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THE DECISION
OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

ON APPROVING THE WORK PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA*

16.12.2016
Non official translation

(With the amendments of 12 April 2018)

Guided by the amendments of November 27, 2005, by the 1st part of Article 62 of the Constitution:

The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia shall decide;

1. According to the appendix, shall establish the Work Procedure of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.

2. The present decision shall enter into force from the opening day of the first session of the National Assembly of the following convocation with the exception of the paragraphs 34, 69, 92-95, 97, 99, 100, 102, chapters 12 and 19 of the appendix of the present decision, as well as other provisions regarding Article 108, and 2nd part of Article 113, Articles 115,117-120, 122 and chapters 5-8, 12-15 of the Constitution, which shall enter into force by the new elected President of the Republic of Armenia on the day of assuming his/her office.

Appendix

of the Decision of the

National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

“On Approving the Work Procedure

of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia”

 

THE WORK PROCEDURE

OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. By the present Work Procedure shall be defined (hereinafter: Work Procedure) the procedures of the implementation of the powers and functions of the National Assembly and its bodies in cases envisaged by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Armenia “Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly” (hereinafter work Procedure)

2. The sittings of the National Assembly shall be convened in Yerevan city: Address 19 Baghramyan avenue: the residence of the National Assembly. Sittings can be convened in another place only by the decision of the Council of the National Assembly (hereinafter: Council) and if that is impossible, by the decision of the Chairperson of the National Assembly.

3. The working language of the National Assembly is Armenian. A person not mastering Armenian may take the floor in English at the sittings and the sittings of the committees of the National Assembly as well as at parliamentary hearings only by the simultaneous Armenian translation.

4. During a sitting of the National Assembly, only draft issues included in the agenda and documents attached to them can be delivered in the sitting hall of the National Assembly.

5. With the exception of the representatives of the accredited journalists and the employees of the corresponding subdivision, having the right of photographing a sitting of the National Assembly, and of using photography, film, recording, videotaping, radio and/or TV communication equipment or other means of information treatment shall be forbidden to take in the sitting hall or use them during a sitting of the National Assembly, with the exception of telephone and computer technology installed in the sitting hall.

6. The usage of cellular and other means of communication during the sitting of the National Assembly shall be forbidden, with the exception of the phone installed in the hall.

7. The draft agendas, and the draft issues included in those, of the Council as well as of the sittings of the committees of the National Assembly, shall be placed on the official web site of the National Assembly at least three working days before the regular sitting, and in case of an extraordinary sitting shall be posted an hour prior to this, and also prior to the sitting shall be delivered correspondingly to the members of the Council or the committee.

II. PROCEDURE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE DEPUTIES, AS WELL AS DELIVERING SPEECHES, POSING QUESTIONS, TAKING THE FLOOR AND THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING THE FLOOR WITH STATEMENTS

8. The registration of the Deputies at the sitting of the National Assembly by the electronic system shall be performed within 10 seconds. The number of the registered Deputies shall be constantly displayed on the display screen.

9. The main presenters and the co-presenters of the debated issue in the National Assembly shall take the floor by the statement of the officer presiding the sitting.

10. The registration of the Deputies at the sitting of the National Assembly shall be performed after each report and after each taking the floor in cases established by the rules of Procedure. The main presenters and the co-presenters, as well as those who take the floor, shall answer the question from the rostrum.

11. The registration for the questions shall be performed by the electronic system within 10 seconds, which shall be displayed on the display board. In case the electronic system is failed, the registration for the questions shall be performed by the officer presiding the sitting on the base of the claims of the Deputies.

12. The Deputies shall give the questions from the microphones provided to them according to the succession of the registration and by the statement of the officer presiding the sitting, and simultaneously there shall be reminded the name and the last name of the next person who shall pose a question.

13. During the exchange of the opinions, the Deputies shall take the floor according to the succession of the registration, and also invited persons, by the succession prescribed by the officer presiding the sitting. The succession of the speeches of the representatives of the factions shall be decided according to the number of their members from the smallest to large.

14. During the exchange of the opinions, the speakers shall take the floor from the rostrum, by the statement of the officer presiding the sitting, where simultaneously there shall be reminded the name and the last name of the next one who will pose a question.

15. With a speech, regarding the procedure of conducting the sitting, the Deputy shall take the floor by the statement of the officer presiding the sitting, from the microphone provided to him/her.

16. The Deputies, in cases prescribed by the Rules of Procedure, shall take the floor with the statement from the rostrum, according to succession of the registration by the statement of the officer presiding the sitting, where simultaneously there shall be reminded the name and the last name of the next Deputy taking the floor with the statement.

III. THE PROCEDURE OF PERFORMING PUBLIC AND SECRET VOTING, AS WELL AS PROCEDURE FOR PERFORMING NOMINAL VOTING, IN CASE OF THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM NOT FUNCTIONING

17. At a sitting of the National Assembly the public vote shall be implemented by the statement of the officer presiding over the sitting by the electronic system within 10 seconds. The voting shall begin after the signal. After the end of voting, the results of voting shall be displayed on a display board for 10 seconds.

18. The secret voting in the National Assembly, as well as the nominal voting, in case of a non-functioning electronic system, shall be conducted in the following procedure;

1) The issue in vote or the names and last names of the candidates to be elected, shall be delivered to the counting commission by the officer presiding over the sitting of the National Assembly;

2) The voting lists shall be formed, as well as the ballot-papers shall be prepared, under the control of the counting commission corresponding to the total number of the Deputies;

3) The voting issue shall be indicated on the ballot paper, or the names and last names of the voting candidates shall be included in alphabetical order, and in case of nominal voting, the name and last name of the Deputy shall be also indicated;

4) In case of the presence of one candidate or a question on the ballot paper, there shall be the words “I am for” and “I am against;”

5) a member of the counting commission shall deliver the ballot paper to the Deputy after him/her signing in the list;

6) The Deputy shall fill in the secret ballot paper in the secret ballot box, and the ballot paper of nominal voting shall be filled in immediately after it has been received;

7) When filling in the ballot paper, the Deputy shall make a uniform note in the form in front of the name of the candidate or question to which he/she is voting for. In case of voting for one candidate or issue, if the Deputy shall vote for he/she shall indicate the words "I am for" or if he/she is against he/she shall indicate the words "I am against."

8) After filling in the ballot paper the Deputy:

a. shall place the ballot paper in the voting box in case of secret voting;

b. shall declare about his/her decision regarding the voting for or against the issue or the candidate, in case of nominal voting, shall sign the ballot paper and deliver it to the member of the counting commission;

9) if the Deputy thinks that he/she has filled in the ballot paper incorrectly or has damaged it, he/she may turn to the Chair of the counting commission requesting a new ballot paper. By the recommendation of the Head of the counting commission, a new ballot paper will be delivered to the Deputy.

10) After the end of the voting, within an hour, the counting commission:

a. shall open the ballot box in case of secret voting, shall count the votes and shall form a record regarding the results of voting;

b. in case of nominal voting shall count the votes on the base of the statements of the Deputies and ballot papers and shall form a record on the results of the voting.

19. In the record of the results of the voting there shall be indicated:

1) the total number of the Deputies participated in the voting;

2) the number of invalid ballot papers in case of secret voting;

3) the total number of the Deputies who voted for the issue or each Deputy.

4) the overall number of the Deputies who voted against the issue or each Deputy;

5) the nominal voting of each Deputy regarding the issue or the candidate in case of nominal voting.

20. In case of secret voting, by the decision of the calculating commission, undefined sample ballots shall be considered invalid, as well as those ballot papers where there are indicated more candidates than the defined number, or in case of a candidate, there are simultaneously marked or erased the words “I am for” and “I am against,” or other notes are added.

21. The chair of the calculating commission shall send the record of the voting to the Staff, after receiving of which, within 24 hours, it shall be put on the official internet site.

IV. THE PROCEDURE OF TIME DISTRIBUTION IN CASE OF AN HOUR AS WELL AS 90 MINUTES OF DURATION OF THE DEBATE OF THE ISSUE

22. In case the issue at the sitting of the National Assembly is debated for a duration of an hour:

1) up to five minutes shall be provided for the main and co-reports;

2) up to a minute shall be provided for issues, for answering to them as well as for responding;

3) the total duration provided for each presenter for issues may not exceed 10 minutes in case of two reports and 15 minutes in case of three reports, as well as for answers and for responding to those;

4) up to two minutes shall be provided for the speeches during the exchange of opinions;

5) up to 20 seconds shall be provided for the speeches regarding the procedure for presiding.

6) the right of the extraordinary speeches, speeches by one representatives of the factions as well as concluding speeches of the reporters shall be maintained;

7) during the exchange of opinions, the total duration of the speeches, including the speeches mentioned in the 5th and 6th sub paragraphs of the present  paragraph, shall not exceed 40 minutes in case of two speeches and in case of three speeches, thirty minutes.

23. In case the issue at a sitting of the National Assembly is debated for a duration of 90 minutes:

1) up to five minutes shall be provided for the main and co-presenters;

2) up to a minute shall be provided for issues, for answering to them as well as for responding;

3) the total duration may not exceed 20 minutes in case of two reports and 25 minutes in case of three reports provided for each presenter for issues, as well as for answers and for responding to those;

4) up to thirty minutes shall be provided for the speeches during the exchange of opinions;

5) up to 30 seconds shall be provided for the speeches, regarding the procedure for presiding.

6) the right of the extraordinary speeches, speeches by one representatives of the factions as well as concluding speeches of the presenters, shall be maintained;

7) during the exchange of opinions, the total duration of the speeches, including the speeches indicated in the 5th and 6th sub paragraphs of the present  paragraph, shall not exceed 60 minutes in case of two speeches and in case of three speeches, fifty minutes.

V. THE FORM OF THE OFFICIAL LETTER REGARDING SUBMISSION OF THE DRAFT LAW TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE, AS WELL AS THE LIST OF THE DOCUMENTS ATTACHED TO THE LETTER

24. The draft law shall be submitted to the National Assembly for a debate by an official letter addressed to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, where there shall be noted:

1) the names of the drafts and in case of the package of the drafts, also the names of other drafts, as well as the basis of putting them into circulation with the links made to the corresponding norms of the Constitution and Rules of Procedure;

2) the first and the last name of the presenter;

3) the list of the documents presented as attached to the letter.

25. The letter shall be attached with:

1) the draft, and also other drafts in case of a package of drafts;

2) the substantiation of the adoption of the draft, where there shall be indicated the present problems, proposed regulations and expected results, as well as the names of those elaborating the drafts, information regarding the provisions that were the basis for the elaboration of those, and information regarding legal acts and materials by the discretion of the author;

3) certificate, where in a visible form erased or supplemented, shall be presented with all the amendments and supplements, proposed to the article of the Law.

26. Additional to the documents indicated in paragraph 25 of this Work Procedure, attached to the official letter of the initiative of the faction, shall present the extract of the sitting.

27. Attached to the official letter of the civil initiative, additional to the documents indicated in paragraph 25 of the Work Procedure, shall present the extract of the sitting of the central electoral commission, where there shall be mentioned data of the registration of the civil initiative and the name and second name of the plenipotentiary representative.

28. Attached to the official letter of the initiative of the Government, additional to the documents indicted in paragraph 25 of the Work Procedure, shall be presented:

1) the Decision of the Government regarding the initiative;

2) the conclusion on a significant reduction of the state budget revenues or the conclusion on an increase of expenses, as well as other documents envisaged by the law.

29. The electronic versions of the documents indicated in paragraph 25 of the Work Procedure shall be sent to the mail of the official electronic address of the Staff, and the Government shall send the electronic documents according to the procedure of its administration.

30. After receiving in the National Assembly the official letter regarding the draft law to be submitted to the National Assembly for a debate, within two working days the Staff shall register the official letter and with it shall present to the Chairperson of the National Assembly a certificate of its compliance with the requirements of paragraphs 24-29 of the Work Procedure.

VI. THE PROCEDURE OF PUTTING INTO CIRCULATION THE ISSUES SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE

31. The Chairperson of the National Assembly shall put into circulation the draft amendments to the Constitution, as well as the draft law, sending it to the Head Committee and to the Staff, and in case of initiative of a Deputy, faction or civil initiative, also to the Government.

32. The Chairperson of the National Assembly shall put into circulation the draft decision, statement and address of the National Assembly, sending those to the Head Committee and the Staff.

33. Within two working days after receiving the draft, the Staff shall register it in the Register of the circulated issues in the National Assembly (hereinafter: Register), and the official letter and the attached documents shall be sent to the Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly, standing committees and factions.

VII. THE CONCLUSION OF THE STAFF REGARDING THE ISSUES PUT INTO CIRCULATION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

34. The conclusion of the Staff regarding the draft amendments to the Constitution shall be submitted to the Chairperson of the National Assembly and the Head Committee within three weeks after the draft is put into circulation. The conclusion shall include:

1) The results of the examination regarding the compliance of the draft with the requirements of the Constitution;

2) the certificate on the need of making amendments to other laws, or the lack of this need, in connection with the adoption of the draft.

35. The conclusion of the Staff regarding the draft law shall be presented to the Chairperson and the Head Committee of the National Assembly within three weeks after the draft has been put into circulation. The conclusion shall include:

1)  The results of the examination regarding of making into compliance the draft with the requirements of the Constitution and other laws;

2) the certificate on a necessity or absence of adopting other law or a decision of the National Assembly regarding the draft;

36. The conclusion of the Staff regarding the draft decision, statement or address of the National assembly shall be presented to the Chairperson and the Head Committee of the National Assembly within two weeks after the draft has been put into circulation. The conclusion shall include:

1)  The results of the examination regarding of bringing the draft into compliance with the requirements of the Constitution and other laws;

2) the certificate on a necessity, or absence thereof, of adopting other decision/s of the National Assembly regarding the draft;

37. The Staff, within a working day, shall send its conclusions to the Head Committee and shall put those to the official internet site of the National Assembly.

VIII. THE PROCEDURE FOR PRESENTING WRITTEN PROPOSALS REGARDING THE DRAFT LAW, PUT INTO CIRCULATION IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AS WELL AS  ADOPTED IN THE FIRST READING BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

38. In the official letter regarding the submission to the Head Committee and to the main presenter of written proposals regarding the draft law, put into circulation as well as adopted in the first reading in the National Assembly, shall be indicated the name of the draft, the document code and the list of the attached documents.

39. The proposals shall be officially presented to the Staff. The Staff, after receiving the proposals, within 24 hours, shall send it to the Head Committee, to the author of the draft and shall put it on the official internet site of the National Assembly.

40. Attached to the official letter there shall be presented:

1) the proposals (amendments, supplements) and substantiations thereof;

2) draft decision of the supplemented law or the draft decision of the National Assembly, if the legislative initiative or the package of the draft laws shall be proposed to supplement with a new draft.

41. The electronic versions of the documents submitted attached to the official letter shall be sent to the address of the official electronic mail of the main presenter and the Head Committee. The Government shall send the electronic documents according to the procedure of its administration.

IX. THE VOTING PROCEDURE OF THE SUBMITTED PROPOSALS REGARDING THE DRAFT LAW IN THE HEAD COMMITTEE

42. Submitted written proposals regarding the draft law, put into circulation in the National Assembly, as well as the written proposals regarding the adopted law in the first reading by the National Assembly, as well as the proposals submitted during the debate of the draft, shall be put into vote at the committee sitting in the following succession;

1) to remove a draft from the package of drafts;

2) to complete the package of drafts with a draft;

3) to completely remove a part of the draft;

4) to supplement the draft with a new part;

5) any part of the draft to be composed with a new edition;

6) to make amendment or supplement to any part of article of the draft.

43. The proposal, that is not objected by any member of the committee, shall be considered adopted without voting.

44. The proposal that is contrary with the content to the already adopted proposal shall not be put to a vote.

45. Mutually incompatible proposals regarding the same part of the draft shall be voted on the principle of competition by the following procedure;

1) If two proposals have been put to a vote, and neither of them has received the required number of votes for the adoption, the proposal that has received the most votes shall be put to a vote again;

2) If more than two proposals have been put to a vote and neither of them has received the required number of votes, then a second round of voting shall be held, during which the two proposals with the most votes shall be put to a vote;

3) If more than one proposal has received the required number of votes for adoption, then the proposal that received the most "for" votes shall be considered adopted;

4) If more than one proposal has received the required number and equal number of votes, then the proposal with the less number of "against" votes shall be considered adopted.

X. PROCEDURE FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE HEAD COMMITTEE OR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE THE ELABORATED DRAFT LAW

46. In the cases foreseen by the Rules of Procedure, in the official letter regarding the submission of the elaborated draft law for a debate to the National Assembly or the Head Committee, shall be indicated the name of the draft, the document code and the list of the attached documents.

47. The elaborated draft shall be officially submitted to the Staff. Within 24 hours after receiving the draft, the Staff shall record it in the Registry, shall send it to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, to the Head Committee and shall put it on the official website of the National Assembly.

48. Attached to the official letter there shall be presented:

1) the elaborated draft or the draft packages;

2) The certificate regarding the amendments made to the draft, where in the edited version of the elaborated draft in a visible form deleted or supplemented, shall be presented all the amendments and supplements made to the draft, which have been correspondingly put into circulation or adopted in the first reading.

3) summaries of the submitted proposals regarding the draft in accordance with the procedure envisaged by the Rules of Procedure.

49. The summary shall include the presented written proposals by the defined procedure, as well as other proposals submitted for a debate to the sitting of the Head Committee, and, in cases foreseen by the Rules of Procedure, also included shall be all the amendments made to the draft by the initiative of the author.

50. In the columns of the summary, according to the succession of the parts of the draft, there shall be indicated:

1) the author of the proposal(of the amendment, supplement);

2) the certain part of the draft, to which the proposal(the amendment, supplement) is regarded;

 3) the proposal (amendment, supplement);

4) the conclusion of the main presenter on adopting or rejecting the proposal (the amendment, supplement);

5) The decision of the committee on adopting or rejecting the proposal.

51. The electronic versions of the documents attached to the official letter shall be sent to the address of the official electronic mail of the Head Committee and the Staff. The Government shall send the electronic documents in accordance with the procedure of its administration.

52. On the basis of the positive conclusion of the Head committee, the elaborated draft, as well as the drafts considered alternative, may be delivered in the Sitting Hall of the National Assembly with the signature of the Chair of the Head Committee.

XI. THE PROCEDURE FOR PRESENTING THE CONCLUSION REGARDING DRAFTS SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE AS A RESULT OF THE PRIMARY DEBATE OF THE HEAD AND OTHER STANDING COMMITTEES

53. As a result of the primary debate of the drafts of the Constitutional amendments, laws, as well as draft decision, statements, and addresses of the National Assembly, the Head Committee as well as other standing committees of the National Assembly shall send their conclusions to the Chairperson of the National Assembly with the extract of the record of the sitting of the committee.

54. In case of a negative conclusion of the Head Committee regarding the draft, the reasons for it shall be indicated in the extract of the record of the sitting of the committee.

55. The Secretariat of the Head Committee, within a working day, shall post the extract of the record of the sitting of the committee on the website of the National Assembly.

XII. THE PROCEDURE FOR DRAFT OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE AND TO BE PUT INTO CIRCULATION

56. In the official letter of at least one third of the total number of Deputies, the Prime Minister or the representative of the civil initiative regarding the submission of the draft of the Constitutional amendments to the National Assembly for a debate shall be indicated:

1) The name of the draft amendments to the Constitution and the basis for putting into circulation, with the links done to the relevant norms of the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure;

2) the name and the last name of the main reporter;

3) the list of the documents presented attached to the official letter or the papers for signatures.

57. Attached to the official letter there shall be presented:

1) draft amendments to the Constitution;

2) The draft decision of the National Assembly regarding the draft amendments to the Constitution to be put to a referendum, in the case foreseen by the Rules of Procedure;

3) The draft decision of the National Assembly on appealing to the Constitutional Court on the issue regarding the amendment of the Constitution;

4) the substantiation of the draft amendments to the Constitution, where the current problems, proposed regulations and expected results, as well as by the discretion of the author the names of those elaborating the draft, provisions being basis for the elaboration, and information regarding legal acts or other materials shall be indicated;

5) certificate, where in a visible form, deleted or supplemented, shall be presented all the amendments proposed to the Constitutional Articles.

58. Attached to the official letter of the civil initiative, in addition to the documents indicated in paragraph 57 of the Work Procedure shall be presented the extract of the record of the sitting of the Central Electoral Commission with the data of the registration of civil initiative and the name and last name of the plenipotentiary representative.

59. Attached to the official letter of the Government initiative, in addition to the documents indicated in paragraph 57 of the Work Procedure, there shall be presented:

1) The Government decision regarding the initiative;

2) the conclusion on the significant reduction of the state budget revenues or the increase of expenses, as well as other documents envisaged by the law.

60. The electronic versions of the documents indicated in paragraph 57 of the Work Procedure shall be send to the address of the official electronic mail of the Staff. The Government shall send the electronic documents according to the procedure of its administration.

61. After receiving the official letter in the National Assembly, within two working days, the Staff shall register the official letter by the established procedure and together with it shall present the Chairperson of the National Assembly a certificate regarding the requirements of paragraphs 56-60 of work of Procedure and about its compliance.

XIII. PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING FOR A DEBATE OF A DRAFT LAW ON THE STATE BUDGET TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS WELL AS FOR PRESENTING PROPOSALS REGARDING THE DRAFT AND THE PROCEDURE FOR PRESENTING THE ELABORATED DRAFT

62. The official letter on the submission of the draft law on the state budget to the National Assembly for a debate shall be submitted in accordance with paragraph 24 of the Work Procedure.

63. To the official letter shall be attached:

1) the draft law on the state budget, also the other drafts in case of a package of drafts;

2) the decision of the Government regarding the initiative;

3) the documents envisaged by the law of the Republic of Armenia “On Budget System of the Republic of Armenia;”

4) a certificate, where in a visible form, deleted or supplemented, shall be presented all the proposed amendments and supplements to the articles of laws, corresponding to the draft laws presented as attached to the draft law on the state budget.

64. After receiving the draft, within a ten-day term the Budget Office of the National Assembly (hereinafter: Budget Office) shall prepare and present to the competent standing committee of the National Assembly the brief description of the draft, which the Chair of the committee shall present to the Chairperson of the National Assembly.

65. The Deputies and the factions shall present to the Government their proposals on making amendments to the draft by the staff through paper, on a USB flash drive or through an electronic mail.

66. After interrupting the debate of the draft in the National Assembly, within 24 hours, the proposals regarding the draft officially through paper on a USB flash drive or through an electronic mail shall be presented to the Staff, which, after expiring the term for presenting proposals, within an hour, shall send them to the Government.

67. The Government shall present the elaborated draft law on state budget to the National Assembly for a debate, attaching the summary of the proposals grouped according to the sequence of articles, in which by the following sequence shall be indicated:

1) the author of the proposal;

2) the number of the article to which the proposal refers;

3) the text or content of the proposal;

4) the Government's conclusion on the proposal.

XIV. DOCUMENTS PRESENTED AS ATTACHED TO THE OFFICIAL LETTER REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF THE SEPARATE DRAFT LAWS

68. The documents presented as attached to the official letter regarding the submission of the draft law on ratification, suspension or revocation of an international agreement are as follows:

1) the ratified, suspended or revoked international treaty;

2) the decision of the Government on the initiative,

3) The decision of the Constitutional Court regarding bringing into compliance with the Constitution the obligations stipulated in the international ratified treaty;

4) Reservations of the Government regarding the ratified international treaty;

5) the justification where the goals and the expected results of ratification, suspension or revocation   of the international treaty shall be indicated;

6) the certificate on the existence or absence of discrepancies between the ratified international treaty and the laws;

7)  the certificate about a necessity or absence of necessity of making amendments or supplements to the laws regarding the ratification, suspension or revocation of an international treaty.

69. In case of submission of the draft law on amnesty, in addition to the documents indicated in paragraphs 24 and 25 of the Work Procedure, a certificate shall be submitted regarding the implementation of the previous amnesty act, which shall include statistical information regarding the number of the persons released from punishment, termination of criminal prosecution, reduction of sentences and the number of persons accused or convicted for again performing a deliberate crime.

XV. PROCEDURE FOR THE DRAFT DECISION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR A DEBATE

70. In the official letter regarding the submission of the draft decision of the National Assembly to the National Assembly for a debate shall be indicated:

1) the name of the draft and the application to be put into circulation with the links provided in compliance with the relevant norms of the Constitution and the Rules of Procedure;

 2) the name and the last name of the main presenter;

3) the list of the documents presented attached to the official letter.

71. Attached to the official letter there shall be presented:

1) the draft;

2) the substantiation of the adoption of the draft, where shall be indicated the goal of it, as well as by the discretion of the author: the names of those elaborating the draft, information regarding legal acts and other materials being basis for the elaboration of it;

3) in cases foreseen by the Rules of Procedure: the decision of the collegiate body;

4) other documents envisaged by the Rules of Procedure.

72. Substantiation of the draft decisions on the organization of the activities of the National Assembly may not be submitted.

73. Within two working days after receiving the official letter on submitting the draft decision of the National Assembly to the National Assembly for a debate, the Staff shall register the official letter and together with it shall submit to the Chairperson of the National Assembly a certificate on its compliance with the requirements of paragraphs 70 and 71 of the Work Procedure.

XVI. PROCEDURE FOR CALLING BACK THE DRAFT LAW OR THE DRAFT DECISION OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AS WELL AS THE PROCEDURE FOR LEAVING THE COMPOSITION OF THE AUTHORS OF THE INITIATIVE

74. The author may call back the draft law or the decision of the National Assembly by a written application addressed to the Chairperson of the National Assembly or by taking the floor regarding a statement of calling back the draft at the sitting of the Head Committee of the National Assembly, which shall be certified by the record of the relevant sitting.

75. If the main presenter left the composition of the authors of the initiative of the Deputies, or his/her parliamentary powers have been expired or terminated, then the powers of the main presenter shall pass to another author of the initiative, informing the Chairperson of the National Assembly of this change in a written form.

XVII. SENDING TO THE GOVERNMENT THE WRITTEN INTERPELLATIONS OF THE FACTIONS

76. The written interpellation of the faction, to which the decision of the faction shall be attached, shall be delivered to the Staff, which shall send it to the Government within 24 hours. Certificates, conclusions, and other informational and analytical materials may be presented as attached to the inquiry.

77. Within 24 hours after receiving the response to the inquiry, the Staff shall send it to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, his deputies, as well as to factions and standing committees, and shall post it on the official website of the National Assembly.

XVIII. CONCLUSION OF THE COMPETENT STANDING COMMITTEE REGARDING TH PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT

78. By the decision of the competent standing committee on parliamentary oversight, the Staff, within two working days shall send the conclusion of the committee to the competent state or local self-government bodies or to officials.

79. Within 24 hours after receiving the answers of the competent bodies and officials, the Staff shall send it to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, his deputies, factions and standing committees, and shall post it on the official website of the National Assembly.

XIX. THE SPEECH OF THE INQUIRY COMMITTEE AND THE PROCEDURE REGARDING ADDRESSING RESPONSES TO IT

80. The staff, within a week, shall send the report of the inquiry committee to the competent bodies and officials indicated in the report.

81. Within 24 hours after receiving the responses to the report, the Staff shall send it to the Deputy Chairpersons of the National Assembly, factions, standing committees and shall post it on the official website of the National Assembly.

XX. SUBCOMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS OF A STANDING COMMITTEE

82. In a subcommittee established by the standing committee, only members of that standing committee may be included. The proportionality of the committee members governing in the subcommittee and members of the committee included in the opposition factions shall be preserved.

83. The Deputy, as well as the expert (specialist) of the committee, the Staff of the National Assembly or a faction, the Deputy's assistant and other specialists, may be included in the working group established by the Standing Committee.

84. The tasks of the subcommittee or the working group and the terms and procedure of the activity shall be established, as well as the head of the subcommittee or the working group, shall be appointed by the decision of the standing committee.

85. The head of the subcommittee or the working group shall organize and supervise its work, as well as shall implement the recommendations of the chair of the committee.

86. The subcommittee or the working group shall report on the results of its activities at the sitting of the committee within the established period.

XXI. PROCEDURE FOR CONVENING PARLIAMENTARY HEARINGS, AS WELL AS PROCEDURE FOR SUMMING THE RESULTS OF THE HEARINGS

87. By a decision of the Chairperson of the National Assembly, the Standing Committee or the Ad-hoc Committee, as well as by a decision of a faction, the date, time, venue and the procedure of the convocation of the hearings shall be determined.

88. The decision of the committee, as well as the decision of the faction regarding convening the hearings, shall be sent to the Chairperson of the National Assembly. The decision on convening the hearings shall be posted on the official website of the National Assembly, and the information, regarding the hearings, shall be provided to the mass media at least three working days before the day of the hearings.
(Edited 12.04.2018 DNA-005-N)

89. (Expired 12.04.2018 DNA-005-N)

90. The Chairperson of the National Assembly, the committee, or the faction convening hearings, may prepare written speeches, proposals, conclusions, references, regarding the hearings convened by themselves, as well as other materials summarizing the results of the hearings, which may be published upon the proposal of the committee or the faction by the consent of the Chairperson of the National Assembly.
(Edited 12.04.2018 DNA-005-N)

XXII. DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE NOMINATION OF OFFICES TO BE ELECTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

91. To the written application nominating a candidate for the President of the Republic, from at least one quarter of the total number of the Deputies, shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) Copy of the identity document;

2) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last six years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last six years;

3) A copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

4) the biography;

5) written consent to be elected to the office.

92. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate for the Prime Minister, as well as the written application of at least one third of the Deputies, shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) Copy of the identity document;

2) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

3) A copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

4) the biography;

5) written consent to be elected to the office;

6) Documents regarding the provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

93. To the written application on nominating a candidate for a judge of the Constitutional Court shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the legal act regarding the nomination;

2) Copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia;

4) A copy of the document certifying the existence of higher legal education,

5) A card containing biographical data, with a description of the professional activity of the candidate, after obtaining the qualification of a lawyer, attaching relevant evidences, including a passport of the office or other documents certifying the job responsibilities in the work considered as a professional legal experience.

6) the biography

7) A copy of the Decree of the President of the Republic on the appointment of the judge, if the candidate has been nominated by the General Assembly of Judges,

8) written consent to be elected to the office,

9) Documents regarding the provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

94. To the written application on nominating a candidate for the President of the Court of Cassation shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) The decision of the Supreme Judicial Council on the nomination;

2) A copy of the decree of the President of the Republic on the appointment of a judge of the Court of Cassation;

3) written consent to be elected to the office;

4) Documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law. 

95. To the written application for the nomination of three candidates for judges of the Court of Cassation shall be attached each candidate’s:

1) the decision of the Supreme Judicial Council regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) the biography;

4) written consent to be elected to the office;

5) documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

96. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate for a member of the Supreme Judicial Council shall be attached the candidate's:

1) a copy of the identity document;

2) the certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia;

3) a copy of the document certifying higher legal education;

4) A card, containing the biographical data of the scientist, with a description of the professional or scientific, educational activity, carried out by the candidate, after receiving the qualification of a lawyer, with the relevant evidences attached;

5) Document, certifying the existence of a scientific degree;   

6) Documents certifying professional work experience,

7) the biography;

8) written consent to be elected to an office;

9) documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

97. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate to the Competent Standing Committee for the Prosecutor General shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) the certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia;

4) a copy of the document certifying higher legal education;

5) a card containing the biography of the candidate with a description of the professional activities carried out by the candidate after obtaining the qualifications of a lawyer, with the relevant evidence, including a  passport of the office or other documents proving work obligations recognized as a professional legal experience;

6) the biography;

7) written consent to be elected to the office.

8) documents regarding the provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

98. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate to the Standing Committee for the office of Human Rights Defender shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

4) a copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

5) a copy of the document certifying the existence of higher education;

6) the biography;

7) written consent to be elected to the office;

8) documents regarding ensuring other requirements envisaged by law.

99. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate to the Competent Standing Committee for the chairperson or member of the Audit Chamber shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

4) a copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

5) a copy of the document certifying the existence of higher education,

6) the biography;

7) written consent to be elected to the office;

8) documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

100. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate to the Competent Standing Committee for the office of the Chairman of the Central Bank or a member of the Board shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) the copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

4) a copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

5) a copy of the document certifying the existence of higher education,

6) the biography;

7) written consent to be elected to the office;

8) documents regarding ensuring other requirements prescribed by law. 

101. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate for the chairman or member of the Central Electoral Commission to the competent standing committee shall be attached the candidate's:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

4) a copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

5) a copy of the document certifying the existence of higher education,

6) documents certifying work or professional experience;

7) the biography;

8) written consent to be elected to the office;

9) documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

102. To the decision of the faction on nominating a candidate for a member of the Television and Radio Commission to the competent standing committee shall be attached the candidate’s:

1) the decision of the faction regarding the nomination;

2) a copy of the identity document;

3) The certificate on being a citizen only of the Republic of Armenia for the last four years and permanently residing in the Republic of Armenia for the last four years;

4) a copy of the document certifying the mastering of the Armenian language;

5) a copy of the document certifying the existence of higher education,

6) the biography;

7) written consent to be elected to the office;

8) documents regarding provision of other requirements prescribed by law.

103. After being registered by the Staff, the documents of the nomination of the candidates to the office shall be presented to the Chairperson of the National Assembly and in case foreseen by the Rules of Procedure shall be presented to the Chair of the Competent Committee of the National Assembly

XXIII. REGISTRATION OF THE ABSENCES OF THE DEPUTIES FROM THE SITTINGS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SITTINGS OF ITS COMMITTEES OR CONVENED PARLIAMENTARY HEARINGS

104. The absences of a Deputy from the sittings of the National Assembly, the sittings of its committees or the convened parliamentary hearings shall be registered by the Staff.

105. Within ten days after the end of each month, the Chair of the Committee shall submit to the Chairperson of the National Assembly a certificate on the absence of the members of the Committee from the sittings of the Committee or the parliamentary hearings convened during that month, which shall be promulgated on the official web site of the National Assembly.

106. The participation of the Deputies for voting in the National Assembly shall be recorded by the Staff which, within a week after the end of each calendar semester, shall submit to the Chairperson of the National Assembly a certificate regarding the Deputies being absent from the voting, attaching to it the basis for considering the absences valid.

107. The Staff during the first week of each month, as well as within a week after the end of each calendar term, shall send relevant certificates to the official e-mail addresses of Deputies and factions regarding the absences of the Deputies during the last month and the previous calendar term.

XXIV. THE BUDGET OFFICE

108. The Budget office shall be comprised of a coordinating expert and four other experts.

109. The experts of the Budget Office shall be employed on a competitive basis, in accordance with the procedure established by the Council, for a five-year term contract sealed with the Staff, the action of which may be extended for the same period upon the proposal of the competent committee with the consent of the Chairperson of the National Assembly. The description of the office of the expert shall be an integral part of the employment contract.

110. The staff of the experts of the Budget Office shall be included in the staff list of the Staff, and the personnel files shall be managed by the Staff.

111. The seniority of the experts shall be an experience of a person holding an office of the 2nd subgroup of the highest offices of the State Service in the Staff.

112. The coordinating expert of the Budget Office shall be reimbursed sevenfold of the basic salary of the persons holding the state office established by the law on the state budget of the Republic of Armenia for the given year, and the other experts shall be reimbursed with sixfold.

113. The direct coordination, organization and control of the work of the experts of the Budget Office shall be carried out by the coordinating expert of the Budget Office, who shall be responsible for the proper implementation of the functions of the Budget Office.

114. The coordinating expert of the Budget Office and other experts shall carry out their work activities in accordance with the conditions of the work agreements, concluded between the Staff of the National Assembly and them.

115. The functions of the Budget Office are as follows:

1)  provision of certificates regarding the documents presented by program or other format of budget revenues and expenditures in the annual report on the execution of the state budget in the draft state budget;

2) continuous development of the professional capacities of the National Assembly in the area of public finances, including the organization of training courses on the program of budgeting format.

3) preparation of a summary description of the draft state budget, as well as preparation of branch, program, scope summary descriptions and certificates;

4)  assistance in the formulation of the proposals on making amendments to the draft law on the state budget, with the implementation of accounting if necessary, as well as provision of the information on the proposals adopted to the draft law on the state budget, according to the relevant article of the budget classification of expenditures and the table number of the draft state budget; 

5) provision of information regarding the progress of the execution of the state budget. With this purpose, the Budget Office shall implement online monitoring of the state budget revenues by taxes, duties, official grants and other kinds of income, as well as state budget expenditures and operations with non-financial assets and financing sources of the state budget deficit (shortage) at a level of the details of the appendixes of the Law of the Republic of Armenia for a certain year;

6) the provision of certificates regarding the state budget revenues (including extra-budgetary funds) as well as expenditure of the funds, allocated by the state budget (including extra-budgetary funds) and the state budget deficit (surplus);

7) provision of certificates regarding the main socio-economic indicators, of the state debt of the Republic of Armenia, providing certificates regarding credit programs implemented in the Republic of Armenia with the assistance of foreign states and international organizations, including the impact of loan service on the state budget, and providing certificates regarding grants allotted to the Republic of Armenia by foreign states, international organizations, as well as other persons;

8) assistance in the formulation of questions, requests and interpellations, on the draft law on the state budget and revenues of state budget, expenses and operations with non-financial assets during the execution of the state budget, on the state budget deficit, its sources of financing , state budget debts, as well as on the state debt of the Republic Armenia, credit programs implemented in the Republic of Armenia with the assistance of foreign states and international organizations, including the impact on the state budget of loan servicing and grants provided to the Republic of Armenia by foreign states, international organizations, as well as other persons;

9) preparation of a brief description and certificates regarding the annual report on the execution of the state budget, as well as preparation of a brief description and certificates regarding on the annual report on the execution of the state budget by branch, program, and scope;

10) preparation of a brief description of the certificate submitted by the Government on the progress of the implementation of the (quarterly) state budget;

11) provision of certificates regarding the annual reports on the activities of the Audit Chamber, certificates on the implementation of the annual state budget and on current conclusions;

12) submission to the competent standing committee of quarterly and annual reports on their work done. The annual report shall be  posted on the Official Website of the National Assembly;

13) assistance to the standing committees in the implementation and improvement of program budgeting.

116. The Budget Office shall submit to the competent standing committee:

1) brief descriptions of the draft state budget and annual report on the execution of the state budget;

2) a brief description of the certificate, submitted by the Government on the progress of the execution of the state budget.

117. The Budget Office shall provide the Deputies, standing committees and factions with:

1) certificates regarding the document presented by program and (or) other format on budget revenues or expenses in the annual report of the draft state budget, on the execution of the state budget;

2) a brief description and certificates on the draft state budget by branch, program and scope;

3) certificates of income of the state budget (including extra-budgetary funds), as well as the expenditure of funds allocated by the state budget (including extra-budgetary funds); 

4) certificates on the main socio-economic indicators, the state debt of the Republic of Armenia, credit programs implemented in the Republic of Armenia with the assistance of foreign states and international organizations, including the impact of credit services on the state budget and certificates regarding the grants provided to the Republic of Armenia by foreign states, international organizations, as well as other persons;

5) brief descriptions and certificates of the annual report on the execution of the state budget by branch, program and scope;

6) certificates on the annual report of the activities of the Audit Chamber, as well as on conclusions regarding the implementation of the annual budget,

7) information regarding the proposals adopted in the draft state budget according to corresponding article of the budget classification of expenses and the table number of the draft state budget,

8) other information on the progress of the execution of the state budget.

118. The Budget Office shall provide assistance:

1) to Deputies and factions in the formulation of proposals to making amendments to  draft state budget with the implementation of accounting if necessary;

2) to Deputies, standing committees and factions in the formulation of questions, requests and interpolations regarding the implementation of the state budget;

3) to standing committees in the implementation and improvement of program budgeting.

119. In order to develop the professional capabilities of the National Assembly in the field of public finance management, the Budget Office shall organize seminars, discussions, round tables and training courses regarding the format of program budgeting for Deputies and their assistants, employees of the Staff of the National Assembly and experts of standing committees.

120. The Budget office shall submit quarterly and annual reports on the work done by it to the competent standing committee. The annual report shall be posted on the Official Website of the National Assembly.

121. The Budget Office, in order to provide information on the progress of the execution of the state budget, shall conduct an online monitoring of the state budget revenues by taxes, duties, official grants and other kinds of income, as well as state budget expenditures and operations with non-financial assets and financing sources of the state budget deficit at a level of the details of the appendixes of the Law of the Republic of Armenia for a specific year;

122. The Budget Office is endowed with functional independence. The Budget Office shall carry out its activities in accordance with the legal acts regarding it.

123. In order to execute its functions, the Budget Office shall address the chairman of the competent standing committee or one of the Deputies in order to obtain the necessary information from state administration and local self-government bodies, officials, institutions and organizations.

124. In performing its functions, the Budget Office shall use official documents and information of state bodies of the Republic of Armenia.

125. The Budget Office does not evaluate political events and goals. In public speeches, the expert of the Budget Office shall show political restraint.

126. The Office shall provide material and technical support for the work of the Budget Office.

XXV. COVERAGE OF THE WORK OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

127. Open sittings of the National Assembly, as well as its standing committees, shall be broadcast live on the official website of the National Assembly. The online broadcasting shall be performed by the Staff.

128. In the cases established by the Rules of Procedure, the broadcasting of the video of the sittings of the National Assembly by the procedure prescribed by law shall be performed by the broadcasting company that won the tender.

129. Media coverage of the work of the National Assembly shall be organized by the Staff, which:

1) shall execute the production of official information, information of the National Assembly, subject to broadcast through the Public Television and Radio Company;

2) shall record statements of Deputies, as well as shall produce a series of television programs “Parliamentary Week” and other programs;

3) shall hold briefings, press conferences of the Chairperson of the National Assembly, his deputies, committees, factions, Deputies of the delegations and Deputies travelling for business of the National Assembly;

4) shall place on the official website of the National Assembly the results of the participation and roll-call of Deputies at the open sitting of the National Assembly;

5) shall issue other materials of informational content.

130. The coverage of the parliamentary activities of the National Assembly, its committees and fractions shall be performed by the Staff through a series of the television program “Parliamentary Week”. Up to three minutes shall be provided for speeches during one transmission to the committees and factions - in alphabetical order with equal participation, after which up to 15 minutes shall be provided to the Staff for the coverage of the parliamentary events. The series of the television program “Parliamentary Week” shall be broadcast during the sessions of the National Assembly, on Sundays, by the television company envisaged by paragraph 128 of the Work Procedure.

131. Video recordings of the sittings envisaged by the Rules of Procedure, as well as live broadcasts of the sittings of the National Assembly and video recordings of the sittings of the National Assembly in cases established by a resolution of the National Assembly, shall be performed by the television and radio company, envisaged by paragraph 128 of the Work Procedure.

132. The right to submit to the President of the National Assembly proposals regarding official communications and information on the activities of the National Assembly shall belong to the Deputy Chairmen of the National Assembly, the leaders of factions and chairs of the committees.

XXVI. THE REGISTRY

133. Draft amendments to the Constitution, draft laws, as well as draft resolutions of the National Assembly that have been put into circulation in the National Assembly shall be registered by the Staff in the Register, which shall be put on the Official Website of the National Assembly.

134. The registry shall be comprised of the following divisions:

1) issues not yet included on the agenda of the regular session;

2) issues included in the agenda of the regular session;

3) fully adopted issues.

135. In the upper left corner of the first page of the draft, recorded in the Register, shall be put a documentary code, which shall be comprised of the following parts, separated from each other by digital dashes:

1) abbreviation of the name of the representing person (“D”- initiative of the Deputy, “G”- initiative of the Government, “F”- initiative of the faction “C” - civic initiative);

2) sequential number in the Register;

3) the day, month and year for putting into circulation;

4) the abbreviation of the name of the head committee;

5) numbers indicating the type of a document (“010” - draft amendments to the Constitution, “011” - a draft law, “012” - a draft resolution of the National Assembly or an international treaty, “013” - draft statement of the National Assembly and “014” - draft address of the National Assembly);

6) number, representing the course of the debate of the draft amendments to the Constitution or the law (“0” - not yet debated or debated, but not voted yet, “1” - adopted in the first reading, “1 fully”- adopted in the first reading and fully, “2 fully” - adopted in the second reading and fully).

136. In the case of a package of draft laws, the proposed draft law shall contain the sequential number of registration of the package of drafts in the Register, and other drafts shall also contain additional numbers added to that number.

137. If the author presents an elaborated version of a draft law or resolution of the National Assembly, then in the documentary code there shall be also indicated the date of official submission of the elaborated version, and the version of the revised draft is placed in the Register.

138. If the authors of the draft amendments to the Constitution, law or a draft resolution of the National Assembly join another draft placed in the Register, then the combined draft (package of drafts) shall contain documentary codes of all the drafts placed in the Register, and a joint text shall be published in the Register.

139. When mentioning the name of a draft included in the Register (citing, mentioning in other documents, reference to it), including when submitting written conclusions or proposals on the draft, including the draft in the draft agendas of the National Assembly, as well as when sending the draft to the authorized bodies, adopted in the first reading, there shall be indicated the document code. When mentioning the name of the draft package, only the documentary code of the submitted draft may be indicated.

XXVII. TRANSCRIPTIONSOF SITTINGS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

140. The transcriptions of a sitting of the National Assembly shall be performed by the Staff.

141. A transcription of an open sitting of the National Assembly may be published, and a transcription of the closed sitting shall be kept in a storage regime of the secret documents.

142. Within two weeks after the end of the regular sittings, an extraordinary session and an extraordinary sitting of the National Assembly, the transcriptions and audio recordings of those sittings shall be sent to the library of the National Assembly and shall be put on the official website of the National Assembly, and a month later they shall be transferred to the archive of the National Assembly.

143. Each person taking the floor at a sitting of the National Assembly has the right to review the transcription of his/her speech in the library of the National Assembly within a month and verify its correctness.

144. Technical inaccuracies discovered by the presenter in the transcription of his/her speech can be corrected only with the permission of the Chairperson of the National Assembly.

XXVIII. TRAVEL OF THE DEPUTIES TO FOREIGN STATES FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

145. Deputies, parliamentary delegations and friendship groups who have traveled to a foreign country for government business, within ten days after returning:

1) shall submit a written report to the Chairperson of the National Assembly, which shall be sent to the authorized standing committee;

2) shall take the floor with a briefing or a press conference.

146. The authorized standing committee, within a month after the end of each regular session, shall summarize and submit to the Council a certificate regarding the inter-parliamentary relations, which shall include information on the progress of the implementation of inter-parliamentary agreements, as well as certificates regarding the work of parliamentary delegations and friendship groups.



Chairman of the National Assembly          G. SAHAKYAN

16.12.2016
-267-Ն


12.04.2018 “On Approving the Work Procedure of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia” on Making Amendments to the Decision DNA-267-N of December 16, 2016 of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia