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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Law 3 of 1992
(March 24)
Official Gazette No. 40,390 of March 24, 1992
By establishing rules on the committees of Congress are issued Colombia and other provisions. Summary

Term Notes
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
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unique title.
COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS. CHAPTER I.

COMMITTEES IN GENERAL.
ARTICLE 1o. In each of the chambers during the constitutional period work the following Commissions:
1. Permanent Constitutional Commissions;
2. Legal fees;
3. Unintentional commissions and
4. Other Fees

Editor's Notes
CHAPTER II.
CONSTITUTIONAL PERMANENT COMMITTEES - FUNCTIONING AND COMPOSITION.
Article 2.
. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives Permanent Constitutional Commissions work, responsible for the first reading of the draft legislative act or law concerning matters within its competence.
Permanent Constitutional Commissions in each of the Houses shall be seven (7) namely: First
Commission.
Composed of nineteen (19) members in the Senate and thirty-five (35) in the House of Representatives shall hear: constitutional reform; statutory laws; Territorial organization; regulations of control agencies; general rules on government procurement; notary 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 issues. Second
Commission.
Composed by thirteen (13) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) members in the House of Representatives, known for: international politics; national defense and security forces; Public treaties; Diplomatic and consular career; foreign trade and economic integration; port policy; parliaments, international and supranational relations, diplomatic subjects not reserved to the Government constitutionally; borders; nationality; foreign; migration; honors and public monuments; military service; free zones and free trade; international recruitment.
Third Committee.
It consists of fifteen (15) members in the Senate and twenty-nine (29) members in the House of Representatives, you know of: Finance; tax and contributions; tax exemptions; monetary regime; laws on the Bank of the Republic; central banking system; laws on monopolies; borrowing authorization; Stock market; economic regulation; National Planning; regime change, financial, securities and insurance activities and capture savings. Fourth
Commission.
It consists of fifteen (15) members in the Senate and twenty-seven (27) members in the House of Representatives shall hear: organic budget laws; financial fiscal control system; alienation and destination of domestic goods; rate controlling industrial property, patents and trademarks; creation, deletion, alteration or organization of public establishments Nacionale s; quality control and prices and administrative hiring.
Fifth Committee.
It consists of thirteen (13) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) members in the House of Representatives, known for: agricultural regime; ecology; environment and natural resources; allocation and land reclamation; fish resources and marine issues; mining and energy; regional autonomous corporations.
Sixth Committee.
Composed of thirteen (13) members in the Senate and eighteen (18) members in the House of Representatives shall hear: communications; rates; public calamities; public functions and provision of public services; media; scientific and technological research; electromagnetic spectrum; geostationary orbit; digital communication and computer systems; air space; public works and transport; tourism and tourism development; education and culture.
Seventh Commission.
It consists of fourteen (14) members in the Senate and nineteen (19) in the House of Representatives shall hear: status of public servants and private workers; wage and benefits conditions of public servants; unions; mutual aid societies; social Security; social security funds; SBF; administrative career; civil service; recreation; sports; health, community organizations; living place; solidarity economy; women's affairs and family. PARAGRAPH 1.
. To resolve conflicts of jurisdiction between the Commissions shall prevail the principle of specialty.
PARAGRAPH 2.
. When matter which concerned the bill, is not clearly assigned to a committee, the President of the respective Chamber, send it to that which, in their opinion, is competent to hear related subjects. Effective Notes

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ARTICLE 3. Bills containing request for extraordinary powers to the President of the Republic, and those that are related to the issuance or modification of codes, the ownership and the creation or modification of payroll contributions will be known to the respective committees Constitutional according matters within its competence.
The conflicts that are filed in connection with the application of this Article shall be settled by a flat composed of the Chairmen of the Constitutional Commissions of the respective commission Corporation.

ARTICLE 4. For the purposes set out in Articles 342 and 346 of the Constitution of economic affairs will be the Third and Fourth Committees. Within twenty (20) days following the submission of draft budgets, income and appropriations, national development plan and investment plan days, each committee will submit reports and recommendations on issues of their knowledge to the Third Economic Commissions and Quarter.

The 5th ITEM. If the transitional Article 12 of the Constitution hath full implementation, Chambers, by a decision taken by the Corporation in full, shall, by simple majority, increasing the number of members of the Commissions, which will incorporate the new Congress.
ELECTION COMMISSIONS CONSTITUTIONAL PERMANENT.

ARTICLE 6o. The Standing Committees shall be elected by the system of election upon registration lists quotient, however, if the parties and political movements represented in the respective House agree on a total list of Commissions, or some of them, they they will vote en bloc.
The choice of the Commissions will from next week installed the Corporation.
It is the duty of members of Congress, part of one of the standing committees, but only may be members of one of them.
INSTALLATION
Committee meetings CONSTITUTIONAL PERMANENT.

ARTICLE 7. The same day or next of elected Constitutional Standing Committees will be installed by the President, in association Vice-Presidents and the Secretary General on the grounds that its operation has been pointed out.

Article 8. Permanent Constitutional Commissions in session at least three (3) times a week for two (2) hours at least provided there is sufficient topic of discussion, the opinion of the Board, given that its meetings do not coincide with the plenary and may summon any public official to the respective Commission, depending on the subject.

Article 9. In cases where the Standing Committees to jointly sesionar the decision-making quorum shall be required for each of the Commissions considered individually.
Joint Committee meetings shall be chaired by the Chairman of the respective Committee of the Senate and will be Vice President of the respective Commission of the House.
BOARDS OF CONSTITUTIONAL PERMANENT COMMITTEES.

ARTICLE 10. In each Standing Constitutional Committee will be a Board composed of one (1) Chairman and one (1) Vice President elected for one (1) year, in the same manner as provided for the election of the President and Vice President of the Chambers.
None of its members may be reappointed within the same constitutional four years.
PARAGRAFO. This provision shall also apply during the period Constitutional Congress elected in 1991.
SECRETARIES AND EMPLOYEES OF CONSTITUTIONAL PERMANENT COMMITTEES.

ARTICLE 11. In each Standing Constitutional Commission will have a Secretary, elected by majority vote of the attendees to the respective constitutional period of the Standing Committees. It must also fulfill the same constitutional qualifications required to be members of the respective chamber, having knowledge of matters within its competence.
The Executive Boards of the Permanent Constitutional Commissions will postulate, to the Executive Boards of the respective Houses, employees that the law has established for its exclusive service.
PARAGRAFO. The absolute lack of Secretary will lead to new elections; temporary shall be filled by the Principal Officer of the Commission.
CHAPTER III.

OF LEGAL FEES CONGRESS, THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

ARTICLE 12. The Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives, determine the number of members, powers and procedures of the legal, accidental and others that this Law Commissions.

ARTICLE 13. When issued, this Law, the Chambers shall proceed to integrate the Standing Committees in accordance with its provisions.
Those that previously conformed continue to operate until the end of the constitutional term.

Article 14. This Law governs from its enactment and repeal all provisions that are contrary.
Given in Bogota, DC, ...
The President of the Senate,
CARLOS ESPINOSA FACCIO-LYNX.
The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic,
GABRIEL GUTIERREZ MACÍAS.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, HERNANDO RODRIGO
Turbay Cote.
The Secretary General of the House of Representatives, Silverio
SALCEDO MOSQUERA.
Republic of Colombia - National Government

published and complied Bogotá, DC, March 24, 1992
The Government Minister Humberto de la Calle
LOMBANA.



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