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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of November 16, 2011 No. 212

About the national legislative initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic

(as amended of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 31.03.2016 No. 31)

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on October 7, 2011

This Law determines the principles, forms, guarantees, procedure and sales terms of power to initiate legislation citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 1. Power to initiate legislation of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic

1. The power to initiate legislation of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic (further - popular initiative) is the right guaranteed by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic freely and voluntarily to bring according to the procedure, established by this Law and other regulatory legal acts, the drafts of the laws which are subject to obligatory consideration of the Kyrgyz Republic by Jogorku Kenesh.

2. In the Kyrgyz Republic the popular initiative belongs:

1) to 10 thousand voters; Item Provisions 2 parts 2 Articles 1, the introduction providing the right according to the procedure of popular initiative the bill on introduction of amendments to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, become effective since September 1, 2020

2) to at least 300 thousand voters according to drafts of the laws on modification of provisions of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth Sections of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic.

3. The citizens recognized in the procedure established by the law incapacitated, and also containing in places of detention according to the court verdict cannot participate in implementation of the legislative initiative.

4. According to the procedure of popular initiative the drafts of the laws concerning change of frontier, forming of the republican budget, amnesty and pardon, questions of the international relations, introduction of warlike or emergency state cannot be introduced.

By the constitutional laws other restrictions on initiation according to the procedure of popular initiative of drafts of the laws directed to regulation of certain circle of the relations can be set.

Article 2. The circumstances excluding implementation of popular initiative

1. Implementation of popular initiative is not allowed in the conditions of the military or state of emergency imposed in all territory of the Kyrgyz Republic or its part.

2. Establishment of the circumstances excluding implementation of popular initiative in addition to specified regarding 1 this Article, is not allowed.

Article 3. The legislation on popular initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic

The legal basis of realization of popular initiative of citizens is constituted by the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 4. Requirements to the bill offered by citizens according to the procedure of realization of power to initiate legislation

1. The bill offered by citizens according to the procedure of popular initiative shall not contradict the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic. The bill is drawn up according to requirements of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "About regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic".

2. The bill with reasons for need of its acceptance is subject to publication in republican printing editions and on the official site of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 5. Formation of initiative group of citizens on realization of power to initiate legislation

1. The citizens who proposed entering of the bill into Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic form initiative group on realization of popular initiative as a part of at least 10 people. The citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic who are living in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and having the voting rights can be members of initiative group.

2. The initiative group is created for the purpose of petition for the proposal on entering of the bill into Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, representation of interests of citizens by preparation, introduction, and also withdrawal of the bill from Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 6. Registration of initiative group and bill

1. The initiative group files in the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic petition for registration of initiative group and the bill.

The initiative group has the right to specify the name of initiative group in the statement for registration.

2. Are applied to the statement for registration of initiative group and the bill:

1) the protocol of meeting of initiative group on which the decision on entering of the bill into Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic was made;

2) the list of members of initiative group containing the following data: surname, name, middle name, birth date, residence (permanent or temporary), series and passport number;

3) text of the bill, and also its electronic version;

4) reference reasons;

5) the comparative table (in case of modification and (or) amendments of regulatory legal act) or new edition.

Article 7. Powers of members of initiative group and organization of its activities

1. Members of initiative group have the right:

1) to collect signatures in support of initiative of entering into Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic of the bill;

To extend 2) by legal methods and means information on the course of realization of popular initiative.

2. Members of initiative group have the right to perform the activities specified regarding 1 this Article from the moment of issue of the certificate on its registration.

3. From among members of initiative group the open voting by a majority vote from their total number elects the chairman and two of his deputies. The decision of meeting of initiative group on election of the chairman and his deputies is drawn up by the protocol which is signed by the chairman of meeting.

4. The chairman of initiative group has also the right:

1) to represent the interests of initiative group in state bodies and local government bodies;

2) to coordinate work of initiative group.

5. Decisions of meeting of initiative group are made by a majority vote his participants.

Article 8. Check of compliance of the bill to requirements of the legislation and registration of initiative group

1. The Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic in 30-days time checks the bill for compliance requirements of article 4 of this Law, and also education documents of initiative group.

2. By results of verification of the submitted documents by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic the registration certificate of initiative group is granted.

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