On November 1, 2016 the Parliament adopted amendments to the Rules for Organization and Activity of the National Assembly, reflecting the mandatory impact assessment of the legislation, introduced by the Law on Normative Acts.
After November 4, 2016, when the Law on Normative Acts and the Rules come into effect, all draft laws submitted to the National Assembly by the Council of Ministers, besides motives and preliminary impact assessment, will also require:
- a) a reference for compliance with European law – for harmonization cases;
- b) a reference on the received opinioins on the bill;
- c) a reference for compliance with the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.
Whenever draft laws are introduced to the National Assembly by MPs ex ante impact assessment will be carried out according to the methodology attached to the Rules.
A draft law without motives, an ex ante impact assessment and/or the necessary references, will not be sent by the Chairman of the National Assembly to the parliamentary committees for consideration, until removal of the irregularity.
For each draft law an information file will be created, reflecting the process of discussion of the draft in the National Assembly and will be filled in ex officio until the adoption or the rejection of the draft law.
MPs may submit written proposals for amendments to a draft law adopted at first reading or the prepared common draft law within 7 days from its adoption, respectively from its submission to the MPs. Those proposals should be supported in accordance with to the methodology for ex ante impact assessment, annexed to the Rules for the Organization and Activity of the National Assembly.
Extract from Rules for the Organization and Activity of the National Assembly with the relevant amendments can be found here.