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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 29, 2003 No. 523-II

About Regulations of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

(The last edition from 27-08-2019)

I. General provisions

Article 1. Legal basis of activities of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - the Senate) performs the activities according to the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "About the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan", this Law and other legal acts".

Article 2. Basic principles of activities of the Senate

The basic principles of activities of the Senate are:

combination of state and regional interests;

free discussion and collective solution of questions;

openness and publicity;

accounting of public opinion.

Work of the Senate is based on activities of senators convoked on plenary meetings (further - meetings) and on committee meetings (commissions) of the Senate.

Article 3. Organizational form of activities of the Senate

Organizational form of activities of the Senate are its meetings held as required, but at least three times a year.

Meetings of the Senate are competent if at least a half from total number of senators participates in their work. By consideration of questions of approval of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the constitutional laws, introduction of changes in them and amendments presence at least two thirds of total number of senators is obligatory.

For the organization of work of meetings of the Senate at these meetings the secretariat of meeting, counting board and control group behind use of electronic system of counting of votes are elected.

The first meeting of the Senate is held no later than one month after its forming. This meeting is opened by the chairman of Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan and presides over it before election of the Chairman of the Senate.

At the first meeting of the Senate the questions connected with the organization of its activities, including, as a rule are considered:

the Chairman of the Senate and its deputies are elected;

committees of the Senate are formed.

Emergency meetings of the Senate can be convened according to the proposal of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Chairman of the Senate or on the offer at least one third of total number of senators.

Meetings of the Senate are held openly, publicly and covered with mass media. According to the decision of the Senate also closed meetings can be held.

The senate and Legislative house of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - Legislative house) sit, as a rule, separately.

In the cases established by the law joint sittings of chambers are held. Joint sittings of chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan can be convoked according to the proposal of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Chairman of the Senate, the Speaker of Legislative house or on the offer at least one third of total number according to senators or deputies of Legislative house.

Article 4. Election of the Chairman of the Senate and its deputies

The first meeting of the Senate begins with election of the Chairman of the Senate.

The candidate for the Chairman of the Senate and its deputies are represented by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from among senators.

The candidate is considered the elected Chairman of the Senate or its deputy if as a result of secret vote he received more than a half of votes from total number of senators.

One of vice-chairmen of the Senate is the representative of the Republic of Karakalpakstan elected from among senators.

About election of the Chairman of the Senate and its deputies resolutions which are signed presiding over meeting of the Senate are accepted.

Article 5. Early release from position of the Chairman of the Senate and its deputies

The chairman of the Senate can be ahead of schedule dismissed according to the decision of the Senate made by secret vote more than two thirds of voices of total number of senators.

Vice-chairmen of the Senate can be ahead of schedule dismissed according to the decision of the Senate made by secret vote by a majority vote from total number of senators.

The question of early release from position of the Chairman of the Senate or its deputies is considered by the Senate on representation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan or according to the offer at least one third of total number of senators.

About early release from position of the Chairman of the Senate or its deputies the resolution which is signed presiding over meeting of the Senate is accepted.

Article 6. Kengash of the Senate

For the purpose of the effective organization of activities of the Senate Kengash of the Senate will be formed".

The Chairman of the Senate, his deputies and chairmen of committees of the Senate are Kengash's part of the Senate.

Kengash of the Senate:

creates the draft of the agenda of meeting of the Senate;

in the cases provided by the law between meetings of the Senate makes the decisions carried to competence of the Senate with the subsequent approval of the made decision at meeting of the Senate;

coordinates work of committees;

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