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Legislative Amendment. Reform of the Regulation of the Chamber of Deputies to Regulate...

Legislative Amendment. Reform of the Regulation of the Chamber of Deputies to Regulate the Procedure of the Preferred Bill [20/12/12].


On December 20, 2012 the Plenary of the Deputies Chamber approved in general the decree reforming several articles of the Regulation of the Chamber of Deputies in order to regulate the proceeding of the preferred bill, to give it certainty at the root of the debate and disputes arising from the first use of this power by the former President Felipe Calderón (Labor and Governmental Public Accounting Reforms).

According to article 71 of the Constitution, on the day of the opening of each ordinary period of sessions of the Chamber of Deputies, the head of the Executive has the power to present up to two bills for preferred processing or indicate in that nature up to two that have been presented in prior periods when they are pending a ruling.

With the reform it is established that if a bill sanctioned as preferred by the Federal Executive is not ruled on by the responsible commissions within a term of 30 calendar days from their presentation, it must be presented for discussion and voting according to its terms and without any additional procedure, in the second session of the Plenary of the Chamber of Origin.

Furthermore, it is indicated that the President of the Managing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies will send a warning to the commission or commission, seven calendar days before the term expires to rule on the preferred bill, by publication in the Parliamentary Gazette of the Chamber of Deputies. Once the 30 day term has expired if the ruling has not be made, the President of the Managing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies must issue the declaration of publicity immediately after the term concludes and the Managing Committee must include it (them) on the agenda of the next session of the Plenary for discussion and vote, and it must be the first matter that is discussed and voted on during that session.

If the minute that contains a draft of law or decree that is preferred to thrown out, in whole or in part, or modified by the Chamber of Deputies, it will be returned accompanied by the observations made.

The commissions that hear a preferred bill the first period of sessions of the first year of the legislature must be installed no later than in the second ordinary session of the legislature.

If you would like to know more about this topic please contact Lic. Rafael Sámano: rsamano@samanosc.com.mx

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