Ukraine

Parliament

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
399 (2022)
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Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
371 (2014)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
224 (2014)
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Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
127 (2014)
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Dates of the previous legislature
27.11.2014 to 20.05.2019
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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.
Article 94 of the Constitution of Ukraine
Article 135 of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
10 (2022)
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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
Other (please specify):
Not applicable. The Head of State cannot decline to give assent to legislation adopted by parliament
No
Notes
If the President of Ukraine does not return a law to the parliament to be re-considered within 15 days of having received it and has not signed it -- the subject of its signing and promulgation is absent, and therefore, the law does not enter into force.
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
Depending on the circumstance, it can be the Verkhovna Rada or the President.
If a law is vetoed and sent back to the parliament by the President for re-consideration and is again adopted by the Verkhovna Rada by at least a two-thirds vote, the President is obliged to sign it and officially promulgate it within ten days. If the President does not sign within ten days, the law is immediately and officially promulgated by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Article 94 of the Constitution of Ukraine).
If the President of Ukraine does not return a law to the parliament to be re-considered within 15 days of having received it and has not been signed, the subject of its signing and promulgation is absent, and therefore, the law does not enter into force.
Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation
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Not applicable. There is no procedure to introduce emergency legislation.
No