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, 22 May
  • 9.15 - National Assembly Deputy Speaker Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic meets with a delegation of the French Senate (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 10.00 - the European Integration Committee meets with the delegation of the French Senate (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2018 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - the Chairman of the Committee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality meets with the Head of the Political Section at the EU Delegation to Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 11.30 - the Foreign Affairs Committee meets with the delegation of the French Senate (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.00 - the Chairman and members of the European Integration Committee meet with a member of the German Bundestag’s Committee on the Affairs of the European Union (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Committee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

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