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REGULATIONS OF PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

Accepted on joint sitting of Chambers of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan on May 20, 1996

(as amended on 19-12-2022)

The regulations of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan establish conditions and procedure for carrying out joint sittings of Chambers, the mechanism of relations of Chambers by consideration of the questions which are not settled by Regulations of the Senate and Majilis, forming of joint bodies of Parliament and organization of their activities, and also implementation of powers of deputies and officials of Parliament.

Section I General provisions

Item 1. The parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan carries out the work in sessional procedure.

The session of Parliament takes place in form of joint and separate sittings of its Chambers.

The first session of Parliament is convened by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan not later
thirty days from the date of publication of results of elections.

Item 2. The session of Parliament opens and closed on joint sittings of the Senate and Majilis. The session of Parliament, as a rule, opens the President of the Republic, and in case of its absence - the Chairman of the Majilis. 

When opening and closing session of Parliament the Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is performed.

Item 3. Regular sessions of Parliament are convened by the Chairman of the Majilis and held once a year, since first working day of September and till the last working day of June.
   Data on date, time and the place of opening of session of Parliament extend through mass media.

Item 4. Non-working days of Parliament are established by the law festive, the days off and days of parliamentary recess.

If parliamentary recess is interrupted in connection with convocation extraordinary
the sessions of Parliament, they renew after completion of work of extraordinary session and
proceed before the expiration of terms of parliamentary recess.

Parliamentary recess appears the resolution of Parliament of the Republic.

Section II of the Condition and procedure for carrying out joint sittings of Chambers of Parliament

Chapter 1. Joint sittings of Chambers of Parliament

Item 5. Joint sitting of Chambers of Parliament is convoked by the Chairman of the Majilis, beforehand informing deputies of Chambers. In this case the Chairman of the Majilis publishes the order about convocation of joint sitting of Chambers of Parliament what he informs deputies of Parliament on.

Joint sittings of Chambers of Parliament are held from 10 to 18 o'clock with breaks from 12 to 12 o'clock and from 14 to 16 o'clock.

The parliament can make the decision on other time of carrying out joint sitting of Chambers.

The chairman announces breaks at meetings on own initiative or according to the offer of the majority from number of the present deputies of Parliament.

During joint sittings of Chambers of Parliament of meeting of working bodies of Parliament and its Chambers are not carried out.

Item 6. Parliamentary session is competent on condition of presence on it at least two thirds of total number of deputies of each of Chambers.

For determination of competence of parliamentary session inundated registration of deputies of each of Chambers is carried out. Before each vote additional inundated registration of deputies can be carried out. Before vote on points of order additional inundated registration of deputies is not carried out.

Item 7. The chairman of the Majilis at parliamentary session:

- opens, closes sessions and parliamentary sessions;

- presides over the regular and emergency joint sittings of Chambers;

- announces data about registered for performance in debate;

- no more than two times on the discussed question give floor for performances to deputies of Chambers serially, but;

- in case of violation by the speaker Reglamenta has the right to warn him, and in case of further violation to deny the right to speak;

- no more than two times give floor to the deputy out of turn on points of order, but;

- will organize vote according to drafts of the laws, resolutions, addresses, declarations, statements and other acts of Parliament, amendments of deputies on the questions considered at meeting and announces results of vote;

- provides the procedure for carrying out joint sitting of Chambers established by these Regulations.

In case of discussion of questions at parliamentary session the chairman has no right to give assessment and to comment on speeches of deputies.

The chairman of the Majilis of Parliament has the right to give conducting meeting to one of vice-chairmen of the Majilis.

Item 8. The agenda and operating procedure of parliamentary session are introduced by the Chairman of the Majilis of Parliament and affirm on joint sitting of Chambers open voting by a majority vote from total number of deputies of each of Chambers.

Offers and notes according to the agenda and operating procedure are accepted by open voting according to each offer by a majority vote from total number of deputies of each of Chambers.

Bills which priority of consideration is determined by the President of the Republic shall be accepted in first-priority procedure within two months.

The term of consideration of the specified drafts of the laws in the Majilis of Parliament shall not exceed forty calendar days.

Item 9. Time for reports at parliamentary sessions is provided within thirty minutes, for supporting reports - up to twenty minutes, acting in debate - up to ten minutes, in case of repeated performance in debate - up to five minutes, for announcement of deputy requests - up to five minutes, in case of discussion of candidates - up to three minutes, for performances on points of order, for reference and questions - up to two minutes. For answers to questions no more than one hour, and for debate - are allotted till one and a half o'clock. After close of pleadings the speaker and the co-reporter have the right to make concluding remarks within ten minutes.

To heads of fractions of political parties, and in case of their absence or according to their authorization to representatives of fractions of political parties, for statement of line item of fraction on the discussed question the right of performance is guaranteed and if necessary extra time within five minutes is provided.

The parliament by a majority vote from total number of deputies can establish other time.

Performances are made from tribune or from the place.

Applications for provision of the word are submitted from the place.

To the president of the Republic at its request for performance it is given the floor at any time.

At the request of the Chairman of the Senate, the Chairman of the Majilis, their deputies, representatives of the President and the Government by it it can be given floor for performance on the discussed question out of turn.

Nobody has the right to speak at parliamentary session without the permission of the chairman.

Item 10. Joint sittings of Chambers of Parliament are held in the Kazakh and Russian languages.

In case the speaker does not know Kazakh and Russian languages, he has the right to act in other language. Such performance is provided with the translation into the Kazakh and Russian languages. The speaker reports to the Chairman of the Majilis not later than days about the intention to act in any other language.

Texts of reports and supporting reports in the Kazakh and Russian languages are beforehand represented for simultaneous interpretation to the Office of the Majilis, but not later than two hours prior to joint sitting of Chambers.

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