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LAW OF UKRAINE

of February 10, 2010 No. 1861-VI

About Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

(as amended on 14-07-2021)

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decides:

1. Approve Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine it (is applied).

2. This Law becomes effective from the date of its publication.

President of Ukraine

V. Yushchenko

Approved by the Law of Ukraine of February 10, 2010, No. 1861-VI

Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Legal basis of work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

1. Operating procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (further - the Verkhovna Rada), its bodies and officials, bases of forming, the organization of activities and the termination of activities of deputy fractions (deputy groups), in the Verkhovna Rada are established by the Constitution of Ukraine Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (further - Regulations) and the laws of Ukraine "About committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine", "About the status of the People's Deputy of Ukraine", about temporary commissions of inquiry, special temporary commission of inquiry and the temporary special commissions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

2. The regulations establish procedure for preparation and holding sessions of the Verkhovna Rada, its meetings, forming of state bodies, determine the legislative procedure, the procedure of consideration of other questions carried to its powers and procedure of control functions of the Verkhovna Rada. Features of implementation of control functions of the Verkhovna Rada in spheres of homeland security and defense of Ukraine are determined by the Law of Ukraine "About homeland security of Ukraine".

Article 2. Venue and language of conducting meetings of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The Verkhovna Rada holds meetings in the house of the Verkhovna Rada (the city of Kiev, Ulitsa Grushevskogo, 5).

2. According to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada made by most of People's Deputies of Ukraine (further - People's Deputies) from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada, its meetings can be held in other place. In the cases provided by part three of article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada gathers for holding extraordinary session in the place determined according to part four of Article 11 of these Regulations.

3. Language of work of the Verkhovna Rada, its bodies and officials is the state language.

4. part 4 of Article 2 is excluded.

5. The foreigner or the stateless person can speak at meetings of the Verkhovna Rada, its bodies in other language. Simultaneous or consecutive interpretation of such performance on state language without fail provides the Office of the Verkhovna Rada.

6. The speech or its part said in other language, than state at meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, committee of the Verkhovna Rada, temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry of the Verkhovna Rada, moves in the shorthand report of the corresponding meeting in translation in state language.

Article 3. Openness and publicity of work of the Verkhovna Rada

1. Meetings of the Verkhovna Rada are open and public, except the cases established by the Constitution of Ukraine and these Regulations.

2. Openness of meetings of the Verkhovna Rada is provided by access to them for all persons, except cases, stipulated by the legislation. The procedure for access to opened meetings is determined by the order of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

3. Representatives of mass media, journalists will be accredited under the Verkhovna Rada for certain term or for all term of the current convocation of the Verkhovna Rada according to the Law of Ukraine "About information" according to the procedure, determined by the relevant provision which affirms the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Accreditation is carried out by the relevant structural division of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada. The office of the Verkhovna Rada can provide to accredited representatives of mass media materials which are provided to People's Deputies, except those, on nondisclosure or failure to provide which the relevant decision based on the law is in accordance with the established procedure made.

4.   No. 1170-VII is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 27.03.2014.

5. Publicity of meetings of the Verkhovna Rada is provided by their broadcast per television and radio, the publication of shorthand bulletins of meetings of the Verkhovna Rada, its decisions in Sheets of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Golos Ukrainy newspaper and other editions of the Verkhovna Rada, and also by placement of information on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada. Time, amount, broadcasting form, amount of seal are determined according to the law these Regulations, separate resolutions of the Verkhovna Rada.

The Verkhovna Rada gives information on requests according to the Law of Ukraine "About access to public information". Consideration and provision of reply to the requests on information are provided with the Office of the Verkhovna Rada.

6. In full on the air on radio and television, record in the evening on television are broadcast:

1) bringing of the oath by People's Deputies;

2) opening of session of the Verkhovna Rada;

3) consideration of organizational matters of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of new convocation;

4) consideration of question of election, withdrawal of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, First deputy and vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

5) consideration of question of provision of consent to appointment of the Prime Minister of Ukraine as the President of Ukraine;

6) bringing of the oath to the Ukrainian people the newly elected President of Ukraine at ceremonial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada;

7) hearing of annual and extraordinary president's letters of Ukraine about internal and external state of Ukraine;

8) carrying out "hour of questions to Government";

9) carrying out parliamentary hearings;

10) meeting on responsibility of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

11) consideration of other questions according to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada.

Article 4. The closed plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The closed plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada for consideration of separately certain questions are held according to the decision of the Verkhovna Rada made after the reduced discussion by a majority vote of People's Deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada.

2. At the closed plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada have the right to be present: The president of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and also person whose presence is recognized by the Verkhovna Rada necessary. The chairman at the closed plenary meeting reports to People's Deputies about persons invited to this meeting.

3. Persons participating in the closed plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada are forbidden to use photo, film, video equipment, means of communication, sound recordings and information processing.

4. At the end of the closed plenary meeting the Verkhovna Rada after the reduced discussion makes the decision concerning need of the publication of the shorthand bulletin, results of vote, the made decision and other data concerning this meeting.

5. Shorthand, preparation of the protocol of the closed plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada are performed by the relevant structural divisions of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada in the mode excluding possibility of disclosure of the questions discussed at meeting.

Article 5. Accommodation of People's Deputies and the invited persons in assembly hall of the Verkhovna Rada

1. People's Deputies at the first plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada of new convocation accommodate in the assembly hall of the Verkhovna Rada according to the procedure recommended by Preparatory deputy group. Further the procedure for accommodation of People's Deputies is determined by committee to which area of jurisdiction regulations questions, according to offers of deputy fractions (deputy groups) belong.

2. During the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada in assembly hall there cannot be persons who are not People's Deputies, except for person accompanying the People's Deputy with disability and the workers of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada performing function on servicing of plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada.

3. Persons invited to the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada accommodate on the places allocated for them in accordance with the established procedure.

Article 6. Invitation to the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. At the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada without invitation have the right to be present the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

2. Persons whose presence is necessary during consideration of questions of the agenda, and also persons invited by People's Deputies can be invited to the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada. Statements for registration of permission to presence of persons invited by the People's Deputy move it in the Office of the Verkhovna Rada not later than day prior to the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada. In day of plenary meeting permission to presence of persons invited by the People's Deputy is provided by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine or the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

3. According to the procedural decision of the Verkhovna Rada made by at least than a third of voices of People's Deputies of its constitutional structure, the Verkhovna Rada can invite or require officially presence at its plenary meeting of any official or the official, except the President of Ukraine and judges.

4. The committee of the Verkhovna Rada, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry of the Verkhovna Rada (further - respectively committee, the temporary special commission, temporary commission of inquiry) have the right to make offers on presence of the corresponding persons at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada during consideration of questions which preparation is performed according to this committee, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry.

5. The chairman at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada reports People's Deputies about officially the invited persons who are present at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada.

6. People's Deputies of the previous convocations have the right to be present at the open plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada, they accommodate on the places allocated for them in accordance with the established procedure.

Article 7. Ensuring activities of the Verkhovna Rada

1. Organizational, legal, scientific, documentary, information, expert and analytical, material and financial provision of activities of the Verkhovna Rada, its bodies, People's Deputies, deputy fractions (deputy groups) in the Verkhovna Rada performs the Office of the Verkhovna Rada.

2. The structure of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada affirms by a majority vote People's Deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada on representation of committee to which area of jurisdiction regulations questions belong.

3. The office of the Verkhovna Rada acts on the basis of the Regulations on the Office of the Verkhovna Rada which affirms the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada. The regulations on structural division of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada affirm the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

4. The estimate of the Verkhovna Rada the next year affirms the Verkhovna Rada during adoption of the bill on the Government budget of Ukraine the next year as the second reading according to the conclusions of committees to which area of jurisdiction questions of the regulations and budget belong.

5. The office of the Verkhovna Rada provides maintaining the database of normative legal information "the Legislation of Ukraine" containing including, reference electronic texts of originals of the acts adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. The text of the act adopted by the Verkhovna Rada which is stored in form of the computer file which integrity is provided by means of special means of information protection is considered the reference electronic text. Access to such database on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada is free and free.

Article 7-1. Document flow in the Verkhovna Rada

1. Document management in the Verkhovna Rada is performed in electronic and paper forms. The electronic form of document flow is the main.

2. The document in understanding of these Regulations is the document created electronically with observance of requirements of the laws of Ukraine "About electronic documents and electronic document management" and "About electronic confidential services", and in the cases provided by these Regulations, - created in paper form.

3. All documents provided by these Regulations are created electronically, except the cases established by these Regulations and also in case of impossibility of use of the single automated system of work with documents in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (further - the single automated system) for technical reasons.

Submission of documents which are introduced in the Verkhovna Rada about appointment (election) to positions dismissal, the termination of powers, consent on appointment or dismissal, expression of mistrust in the cases provided by the Constitution of Ukraine is performed in electronic or in paper form. Documents which contain confidential information on person move in paper form.

4. Documents which are filed to the Verkhovna Rada electronically and also electronic copies of originals of paper documents are introduced created) in (v) the single automated system according to the Regulations on the single automated system of work with documents in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 8. Chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

1. The chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is appointed to position and dismissed by the Verkhovna Rada.

2. To position of the chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine nominates and offers the Verkhovna Rada.

3. The chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is responsible before the Verkhovna Rada and is accountable to it.

4. The chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine can be ahead of schedule dismissed by the Verkhovna Rada according to its application in person or according to the motivated proposal of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine or at least than one third of People's Deputies of the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada.

5. The resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on position assignment or dismissal of the chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is accepted by open roll-call vote.

Section II. Organization of work of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Chapter 1. Sessions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Article 9. Forms of work of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The Verkhovna Rada carries out the work sessionno. Sessions are next and extraordinary.

2. Opening of session of the Verkhovna Rada appears presiding over plenary meeting at the beginning of its first plenary meeting, closing at the end of the last plenary session.

3. Each session of the Verkhovna Rada begins and comes to the end with execution in assembly hall of the Verkhovna Rada of the National Anthem of Ukraine.

4. The sessions of the Verkhovna Rada consist of meetings of the Verkhovna Rada, committee meetings, temporary commissions of inquiry and the temporary special commissions which are held during the period between plenary meetings, works of People's Deputies in deputy fractions (deputy groups) and with voters. The committee, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry can hold the meetings along with the plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada only according to the procedural decision of the Verkhovna Rada.

5. Meetings of the Verkhovna Rada can be plenary, solemn, and also can be held in the form of parliamentary hearings.

Article 10. Regular sessions of the Verkhovna Rada

1. Regular sessions of the Verkhovna Rada, except the first session (part one of Article 15 of these Regulations), begin on the first Tuesday of February and the first Tuesday of September every year, and come to the end respectively not later than 45 and 10 days prior to the next session. The Verkhovna Rada can accept the resolution on change of date of completion of session.

2. Information on date and time of the beginning of regular session of the Verkhovna Rada, and also on the place and time of registration of People's Deputies is also published by the Office of the Verkhovna Rada not later than three days prior to work of regular session of the Verkhovna Rada to permission of each People's Deputy in the Golos Ukrainy newspaper.

3. The Verkhovna Rada the procedural decision can charge to separate committees, the temporary special commissions or temporary commissions of inquiry to continue their work after the end of regular session of the Verkhovna Rada.

4. Continue to the robot after the end of regular session of the Verkhovna Rada committee, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry can also on own initiative if more than a half of members of the relevant committee, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry from their structure approved by the Verkhovna Rada voted for it. The committee, the temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry inform the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the made decision, and in case of its absence of the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the acting as the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Article 11. Extraordinary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The extraordinary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada, with indication of the agenda, are convened by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine according to part two of article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine. The motivated requirements about convocations of extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada signed by their initiators together with draft documents which are offered to consideration are sent to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. At the same time signatures of initiators do not respond.

2. The extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada is convened not later than in seven-day time after day of receipt of the requirement about its convocation submitted according to part two of article 83 of the Constitution of Ukraine. The order of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine about convocation of extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada is published in the Golos Ukrainy newspaper not later than three days before its opening with indication of questions which are offered to be considered at the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada.

3. Documents which are offered to be considered at the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada are provided to People's Deputies not later than three days before opening of extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada.

4. In case introduction of warlike or emergency state in Ukraine the Verkhovna Rada gathers for extraordinary session not later than in two-day time without convocation and works before cancellation of warlike or emergency state. The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and in case of its absence the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the acting as the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, determines the place and time of holding meeting of the Verkhovna Rada what it is urgently reported to People's Deputies about.

Chapter 2. First session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of new convocation

Article 12. Information support of newly elected People's Deputies to the first session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The office of the Verkhovna Rada not later than in seven days after official promulgation of election results by Central Election Commission sends to People's Deputies:

1) Constitution of Ukraine;

2) text of official promulgation by Central Election Commission of election results of People's Deputies of Ukraine;

3) Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

4) the Law of Ukraine "About the status of the People's Deputy of Ukraine";

5) the Law of Ukraine "About committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine";

6) law on temporary commissions of inquiry, special temporary commission of inquiry and temporary special commissions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

7) Regulations on the assistant-consultant to the People's Deputy of Ukraine;

8) Regulations on the Office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

9) list of officials of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada and their office phones;

10) reference material about the elected People's Deputies which shall contain the following data: surname, name and middle name of the People's Deputy, year of birth, education, profession, the last place of employment, position, party membership and belonging to political party, the postal address and the phone numbers specified by the People's Deputy;

11) resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on the list of committees of the Verkhovna Rada of the previous convocation.

Article 13. Forming and organization of work of Preparatory deputy group

1. For preparation of offers concerning the organization and holding plenary sessions of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of new convocation, preparation of drafts of the relevant acts the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation, and in case of its absence the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine organizes forming of Preparatory deputy group of number of newly elected People's Deputies.

2. Are delegated to structure of Preparatory deputy group:

1) political parties between which electoral lists deputy mandates are distributed, - on one representative from 15 People's Deputies elected in the nation-wide or single-candidate district. If after distribution of this quota there are People's Deputies whose number makes eight and more persons, one more representative from such political party is in addition offered. The proposal in paper form concerning the representative of political party signed by the head of the relevant political party is submitted to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and in case of its absence - to the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine not later than in five days after official promulgation of election results by Central Election Commission;

2) the People's Deputies elected in single-candidate districts which were registered candidates for People's Deputies by self-promotion - on one representative from 15 People's Deputies. The offer in paper form concerning the representative signed at least than 15 People's Deputies moves to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and in case of its absence - to the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine not later than in five days after official promulgation of election results by Central Election Commission.

3. The first meeting of Preparatory deputy group the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation, and in case of its absence the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine not later than in 10 days after official promulgation of election results by Central Election Commission, on condition of election convokes at least than two thirds of People's Deputies of the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada. If the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation, and in case of its absence the First deputy or the vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine does not convene for any reasons in the specified time the first meeting of Preparatory deputy group, the People's Deputies delegated to its structure gather for its meeting of independently next day after the termination of ten-day term.

4. The preparatory deputy group elects the chairman, the vice-chairman and the secretary of group from the structure and carries out work on the bases established for the temporary special commissions. The preparatory deputy group stops the activities after creation of committees.

5. The preparatory deputy group reports on the carried-out work of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada of new convocation.

Article 14. Procedure for bringing of the oath by the People's Deputy of Ukraine

1. Before opening of the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada at ceremonial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada newly elected People's Deputies take the oath which text is determined by article 79 of the Constitution of Ukraine before the Verkhovna Rada.

2. The chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation invites newly elected People's Deputies to bringing of the oath and gives floor for her reading to the most senior on age to the People's Deputy. The oldest People's Deputy on age suggests all newly elected People's Deputies to get up and after that reads the text of the oath.

3. After reading of the text of the oath the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation invites newly elected People's Deputies to fasten the oath with the signatures under its text.

4. To ceremonial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on the occasion of bringing of the oath by newly elected People's Deputies the Office of the Verkhovna Rada invites People's Deputies of the previous convocation, the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Chairman of Central Election Commission, cabinet ministers of Ukraine, the Chairman and judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the Chairman of the Supreme Court, the Attorney-General, the Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for human rights, the Chairman of Audit Chamber, other officials according to the solution of Preparatory deputy group.

5. In case of bringing of the oath by the People's Deputy separately he reads the text of the oath and ratifies it at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada.

6. The texts of the oath signed by People's Deputies are stored in accordance with the established procedure in archive of the Verkhovna Rada.

Article 15. Opening of the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada

1. The Verkhovna Rada of new convocation gathers for the first session in assembly hall of the Verkhovna Rada not later than for the thirtieth day after the official announcement of election at least than two thirds of People's Deputies of the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada.

2. The office of the Verkhovna Rada provides registration of the People's Deputies who arrived to the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada.

3. The first meeting of the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada is opened by the oldest People's Deputy on age. Before election of Temporary presidium of the first session of meeting of the Verkhovna Rada as the Verkhovna Rada the chairman of Preparatory deputy group conducts.

Article 16. The sequence of consideration of questions at the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada

1. At plenary meetings of the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada questions are considered in such sequence:

1) forming of Temporary presidium of the first session;

2) forming and registration of deputy fractions (deputy groups);

3) the report of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation on condition of legislative work in parliament;

4) election of Counting board;

5) election of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

6) election of the First deputy and vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

7) hearing of the extraordinary president's letter of Ukraine about domestic and external situation of Ukraine;

8) hearing of the report of Preparatory deputy group, questions to the speaker and answers to them;

9) about committees;

10) about Coordination board of deputy fractions (deputy groups) in the Verkhovna Rada (further - Coordination board);

11) about publicizing of work of the Verkhovna Rada.

2. The list of questions specified in part one of this Article does not require discussion and approval by the Verkhovna Rada. In case of need the Verkhovna Rada can make the decision on change of the sequence of consideration of questions of the specified list.

3. Concerning the president's letter of Ukraine, the report of Preparatory deputy group and the report of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation decisions are not made by the Verkhovna Rada.

4. The agenda of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada for the further period (taking into account legislative activity of the Verkhovna Rada of the previous convocation) is considered and affirms according to requirements of these Regulations.

Article 17. Counting board

1. The counting board is elected for the organization of votes of the Verkhovna Rada and determination of their results. The counting board counts voices during vote, at the request of the Verkhovna Rada in case of need establishes presence of People's Deputies at plenary meeting, and also considers the addresses of People's Deputies connected with violation of voting procedure or other obstacles in vote, exercises control of use of electronic system of counting of votes by cards (further - electronic system) (Article 43 of these Regulations).

2. The counting board is elected by the Verkhovna Rada on the basis of the principle of pro rata representative office of deputy fractions (deputy groups) by a majority vote from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada by open roll-call vote according to the list without its discussion.

3. The counting board elects the chairman, the vice-chairman and the secretary from the structure. Meetings of Counting board are held publicly and openly. People's Deputies whose nominations are made for vote cannot take part in work of Counting board.

Article 18. Temporary presidium of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The temporary presidium of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada consists of six People's Deputies. Are its part the chairman of Preparatory deputy group and on one representative from each political party between which electoral lists deputy mandates are distributed.

2. Members of Temporary presidium of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada fulfill the chairman's duties at plenary meeting serially. Each member of Temporary presidium of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada presides during one plenary meeting. The priority of chairmanship is determined by the number of the deputy mandates received by batch in the nation-wide constituency. The first after the chairman of Preparatory deputy group the representative of political party which received the greatest number of deputy mandates conducts plenary meeting.

3. After election of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine he conducts the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada, and the Temporary presidium of the first session of the Verkhovna Rada stops the activities.

Chapter 3. Preparation and the organization of consideration of questions at the session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Article 19. Schedule of work of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. Under regular circumstances the first and third weeks of each calendar month throughout session are allotted for the plenary sessions of the Verkhovna Rada, the second for work in committees, the temporary special commissions and temporary commissions of inquiry, deputy fractions (deputy groups), the fourth for work of People's Deputies with voters.

2. In case of need, after the possible reduced discussion, by a majority vote People's Deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada the decision on one-time (ad hoc) change of the monthly, week or day agenda of work of the Verkhovna Rada is made.

3. On Tuesday and Thursday of the week allotted for plenary meetings if other decision of the Verkhovna Rada is not made (ad hoc), plenary meeting continues from 10 to 15 o'clock with break from 12 to 12 o'clock 30 minutes. On environment and Friday plenary meeting continues from 10 to 14 o'clock with break from 12 to 12 o'clock 30 minutes. The second half of the circle is taken away for work of People's Deputies in committees, the temporary special commissions and temporary commissions of inquiry, deputy fractions (deputy groups). Monday and the second half of Friday are allotted for the work of People's Deputies connected with implementation of deputy powers

4. The plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada can be prolonged presiding over plenary meeting over time determined in part three of this Article no more than for 15 minutes.

5. The Verkhovna Rada can make the decision on one-time change of duration of plenary meeting. The decision on prolongation of plenary meeting after 15 hours (on Friday - after 14 hours) more than for 15 minutes is accepted by the Verkhovna Rada at this plenary meeting to break from 12 to 12 o'clock 30 minutes.

6. During plenary sessions, as a rule, the meeting of Coordination board is held every Monday.

7. The draft of the schedule of work of session of the Verkhovna Rada prepares committee to which area of jurisdiction regulations questions, with the participation of the Office of the Verkhovna Rada and taking into account offers of deputy fractions (deputy groups) belong. The draft of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on approval of the schedule of work of session of the Verkhovna Rada is submitted for consideration of the Verkhovna Rada by People's Deputies members of the committee to which area of jurisdiction regulations questions belong.

8. In urgent cases during the period between plenary meetings during the session of the Verkhovna Rada according to the motivated requirement of persons who according to the Constitution of Ukraine have the right to require convocation of extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada and also for the offer of Coordination board (item 4 of part fourteen of Article 73 of these Regulations) the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine not later than in three-day time convenes the emergency plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada. The agenda of such meeting joins only questions which consideration is determined in offers on convocation of such meeting.

Article 19-1. Plan of bill work of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The Verkhovna Rada annually at the beginning of the regular session which begins on the first Tuesday of February on representation of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approves the plan of bill work of the Verkhovna Rada approved by Coordination board taking into account the generalized offers the Office of the Verkhovna Rada of committees.

Committees till December 31 of the year preceding current submit proposals on questions which require legislative settlement taking into account the Program of activities and the approximate plan of bill works of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

2. The plan of bill work of the Verkhovna Rada shall contain list of questions which require legislative settlement, reasons for need of development of the bill, approximate the name of the bill and terms of its representation, responsible for development of the bill, information on priority of introduction and consideration of bills.

3. The plan of bill work of the Verkhovna Rada is considered during the forming and modification of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada.

4. Committees in January of the current year at the end of regular session of the Verkhovna Rada according to the schedule of work of session of the Verkhovna Rada submit to the Verkhovna Rada the status report of accomplishment of the plan of bill work of the Verkhovna Rada for previous year.

Article 20. Agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada affirms the Verkhovna Rada on each regular session.

2. The agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada includes two Sections: the first - the questions which are completely prepared for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada and in accordance with the established procedure provided to People's Deputies; the second - questions which preparation and completion the Verkhovna Rada charges to perform to committees, the temporary special commissions, and also the bills determined by the President of Ukraine as urgent.

3. The agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada shall contain information on names, registration numbers and registration dates of drafts of the laws, resolutions and other acts of the Verkhovna Rada, persons of law of the legislative initiative; data concerning urgency of consideration; name of the main committee, temporary special commission or temporary commission of inquiry responsible for preparation of question for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada.

4. Join in the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada vneocheredno without vote:

1) the laws returned with proposals of the President of Ukraine on de novo review;

2) bill on the Government budget of Ukraine the next year;

3) bills which prepare (are prepared) at the request of the Verkhovna Rada for the second or third reading;

4) questions of bringing of the oath, questions of appointment, election on position, release from positions, provision of consent to appointment and release from positions, and also questions concerning implementation of parliamentary control which consideration is exclusive right of the Verkhovna Rada in the cases provided by the Constitution of Ukraine and the laws of Ukraine;

5) annual and extraordinary president's letters of Ukraine about domestic and external situation of Ukraine;

6) Budget declaration and report on accomplishment of the Government budget of Ukraine;

7) drafts of the laws on provision of consent to be bound of international treaties of Ukraine and denouncement of international treaties of Ukraine;

8) questions of the organization of work of the Verkhovna Rada and its bodies;

9) the Item 9) of Article 20 is excluded

10) other questions provided in these Regulations.

Article 21. Forming of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. Offers concerning the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada are generalized by the Office of the Verkhovna Rada on idea of committees, temporary commissions of inquiry and temporary special commissions of inclusion of questions in this or that Section. After their discussion and approval by Coordination board the draft of the resolution on the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada is submitted by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for approval by the Verkhovna Rada.

2. Questions of the approved agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada which remained unconsidered at regular session of the Verkhovna Rada join in the draft of the agenda of the next regular session of the Verkhovna Rada of the same convocation which affirms as the procedure established by these Regulations.

3. The draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada is provided to People's Deputies during their registration at the beginning of the regular session. The draft decision about modification of the approved agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada is provided to People's Deputies not later than day before its consideration.

Article 22. Approval of the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada approved by Coordination board together with the list of the unconsidered and not withdrawn bills at the previous session of the Verkhovna Rada, and also those bills which committees on the conclusions of their previous consideration suggest not to include in the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada is submitted by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for approval by the Verkhovna Rada. Offers concerning any question of the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada are discussed according to the reduced procedure if another is not established by these Regulations.

2. The offer to the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada which by results of vote of the Verkhovna Rada did not receive the necessary number of votes of People's Deputies specified in part three of this Article is considered rejected.

3. The draft of the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on approval of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada is approved in general by a majority vote People's Deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada.

Article 23. Modification of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The approved agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada can join additional questions by modification of it. The questions included in the agenda of session can be transferred, change or be excluded from it after discussion on the reduced procedure. Offers on modification of the approved agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada prepare and introduced in the same procedure, as in the draft of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada.

2. The resolution on inclusion, exception or transferring of consideration of questions of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada approved in general at insistance of the person of law of the legislative initiative is accepted by a majority vote People's Deputies from the constitutional structure of the Verkhovna Rada.

3. The decision on transferring of consideration of the questions included in the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada can be accepted no more once of rather same question, except for questions of provision of consent to be bound of international treaties of Ukraine or their denouncement. The postponed question of the agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada can be considered at the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada. The questions specified in Items 7, of 9, of 12, of 23, of 28, of 30, to 31 part one of article 85 of the Constitution of Ukraine are not subject to transferring on the next session of the Verkhovna Rada.

Article 24. Schedule of plenary meetings of session of the Verkhovna Rada

1. The draft of the schedule of plenary meetings of session of the Verkhovna Rada for every month of session prepares the Office of the Verkhovna Rada on representation of committees, temporary special commissions and temporary commissions of inquiry taking into account offers of deputy fractions (deputy groups) according to the approved agenda of session of the Verkhovna Rada and moves for consideration of Coordination board. The draft of the schedule of plenary meetings of session of the Verkhovna Rada shall contain information on day and time of carrying out and the agenda of plenary meetings, names, registration numbers of bills (including alternative) with indication of persons of law of the legislative initiative, date of their provision to People's Deputies.

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