Rules Of Procedure Of The Federal Council

Original Language Title: Geschäftsordnung des Bundesrates

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Federal Council's Rules of Procedure

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BRGO 1966

Date of issue: 01.07.1966

Full quote:

" Federal Council's Rules of Procedure in the version of the notice of 26. November 1993 (BGBl. 2007), as last amended by the Notice of 8. June 2007 (BGBl. I p. 1057) was changed "

:Recaught by Bek. v. 26.11.1993 I 2007;
last modified by Bek. v. 8.6.2007 I 1057

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Footnote

(+ + + Text evidence from: 1.10.1966 + + +)

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Content Summary

General provisions
Members§ 1
Incompatibility§ 2
fiscal year§ 3
Passes, tickets§ 4
II. Governing bodies and bodies of the Federal Council
Election of President and Vice-Presidents§ 5
Position of President§ 6
Vice President Position§ 7
Presidium§ 8
Standing Advisory Council§ 9
Font Guide § 10
Committees§ 11
Election of committee chairpersons§ 12
Federal Council representative in other organs§ 13
Secretariat§ 14
III. The Federal Council meetings
1. Preparation of Sessions
convening and announcing§ 15
Attendance List§ 16
2General Practice Principles
Public Exclusion§ 17
 Participation in the negotiations§ 18
Fracted§ 19
Session line § 20
Participation of the Presidents to negotiate§ 21
President's order authority§ 22
3. The business step in the Bundesrat
Determination and implementation of the agenda§ 23
Negotiations§ 24
Reporting§ 25
Requests and recommendations § 26
Number of voices § 27
Cquorum§ 28
Voting§ 29
Voting Rules§ 30
Procedures for decisions pursuant to Article 77 (2) sentence 1 of the Basic Law§ 31
Reaction of decisions§ 32
Participation in the negotiations of the Bundestag§ 33
Session Report§ 34
 Simplified procedure§ 35
IV. The procedure in committees
Allocation of templates§ 36
Conference location, public, attendance list§ 37
convening, line, agenda§ 38
Consulting§ 39
Join and Fracr § 40
Reporting in the Committee§ 41
Decisions§ 42
Survey Methods§ 43
Session transcript§ 44
Committees ' recommendations§ 45
IVa. The procedure in European Union affairs
Allocation of suborientations about projects within the framework of the European Union to committees§ 45a
Europakammer§ 45b
President of the European Chamber § 45c
Responsibility of the Europakammer§ 45d
 Preparation of Europakammer sessions§ 45e
 Public§ 45f
Participation in the negotiations§ 45g
Number of votes, quorum, decision-making § 45h
Representatives of the countries § 45i
Session Report§ 45j
Application of procedural rules§ 45k
V. Final provisions
Substitute § 46
Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure§ 47
 Deviation from Rules of Procedure§ 48
Entry into force§ 49

I.
General Provisions

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Article 50 GG

The Federal Council is working with the federal states in the legislation and administration of the federal government and in matters of the European Union. name="BJNR104370966BJNG000202307 " />

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Article 51 GG

The Federal Council is made up of members of the governments of the countries that order and discontinue them. They can be represented by other members of their governments.
Each country has at least three votes, countries with more than two million inhabitants have four, countries with more than six million inhabitants five, countries with more than seven Millions of residents six votes.
Each country can send as many members as it has votes. The votes of a country may only be cast in a uniform manner and only by members present or their representatives. Non-official table of contents

§ 1 Members

The governments of the federal states share the names of the members of the Bundesrat, the date of their appointment as members of the Federal Council and of the State Governments and the date of the extinguishing of their membership. Non-official table of contents

§ 2 Incompatibility

The members of the Federal Council may not be members of the Bundestag at the same time. If a member of the Federal Council is elected to the Bundestag, it must inform the President of the Federal Council within a reasonable period of time, which of the two offices will lay down the office. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 fiscal year

The fiscal year of the Federal Council begins on 1 January 2014. November of every year and ends at 31. October of the following year. Non-official table of contents

§ 4 passes, tickets

(1) Each member receives a certificate from the Federal Council about its property as a Member of the Federal Council. The members of the Federal Council also receive tickets for the Federal Railways and the Bundespost.(2) ID cards and tickets are to be returned one week after the membership has been deleted.

II.
Federal Council institutions and bodies

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Article 52 para. 1 GG

The Federal Council elects its President for one year. Non-official table of contents

§ 5 Election of the President and the Vice-Presidents

(1) The Federal Council elects without debate for one year from its Members of a President and two Vice-Presidents.(2) If the office of the President or of a Vice-President prematurely ends, a re-election shall take place within four weeks. Non-official table of contents

§ 6 President's position

(1) The President shall represent the Federal Republic of Germany in all matters relating to the Federal Council. He is the supreme service authority for the officials of the Federal Council.(2) Officials of the higher service shall be appointed, promoted, dismissed and retired with the prior consent of the Permanent Advisory Council, the Director and Deputy Director, with the prior consent of the Federal Council; The same applies to the hiring, hearing and dismissal of the employees of the remuneration group BAT II a an upward.(3) The President shall exercise the right of house for the buildings, parts of buildings and land under the administration of the Federal Council. Non-official table of contents

§ 7 Position of Vice-Presidents

(1) The Vice-Presidents shall represent the President in the event of his or her prevention or early termination of office, in accordance with the order in which it is issued. A case of prevention is also present as long as the President of the Federal Council, under Article 57 of the Basic Law, exercises the powers of the Federal President.(2) The Vice-Presidents shall advise and assist the President in the execution of his duties. Non-official table of contents

§ 8 Presidium

(1) The President and Vice-Presidents shall form the Bureau.(2) The Bureau shall, after deliberation in the Permanent Advisory Council, draw up the draft budget for the Federal Council. It decides on the internal affairs of the Federal Council, insofar as the power to decide is not reserved to the Federal Council or to the President. The Federal Council may instruate the Bureau to carry out its decisions.(3) The President shall convene the Bureau and shall chair its meetings. He shall convene the Bureau if a Vice-President asks for it.(4) In urgent cases, the President may bring about decisions of the Bureau by means of the survey.(5) A transcript shall be made at each meeting of the Bureau. It must contain at least the names of the participants, the applications, the outcome of the deliberations and the votes in the case of decisions. Non-official table of contents

§ 9 Permanent Advisory Board

(1) The Bureau is a Permanent Advisory Council. It shall include the plenipotentiaries of the countries. It usually meets once a week.(2) The Permanent Advisory Council shall advise and assist the President and the Bureau in the preparation of the meetings and the management of the administrative operations of the Federal Council. It shall decide in the personnel matters referred to in § 6 (2). Its decisions shall be entered in a minutes.(3) The Permanent Advisory Council shall act in the maintenance of the current connection between the Federal Council and the Federal Government. The Federal Minister responsible for the affairs of the Federal Council and of the Länder may participate in the meetings of the Permanent Advisory Council and must be heard at any time.(4) The Director of the Federal Council shall take part in the meetings of the Permanent Advisory Council.(5) The chairmanship of the Permanent Advisory Council shall be in the following order:
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a member of the Presidium,
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the Plenipotentiary, who is also a member of the Federal Council,
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() If, pursuant to paragraph 5 (2) or (3), a number of persons are considered to be chairpersons, the member of the Permanent Advisory Council shall preside over the longest period of office. Non-official table of contents

§ 10 written guide

(1) The Federal Council elects two written records from its members for each financial year.(2) A written guide shall assist the President in the meeting. If both records are not published at a meeting of the Federal Council, the President shall appoint another member of the Federal Council for this sitting to the author.

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Article 52 (4) GG

The committees of the Federal Council may belong to other members or representatives of the governments of the countries. Non-official table of contents

§ 11 committees

(1) The Bundesrat shall form standing committees. It may set up other committees for specific matters.(2) Countries shall be represented in each committee by one of the members of the Bundesrat, another member or a representative of their government.3. The Governments of the countries shall notify the President in writing of the date of the appointment and dismise of the members of the Committee. Such communications shall be announced to the committees.(4) Paragraph 3, first sentence, shall also apply to the secondment of the members of the Conciliation Committee. The President or on his behalf the Director of the Federal Council shall communicate the names of the members and of the alternates to the chairman of the Conciliation Committee. Non-official table of contents

§ 12 Election of committees ' chairpersons

(1) For each financial year, the Federal Council elects the chairmen of the committees from their members. The committees are to be heard before the election.(2) Committees shall elect from their members Vice-Chairmen.(3) If the Office of a Chairperson or Vice-Chairman ends prematurely, a successor shall be elected for the remainder of his term of office. Non-official table of contents

Section 13 Representative of the Federal Council in other institutions

The Federal Council shall issue members of organs of a legal person of public or private law, of advisory boards of a service of the Federal Government, of administrative councils or similar bodies, the Federal Council or its committees may require these members to decide on their activities report. Non-official table of contents

§ 14 Secretariat

(1) The Federal Council has a secretariat to which all staff of the Federal Council belong.(2) The Director of the Federal Council shall direct the Secretariat on behalf of the President with the assistance of the Deputy Director. The Director assists the President in conducting his duties.

III.
The meetings of the Federal Council

1.
Preparation of the Sessions

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Article 52 paragraph 2 GG

The President convenes the Federal Council. He has to convene him if the representatives of at least two countries or the federal government demand it. Non-official table of contents

§ 15 Convocation and announcement

(1) The President has to convene the Federal Council immediately if a country or the Federal government demands it.(2) The President shall prepare the meetings. For the preparation of the meetings, the templates to be discussed are compiled in provisional agendas.(3) The provisional agenda, the documents and the minutes and recommendations of the committees should be sent to the representations of the countries as early as possible.(4) If delivery cannot take place at the latest on the sixth day before the meeting, the provisional agenda, the templates and the reports of the committees involved shall be the representations of the countries and, at the same time, the members of the Bundesrat immediately.(5) Place, time and provisional agenda of each meeting shall be communicated to the Federal Government. The meetings of the Federal Council are announced by the attack in the meeting building. Non-official table of contents

§ 16 attendance list

For each meeting of the Federal Council, an attendance register will be set up to which the participants will be present. Enter the session.

2.
Common procedural principles

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Article 52, paragraph 3, sentence 3, and 4 GG

Er (the Bundesrat) negotiated publicly. The public can be excluded. Non-official table of contents

§ 17 Exclusion of the public

(1) The exclusion of the public for an item of advice is included in the non-public meeting and decided. The restoration of the public is to be announced.(2) The negotiations in a non-public meeting shall be confidential unless the Bundesrat decides otherwise.

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Article 53, sentence 1 and 2 GG

The members of the Federal Government have the right and, on request, the obligation to participate in the negotiations of the Federal Council and its committees. You have to be heard at any time. Non-official table of contents

§ 18 Participation in the negotiations

(1) The Rapporteur of the Federal Council may also be responsible for the negotiations. Other persons shall only participate if the President permits.(2) In order to support the members of the Federal Council and the Federal Government, as well as the other participants in the negotiations, representatives of the Länder and of the Federal Government may be granted.

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Article 53, sentence 3 GG

The Federal Council is to be kept informed by the Federal Government about the conduct of the business. Non-official table of contents

§ 19 Ask question

(1) Each member of the Federal Council may ask questions to the items on the agenda at the meeting. Federal Government or its members.(2) Each country may also ask the Federal Government to ask questions which are not related to an item on the agenda. These questions shall be communicated in writing to the President at the latest two weeks before the meeting in which they are to be answered. The President shall forward them to the Federal Government and shall put them on the agenda.(3) The questions referred to in paragraph 2 shall be dealt with at the beginning of the sitting for this purpose. The country in question can justify its question orally. At the request of the country in question, the President shall determine whether the question shall be taken by the majority of the Bundesrat.(4) If the question relates to an object in respect of which the Federal Government is obliged, in accordance with the third sentence of Article 53 of the Basic Law, to keep the Bundesrat on the running, the public shall, at the request of the Federal Government, be to exclude the duration of the treatment of the question. § 17 shall apply accordingly.(5) The consideration of a question at the meeting shall not be considered if the country in question has agreed to reply in writing. The answer of the Federal Government is to be communicated to all countries. Non-official table of contents

§ 20 Management of the session

(1) The President chairs the meetings of the Federal Council.(2) If, at the same time, President and Vice-Presidents are prevented from chairing a meeting, the oldest Head of Government shall be responsible for the management of the meeting. Non-official table of contents

§ 21 President's participation in the negotiations

The President intends to act as a speaker in the negotiations. , for this period of time, it shall be responsible for the management of the meeting. Non-official table of contents

§ 22 President of the President's order

(1) Participants who are not members of the Federal Council, and listeners are subject to the President's order of order.(2) Anyone who expresses applause or dismay in the grandstands or violates order and decency may be removed immediately upon the order of the President. The President can leave the tribune clear because of disturbing unrest.

3.
The business cycle in the Bundesrat

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§ 23 Determination and implementation of the agenda

(1) The President shall announce changes in the composition of the Bundesrat at the beginning of the meeting.(2) Before entering into the negotiations, the Federal Council shall determine the agenda by decision. Section 19 (2) sentence 3 shall remain unaffected.(3) If a country, on the basis of its rights under Article 15 (1), has requested, no later than two weeks before the meeting, that an item of advice be placed on the agenda, this request must be met if the country does not rely on the Treatment in this session waived.(4) If the submission, provisional agenda or recommendations of the committees relating to an item have not been delivered at the latest on the sixth day before the meeting pursuant to Article 15 (3), that item shall not be included on the agenda if a country opposes it, unless a legal deadline for the decision-making of the Bundesrat expires in less than seven days or that it is an Eilfall EG-template according to § 45d para. 1.(5) Items not on the agenda may not be negotiated and decided upon if a country opposes it. Non-official table of contents

§ 24 Negotiations

The President is to ensure that, regardless of the reporting of the committees, the In the case of an advisory body of general interest or of particular importance, the reasons for the decision on the committee recommendations or requests shall be set out. Non-official table of contents

§ 25 Reporting

(1) The committees are to be held at the meeting of the Federal Council on matters of interest Report meaning orally.(2) The reports must objectively reflect the deliberations in the committees, but should be limited to the politically significant results. A written report may, with the consent of the President, be given by means of technical or legal deliberations and the outcome thereof, without giving his presentation on the report on the meeting. Non-official table of contents

§ 26 Requests and recommendations

(1) Each country has the right to submit applications to the Bundesrat.(2) The Bureau may submit applications for the internal affairs of the Federal Council.(3) The committees shall submit recommendations to the Federal Council on the deliberations submitted to them. If a committee recommends that the Federal Council amend or reject a template, it must submit an explanatory statement.

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Article 51 (2) GG

(2) Each country has at least three Votes, countries with more than two million inhabitants have four, countries with more than six million inhabitants five, countries with more than seven million inhabitants six votes. Non-official table of contents

§ 27 Number of votes

The number of votes to be granted to the country pursuant to Article 51 (2) of the Basic Law is measured according to the results of the official population update, unless the results of an official census are available.

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Article 52, paragraph 3, sentence 1 GG

The Federal Council takes its Decisions shall be taken by at least the majority of its votes. Non-official table of contents

§ 28 quorum

(1) The Bundesrat is quorum if the majority of its votes are represented.(2) In the event of a quorum, the President shall repeal the sitting and announce the date of the next sitting.(3) In the decision-making of the Federal Council pursuant to Article 37, Article 84 (3) and (4) and Article 91 (2) of the Basic Law, the affected country is entitled to vote.

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Article 51, paragraph 3, sentence 2 GG

The votes of a country can only be cast in a uniform manner and only by present members or their representatives. Unofficial table of contents

§ 29 Voting

(1) Uncunted by hand-out. At the request of a country, the countries will be called upon to vote. The countries are called in alphabetical order.2. In so far as a vote on the recommendations of the committees is not requested and there are no conflicting recommendations, no requests or requests to speak, the President may establish that the Federal Council shall, in accordance with the recommendations of the committees, which can summarize the vote on a number of advisory items. The first sentence shall be applicable to the determination of the agenda in accordance with section 23 (2).(3) The President may hold the vote on an item on the agenda or any requests submitted by the end of the sitting at the latest. The vote must be put back if at least two countries demand it. Non-official table of contents

§ 30 Voting rules

(1) In the legislative procedure under Articles 76 to 78 of the Basic Law, the To summarise voting questions in such a way that it is clear from the vote whether the Bundesrat, by a majority of its votes, has decided to submit a bill to the Bundestag

(Article 76 (1) of the Basic Law),
To comment on a bill of law of the Federal Government and what is the content of this opinion (Article 76 (2) of the Basic Law),
to agree to a law passed by the Bundestag (Article 78 of the Basic Law),
A law adopted by the Bundestag to demand the convening of the Conciliation Committee (Article 77 (2) sentence 1 of the Basic Law), to appeal against a
adopted by the Bundestag or to withdraw it (Article 77). (3) sentence 1 and Article 78 of the Basic Law).
In all other cases where the approval of the Bundesrat is required, the vote must clearly show whether the Bundesrat, by a majority of its votes, gives its consent. The vote on the granting of consent shall take a decision on requests to refuse consent.(2) Where a number of applications have been submitted on the same subject matter, the most extensive request shall be put to the vote first. The decisive factor is the degree of deviation from the original. In case of doubt, the Federal Council decides. In the case of laws in need of consent, a vote must be taken on an application under the first sentence of Article 77 (2) of the Basic Law before the decision is taken on the consent.(3) The third sentence of paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 shall apply mutatily to the recommendations of the committees. Non-official table of contents

§ 31 Procedure for decisions pursuant to Article 77 (2) sentence 1 of the Basic Law

In the procedure referred to in Article 77 (2) sentence 1 of the Basic Law, the President shall first determine in general whether there is a majority in favour of the referral to the Conciliation Committee, provided that there are more than one call for a law to be voted on. If this is the case, it shall be consulted and put to the vote on the individual requests. It will then be able to vote after renewed deliberation on whether to call the Conciliation Committee on the basis of all the individual decisions taken; it has to be put to the vote if a country requires it. Non-official table of contents

§ 32 Reaction of decisions

The decisions of the Federal Council shall take effect at the end of the meeting. Items whose treatment is completed must not be re-consulted and voted upon if a country is in conflict.

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Article 43 (2) GG

The members of the Federal Council and the Federal Government as well as its agents have access to all meetings of the Bundestag and its committees. You have to be heard at any time. Non-official table of contents

§ 33 Participation in the negotiations of the Bundestag

The Federal Council may instruate its members to take its decisions in the The Bundestag and its committees are to be represented. The committees may make proposals on this. Non-official table of contents

§ 34 Session Report

(1) A literal report is included on the Federal Council's meetings.(2) The report shall be confidential in so far as the negotiations are confidential (Section 17 (2)). The Federal Council may decide that a report shall not be included in a non-public meeting.(3) The report shall be deemed to have been approved unless an objection has been lodged with the President within two weeks of the date of its issue. If the President does not give the objection, the Federal Council shall decide. Non-official table of contents

§ 35 Simplified procedure

In the case of templates that are only sent to the Federal Council for information purposes, the following are valid: Recommendations of the relevant committees, the Bundesrat to take note of the submission or to raise no objections to the submission, as an opinion of the Federal Council, provided that no country is required to submit the application until the next meeting of the Bundesrat Handling this template.

IV.
The procedure in the committees

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§ 36 Assignment of templates

(1) The President shall assign the templates to the competent committees and shall designate the committee responsible. The participation of a number of committees in the consultation of a template should be limited as far as possible. The President may commission the Director of the Federal Council with the assignment of the templates and the determination of the lead committee.(2) The President shall put templates of a country directly on the provisional agenda of the Federal Council at his request. Non-official table of contents

§ 37 meeting place, public, attendance register

(1) The committees meet at the seat of the Federal Council. Exceptions shall be subject to the prior consent of the President. Section 15 (5) shall apply mutas to the announcement of the meetings.(2) The meetings of the committees shall not be public. The negotiations shall be confidential, unless the Committee decides otherwise.(3) An attendance register shall be laid down for each meeting of the committee in which the participants in the meeting shall register. Non-official table of contents

§ 38 convening, management, agenda

(1) The chairman shall convene the committee. He shall convene him without delay if a member of the committee is required to do so. The Chairman shall prepare the meetings of the Committee and shall direct it.(2) The agenda shall be delivered to the representations of the countries as early as possible, at the latest on the sixth day before the meeting. If this deadline cannot be met, the agenda shall be communicated to the representations of the countries and, at the same time, by telex to the members of the committee.(3) Where the Committee is not responsible, the agenda shall indicate the purpose of providing advice to the individual items. Non-official table of contents

§ 39 Advice

(1) The committees prepare the decision-making of the Bundesrat.(2) The President may instructs the committees to draw up opinions on opinions.(3) Several committees may consult jointly. Where an item of advice is of equal importance to the subject areas of a number of committees, the President may arrange joint deliberations.(4) Committees may use subcommittees.(5) The committees shall have completed their deliberations on the eighth day before the next meeting of the Federal Council.

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Article 53 sentence 1 and 2 GG

The members of the Federal Government have the right and, on request, the obligation to participate in the negotiations of the Federal Council and its committees. You have to be heard at any time. Non-official table of contents

§ 40 Participation and Question Time

(1) Members of the Federal Council and commissioners of the state governments who are not members of the committees, and representatives of the Federal Government may participate in the negotiations of committees and subcommittees without voting rights.(2) In the meetings, the members of the committees as well as the representatives of the state governments can ask questions to the members of the Federal Government and their representatives.(3) Committees may consult experts or other persons whose participation they consider necessary. Non-official table of contents

§ 41 Reporting in committee

The committee shall appoint, in so far as it is necessary for its deliberations, for the Rapporteur. The reports shall be reimbursed orally, unless the committee decides otherwise. Non-official table of contents

§ 42 decisions

(1) The committees are quorum if more than half of the countries are represented.(2) Each country shall have one vote in the committees.(3) Committees shall adopt their decisions by a simple majority. A non-official table of contents

§ 43 Survey procedure

If the chairman holds oral advice for a submission, the opinion may be taken as an oral question. of the members of the Committee shall be obtained by means of the survey. The survey is to be carried out at an early stage so that a meeting can be convened in time at the request of a country. unofficial table of contents

§ 44 minutes of the session

(1) The secretary produces a transcript of the minutes of each meeting of a committee. It must contain at least the names of the participants, the applications, the outcome of the deliberations and, in the case of decisions, the proportion of votes and the result of votes by country. A breakdown of the result of the vote by country in a minutes on a meeting of a sub-committee may be suspended if the subcommittee so decides on a case-by-case basis.(2) The minutes shall be confidential unless the committee has waived the confidentiality of the negotiations in accordance with Section 37 (2) sentence 2.(3) The text of the decisions taken by a committee and the justifications formulated for this purpose may be made available to the public, unless the Committee decides otherwise. Non-official table of contents

§ 45 Notification of committees ' recommendations

The secretary of the committee responsible shall draw up the recommendations of the committee responsible. Committees on each submission and forward them to the representations of the countries.

IVa.
The procedure in European Union affairs

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Article 23 para. 2, 4 to 6 GG

(2) In matters of the European Union, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat act with the federal states. The Federal Government has to inform the Bundestag and the Bundesrat comprehensively and at the earliest possible time.(4) The Federal Council shall be involved in the formation of the will of the Federal Government in so far as it would have to participate in a corresponding national measure or if the Länder would have jurisdiction within the state.(5) In so far as the Federal Government has the exclusive competence of the Federal Republic of Germany, or insofar as the Federal Government has the right to legislature, the Federal Government shall take into account the opinion of the Federal Council. If the focus on legislative powers of the Länder, the establishment of their authorities or their administrative procedures is concerned, the Federal Council's opinion must be taken into account in the decision-making process of the Federal Republic of Germany in so far as it is concerned; to uphold the national responsibility of the Federal Government. In matters which could lead to expenditure increases or revenue reductions for the federal government, the consent of the federal government is required.(6) Where exclusive legislative powers of the Länder are concerned, the exercise of the rights conferred by the Federal Republic of Germany as a Member State of the European Union should be exercised by the Federal Government on a Representatives of the countries will be transferred. The exercise of the rights is carried out with participation and in coordination with the Federal Government, in which the federal state responsibility is to be uphold.

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§ 2 EUZBLG

(1) The Federal Government shall inform the Federal Council, without prejudice to Article 2 of the Law on Contracts of the 25. March 1957, establishing the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community of 27 March 1957. July 1957 (BGBl. 753) and at the earliest possible date on all projects within the framework of the European Union which could be of interest to the countries. Non-official table of contents

§ 45a Allocation of suborientations on projects within the framework of the European Union to the committees

(1) The President selects from the subdirections on projects within the European Union those who are eligible for advice in the Bundesrat, and assigns them to the committees. The President may appoint the Director with the selection and assignment of the sub-directions. Each country and each committee may require further suborientations to be assigned to the committees.(2) The participation of a number of committees in the provision of information should be limited as far as possible. This applies in particular to sub-directions whose urgent need (§ 45d para. 2) is already foreseeable at the time of the assignment.(3) The allocation shall be effective until the completion of the project in the European Union. If a number of committees are involved, they shall conduct their deliberations on recommendations to the Federal Council or the European Chamber in a timely manner, as far as possible.(4) During the decision-making procedure in the bodies of the European Union, the committees involved have the task of supporting the representatives of the Länder in a technical way, to carry out the monitoring of success with regard to the opinions of the Federal Council and to the Federal Council to propose necessary follow-up decisions.

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Article 52 (3a) GG

For European Union affairs, the Federal Council can form a European chamber, the decisions of which as decisions of the Federal Council; Article 51 (2) and (3) sentence 2 shall apply accordingly. Non-official table of contents

§ 45b Europakammer

(1) The Federal Council forms a European Chamber whose decisions are taken as decisions of the Federal Council.(2) Each country shall send a member or alternate member of the Federal Council as a member to the European Chamber. Its other members and deputy members of the Federal Council are deputy members of the European Chamber.(3) The Governments of the countries shall notify the President in writing of the date of the appointment and dismise of the Member of the European Chamber. The communication will be announced to the European Chamber. Non-official table of contents

§ 45c Chairperson of the European Chamber

(1) The Federal Council shall elect the Chairman, the first and the second without debate. Vice-chairmen of the European Chamber for one year from the centre of the members of the European Chamber.(2) If the Office of a Chairperson or Vice-Chairman ends prematurely, a successor shall be elected for the remainder of his term of office.

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§ 3 EUZBLG

The Federal Government gives the Federal Government the opportunity to determine the negotiating position on a project of the European Union in good time for its opinion within a reasonable period of time, insofar as the interests of the countries are affected. name="BJNR104370966BJNG003300307 " />

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§ 4 paragraph 1 EUZBLG

To the extent that the Federal Council would have to participate in a corresponding national measure, or if the countries would be within the national jurisdiction, the Federal Government appointed by the Federal Council representatives of the Länder in discussions to determine the negotiating position on the project.

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§ 5 EUZBLG

(1) Insofar as in one area exclusive competence of the federal interests of the Länder, or insofar as the Federal Government has the right to legislation, the Federal Government shall take into account the opinion of the Federal Council in the determination of the negotiating position to the project.(2) Where a project focuses on the legislative powers of the Länder and the Federation does not have the right to legislation or where a project focuses on the establishment of the authorities of the Länder or their administrative procedures, to the extent that the position of the Federal Government in determining the negotiating position is to be taken into account by the Federal Council's opinion, paragraph 1 shall also apply. The federal state responsibility of the Federal Republic of Germany, including foreign, defence and integration policy, is to be uphold. If the opinion of the Federal Government does not agree with the opinion of the Bundesrat, an agreement is to be sought. In order to achieve this agreement, the Federal Government will be re-advising the Federal Government with representatives of the Länder. If an agreement is not reached and the Federal Council then confirms its view with a decision taken by two-thirds of its votes, the opinion of the Federal Council is decisive. The consent of the Federal Government is required if decisions on expenditure increases or revenue reductions of the Federal Government can lead to decisions.(3) Before approving projects based on Article 235 of the EEC Treaty, the Federal Government shall establish the agreement with the Federal Council, if its consent would be required under national law or insofar as the countries are competent to:

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§ 6 Abs 1 S 1 and Abs 2 S 1 and 2 EUZBLG

(1) In the case of a project in which the Federal Council would have to take part in a corresponding national measure or in which the The Federal Government, at the request of representatives of the Länder, shall, upon request, add to the negotiations in the advisory bodies of the Commission and the Council, as far as it is concerned, that the countries of the Member States would be competent or otherwise affected by the interests of the Länder. is possible.(2) In the case of a project focusing on the exclusive legislative powers of the countries concerned, the Federal Government should conduct the negotiations in the advisory bodies of the Commission and the Council and in Council meetings in the composition of the Ministers transferred to a representative of the countries. For these Council meetings, only one member of a state government can be named in the ministerial rank by the Federal Council.

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§ 7 EUZBLG

(1) The Federal Government does so at the request of the Federal Council. without prejudice to their own right of application, use of the legal remedies provided for in the Treaty on European Union, to the extent that the Member States are acting or ominating bodies of the Union in areas of their legislative powers and the federal government does not have the right to legislature. In doing so, the Federal Government's general government responsibility, including foreign, defence and integration policy, is to be uphold.(2) Paragraph 1 shall apply mutatily if the Federal Government has the opportunity to comment in proceedings before the European Court of Justice.(3) As regards the conduct of the proceedings before the European Court of Justice, the Federal Government shall, in the cases referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 and in the case of infringement proceedings in which the Federal Republic of Germany is a party, with the Bundesrat By agreement, as far as the legislative powers of the Länder are concerned and the Federal Government has no right to legislation. Non-official table of contents

§ 45d Responsibility of the European Chamber

(1) The European Chamber is in urgent cases or in the case of confidential information. Assignment of a counseling subject in charge of the performance of the Federal Council's participation rights in matters of the European Union.(2) A case of an accident occurs if the decision-making of the Federal Council with regard to the counseling level in the bodies of the European Union does not tolerate a postponing until the next meeting of the Bundesrat.(3) A case in which the confidentiality is to be maintained may in particular exist if
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The Federal Government requires the confidential treatment of the counseling subject to be treated as confidential.
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A country or a committee shall encourage the confidential treatment of a counseling subject.
(4) The President shall establish that the competence of the If he does not convene the Federal Council, he will be required to provide the relevant advisory body. The President may ask the Director, in agreement with the chairman of the Committee on European Union questions, to assign advising items to the European Chamber.
(5) The assignment of a The advice of the European Chamber of Ministers is up to the decision-making process in the committees and the negotiation and decision-making by the Federal Council not against
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§ 45e Preparation of the meetings of the European Chamber

(1) The meetings of the European Chamber are to be prepared by the committees , as far as possible.(2) The Chairman shall convene the European Chamber if it becomes necessary for it to meet. Each country may require the European Chamber to be convened for a submission to be submitted to it.(3) The notice period shall be one week. It can be shortened in case of a case, as the counseling level requires. The convening shall be made by forwarding the provisional agenda. Non-official table of contents

§ 45f public

(1) The Europakammer negotiates publicly. The public can be excluded. To the extent that the competence of the European Chamber is based on the maintenance of confidentiality, it shall decide on the exclusion of the public. In addition, § 17 shall apply accordingly.(2) The decisions of the European Chamber and its justifications shall be made public, unless the European Chamber decides otherwise. Non-official table of contents

§ 45g

The negotiations of the European Chamber may also include members and representatives of the Federal Government and representatives of the Federal Government. of the State Governments; other persons shall only participate, to the extent that the Chairperson may do so. Non-official table of contents

§ 45h decision-making

(1) To vote in the European Chamber, the members and alternates of the European Chamber entitled.(2) The European Chamber shall be quorum if the majority of its votes are represented. In the event of a quorum, the chairman shall waive the sitting.(3) The European Chamber shall take its decisions by at least the majority of its votes. Non-official table of contents

§ 45i Survey procedures

(1) If the chairman holds oral advice for an EU template, the chair can Decision-making by means of the survey. A report is to be produced on the survey.(2) If the meeting of the European Chamber is cancelled due to a quorum, the Chairman shall initiate a survey procedure.(3) Except in the case referred to in paragraph 2, any country may object to the decision-making process in the survey procedure. A non-official table of contents

§ 45j Session Report

A record is to be made on the meetings of the European Chamber. It must include at least the names of the participants, the applications and the outcome of the deliberations. The report shall be confidential in so far as the negotiations are confidential (Section 45f (1) sentences 2 to 4). Non-official table of contents

§ 45k Application of procedural rules

§ 15 para. 3 and 5, § § 16, 18 para. 2, § 19 para. 1, § § 22, 23 para. 2 sentence 1 and Paragraph 5, section 26 (3), § § 29, 30 and 32 shall apply accordingly. Non-official table of contents

§ 45l representatives of the Länder

(1) Benennt the Federal Council representative on negotiations on projects within the framework of the European Union, these representatives shall be bound by decisions of the Federal Council. The country representing the representative shall act on further decisions, provided that there is reason to do so in view of the progress of the negotiations. Any other country can also request further decisions. The same may be recommended by a committee to which the relevant subject-matter is assigned.(2) The representatives shall report immediately after a meeting of the relevant body on the aspects of particular interest to the countries concerned. The reports will usually be reimbursed in writing. The representatives shall also report if there is a renewed need for consultation with a view to the negotiations, or if a country or a participating committee so request.

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Article 51 para. 1 GG

The Bundesrat is made up of members of the governments of the countries that order and discontinue them. They can be represented by other members of their governments.

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Article 52 (4) GG

The committees of the Federal Council may be other members or representatives of the governments of the Federal Republic of Germany. Countries belong. Non-official table of contents

§ 46 Alternates

Members of the Federal Council and of its committees within the meaning of these Rules of Procedure are also the Deputy members. A non-official table of contents

§ 47 Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure

(1) During a meeting, the President decides on the following points: Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure for this sitting.(2) In addition, at the request of the President or a country, the Federal Council shall decide. Non-official table of contents

§ 48 deviation from the Rules of Procedure

Will the Federal Council depart from the Rules of Procedure in the individual case, so shall be subject to a unanimous decision. Non-official table of contents

§ 49 Entry into force *)

These Rules of Procedure occur on the 1. October 1966, in force. At the same time, the Rules of Procedure of the Federal Council of 31. July 1953 (Bundesgesetzbl. 527).
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This rule applies to the entry into force of the Rules of Procedure in the then valid Capture.