Costa Rica

Legislative Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
227
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
698
(2022-05 - 2023-04)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
460
(2022-05 - 2023-04)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
238
(2022-05 - 2023-04)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
66%
(2022-05 - 2023-04)
Dates of the previous legislature
01 May 2018 to 30 Apr 2022
(2022-05 - 2023-04)

Executive-legislative relations

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

Sources: Constitution, art. 24

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
6
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Other

Notes:

Depending on the law, either the Parliament or the Constitutional Court.

Constitution, art. 121

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