Italy

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
96
(2022)

Notes:

Legislation may be initiated by the government, members of either house, by organs and bodies so empowered by constitutional law, and by the people by way of a proposal by at least fifty-thousand electors (Articles 70-71, Constitution).

In 2021, one law was initiated by citizens' popular initiative and two laws by the National Council for Economics and Labor (CNEL) -- an advisory body to the Chambers and to the Government.

In 2022, 25 of the 96 laws adopted were legislative decrees.

Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
317
(2022-10)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
65
(2022-10)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
249
(2022-10)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
21%
(2022-10)
Dates of the previous legislature
23 Mar 2018 to 12 Oct 2022
(2022-10)
Outcome when the two chambers cannot agree on a piece of draft legislation
The legislation cannot be adopted unless both chambers agree

Sources: Constitution, art. 70

Executive-legislative relations

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

Sources: Constitution, art. 74

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2021)
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
Parliament

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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Notes: Decree Laws

Sources: Constitution, art. 77

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