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Uganda

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Parliament

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
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Dates of the previous legislature
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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, art. 91
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
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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)
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
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)
Other (please specify)
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Notes
Upon the President declining to assent to a piece of legislation, the bill shall be returned to Parliament for it to be reconsidered and if passed again shall be forwarded to the President to provide his/her assent. Where the President returns the same bill twice and the bill is passed for the 3rd time with the support of at least two thirds of all Members of Parliament, the Speaker shall cause the copy of the bill to be laid before Parliament and the bill shall become law without the assent of the President. The procedure is very elaborate and is provided for in Article 91 of the Constitution of Republic of Uganda.
Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
Yes