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LAW OF UKRAINE

of April 4, 1995 No. 116/95-BP

About committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

(as amended on 03-12-2020)

This Law determines legal status of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, their function and organizational bases of activities.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Status and tasks of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

1. Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (further - committee) - body of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine which is formed of number of People's Deputies of Ukraine for implementation in the separate directions of bill work, preparation and preliminary consideration of the questions carried to powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, execution of control functions.

2. The committee is responsible before the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and is accountable to it.

3. Activities of committees are coordinated by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine according to the Constitution of Ukraine and according to the procedure, established by Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 2. Normative legal basis of activities of committees

1. The organization, powers and procedure for activities of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine are determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law, the Law of Ukraine "About the status of the People's Deputy of Ukraine", other laws of Ukraine, Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and resolutions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 3. Principles of activities of committees

1. Committees build the work on the principles:

supremacy of law;

legality;

publicity;

their equality;

feasibility;

functionality;

planned character;

scientific justification;

collective nature;

free discussion and solution of questions.

Article 4. Relations of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with state bodies, local government bodies, companies, organizations and organizations, their officials

1. Committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine when implementing powers interact with other state bodies, local government bodies, the companies, organizations and the organizations, their officials who shall assist committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in implementation of the powers assigned to them, react according to the law to their addresses and recommendations.

Article 5. Quantity, structure and areas of jurisdiction of committees

1. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approves the number of committees, their names and areas of jurisdiction. The number of committees, their names and areas of jurisdiction can be changed according to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of new convocation to the solution of question of forming of staff of committees.

2. The minimum and maximum number of persons who can be part of one committee is determined by the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In structure of committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to which area of jurisdiction questions of ensuring control functions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine behind activities of bodies of special purpose with law-enforcement functions are carried of law enforcement agencies of special purpose and prospecting bodies, the odd number of people enters.

3. The decision on modification of structure of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is made by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine taking into account the minimum and maximum number of persons who can be part of one committee established according to part two of this Article.

4. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine can form new or abolish earlier created committee, change the name of committee or subject of its maintaining. In case of formation of new committee the decision on its area of jurisdiction and members with simultaneous modification of the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on quantitative structure of committees is at the same time made.

5. The procedure for preparation and consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of questions of education, abolition of committees, change of their names or areas of jurisdiction, election, change of their management and members is determined on the basis of the Constitution of Ukraine by this Law and the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 6. Staff of committees

1. The staff of committees is created by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of new convocation by election of chairmen, first deputies, deputy chairmen, secretaries and members of committees.

2. Election of People's Deputies of Ukraine in structure of committees is performed on the basis of the offers of deputy fractions made with observance of the quotas determined by Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. If the number of members of deputy fraction is equal in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the number of committees or more number of committees, deputy fractions send at least on one representative to each committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

3. The staff of all committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of new convocation is determined at the same time by adoption of the relevant resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

4. Chairmen of committees, first deputies, deputies and secretaries of committees cannot be at the same time heads of deputy fractions.

5. The chairman of committee, his first deputy and the secretary of committee cannot be members of one fraction.

6. In structure of committees the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the First deputy and the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine cannot be elected.

Article 7. Changes of staff of committees

1. The staff of committee can be changed owing to:

1) elections of the new member of the committee;

2) response of the member of the committee;

3) election or response of the chairman of committee, first deputy, vice-chairman, secretary of committee;

4) early termination of powers of the People's Deputy of Ukraine who was part of committee.

2. Election of the new member of the committee, response of the member of the committee, election or response of the chairman of committee, the first deputy, vice-chairman, secretary of committee are performed by adoption of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

3. The chairman, the first deputy chairman, the vice-chairman, the secretary of committee can at any time according to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine be withdrawn from the positions:

1) according to their own statement;

2) in connection with their unsatisfactory work to positions;

3) owing to other circumstances making impossible execution of the obligations by them.

4. The statement for response shall be approved with the relevant fraction on which quota the People's Deputy of Ukraine was elected to position. The offer on response on the bases provided by Items 2 and 3 of part three of this Article can be introduced by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine or the relevant committee. The decision of committee on introduction of the offer on response of the chairman, the first deputy chairman, the vice-chairman, secretary of committee is accepted on committee meeting.

5. After response of the People's Deputy of Ukraine from position of the chairman, the first deputy chairman, the vice-chairman or the secretary of committee it remains the member of this committee if the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine does not make other decision.

6. Early termination of powers of the People's Deputy of Ukraine has the investigation its exception of structure of the relevant committee without acceptance about it the separate decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

7. Decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on change of structure of committees are made taking into account the principle of pro rata representation in committees of deputy fractions and the quotas determined according to the principle according to Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

8. The procedure for preparation, consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and decision making is determined by the questions connected with change of staff of committees by Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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