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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of May 7, 1997 No. 101-I

About committees and the commissions of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(as amended on 05-11-2022)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Working bodies of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan are standing committees of the Senate and the Majilis, and also the joint commissions of Chambers.

Article 2. Powers and procedure for activities of standing committees of the Senate and Majilis, the commissions of Chambers are determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "About Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the status of his deputies", this Law, other legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, regulations of Parliament and its Chambers.

Article 3. Standing committees of the Senate and the Majilis are formed of number of deputies of the relevant Chamber at the first session of Parliament.

The number of standing committees of the Senate and Majilis, their name are determined at meetings of the Senate and Majilis by the proposal of deputies of the relevant Chambers.

In case of need new standing committees can be formed, be abolished and be reorganized earlier created.

Chapter 2. Procedure for formation of committees and commissions of parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Article 4. The number of the standing committees formed by the Senate and the Majilis shall not exceed seven in each of Chambers.

Article 5. The number of members of the relevant standing committees of the Senate and Majilis is determined by Chamber.

Article 6. Election of chairmen of standing committees of the Senate and Majilis is performed after determination of quantity and the name of committees.

Article 7. Chairmen of standing committees of Chambers are elected from among deputies by open or secret vote at meeting of the Senate, Majilis by a majority vote from total number of deputies of Chamber.

The parliamentary opposition has the right to propose candidates for positions of chairmen of standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament from among the deputies.

The chairman of one of standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament is elected from among the deputies pushed from parliamentary opposition (in case of its availability), according to the procedure, provided by part one of this Article.

Article 8. Candidates for position of the chairman of the relevant standing committee are proposed by deputies of Chamber.

Article 9. The candidate for position of the chairman of standing committee of the Senate, the Majilis is granted the right to address deputies of Chamber. After the candidate's performance deputies have the right to ask it questions, to express the opinion on the candidate. To the candidate for position of the chairman of committee of Chamber time for answers to questions of deputies is allowed. Discussion of candidates is carried out according to the procedure, established by regulations of Chambers.

Article 10. In case of promotion to position of the chairman of standing committee more than two candidates and if during the vote any of them did not gather majority of votes from total number of deputies of Chamber, repeated vote on two candidates who received the greatest poll is taken.

During the repeated vote elected to position of the chairman of standing committee is considered the candidate who gathered the greatest poll.

Article 11. Chairman of standing committee of the Senate. The Majilis is part of Bureau of the relevant Chamber.

Article 12. The chairman of standing committee can be recalled from position by a majority vote from total number of deputies of the relevant Chamber at the initiative of at least two thirds of total number of members of the committee.

Article 13. The chairman of standing committee has the right to give to resignation which is considered accepted if the majority from total number of deputies of Chamber voted for it.

Article 14. After election of chairmen of standing committees of the Senate and the Majilis at meeting of Chamber members of committees are elected.

Article 15. When forming structure of standing committees of Chambers the right of the deputy in the choice of committee where he would like to work is considered.

Article 16. Chairmen of the Senate and Majilis and their deputies cannot be part of standing committees of Chambers.

Article 17. The deputy of Parliament of the Republic can be the member only of one standing committee.

The deputy is competent to pass from one standing committee into another. The decision on transition of the deputy from one standing committee in another is made by the resolution of Chamber according to the procedure, determined by its Regulations.

Article 18. The deputy of parliament has the right to participate in committee meeting and the commissions of Parliament which part it is not, with the right of advisory vote.

Article 19. The secretary of standing committee of the Senate, Majilis is elected at meeting of the relevant committee from among his members by open voting by a majority vote from total number of members of the committee of Chamber.

The parliamentary opposition has the right to propose candidates for positions of secretaries of standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament from among the deputies.

Secretaries of two standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament are elected from among the deputies pushed from parliamentary opposition (in case of its availability), according to the procedure, provided by part one of this Article.

The chairman and secretaries of standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament elected from among the deputies pushed from parliamentary opposition according to part three of article 7 of this Law and part three of this Article are elected in different standing committees of the Majilis of Parliament.

Article 20. According to the proposal of the chairman of standing committee, members of the committee the secretary of standing committee can be recalled from position if the majority from total number of members of the committee voted for it.

Article 21. Standing committees of Chambers in the main directions of the activities can form subcommittees.

The chairman and the secretary of standing committee of Chambers cannot be part of subcommittees of committee of Chambers.

Article 22. For the solution of the questions concerning joint activities of Chambers, the Senate and the Majilis have the right to form the joint commissions on a parity basis. The numerical structure of the joint commissions of Parliament is determined by coordination between Chambers. Election of members of the joint commissions is performed by each Chamber independently.

Article 23. For overcoming the arisen disagreements under the considered bills the Senate and the Majilis create conciliation commissions with equal number of deputies from each Chamber.

The decision on need of creation of conciliation commissions and on election in their list of deputies from the Senate and the Majilis is accepted at meetings of Chambers by the majority from total number of deputies of the Senate, the Majilis.

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