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Regulation

Approved

by the Resolution of the Bureau

of the Senate of the Parliament

of the Republic of Kazakhstan

dated July 1, 2019, No. 320-VI БС

REGULATION

on the Council for the improvement of legislative process

under the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

This Regulation defines the status, powers and organization of activities of the Council for the improvement of legislative process under the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

1. General provisions

1. The Council for the improvement of legislative process under the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the Council) is an advisory body established to improve the efficiency of legislative activity.

2. The legal basis of the Council's activity is the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the status of its deputies", Regulations of the Senate of the Parliament of the republic of Kazakhstan, laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as this Regulation. 

3. The Council's decisions are of advisory character.

2. Tasks and functions of the Council

4. The main task of the Council is to develop proposals and recommendations to improve the legislative process.

5. The functions of the Council are:

1) development of proposals to improve the efficiency of the legislative process;

2) development of proposals on the procedure of scientific and legal expertise of draft normative legal acts;

3) development of proposals for legal monitoring of normative legal acts;

4) elaboration of proposals on the procedure of ratification of international treaties;

5) consideration and evaluation of proposals to improve the current legislation submitted to the Senate of the Parliament;

6) study and generalization of the experience of foreign states in the field of legislative activity.

3. The composition of the Council

7. The Council is composed of members of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice and the Institute of Legislation and Legal Information of the Ministry of Justice, well-known scientists, public figures, representatives of non-governmental organizations and public associations. 

8. The personal composition of the Council is approved by the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

9. The Council is headed by the Chairman – the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic or on behalf of the Chairman – one of the Deputy Chairmen. The Deputy Chairman and the Secretary of the Council are elected from the members of the Council.

10. The Chairman of the Council:

1) exercises general management of the Council's activities;

2) makes a proposal on the composition of the Council;

3) makes proposals on the candidacies of the Deputy Chairman of the Council and the Secretary of the Council;

4) determines the date, place and time of the meetings of the Council;

5) chairs the meetings of the Council;

6) instructs the Deputy Chairman of the Council, the Secretary and the members of the Council;

7) resolves other questions of the organization of activity of the Council.

4. Organization of the Council's activities

11. Meetings of the Council are held as necessary and at least once a half-year at a time determined by the Chairman.

12. Meetings of the Council are competent if at least half of its members are present. Delegation of powers by members of the Council to other officials is not allowed.

13. Decisions of the Council shall be taken by open voting by a simple majority of votes of the total number of members of the Council present at the meeting of the Council. When the votes are divided equally, the vote of the presiding officer is decisive. 

14. Decisions of the Council are made out by the Protocol signed by the Chairman of the Council or the person substituting him/her.

15. In the absence of the Chairman of the Council, his/her functions (on his/her behalf) are performed by the Deputy Chairman of the Council.

Members of the Council have the right to:

1) participate in all activities conducted by the Council;

2) make proposals on the agenda of the Council meetings, as well as on issues discussed within the competence of the Council;

3) participate in the preparation of draft decisions and materials for meetings of the Council and other events organized by the Council;

4) request in accordance with the procedure established by law and receive from state bodies and other organizations information necessary for the implementation of the tasks of the Council; 

5) involve scientists and independent experts, representatives of state bodies, business structures, non-governmental organizations and public associations in the work on improvement of the legislative process in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation and within its competence.

6) get acquainted with the materials relating to the work of the Council.

16. The Secretary of the Council:

1) formulates the draft agenda of its meetings;

2) organizes the preparation of materials for the meetings of the Council, as well as draft protocol decisions;

3) notifies members of the Council of the place, time and agenda of the next meeting of the Council, timely provides them with the necessary materials;

4) certifies by his/her signature extracts from the minutes of the meetings of the Council.

5) performs other orders of the Chairman of the Council.

5. Ensuring the activities of the Council

17. The working body of the Council is the Apparatus of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

6. Termination of the Council

18. The basis for termination of the Council is the decision of the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.