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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 on 06-02-2023)

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

Article 1. Regulation subject

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

 Article 1-1. 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 first, second and fifth 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 Constitution, the constitutional laws, codes, the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic and international treaties which became effective according to 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" and regulatory legal acts in the sphere of the legislative equipment.

2. The bill with accompanying documents is published on the official site of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also on the Single portal of public discussion of projects of regulatory legal acts or in one of republican printing editions.

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. For the purpose of realization of the right of the national legislative initiative the initiative group of citizens introduces the following documents in the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic:

1) the statement for registration of initiative group and the bill signed by the chairman of initiative group. The name of initiative group can be specified in the statement;

2) the minutes of initiative group on which decisions on its creation, on project initiation of the law and election of the chairman and two of his deputies were made;

3) the list of members of initiative group with indication of surname, name, middle name, birth date, the residence (permanent or temporary);

4) passport copies of members of initiative group;

5) the text of the bill in paper and electronic type;

6) the comparative table (in case of introduction of amendments to the law or new edition);

7) the reference reasons to the bill;

8) the expert opinions prepared as a result of the expertizes which are carried out specialized types (if necessary);

9) analysis of regulating impact (if necessary).

2. The bill, the reference reasons to the bill, the comparative table (in case of introduction of amendments to the law or new edition), the expert opinions prepared as a result of the expertizes which are carried out specialized types (if necessary), the analysis of regulating impact (if necessary) 7 and 9 parts of 1 this Article specified in Items 5, of 6,, shall be drawn up according to requirements of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "About regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic" and regulatory legal acts in the sphere of the legislative equipment.

3. The list of the documents specified regarding 1 this Article is exhaustive.

4. The order of registration of initiative group is determined by realization of the right of the national legislative initiative by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The procedure for maintaining the register of initiative groups is determined by the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic. The register of initiative groups is kept in online format and published on the official site of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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;

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