Procedures For Review And Adoption Of Bill

Since 1999, the Kingdom of Cambodia has adopted a bicameral legislative system, consisting of the National Assembly and the Senate. With respect to legislative functions, the National Assembly and the Senate shall have duties to review and to adopt draft laws and proposed laws, and to monitor the implementation of those laws. When performing these duties, the National Assembly and the Senate shall abide by the Constitution, the internal Rules and Procedures with respect to the organization and the functioning of each institution.

The draft laws or the proposed laws shall be tabled first to the Permanent Standing Committee of the National Assembly. All draft laws or proposed laws shall be in written forms, divided into articles, and accompanied by explanatory notes.

The Permanent Standing Committee shall review the draft laws or proposed laws, and then decided to submit them to one of the nine Expert Commissions of the National Assembly.

The meeting of the Permanent Standing Committee shall be considered as valid provided that there is a quorum of more than half of all members, and adoptions shall be decided by the absolute majority of the entire Committee members.

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