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Bahamas

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House of Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation For bicameral parliaments: Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislationNot applicable; The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree; The decision of the lower chamber will take effect after a certain deadline; The decision of the upper chamber will take effect after a certain deadline; Other (please specify) For bicameral parliaments: Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, article 63 §2

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State In some countries, the Constitution foresees that legislation adopted by parliament must be signed into law by the Head of State. If so, the Head of State may, for example, have the power to veto the legislation, return it to parliament, or submit it to another body such as a constitutional court.
Yes
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, article 63 §1
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation
Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
No