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Rules of procedure of the National Assembly
Rules of procedure of the National Assembly

THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

ON MAKING SUPPLEMENTS AND AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW “RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY”

03.06.2020
Non official translation

Article 1. Part 3 of Article 38 of the Constitutional Law (hereinafter law) “Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly” of December 16, 2016, LA - 9 - N shall be supplemented with paragraph 18.2 with the following content:

“18.2) the issue of invalidating the decision of the National Assembly on putting to a referendum of the draft amendments to the Constitution, on the basis of which, the holding of the appointed referendum was suspended by the procedure prescribed by the Constitutional law “On Referendum.”

 Article 2. In Article 86 of the Law:

1) part 2 after the words “shall send them to the Constitutional Court” shall be supplemented with the words “to make an assessment from the point of view of the constitutionality of the draft amendments to the Constitution as regards the unchanging articles of the Constitution;

2) part 3, after the words “If the Constitutional Court” shall be supplemented with the words “when making an assessment from the point of view of the constitutionality of the draft amendments to the Constitution as regards the unchanging articles of the Constitution;”

3) part 4 after the words “the Constitutional Court” shall be supplemented with the words “when making an assessment from the point of view of the constitutionality of the draft amendments to the Constitution as regards the unchanging articles of the Constitution,” and the words of the same part “after receipt of its decision” shall be replaced by the words “after the entry of its decision into force.”

Article 3. Part 1 of Article 102 of the Law shall be supplemented with paragraph 4.1 with the following content;

“4.1) at the end of a martial law or a state of emergency - a draft resolution of the National Assembly on the validation of the decision of the National Assembly on draft amendments to the Constitution for Referendum;”.

Article 4. The Law shall be supplemented with the Article 107.1 with the following content;

“Article 107.1.  The procedure for the submission and debate of the draft decision of the National Assembly on the invalidation of the decision of the National Assembly on the draft amendments to the Constitution for referendum

1. The right to submit the draft decision of the National Assembly on the invalidation of the decision of the National Assembly on draft amendments to the Constitution to be put on referendum, on the basis of which, the holding of the appointed referendum was suspended by the procedure prescribed by the Constitutional law “On Referendum,” shall have at least a quarter of the total number of Deputies or the Government.

2. The draft shall be submitted to the National Assembly for a debate and put into circulation in a general procedure, until the end of a martial law or a state of emergency. In case of state of emergency or martial law ends, the draft shall be removed from the circulation.

3. The decision of the National Assembly on putting the draft amendments to the Constitution to referendum, adopted by the prescribed procedure of Part 1 of Article 202 of the Constitution, shall be invalidated by at least two thirds of the total number of votes of the Deputies.

4. The decision of the National Assembly on putting the draft amendments to the Constitution to referendum, adopted by the prescribed procedure of Part 3 of Article 202 of the Constitution, shall be invalidated by at least three fifth of the total number of votes of the Deputies.

5. The Chairperson of the National Assembly shall immediately sign and promulgate the decision of the National Assembly on the invalidation of the decision of the National Assembly on submitting draft amendments to the Constitution for referendum.

Article 5. The present law shall enter into force the day after its official publication.



President of the Republic of Armenia          A. Sargsyan

24.06.2020

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