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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of March 4, 1998 No. 33-FZ

About procedure for acceptance and entry into force of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

(as amended of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 08.03.2015 No. 23-FZ)

Accepted by the State Duma on February 6, 1998

Approved by the Federation Council on February 18, 1998

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law establishes according to Articles 108, of 134, 136 Constitutions of the Russian Federation procedure and conditions of introduction, acceptance, approval and entry into force of amendments to Chapters 3 - 8 Constitutions of the Russian Federation.

2. The procedure for introduction and adoption of offers on review of provisions of Chapters 1, for 2, 9 Constitutions of the Russian Federation is established according to article 135 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation the Federal constitutional Law on the Constitutional Meeting and the Federal constitutional Law on referendum of the Russian Federation.

The procedure for introduction of amendments to article 65 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is established by article 137 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and this Federal Law. The Federal constitutional Law on acceptance to the Russian Federation and education in its list of the new subject of the Russian Federation, about change of constitutional legal status of the subject of the Russian Federation shall contain specifying about inclusion of corresponding changes or amendments in article 65 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Form of regulatory legal act of the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

1. Amendments to Chapters 3 - 8 Constitutions of the Russian Federation (further - amendments (amendment) to the Constitution of the Russian Federation) are adopted in the form of the law of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

2. The amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation to this Federal Law is understood as any change of the text of Chapters 3 - 8 Constitutions of the Russian Federation: exception, amendment, new edition any of provisions of the specified Chapters of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. One law of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation covers the interconnected changes of the constitutional text.

3. The law of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation receives the name capturing the essence of this amendment.

Chapter II. Procedure for introduction of the offer on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

Article 3. Requirements to the offer on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

1. The offer on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation is made in the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - the State Duma) by the person of law of initiative of such offer, stipulated in Clause 134 Constitutions of the Russian Federation, in the form of the bill of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation assuming exception, amendment, new edition any of provisions of Chapters 3 - 8 Constitutions of the Russian Federation.

2. The offer on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation shall contain or the text of new Article (part or Item of Article) Constitutions of the Russian Federation, or the text of new edition of Article (part or Item of Article) Constitutions of the Russian Federation, or regulations on Article exception (part or Item of Article) from the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

3. If the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation requires introduction of amendments to other articles Chapters 3of - 8 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, then the offer on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation shall contain also the text of new edition or the offer on change of the text of Articles (parts, Items of Articles) Constitutions of the Russian Federation, need of change or amendment of which follows from their internal interrelation.

4. If the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation from the text of the Constitution of the Russian Federation excludes Chapter, Article, part or Item of Article, the excludable text is shall be replaced with words "Is excluded (is excluded) by the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation" with indication of the name of the law of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. At the same time numbers and names of excludable Chapters, numbers of excludable Articles or their parts or letters designating excludable Items remain.

5. Together with the bill of the Russian Federation on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation are represented reasons for need of adoption of this amendment, and also the list of the laws of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, cancellation, change, amendment or acceptance of which will demand adoption of this amendment.

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