deputy and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic;

13) Election and dismissal on presentation by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, his deputies and judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic;

14) Consent to appointment of judges of local courts;

15) Consent to appointment of the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic;

16) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic;

17) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic;

18) Election of half of members of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic;

19) Consent to appointment of the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

20) Appointment of half of auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

21) Hearing of messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations;

22) Hearing of annual reports of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic;

23) Removal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic from the office.

Hearing of reports and accounts of officials, specified in the present Article, shall be held with account of provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Kyrgyz Republic on independence and autonomy of corresponding state bodies and their officials.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives on the matters stipulated by points 2, 3, 8-23 of part one of the present Article, and also on issues of exercising control over the execution of laws passes resolutions.

SECTION XXI

STRUCTURE AND BODIES OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

Article 295.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives selects from its structure the Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, his deputy, forms committees and commissions.

Article 296.

Powers of Toraga of Assembly of People’s Representatives are exercised according to provisions of chapter 3 of the present Law.

Orders Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives can be changed, added, cancelled by the decision of the Assembly of People’s Representatives accepted by the majority of votes of the deputies from their total number.

Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives shall be accountable to chamber. On expiration of one year he presents to the chamber the report on the activity, organization of work of Assembly of People’s Representatives and its bodies, condition status of the legislative base in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 297.

Committees and the commissions of the Assembly of People’s Representatives carry out  their powers according to Articles 9-16 of the present Law.

Sittings of the committees, commissions are competent if the majority of deputies from the total number of members of the committees, commissions are present Deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives with the right of deliberative vote can take part in the sittings of the committees, commissions of the who are not included in their structure.

Article 298.

The chairman of the committee, commission:

1) Convokes sittings of the committee, commission and organizes preparation of necessary documents and other materials for the sittings of the committee, commission;

2) Supervises the work of the committee, commission;

3) Makes the working plan of the committee, commission and the draft of the orders of the day of sittings of the committee, commission;

4) Invites for participation at sittings of the committee, commission the necessary persons;

5) Chairs the sittings of the committee, commission;

6) Signs decisions, conclusions and reports of sittings of the committee, commission and inquiries on behalf of the committee, commission;

7) Informs on a regular basis members of the committee, commission about the submitted draft laws, new assignments to the committee, commissions,  performance process of the decisions of the committee, commission, consideration of their recommendations;

8) Carries out other duties assigned to him by the committee, commission.

In absence of the chairman of the committee, commission the chairmanship passes to his deputy.

Article 299.

Sittings of the committee, commission are carried out as required.

Sitting of the committee, commission is convoked by the chairman of the committee, commission on the initiative or the order of Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, proposals of members of the committee, commission.

The chairman of the committee, commission notifies members of the committee, commission  on holding the sitting not later than in two days, and in a timely manner informs other participants of sitting. The necessary information for the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives is located on a bulletin board.

The deputy is obliged to attend the sittings of the committee, commission which membership he belongs to.

The deputy informs beforehand the chairman of the committee, commission on impossibility to attend the sitting of the committee, commission

Article 300.

The issue on formation of the commission is included as separate point on the orders of day of the Assembly of People’s Representatives  sitting.

1) The resolution of the Assembly of People’s Representatives  on the commission setting up should contain:

2) The name of the commission;

3) Tasks of the commission;

4) Quantitative structure of the commission;

5) Personal membership of the commission;

6) The elected chairman of the commission;

7) Term of activity of the commission (for the pre-defined certain period or for the period of execution of the certain work);

8) Additional powers (if it is necessary), granted by the Assembly of People’s Representatives  to this commission;

9) Amount of funding (and their sources), preliminarily allocated at disposal of the commission for payment of works or the services performed or rendered by legal and physical persons; actions on personnel, material, information, organizational maintenance of work of the commission.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives  for identifying the amount of funds specified in point 8 of part two of the present Article, organizes preparation of the approximate expenditure budget; this expenditure budget is distributed among the deputies before voting on the specified question.

Article 301.

The commission within the period determined by the Assembly of People’s Representatives, but not later than in 6 months after its creation, shall present to the chamber the written report on the performed work, and prepared corresponding drafts of acts of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and other materials which are distributed among the deputies. After discussion of results of the work performed by the commission the Assembly of People’s Representatives takes the final decision or commissions the commission to continue work and defines for the completion a new term.

Powers of the commission automatically cease with taking by the Assembly of People’s Representatives of the final decision on results of work

Article 302.

Formation and registration of deputy coalitions (factions, deputy groups) are carried out in the order established by chapter 5 of the present Law.

SECTION XXII

THE GENERAL PROCEDURE OF OPERATIONS

OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

Article 303.

Activity of the Assembly of People’s Representatives Assembly is carried out in the form of sittings. Sittings of the Assembly of People’s Representatives are convoked not less than two times a year.

Sittings of the Assembly of People’s Representatives can be convoked on proposal of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also on request of not less than one third of the total number of deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives.

Article 304.

The sitting of the Assembly of People’s Representatives is held:

Morning sitting - from 10.00 till 12.00;

Evening - from 14.00 till 18.00, with breaks up to 30 minutes.

On decision of the Assembly of People’s Representatives the time of holding the sitting may be changed.

At sittings of the Assembly of People’s Representatives the deputies of the Legislative Assembly and the local Kenesh representatives have the right to be present

Article 305.

The deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, working on a full-time basis is released from performance of official duties for work in the constituency at his discretion for 10 calendar days in 3 months with payment of expenses in the order established by the legislation on official trips within the borders of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The general operating procedure of the Assembly of People’s Representatives is carried out in the order determined in section III of the present Law.

SECTION XXIII

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY OF THE ASSEMBLY

OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

Article 306.

In case if the law passed by the Assembly of People’s Representatives, approval of which is required in the Legislative Assembly, the Legislative Assembly has rejected, it shall be passed by Toraga of Assembly of People’s Representatives to the responsible committee of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, which considers objections of the Legislative Assembly, gives conclusion concerning them and moves its proposals on overcoming the arisen disagreements to the chamber for consideration

Article 307.

At the repeated consideration of the law rejected by the Legislative Assembly the proposal on its adoption in the earlier approved edition is put on voting. In this case the law is deemed adopted, if not less than two thirds of the total number of the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives have voted for it.

Laws also are considered approved, if within 60 days since the day of its adoption by the Assembly of People’s Representatives they will not be considered by the Legislative Assembly.

The law adopted according to the stated procedure will be passed by Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives within a month to the President of the Kyrgyz for signing and promulgation, and the notification will be sent to Toraga of the Legislative Assembly .

The order of overcoming the disagreements is determined by separate provision, approved by both chambers of the Jogorku Kenesh.

Article 308.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives makes the official interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws and existing legislation, their separate provisions in the order established by chapter 19 of the present Law.

Article 309.

Laws on amendments and supplements to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, the constitutional laws, laws on interpretation of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and the laws on enactment of amendments and supplements to the constitutional laws, laws on alteration of the state borders of the Kyrgyz Republic are adopted by both chambers of the Jogorku Kenesh after holding not less than two readings by the majority of not less than two thirds of votes from the total number of the deputies of each chamber.

Article 310.

The laws passed by the Legislative Assembly on issues of taxes and collection, financial and customs regulation, banking activity, ratification and denouncement of the international treaties of the Kyrgyz Republic, amnesty acts are subject to consideration by Assembly of People’s Representatives and are considered approved if more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives has voted for it.

The laws adopted by the Assembly of People’s Representatives on approval of the republican budget and the report on its performance, issues of the administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the approved by it national programs of social and economic development are subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly  and are considered to be passed if more than half of votes from the total number of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly have voted for them.

The legislative procedure of the Assembly of People’s Representatives is carried out in the order, determined in Section IV  of the present Law.

SECTION XXIV

PROCEDURES OF ELECTIONS, HEARING OF MESSAGES AND STATEMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, GIVING CONSENT TO APPOINTMENTS AND HEARING OF REPORTS

Article 311.

Procedure of election and recall of Toraga of the Legislative Assembly and his Deputy, chairmen of committees and their deputies, chairmen of the commissions, election and removal from the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, Deputy Chairmen of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, election of half of members of the Central Committee on holding elections and referenda, appointment of half of auditors of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic are made according to provisions of chapters 20-22, 26-27 of the present Law.

Judges of the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States in accordance with clause 7 of Provisions on the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States, approved by the Agreement on Status of the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States dated July, 6, 1992 are selected to the office in the order established for election of judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 312.

Approval of members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic falls under the competence of Assembly of People’s Representatives.

On presentation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic the Assembly of People’s Representatives  approves the structure of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The decision shall be deemed accepted, if more than half from the total number of the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives has voted for it.

Article 313.

The procedure of giving consent to appointment of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, judges of local courts, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Central Commission on holding elections and referenda of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic is made in conformity with positions of chapter 24 of the present Law.

Article 314.

The order of no-confidence vote to the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is carried out according to provisions of chapter 29 of the present Law.

Article 315.

Hearing of messages and statements of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, statements of heads and other representatives of foreign states, international organizations, annual reports of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, reports of the Ombudsman (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic is made according to provisions of chapter 28 and  part IV of the present Law.

Hearing of annual reports of the Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, the General Prosecutor of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Chairman of the Counting Chamber of the Kyrgyz Republic, Toraga of the Jogorku Kenesh, chairmen of the committees and the officials elected or appointed by the Jogorku Kenesh is made by according to provisions of the chapter 28 of the present Law.

SECTION XXV

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS BY THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES ATTRIBUTED TO ITS COMPETENCE

Article 316.

Consideration by the Assembly of People’s Representatives of matters attributed to its competence: approval of the republican budget and the report on its performance, national programs on social and economic development is carried out in the order established by chapter 30 of the present Law.

Procedure of consideration of issues of administrative and territorial division of the Kyrgyz Republic is carried out in the order, established in the chapter 15 of the present Law.

SECTION XXVI

THE ORDER OF CALLING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OF

THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC AND REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT

OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC FROM THE OFFICE

Article 317.

Calling the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic is attributed to the competence of the Assembly of People’s Representatives.

As the basis for consideration of calling the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic can be expiry of the term of the Presidential office of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the prescheduled termination of execution of his powers by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 318.

Early election of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic are appointed by the Assembly of People’s Representatives only in case of resignation on his application, made at joint session of chambers of the Jogorku Kenesh, dismissal from the office in the order stipulated by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also at impossibility of execution of powers due to illness or in the result of his death.

Article 319.

The Assembly of People’s Representatives by the majority of votes from the total number of the deputies  passes the resolution on appointment of the presidential elections of the Kyrgyz Republic which Toraga of the Assembly of People’s Representatives shall sign immediately and it should be officially published in mass media within two calendar days.

Article 320.

Removal from the office of the  President of the Kyrgyz Republic belongs to the competence of the Assembly of People’s Representatives.

The resolution of the Assembly of People’s Representatives  on  removal from the office of the  President of the Kyrgyz Republic should be passed by not less than  four fifth of votes from the total number of deputies of Assembly of People’s Representatives not than in two month period after impeachment by the Legislative Assembly of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. If during this period the Assembly of People’s Representatives shall not take a decision the impeachment will be considered rejected.

Procedure of removal from the office of the  President of the Kyrgyz Republic is carried out in the order established by chapter 38 of the present Law.

SECTION XXVII

THE ORDER OF ACTIVITY OF THE DEPUTY

OF THE ASSEMBLY  OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

Article 321.

The order of activity of the deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives  is determined by chapter 39 of the present Law.

SECTION XXVIII

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS ON GIVING CONSENT

TO CALLING THE DEPUTY

OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

TO CRIMINAL, ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

Article 322.

The order of giving consent to calling the deputy of the Assembly of People’s Representatives to criminal, and also administrative responsibility, imposed in the judicial order,  is carried out in the order established by Chapter 40 of the present Law.

SECTION XXIX

THE PROCEDURES STIPULATED BY THE DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL

COURT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC. DEPUTY INVESTIGATION.

WORK OF DEPUTIES OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES

WITH ELECTORS. DEPUTY INQUIRY. INTERNATIONAL

AND INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION

Article 323.

The procedures stipulated by the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the deputy investigation, work of the deputies of the Assembly of People’s Representatives with electors, the deputy inquiry, international and inter-parliamentary cooperation are carried out in the order established in Sections VII-IX of the present Law

Article 324.

According to subclause 4 of clause 3 of Article 46 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic the competence of the Committee of the Assembly of People’s Representatives on international, external economic matters and inter-parliamentary relations includes conducting of consultations on appointment by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of diplomatic representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic in foreign countries and international organizations. 

The order of holding in the Committee of the Assembly of People’s Representatives on international, external economic matters and inter-parliamentary relations the consultations on the appointment by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of diplomatic representatives of the Kyrgyz Republic in foreign countries and international organizations is carried out according to the rules, stipulated in Section IX of the present Law.

SECTION XXX

MAINTENANCE OF OPERATIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY

OF PEOPLE’S  REPRESENTATIVES

Article 325.

The law. Maintenance of operations of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and its Office is carried out in the order stipulated by Section X of the present Law.

PART IV

THE ORDER OF ENACTMENT

OF THE LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

"ON THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE JOGORKU KENESH

OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC "

Article 326.

Parts two and three of the present Law shall be void since the day of the first session of the Jogorku Kenesh of new convocation.

The present Law shall enter into force from the moment of its official publication.

It is published in the newspaper "Erkin Too" dated January 18, 2005 N 4-5

A.Akaev

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic

Passed by the Legislative Assembly

Of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on June 14, 2004