Norway

Parliament

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
69 (2012)
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
380 (2006)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
(2006)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
380 (2006)
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Dates of the previous legislature
01.10.2005 to 30.09.2009
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Executive-legislative relations

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
(2008)
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Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation: Not applicable; No further action is taken. The legislation is rejected; The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination; The legislation is referred to the Constitutional/Supreme Court;The legislation is put to a referendum; Other (please specify)
Other (please specify):
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Notes
Constitutional Common Law/Tradition makes it unthinkable that the King should not give his assent. The last time it happened it became a Constitutional crisis: the union with Sweden dissolved and the King was deposed (1905).
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree: Not applicable; Parliament; Head of State; Constitutional/Supreme Court; Other (please specify)
Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
Yes