RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

III. THE SPEAKER, DEPUTY SPEAKERS, COLLEGIUM, SECRETARY GENERAL AND DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

1. The Speaker of the National Assembly

Article 27

The Speaker of the National Assembly shall represent the National Assembly, convene its sessions, chair the sessions and conduct other activities in accordance with the Law and these Rules of Procedure.

The Speaker of the National Assembly shall ensure the application of these Rules of Procedure.

Article 28

The Annual Work Plan of the National Assembly shall be determined by the Speaker of the National Assembly, after consultations at a meeting of the Collegium, bearing in mind obligations of the National Assembly defined by the Law and the Annual Work Plan of the Government.

The Speaker of the National Assembly shall communicate the Annual Work Plan to all MPs.

Article 29

The term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly shall be terminated by resignation, dismissal or expiry of his/her mandate as an MP.

The Speaker of the National Assembly shall tender his/her resignation in writing or verbally at a sitting of the National Assembly.

The term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly shall terminate on the date and hour of tendering his/her resignation.

No debate shall be held, nor decisions taken on the resignation that has been tendered, but the termination of the term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly on these grounds and the time of the termination shall only be taken note of.

Article 30

The National Assembly may dismiss the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The dismissal of the Speaker of the National Assembly shall be subject to the application of provisions of these Rules of Procedure pertaining to the election of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Article 31

In the event of a termination of the term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly, the National Assembly shall elect a new Speaker of the National Assembly at the same sitting or at the next sitting, at the latest, in accordance with provisions of these Rules of Procedure.

Where the term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly has been terminated, the duties of the Speaker of the National Assembly, until a new Speaker is elected, shall be performed by the oldest of the Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly.

The oldest of the Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly, shall convene a sitting for election of a new Speaker of the National Assembly, immediately after, or at the latest, within seven days from the date of the termination of the term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Where the oldest of the Deputy Speakers is not able or declines to perform the duties of the Speaker of the National Assembly, the duties shall be performed by the next oldest Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

2. Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly

Article 32

Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly shall assist the Speaker of the National Assembly in the performance of activities within his/her scope of work.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, in case of temporary inability to work or absence, shall be substituted by a Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly delegated by the Speaker, of which the Speaker notifies all Deputy Speakers and the Secretary General of the National Assembly in writing. If the Speaker of the National Assembly does not delegate which deputy will substitute him/her, the substitute shall be the oldest of the Deputy Speakers.

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly who is substituting the Speaker at a Sitting of the National Assembly shall be in the capacity of the Speaker of the National Assembly in accordance with these Rules of Procedures.

Article 33

The term of office of a Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly shall be terminated by resignation, dismissal or expiry of his/her mandate as an MP, in compliance with the procedure and in the manner prescribed for the termination of the term of office of the Speaker of the National Assembly.

In the event of the termination of the term of office of a Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, the election of a Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly shall be performed in compliance with the procedure and in the manner referred to in Articles 14 to 20 of these Rules of Procedure.

3. The Collegium of the National Assembly

Article 34

The Collegium of the National Assembly (hereinafter: Collegium) shall consist of the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly and the Heads of parliamentary groups in the National Assembly.

Meetings of the Collegium shall be attended by the Secretary General of the National Assembly, the Head of the Office of the Speaker of the National Assembly, as well as other persons invited by the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, following consultations with members of the Collegium, shall adopt Rules of Procedure of the Collegium of the National Assembly.

4. The Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly

Article 35

The Secretary General of the National Assembly shall perform activities stipulated by the Law, these Rules of Procedure and other acts of the National Assembly, or of a competent working body of the National Assembly.

The Secretary General of the National Assembly shall ensure that MPs, parliamentary groups and working bodies of the National Assembly are provided with all the necessary conditions for their work.

The Secretary General of the National Assembly shall be accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly and to the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Article 36

The term of office of the Secretary General of the National Assembly shall be terminated by the appointment of a new Secretary General of the National Assembly, by resignation or dismissal.

Where the term of office of the Secretary General of the National Assembly is terminated by resignation or dismissal, the duties of the Secretary General shall be performed by his/her deputy delegated by the Speaker of the National Assembly, until the appointment of a new Secretary General of the National Assembly.

Article 37

The Secretary General of the National Assembly shall have two deputies who shall assist him in his/her work.

Deputies of the Secretary General shall be nominated by the National Assembly, upon the proposal of the Secretary General of the National Assembly, with the consent of the Speaker of the National Assembly. The candidate for the Deputy Secretary General, who obtains the majority of the votes out of the total number of MPs, shall be declared elected. The Secretary General of the National Assembly shall decide which of the deputies will substitute him/her in the event of his/her absence, of which he/she notifies the Speaker of the National Assembly.

The office of a deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly shall be terminated on the date of the appointment of a Deputy Secretary General of a new legislature, by resignation or dismissal.

Deputy Secretary General of the National Assembly shall be accountable for his/her work to the National Assembly, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Secretary General of the National Assembly.

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Tuesday, 19 September
  • 10.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the Subcommittee for Monitoring the Agricultural Situation in the Marginal - Most Undeveloped Areas in the Republic of Serbia (South Backa Administrative District offices, 10/III Mihajla Pupina Street, Novi Sad)

  • 12.30 - the Head of Parliamentary Friendship Group with Argentina meets with the Argentinian Ambassador to Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 15.00 - sitting of the Committee on Education, Science, Technological Development (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • – exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the National Assembly House (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

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