Antigua and Barbuda

House of Representatives

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
No

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
28
(2022)

Notes: Figures refer to the number of amendments to existing laws.

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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Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
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Dates of the previous legislature
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Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
Other

Notes:

If the Senate does not agree with a piece of legislation, it is sent back to the lower house with a motion that contains a recommendation. The lower house usually considers the recommendation and votes on it, usually in the affirmative. The bill with the agreed change is then sent back to the Senate and is usually passed.

The except is money bills. If the Senate does not pass the bill within one month of receiving it from the House, unless the House otherwise resolves, it is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Sources:

If the Senate does not agree with a piece of legislation, it is sent back to the lower house with a motion that contains a recommendation. The lower house usually considers the recommendation and votes on it, usually in the affirmative. The bill with the agreed change is then sent back to the Senate and is usually passed.

Standing Orders of the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda, 66(4).

The except is money bills. If the Senate does not pass the bill within one month of receiving it from the House, unless the House otherwise resolves, it is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Constitution, Art. 54

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, Art. 52

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
1
(2021)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
Not applicable
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Not applicable

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No