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Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation.There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament

Entity: Parliament

Field Id
existence_procedure_intro.emergency_legislation
Field name
There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Label
There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Short description
In some countries, the Constitution may allow the government to submit emergency legislation to parliament. The provision may, for example, allow the government to set a deadline for parliament to debate a particular bill. The procedure may also be referred to differently depending on the parliament, for e.g., urgent proceedings. In general, this is a formalized procedure that involves speeding up the passage of legislation by circumventing normal processes.
Long description
This type of procedure does not exist and thus is not applicable in all parliaments. The procedure may also be referred to differently depending on the parliament, for e.g., urgent proceedings. In general, this is a formalized procedure that involves speeding up the passage of legislation by circumventing normal processes. Examples: CZECH REPUBLIC: There are three procedures used that can qualify as emergency legislation. The first involves approving a laws upon the first reading, thus skipping discussion in parliamentary committees and the regular amendment procedure which would involve a second and third reading (§ 90/2 of Act No. 90/1995 Coll., Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies). Secondly, a state of legislative emergency can be declared in extraordinary circumstances when the fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens or the security of the state are fundamentally endangered or when the state is in danger of significant economic damage ((§ 99 of the Rules of Procedure of the Chamber of Deputies). In this case, the Speaker, at the request of the government, can refer a draft law directly to a relevant committee (without a first reading) including a non-exceedable deadline by which the committee must submit a resolution. After, a second reading takes place immediately with speaking time reduced to five minutes. General debate may be waived with a third reading taking place immediately after the second. Lastly, a third procedure may be implemented resulting in abbreviated proceedings based on UN Security Council decisions on actions needed to ensure international peace and security (§100 of the Rules of Procedure of Chamber of Deputies). PORTUGAL: The Government and parliamentary groups may request that priority be given to matters of national interest that require urgent resolution (Article 63, Rules of Procedure). The process of ‘emergency procedure’ is outlined Chapter VIII of the Rules of Procedure. The competence to exercise the initiative to move the adoption of an emergency procedure lies with any Member of the Assembly of the Republic, any parliamentary group, the Government and, with regard to any bill initiated by the Legislative Assembly of an autonomous region, the Legislative Assembly (Article 263). NEW ZEALAND: 7 Bills introduced under urgency in 2020 “Urgency” can be used to speed up the normal process of legislation, by for example, skipping, interrupting or speeding up different stages, e.g. readings, committee consideration to pass a bill quicker.

Field properties

Data type
Boolean (Y/N) (Boolean)
Translated
true
Multiple values
false
Cardinality
0
Mandatory
false
Maximum length
0
Default value
Unit
Precision
Grouping of values
Calculated field
false
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Historical (timeseries) data

Type
annual
Update frequency
annually
Data collected since
2013
Number of years data is displayed
5

Visibility

Parliament pages
true
Compare page
true [piechart | map]
Searchable
true
Explorer
true
Hide if zero
false
Hide if empty
false
Hide if false
false
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