Birth of a law


What is a discussion in principle?

A discussion in principle marks the beginning of the procedure of reviewing and adoption of a bill in the National Assembly. During the discussion in principle, MPs discuss the proposed law from the standpoint of the need and reasons for the adoption of the law and principles on which proposed solutions are based. A discussion in principle about a bill is also held at the sitting of the competent committee, before the debate at the session of the National Assembly. If the competent committee and the Government, unless it was the Government itself that proposed the law, propose to the National Assembly to accept the bill in principle they must state whether they accept the bill in its entirety or with changes proposed in the form of amendments.
At the proposal of an MP, the National Assembly can decide to hold a joint discussion in principle on several bills that are on the agenda of the same session and are mutually conditioned, or there is a mutual connection between the proposed solutions.



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tuesday, 11 may
  • 9.00 - 30th regular meeting of the National Assembly Collegium (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 9.30 - sitting of the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 9.30 - sitting of the Committee on Spatial Planning, Transport, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 10.00 - 11th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 11.00 - the Head of the PFG with Iraq meets with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Iraq in the Republic of Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Commission for the Control of the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.00 - National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic meets with the Ambassador of Belarus to Serbia Valery Brylev (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, diplomatic salon of Prince Pavle Karadjordjevic)

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