By Establishing Rules On The Committees Of Congress Are Issued Colombia And Other Provisions

Original Language Title: Por la cual se expiden normas sobre las Comisiones del Congreso de Colombia y se dictan otras disposiciones

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3 OF 1992

(March 24)

Official Journal No. 40.390 of 24 March 1992

For which rules are issued on the Commissions of the Colombian Congress and other provisions are issued.







ARTICLE 1o. In each of the Chambers during the constitutional period the following Commissions will operate:

1. Permanent Constitutional Commissions;

2. Legal Commissions;

3. Accidental Commissions, and

4. Other Commissions



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ARTICLE 2o. 1 of Law 754 of 2002. The new text is as follows: > Both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives will operate Permanent Constitutional Commissions, which are responsible for giving first debate to the bills of legislative or legislative acts concerning the issues of their competence.

The Permanent Constitutional Commissions in each of the Chambers will be seven (7) to know:

First Commission.

Composed of nineteen (19) members in the Senate and thirty-five (35) in the House of Representatives, will know of: constitutional reform; statutory laws; territorial organization; regulations of the control bodies; general rules on administrative recruitment; notarization and registration; structure and organization of the central national administration; rights, guarantees and duties; legislative branch; strategies and policies for peace; intellectual property; variation of the residence of the high national powers; ethnic affairs.

Second Commission.

Composed of thirteen (13) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) members in the House of Representatives, will meet: international policy; national defense and public force; public treaties; diplomatic and consular career; and foreign trade economic integration; port policy; parliamentary, international and supranational relations, diplomatic matters not constitutionally reserved to the government; borders; nationality; foreigners; migration; honours and public monuments; military service; free trade and free zones; contracting

Commission Third.

Composed of fifteen (15) members in the Senate and twenty-nine (29) members in the House of Representatives, will know of: finance and public credit; tax and contributions; tax exemptions; monetary regime; laws on the Bank of the Republic; central banking system; laws on monopolies; authorization of loans; securities market; economic regulation; National Planning; regime of changes, financial, stock, insurance and savings.

Fourth Commission.

Composed of fifteen (15) members in the Senate and twenty-seven (27) members in the House of Representatives, will know of: organic budget laws; system of financial fiscal control; alienation and destination of national goods; regulation the industrial property regime, patents and trade marks; creation, deletion, reform or organisation of national public establishments; quality control and pricing and administrative procurement.

Fifth Commission.

Composed of thirteen (13) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) members in the House of Representatives, will know of: agricultural regime; ecology; environment and natural resources; land allocation and recovery; and Sea affairs; mines and energy; regional autonomous corporations.

Sixth Commission.

Composed of thirteen (13) members in the Senate and eighteen (18) members in the House of Representatives, will meet: communications; tariffs; public calamities; public functions and the provision of public services; media; scientific and technological research; electromagnetic spectra; geostationary orbit; digital communication and computer systems; airspace; public works and transport; tourism and tourism development; education and culture.

Seventh Commission.

Composed of fourteen (14) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) in the House of Representatives, will know of: statute of the public servant and particular worker; salary and loan regime of the public servant; labor organizations; mutual aid; social security; social security schemes; benefit funds; administrative career; civil service; recreation; sports; health, community organisations; housing; solidarity economy; women's and women's affairs family.

PARAGRAFO 1o. To resolve competing conflicts between the Commissions the principle of the craft will first.

PARAGRAFO 2o. When the subject matter of which the bill is concerned, it is not clearly attached to a Commission, the President of the respective Chamber, will send it to that which, according to its criteria, is competent to know of related subjects.

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ARTICLE 3o. The bills containing requests for extraordinary powers for the President of the Republic, and those related to the issuance or modification of codes, the ownership and the creation or modification of parafiscal contributions will be known by the respective Constitutional Commissions according to the matters of their competence.

The conflicts that will arise in the application of this article will be resolved by a commission composed of the Presidents of the Constitutional Commissions of the respective Corporation.

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ARTICLE 4o. For the purposes set forth in Articles 342 and 346 of the National Constitution shall be Economic affairs the Third and Fourth Commissions. Within twenty (20) days following the presentation of the draft budgets, revenue and appropriations, national development plan and investment plan, each commission will report and make recommendations on the issues of its knowledge to the Third and Fourth Economic Commissions.

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ARTICLE 5o. If the transitional article 12 of the National Constitution has the full application, the Chambers, by decision adopted by the The majority of the members of the commissions will be included in the session, and the new members of Congress will be included.


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ARTICLE 6o. The Permanent Commissions will be chosen by the electoral quota system, upon the registration of lists, however, if the parties and political movements represented in the respective Chamber are agree on a total list of the Commissions, or some of them, they will be voted in block.

The election of the Commissions will be made from the next week of the Corporation's installed.

It is the duty of the members of the Congress, to be part of one of the Permanent Commissions, but only one of them will be able to be members.


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ARTICLE 7o. The same day or the next of the elected Permanent Constitutional Commissions will be installed by the President, in association of the Vice-Presidents and the Secretary General in the precinct that for his operation has been flagged.

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ARTICLE 8. The Permanent Constitutional Commissions will hold at least three (3) times a week for two (2) hours, at least whenever there is enough discussion, in the opinion of the Bureau. Directive, taking into account that its sessions do not coincide with the plenaries, and may cite any public official to the respective Commission, depending on the subject.

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ARTICLE 9o. In cases where the Permanent Commissions can jointly sessionize the decision-making quorum, it will be the one that is required for each of the commissions individually considered.

The joint sessions of the Commissions will be chaired by the President of the respective Senate Committee and will be Vice President the President of the respective House Committee.


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ARTICLE 10. In each Permanent Constitutional Commission there will be a Board of Directors made up of one (1) President and one (1) Vice-President, elected for periods of one (1) year, in the same way as available for the Election of the President and Vice-President of the Chambers.

None of its members can be re-elected within the same constitutional four-year term.

PARAGRAFO. This provision will also be applicable during the Constitutional period of the Congress elected in 1991.


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ARTICLE 11. In each Permanent Constitutional Commission there will be a Secretary, elected, by the majority of the votes of the assistants for the respective constitutional period of the Permanent Commissions. It must, in addition to bringing together the same constitutional qualities required to be members of the respective Chamber, have knowledge on the issues of its competence.

The Boards of the Permanent Constitutional Commissions will nominate, in the light of the respective directives of the respective Chambers, the employees that the law has established for its exclusive service.

PARAGRAFO. The absolute faults of the Secretary will result in a new election; the temporary ones will be supplied by the Chief Officer of the Commission.



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ARTICLE 12. The Rules of Procedure of the Senate and the House of Representatives will determine the number of members, powers and procedures of the Legal, Accident and Other Commissions. this Act.

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ARTICLE 13. Once this Law is issued, the Chambers will proceed to integrate the Permanent Commissions in accordance with its provisions.

Previously conformed will continue to operate until the constitutional period is finished.

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ARTICLE 14. This Law governs from its enactment and repeals all other provisions that are contrary to it.

Dada en Santafe de Bogota, D.C., a los ...

The President of the Senate of the Republic,


The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic,


The Speaker of the House of Representatives,


The Secretary General of the House of Representatives,


Republic of Colombia-National Government

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Santafe de Bogota, D.C., March 24, 1992

The Minister of Government,


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