Rules Of Procedure Of The German Bundestag

Original Language Title: Geschäftsordnung des Deutschen Bundestages

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Rules of Procedure of the German Bundestag

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BTGO 1980

Date of issue: 25.06.1980

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" Rules of Procedure of the German Bundestag of 25 June 1980. June 1980 (BGBl. 1237), the last of which was decided by decision d. Bundestag of the 3. April 2014 has been amended "

:Last modified by decision d. Bundestag v. 3.4.2014 gem. Bek. v. 23.4.2014 I 534

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The German Bundestag has 25 years of experience in the German Bundestag. The Council adopted the following recasting of its Rules of Procedure in 1980. The recast version is 1. October 1980, in force. It replaces the Rules of Procedure of the German Bundestag in the version of the notice of 22. May 1970 (BGBl. 628), as last amended by Decision of 19. June 1975 (Notice of 24 June 1975). June 1975-BGBl. I p. 1848).

I.
Election of the President, Deputy and Secretary

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§ 1 Constitution

(1) The newly elected Bundestag shall be convened at its first meeting by the former President at the latest for the thirtieth day after the election (Article 39 of the Basic Law).(2) In the first session of the Bundestag, the oldest member of the Bundestag shall be chaired by the oldest member of the Bundestag or, if rejected, the next oldest member of the Bundestag until the newly elected President or one of his deputies takes over the office.(3) The oldest Member of the Bundestag shall appoint members of the Bundestag to provisional authors. This is the name of the members of the Bundestag.(4) After the quorum has been established, the election of the President, the deputy and the secretary shall be made. Non-official table of contents

§ 2 Election of the president and the deputy

(1) The Bundestag elects with covert ballot papers (§ 49) in special Election acts the President and his deputiors for the duration of the parliamentary term. Each parliamentary group of the German Bundestag shall be represented by at least one Vice-President or Vice-President of the Bureau.(2) It shall be chosen who shall receive the votes of the majority of the members of the Bundestag. If there is no majority in the first ballot, new candidates may be proposed for a second ballot. If there is no majority of the votes of the members of the Bundestag, a third ballot shall be held. In the case of only one candidate, the candidate shall be elected if he or she unites the majority of the votes cast. In the case of a number of candidates, the two candidates with the highest number of votes are shortlisted, who is elected, who brings the most votes to themselves. In the event of a tie, the lot shall be decided by the President-in-Office.(3) Further ballots with an unsuccessful candidate in the third ballot shall be admissible only by appointment in the Elder Council. If new candidates are proposed after the procedure referred to in paragraph 2 has expired, new candidates shall be entered in the electoral procedure referred to in paragraph 2. Non-official table of contents

§ 3 Election of the written records

The Bundestag decides the number of written records. They may be elected jointly on the basis of a proposal from the political groups. In determining the number of written guides and their distribution to the political groups, § 12 should be observed.

II.
Election of the Federal Chancellor

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§ 4 Election of the Federal Chancellor

The election of the Federal Chancellor (Article 63 of the Basic Law) is made with hidden ballot papers (§ 49). Nominations for the ballots referred to in Article 63 (3) and (4) of the Basic Law shall be signed by a quarter of the members of the Bundestag or a political group comprising at least one quarter of the members of the Bundestag. name="BJNR012380980BJNG000300311 " />

III.
President, Presidium and Older Council

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§ 5 Praesidium

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§ 6 Elders ' Council

(1) The Council of Elders consists of the President, his deputies, and twenty-three more of the members of the Council of States. the political groups in accordance with Section 12. The convocation shall be the responsibility of the President. He must convene him if a political group or five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag ask for it.(2) The Council of Elders shall assist the President in the management of the business. It shall conduct an agreement between the political groups on the occupation of the posts of committee chairmen and their deputies, and on the work plan of the Bundestag. In the performance of these tasks, the Council of Elders is not a decision-making body.(3) The Council of Elders decides on the internal affairs of the Bundestag, insofar as they are not reserved for the President or the Praesidium. It has the use of the rooms reserved for the Bundestag. It sets out the estimates for the budget section of the Bundestag, from which the Committee on Budgets may depart only in consultation with the Council of Elders.(4) For the affairs of the library, the archive and other documentation, the Council of Elders shall set up a permanent subcommittee, to which members of the Bundestag, who are not members of the Elders Council, may also belong. Non-official table of contents

§ 7 President's duties

(1) The President shall represent the Bundestag and shall regulate his business. He preserves the dignity and rights of the Bundestag, promotes his work, manages the negotiations in a fair and impartial way, and preserves the order in the house. He has a consultative voice in all the committees.(2) The President shall be entitled to house law and police authority in all buildings, parts of buildings and land under the administration of the Bundestag. The President shall, in agreement with the Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure, issue a house order.(3) The President shall conclude the contracts, which are of considerable importance for the administration of the Bundestag, in consultation with his deputites. Expenditure under the budget is referred to by the President.(4) The President shall be the supreme service authority of the Bundestag officials. It shall appoint and place the Bundestag officials in accordance with the statutory and general administrative provisions and shall retire them. The non-officials of the Bundestag shall also be recruited and dismissed by the President. Measures referred to in the second and third sentences shall be taken by the President, in so far as officials of the higher service or correspondingly classified employees are concerned, in consultation with the Vice-Presidents, to the extent that senior officials (A 16 and above) or set, promoted and/or be stepped up, with the approval of the Bureau.(5) Paragraph 4 shall also apply to the persons employed by the conscription officer. The measures referred to in the fourth sentence of paragraph 4 shall be carried out in consultation with the conscription officer. For the appointment, appointment, implementation, transfer and revocation of the senior official, the agreement with the conscription officer is required. The Wehrcommissioner shall have the right to submit proposals for all decisions referred to in paragraph 4.(6) If the President is prevented from representing him, one of his deputits shall represent him from the second strongest group. Non-official table of contents

§ 8 Board of meetings

(1) In the sessions of the Bundestag, the President-in-Office and two secretary-general shall form the Boardrobe.2. The President shall, in agreement with his alternates, determine the order of representation. If the President and alternate are prevented at the same time, the oldest Member shall take over the management.(3) For a sitting of the Bundestag not to be available in sufficient numbers, the President-in-Office shall appoint other members of the Bundestag as alternate members. Non-official table of contents

§ 9 Tasks of the written guides

The records support the President. They have to read the records, to negotiate, to lead the list of speakers, to call up the names, to collect and count the ballot papers, to monitor the correction of the plenary protocols and other matters of the Bundestag shall be held in accordance with the instructions of the President. The President distributes the business.

IV.
Groups

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§ 10 Formation of political groups

(1) The political groups shall be associations of at least five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag belonging to the same party or parties, who are not in any country on the basis of equal political objectives. are competing with each other. If members of the Bundestag conclude by way of derogation from the first sentence, the recognition as a political group shall be subject to the consent of the Bundestag.(2) The formation of a political group, its name, the names of the chairpersons, members and guests shall be communicated to the President in writing.(3) Political groups may include guests who do not count in the determination of the strength of the fraction, but shall be taken into account in the assessment of the shares of the establishment (§ 12).(4) Members of the Bundestag who wish to join together without having to achieve a minimum fraction of the fraction can be recognised as a group. Paragraphs 2 and 3 shall apply mutatily to them.(5) Technical working groups between political groups may not lead to a change in the number of posts which may be attributed to the various groups according to their strength. Non-official table of contents

§ 11 Order of political groups

The order of the groups is determined by the strength of the political groups. With the same level of fraction, the lot that is drawn by the President at a meeting of the Bundestag decides. Members ' seats are counted until they are refilled with the group, which they have previously held. Non-official table of contents

§ 12 Job shares of the political groups

The composition of the Council of Elders and of the committees, as well as the regulation of the The Presidency of the committees shall be carried out in proportion to the strength of the various political groups. The same principle is applied in elections to be held by the Bundestag.

V.
The members of the Bundestag

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§ 13 Rights and duties of the members of the Bundestag

(1) Each member of the Bundestag shall follow his speeches, actions, votes and elections Conviction and his conscience.(2) Members of the Bundestag shall be obliged to participate in the work of the Bundestag. An attendance register shall be laid out on each day of the sitting, in which the members of the Bundestag shall have to register. The consequences of the non-application and non-participation in a roll-call vote result from the law on the legal relations of the members of the German Bundestag (Act of Depuals of Members). Non-official table of contents

§ 14 vacation

vacation is granted to the president. Leave is not granted for an indefinite period of time. Non-official table of contents

§ 15 Invocation and loss of membership

The rights of a member of the Bundestag, whose membership is The contested decision is based on the provisions of the Electoral Examination Act. According to this law, the loss of membership is also governed. Non-official table of contents

§ 16 File inspection and delivery

(1) The members of the Bundestag are entitled to inspect all the files that have been submitted in the The work of the Bundestag or of its committees, its chairpersons or rapporteurs may not be hindered by this. It is only possible for the member of the Bundestag in question to inspect personal files and invoices which are conducted by the Bundestag via its members. If other members of the Bundestag wish to see these files as rapporteurs or committee chairmen or persons outside the House, this can only be done with the permission of the President and the member of the Bundestag concerned. Bundestag. Files of the Bundestag, which affect a member of the Bundestag personally, can see it at any time.(2) For use outside the Federal Parliament, files shall only be submitted to the chairpersons or rapporteurs of the committees for their work.(3) Exceptions may be approved by the President.(4) The provisions of the secret protection order of the German Bundestag (§ 17) shall apply to closure matters. Non-official table of contents

§ 17 Secretaryprotection order

The Bundestag shall adopt a rules of secrecy, which shall form an integral part of these Rules of Procedure (Annex 3). It regulates the treatment of all matters which need to be protected by special security measures against the taking of information by unauthorised persons. Non-official table of contents

§ 18 Rules of conduct

The members of the German Bundestag, pursuant to Section 44b of the Act on the Legal Conditions of the Members of the German Bundestag Members of the Bundestag (Act of Representatives) are part of these Rules of Procedure (Annex 1).

VI.
Agenda, convening, management of the meeting and order measures

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§ 19 sessions

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§ 20 Agenda

(1) Date and agenda of each session of the Bundestag are agreed in the Council of Elders unless that the Bundestag decides on it beforehand or the President shall fix it independently in accordance with section 21 (1).(2) The agenda shall be communicated to the members of the Bundestag, the Federal Council and the Federal Government. It shall be deemed to have been established by invoking point 1 if there is no objection. After each plenary meeting has been opened, any member of the Bundestag may request an amendment to the agenda before the entry into the relevant agenda if it has submitted the request to the President by 6 p.m. the previous day at the latest.(3) In order to determine the agenda, other items of negotiation may only be discussed if not contradicted by a political group or five by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag, or if these Rules of Procedure are to be consulted. outside the agenda. The Bundestag may at any time issue an item of negotiations from the agenda, unless these Rules of Procedure determine otherwise.(4) Templates of Members of the Bundestag shall be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and shall be advised at the request of the applicants if at least three weeks have passed since the distribution of the printed matter (§ 123).(5) If a meeting has been repealed for a quorum, the President may, on the same day, convene another sitting on the same agenda. Within this agenda it may determine the date for the repetition of the vote or vote without success or put it off the agenda, unless a political group or five present from the hundred of the members of the Bundestag is contradicted. Non-official table of contents

§ 21 Convocation by the President

(1) The President shall determine the date and the agenda if the The Bundestag shall be entitled to do so, or for a reason other than that of the decision-making capacity.(2) The President shall be obliged to convene the Bundestag if a third of the members of the Bundestag, the Federal President or the Federal Chancellor demand it (Article 39 (3) of the Basic Law). (3) If the President has in other cases If a meeting is set up independently or if it is fixed on the agenda, it must obtain the approval of the Bundestag at the beginning of the sitting. Non-official table of contents

Section 22 Management of Sessions

The President opens, directs and closes the sessions. Before the end of the meeting, the President shall announce the date of the next sitting, in accordance with the agreements reached in the Council of the Elders ' Council or after the Bundestag has decided. Non-official table of contents

§ 23 Opening of the debate

The President shall have the item on the agenda that is on the agenda that is on the agenda. Open debate if it is not inadmissible or subject to special conditions. Non-official table of contents

Section 24 Connection of advice

The joint advising of the same kind or in the context of the subject Negotiation items can be decided at any time. Non-official table of contents

§ 25 Adjournation or conclusion of debate

(1) The list of speakers is exhausted or no one is reporting on the list of speakers. The President shall declare the debate closed.(2) The Bundestag may postpone the deliberation or close the debate at the request of a political group or of five persons present, of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag. The request at the end of the debate shall take place in the vote on the request for adjournation. An application at the end of the debate may not be put to the vote until at least one of the groups has been called. Non-official table of contents

§ 26 Meeting of the sitting

The session can only be postponed if the Bundestag, on a proposal from the President, or shall decide, at the request of a political group or of five persons present, of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 27 Worst division and word message

(1) A member of the Bundestag may only speak if he or she is the President of the Bundestag . If the President himself wishes to take part in the debate as a speaker, he shall be in the chair during that time. Members of the Bundestag who wish to speak on the matter shall, as a general rule, report to the secretary of the speaker who leads the list of speakers. The Rules of Procedure and declarations may be made by accusation.(2) The members of the Bundestag shall report to the speaker and for any interim remarks in the debate on a negotiated subject on the floor of the Saalmicrophones. Intermediate questions and intermediate observations, which must be concise and concise, may not be made until the speaker adorns them for a corresponding question from the President. Following a contribution to the debate, the President may give the floor to an interim notice of not more than three minutes, and the speaker may reply again. Non-official table of contents

§ 28 Order of speakers

(1) The President shall determine the order of speakers. In doing so, it is intended to guide the concern for the proper execution and proper conduct of the deliberations, the consideration of the various party directions, and the strength of the political groups; in particular, after the speech of a Members of the Federal Government or representatives of the Federal Government have a different opinion on the subject.(2) The first speaker in the debate on templates of Members of the Bundestag shall not belong to the group of the applicant. Applicants and rapporteurs may request the floor before the beginning of the debate and after the end of the debate. The rapporteur has the right to speak at any time. A Non-Official Table Of Contents

§ 29 On the Rules of Procedure

(1) The President shall give priority to the President on a Rules of Procedure. The request shall relate to the subject of the negotiations under discussion or to the agenda.(2) The President may limit the division of the Rules of Procedure to the applicant, in the case of other applications to a spokesperson of each political group, in the case of requests for orders which must be complied with (request).(3) If a Member of the Bundestag has the right to speak on a point of order without wishing to speak or to ask for a motion for a resolution, the President shall give the floor at his discretion.(4) On a point of order, the individual speaker shall not be allowed to speak for more than five minutes. A non-official table of contents

§ 30 Statement on the debate

A statement of the debate shall be taken after the end, suspension or adjournation of the debate. As a matter of priority, the President may give the floor for direct reply. The cause shall be communicated to him when he is notified. A statement of debate shall only be allowed to reject statements which have taken place in the debate on their own person, or to rectify their own statements; it shall not take more than five minutes. Non-official table of contents

§ 31 Explanation of vote

(1) At the end of the debate, each member of the Bundestag may final the final vote. To take an oral explanation, which may not take more than five minutes, or make a short written declaration to be included in the plenary. The President shall give the floor to a statement as a rule before the vote.(2) Each member of the Bundestag may declare before the vote that it does not participate in the vote. Non-official table of contents

§ 32 Statement outside the agenda

To make an actual or personal statement outside the agenda. the President may give the floor to a debate before entering the agenda, after conclusion, interruption or adjournation. The cause shall be communicated to him when he is notified. The declaration shall not last longer than five minutes. Non-official table of contents

§ 33 The speech

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§ 34 Place of the speaker

The speakers speak of the room microphones or the lectern that is intended for this purpose. Non-official table of contents

§ 35 speaking time

(1) The design and duration of the debate on a negotiated subject shall be proposed on the basis of a proposal by the Oldest Council established by the Bundestag. If the Council of Elders does not reach an agreement in accordance with the first sentence, or if the Bundestag decides otherwise, the individual speaker may not speak for more than 15 minutes in the debate. At the request of a political group, one of their speakers may have a speaking time of up to 45 minutes. The President may extend these speaking times if the subject-matter of the negotiations or the course of the debate so suggests.(2) Says a member of the Federal Government, the Bundesrat or one of its representatives for more than 20 minutes, the political group, who wishes to make a different opinion, may request a corresponding speaking time for one of the speakers.(3) If a member of the Bundestag exceeds his speaking time, the President shall, after a one-off reminder, withdraw his speaking time. Non-official table of contents

§ 36 Sach and order, word-drawing

(1) The President may keep the speaker silent on the subject matter of the negotiations. refer to the matter. He may call members of the Bundestag, if they violate the order or the dignity of the Bundestag, with the naming of the name to order. The following speakers will not be able to treat the call for order and the occasion.(2) Where a speaker has been called to order three times during a speech or three times and has been referred to the consequences of a third call for a cause or order on the second occasion, the President shall withdraw the word and shall be allowed to speak to him in accordance with of the same debate on the same subject-matter of the negotiations. Non-official table of contents

§ 37 Order Money

Due to a not only minor violation of the order or the dignity of the Bundestag, the President against a member of the Bundestag, even without a call for order, to fix a fine of EUR 1 000. In case of recurrence, the order will be increased to 2 000 Euro. Section 38 (2) shall apply accordingly. Non-official table of contents

§ 38 Exclusion of members of the Bundestag

(1) Due to grossly violating the order or the dignity of the Bundestag the President may, for the duration of the sitting, expel a Member of the Bundestag from the Chamber for the duration of the sitting, even without having received a call for order or by fixing a monetary order. Until the end of the meeting, the President shall announce the possibility of excluding the Member concerned for the number of sitting days. A member of the Bundestag may be excluded up to thirty days of sitting.(2) A conclusion of a session may also be issued retrospectly, at the latest in the sitting following the grossly violation of the order or the dignity of the Bundestag, if the President is in breach of order or order during the sitting, or -the dignity of the Bundestag expressly discovers and reserves the right to postpone conclusion of the meeting. The provisions of the second sentence of paragraph 1 shall apply mutatily. An already issued order call does not exclude a posterior session exclusion.(3) The Member concerned shall leave the meeting room without delay. If the request does not come into effect, it will be pointed out by the President that his conduct will result in an extension of the exclusion.(4) The Member concerned shall also not attend committee meetings during the duration of his exclusion.(5) Paragraph 3, second sentence, shall apply mutationally to the Member concerned to take part in the meetings of the Bundestag or its committees.(6) The Member concerned shall be deemed not to have been on a leave of absence. It should not be included in the attendance register. Non-official table of contents

§ 39 objection to order for order

Against the call for order (§ 36), the order fee (§ 37) and the session exclusion (§ § § 36). 38), the affected Member of the Bundestag may lodge a written objection in writing until the next part-session of the plenary session. The objection shall be placed on the agenda of this sitting. The Bundestag decides without debate. The objection has no suspensive effect. Non-official table of contents

§ 40 Interruption of the sitting

If there is disturbing unrest in the Bundestag, which calls into question the progress of the negotiations , the President may suspend or repeal the sitting for a certain period of time. If he cannot make himself heard, he will leave the chair; the sitting will be interrupted. The President shall convene for the continuation of the sitting. Non-official table of contents

§ 41 Further disciplinary measures

(1) Seat Participants who are not members of the Bundestag and are subject to the audience the authority of the President.(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. Non-official table of contents

§ 42 Herbeirufung of a member of the federal government

The Bundestag may, at the request of a political group or of the present Five of the hundreds of members of the Bundestag decide to have a member of the federal government. Non-official table of contents

§ 43 Right to be heard

The members of the Federal Government and the Federal Council, as well as their agents, must Article 43 (2) of the Basic Law shall, at any time, be consulted. A non-official table of contents

§ 44 Reopening of the debate

(1) Reviews after the end of the debate or after the end of the speaking time a member of the Federal Government, the Federal Council or one of its representatives on the subject of the negotiations shall be the subject of the debate.(2) In the course of the debate, a member of the Federal Government, the Federal Council or one of its representatives shall speak on the subject of the negotiations, the political groups whose speaking time has already exhausted their speaking time on this item shall have the following: Right to claim a quarter of their speaking time.(3) In the event of a member of the Federal Government, the Federal Council or one of its representatives taking the floor outside the agenda, the debate shall be held at the request of a political group or five of the members of the Bundestag, five of the members of the Bundestag. opened his remarks. No substantive requests may be made in this debate. Non-official table of contents

§ 45 Determination of the quorum
Consequences of the quorum

(1) The Bundestag is quorum if more than half of its members are present in the meeting room.(2) If, before the start of a vote, the quorum is doubted by a political group or five by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag, and even by the Board of sitting, the quorum shall not be unanimous or the quorum shall be taken up by the In the course of a core-time debate, the decision-making capacity shall be determined in accordance with section 51 in the course of a core-time debate in accordance with section 52, in conjunction with the vote, in agreement with the political groups. The President may suspend the vote for a short period of time.(3) Following the determination of the quorum, the President shall lift the sitting immediately. Section 20 (5) shall apply. A request for a roll-call vote shall remain in force. Abstentions and invalid votes count in the determination of the quorum.(4) Regardless of the procedure referred to in paragraphs 1 to 3, the President may, in the case of nuclear-time debates, in agreement with the political groups, interrupt the sitting if the Board of sitting has doubts that 25 of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag are present. The determination of the presence shall be carried out in accordance with § 52. Non-official table of contents

§ 46 Question

The President puts the questions so that they can be answered with "Yes" or "No". As a general rule, they are to be consulted in such a way as to ask whether or not consent is given. The text may be requested to speak on a point of order. The Bundestag shall decide against the proposed version. Non-official table of contents

§ 47 Division of the question

Any member of the Bundestag may request the division of the question. If the admissibility of the division is doubtful, the applicants, otherwise the Bundestag, shall decide upon requests from members of the Bundestag. Immediately before the vote, the question shall be read on request. Non-official table of contents

§ 48 Voting rules

(1) Tuned by hand signs or by standing up or sitting. In the final vote on draft laws (§ 86), the vote shall be taken by standing up or sitting.(2) Unless the Basic Law, a federal law or these Rules of Procedure contain other provisions, the simple majority shall decide. Equality of voices negates the question.(3) Where a certain majority is required by the Basic Law, a federal law or these Rules of Procedure for a decision or election, the President shall expressly state that the required majority shall be approved. Unofficial Table Of Contents

§ 49 Elections with Covered Ballot Papers

(1) Insofar as elections are held in a federal law or in these Rules of Procedure by the Bundestag with covert (official) ballot papers are required, the election is held by secret ballot. The ballot papers may only be handed out before entering the voting cell (in the case of a name call). The electoral cells to be used in order to ensure a secret ballot shall be used in the voting. The marked ballot papers shall be placed in the ballot box provided for this purpose.(2) § 56 (6) (4) of the Federal Electoral Regulations applies accordingly. Non-official table of contents

§ 50 Procedure in selecting the seat of a federal authority

(1) If more than two proposals are made for the seat of the Authority, the Federal Authority shall be selected before the final vote.(2) The Bundestag elects with name ballot papers to which the respective desired place to write is to be written. Elected is the place that receives the majority of votes. If there is no such majority, in a second ballot, the two places shall be elected, which shall have the highest number of votes in the first ballot. The place chosen is the place that receives the majority of votes.(3) This provision shall apply mutatily if it is to be decided on the basis of the seat of a federal authority in the course of the consultation of an application.(4) In the same way, it is necessary to proceed in the case of the determination of responsibilities and similar decisions and if more than two different applications are made. A non-official table of contents

§ 51 Count of votes

(1) If the Board of sitting does not agree on the outcome of the vote, the counter-sample shall be done. If he does not agree with her, the votes are counted. The counting referred to in paragraph 2 shall take place on the order of the meeting board.(2) After the members of the Bundestag have left the meeting room at the request of the President, the doors shall be closed down to three voting doors. At each of these doors there are two written guides. On a sign from the President, the members of the Bundestag enter the meeting room again by means of the door marked "yes", "no" or "abstention", and are counted according to the written records. In order to end the count, the President shall give a sign. Members of the Bundestag, who will enter later, will not be counted. The President and the servants of the Service shall publicly give their votes. The President announces the result. Non-official table of contents

§ 52 Roll-call vote

Roll-call vote may be taken by a political group or by a political group until the vote is opened. present five of the hundreds of members of the Bundestag are required. Written guides collect the voting cards in urns, which bear the name of the voting and the explanation "Yes" or "No" or "contain me". After the collection has been completed, the President shall declare the vote closed. The writers count the votes. The President announces the result. Unofficial table of contents

§ 53 Unadmissibility of the roll-call vote

Roll-call vote is inadmissible
a)
Committee strength,
b)
Abbreviation of time limits,
c)
Session time and agenda,
d)
postpone session,
e)
adjournment or end of pronunciation,
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split question,
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referral to a committee.

VII.
committees

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§ 54 Standing committees and Special committees

(1) In order to prepare the negotiations, the Bundestag shall set up standing committees. He may use special committees for individual matters.(2) In so far as the Basic Law or federal laws require or permit the establishment of committees, the establishment and the procedure shall be governed by the provisions of these Rules of Procedure, unless in the Basic Law, in the Federal Law or, in particular, rules of business. Non-official table of contents

§ 55 Establishment of subcommittees

(1) For the preparation of its work, each committee may be from its center subcommittees with certain contracts, unless a third of its members disagree. In exceptional cases, the political groups may also appoint members of the Bundestag who do not belong to the committee.(2) In the determination of the Chairman of the Subcommittee, the Committee shall be guided by the strength ratio of the various political groups (§ 12). If the Subcommittee is to be used for a certain period of time, it may be disbanded prematurely if one third of the members of the Committee are not in conflict; the Committee may, moreover, dissolve the Subcommittee at any time. The Subcommittee shall submit its report to the Committee.(3) In a subcommittee, each political group represented in the Committee shall be represented at least with one member at its request. In addition, the principles of § 12 must be taken into account.(4) Where a submission has been referred to a number of committees for deliberation, or a matter of negotiation falls within the business unit of a number of committees, they may form a joint subcommittee. Non-official table of contents

§ 56 Enquete Commission

(1) For the preparation of decisions on large and significant subject complexes, the The Bundestag will use an Enquete Commission. At the request of one-quarter of its members, it shall be obliged to do so. The application must be designated by the Commission.(2) The Members of the Commission shall be appointed by agreement of the political groups and appointed by the President. If an agreement cannot be reached, the political groups shall designate the members in proportion to their strength. The number of Members of the Commission, with the exception of the members of the political groups referred to in paragraph 3, shall not exceed nine.(3) Any political group may send a member to the Commission, following a decision by the Bundestag, including several members.(4) The Enquete Commission shall submit its report in sufficient time for a debate to be held in the Bundestag by the end of the parliamentary term. If a final report cannot be refunded, an interim report shall be submitted, on the basis of which the Bundestag will decide whether or not the Enquete Commission should continue or cease its work. Non-official table of contents

§ 56a TechnikImpact Analysis

(1) The Committee on Research, Technology and Technology Assessment is responsible for: To arrange for the analysis of the technology and to prepare and evaluate it for the German Bundestag. He can commission institutions outside the German Bundestag with the scientific implementation of technology impact analyses.(2) The Committee on Research, Technology and Technology Assessment shall draw up principles for the production of technical impact assessments and shall set these principles as the starting point of its decision on a case-by-case basis. Non-official table of contents

§ 57 Membership number of committees

(1) The system for a composition of committees according to § 12, and the composition of committees The number of members shall be determined by the Bundestag. Each member of the Bundestag shall in principle belong to a committee.2 The political groups shall appoint the members of the Committee and their alternates. The President shall appoint non-attached Members of the Bundestag as advisory committee members.(3) The President shall announce the members designated for the first time and the subsequent amendments to the Bundestag.(4) In order to assist Members, the participation of a group co-worker of each political group may be admitted to the committee meetings. Non-official table of contents

§ 58 Determination of the chairman and his deputy.

The committees determine their chairpersons and their members. Deputy according to the agreements in the Elder Council. Non-official table of contents

§ 59 Chairperson's rights and duties

(1) The chair is responsible for preparing, convening and directing the Committee meetings as well as the implementation of the committee decisions.(2) The Chairman shall give the floor in the order of the requests, taking into account the principle of the second sentence of Article 28 (1).(3) Seat Participants who are not members of the Bundestag and listeners are subject to the Chairman's order during the meeting.(4) If the proper conduct of a meeting is no longer ensured, the Chairman may suspend the sitting or, in agreement with the political groups, terminate the sitting in committee. Non-official table of contents

§ 60 convening of committee meetings

(1) The Chairman may be appointed within the framework of the Elder Council Committee meetings may be convened independently for committee meetings, unless the committee decides otherwise on a case-by-case basis.(2) The Chairman shall be obliged to convene the next possible date within the timetable if a political group or at least one third of the members of the committee are required to enter the agenda, indicating the agenda.(3) In order to convene a meeting outside the time schedule or outside the Bundestag's permanent meeting place, the Chairman shall be entitled only if a corresponding request from a political group or of five of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag The Bundestag or a unanimous decision of the committee has been given and the approval of the President has been granted. Non-official table of contents

Article 61 Agenda of committees

(1) Date and agenda shall be fixed by the chairman, unless the Committee before deciding on this. The agenda shall normally be forwarded to the members of the committee three days before the meeting.2.The Committee may amend the agenda by a majority, it may extend it only if not one political group or one third of the members of the committee are opposed.(3) The agenda of each committee meeting shall be communicated to the participating Federal Ministries and to the Federal Council, indicating the place, the date and, if agreed, the duration of the meeting. Non-official table of contents

§ 62 Tasks of committees

(1) The committees are obliged to carry out the tasks that have been assigned to them in an early stage. As preparatory decision-making bodies of the Bundestag, they have the duty to recommend to the Bundestag certain decisions which may only relate to the submissions referred to them or to questions directly related to them in direct contact with the subject. They may, however, deal with other issues from their business area; with European Union affairs concerning their competence, they should also deal with them in a timely manner, regardless of transfers. Any further rights conferred on individual committees by the Basic Law, Federal Law, in these Rules of Procedure or by decision of the Bundestag shall remain unaffected.(2) Ten weeks after the referral of a document, a political group or five of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag may request that the committee, by the chairman or rapporteur, submit a report to the Bundestag on the state of play of the Consultations shall be reimbursed. If they ask for it, the report shall be placed on the agenda of the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 63 FederLeading Committee

(1) The report to the Bundestag pursuant to § 66 may only be reimbursed by the committee responsible.(2) Where templates are referred to a number of committees (Section 80), the committees involved shall, together with the committee responsible, agree a reasonable period of time for the submission of their opinions. If the comments are not submitted to the committee responsible within the agreed time limit or if an agreement is not reached on a time-limit, the committee responsible may report to the Bundestag, but at the earliest in the the fourth part-session following the referral. Non-official table of contents

§ 64 Negotiations

(1) Negotiating items are the templates and questions referred to the committee from the Division of the Committee (Section 62 (1) sentence 3). (2) If the Committee has referred several documents to the Committee on the same subject, the Committee shall decide which presentation should be used as the subject of negotiation for its decision-making recommendation to the Bundestag. Other templates on the same subject, even if they were not taken into account in the consultation or only partially, can be explained for the purpose. If a group in committee objected to the declaration of first-time declaration, it must be put to the vote by means of the templates. The decision to declare or reject the templates for the decision is to be submitted to the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 65 Rapporteur-designate

Subject to the decision of the committee, the chairman shall appoint one or more rapporteur for each subject of negotiation. Non-official table of contents

§ 66 Reporting

(1) Committee reports to the Bundestag on templates are generally to be reimbursed in writing. They can be supplemented orally.(2) The reports shall contain the decision-making recommendation of the committee responsible, with the justification and the opinion of the minority, and the opinions of the committees involved. If municipal leaders have taken a position within the scope of section 69 (5), if information meetings have taken place in accordance with Section 70 (1), the views expressed are to be reproduced in their main points in the report. Non-official table of contents

§ 67 Eligibility in committee

The committee is quorum if the majority of the members are present. It shall be deemed to be quorum as long as a Member is not required before a vote to determine the quorum by counting. The chairman may postpone the vote required for a quorum to be established and, if there is no objection, continue the debate or invoke another item on the agenda. If, after the quorum has been established, the sitting has been suspended for a certain period of time and the quorum has not yet been given after reopening, the third sentence shall apply. Non-official table of contents

§ 68 Herding of a member of the federal government to the committee meetings

The right of the committee to be present of a member of the federal government shall also apply if it is to be heard in a public meeting. A corresponding request shall be made in a non-public meeting. Unofficial table of contents

§ 69 Non-public committee meetings

(1) The deliberations of the committees are not in principle public. The Committee may decide to allow the public to be authorised for a particular subject or part of the negotiations. The public of a meeting shall be established if the press and other listeners are allowed access within the framework of the room conditions.(2) Members of the Bundestag who do not belong to the committee may attend the non-public committee meetings as a listener, unless the Bundestag decides when the committees are set up, the right of access for individual committees to be given to individual members of the Bundestag. To limit committees to the ordinary Members and their names, named by name. This restriction may subsequently be used for the consultation of certain questions arising from the business unit of the committees. The committees may decide, on a case-by-case basis, for certain negotiated items to be subject to exceptions to the restriction of access rights.(3) If a committee whose negotiations are not confidential, templates of members of the Bundestag, shall be forwarded to the first signatory, if he is not a member of the committee, the agenda. In this respect, he may participate in the meeting with an advisory vote or may be represented by one of the other applicants. In special cases, the Committee should also draw or allow other members of the Bundestag to negotiate with a consultative vote.(4) Subject to legal restrictions on the right of access, the chairmen of the political groups have a consultative vote in all committees and special committees (§ 54). You may appoint a member of your group to represent them.(5) The Committee shall be responsible for a draft law which has been overseen by the committee and which is affected by the essential interests of local and municipal authorities. It shall be responsible for the local leading associations at the federal level before taking a decision in committee The opportunity to give an opinion. The essential interests referred to in the first sentence shall be affected by laws which are to be carried out in whole or in part by the municipalities or community associations, directly affect their public finances or act on their administrative organisation. In the case of government templates, the provision of the first sentence may be waited if the explanatory statement of the originals shows the views of the local authority associations. The rights of the Committee of Section 70 (1) shall remain unaffected.(6) Where, at committee meetings, participation is limited to the ordinary Members and their names designated by name, one of the applicants, who is not a member of the Committee, may participate in the explanatory statement of the submission.(7) The provisions of the secret protection order of the German Bundestag shall apply to the advising of an VS-CONFIDENTIAL and higher classification VS-CONFIDENTIAL.(8) For a joint meeting of committees on the same subject-matter, the committees shall vote separately. Non-official Table of contents

§ 69a Extended public advisory committees

(1) The committees are to be consulted in consultation with the Council of Elders and in agreement with the committees asked for their opinions as final advice to the documents which have been transferred to the public. Where the decision-making recommendation and the report of the committee responsible are to be adopted. The chairman of the committee responsible shall convene the meeting in agreement with the committees asked for an opinion. The agenda will be communicated to the members of the Bundestag, the Federal Council and the Federal Government.The committee responsible shall lay down the design and duration of the debate in agreement with the committees asked for an opinion. The chairman of the committee responsible shall chair the meeting. It shall have the rights available to the President in plenary meetings to maintain order, with the exception of the rights referred to in Article 38.(3) Unless otherwise decided, the Chairman shall give the floor in accordance with Section 59 (2). If the chairman wishes to take part in the debate as a speaker, he shall be in the chair during that time. All Members of the Bundestag shall have the right to speak and the right to submit applications. Requests for rules of procedure may only be submitted by the members of the committee responsible, their deputites and advisory members of that committee.(4) Voting shall be the members of the committee responsible, in the case of the deputiation of their alternates.(5) If the committee responsible has adopted an extended public advisory committee, a quarter of its members may request that the presentation be discussed by the Bundestag in a general debate. A template to which an extended public committee consultation has taken place may not be the subject of a further debate in plenary without a special agreement in the Council of Elders. The committee responsible may, however, request a further referral to the plenary, the referral being restricted to reporting from the committee by a spokesperson. The spokesperson shall set out the various positions taken within the Committee within five minutes. Non-official table of contents

§ 70 Public Hearing Sessions

(1) For information on an object of its deliberation, a committee may: Public hearings of experts, stakeholders and other respondents. In the case of documents which have been transferred, the committee responsible shall be obliged to do so at the request of one quarter of its members; in the case of negotiated items not referred to in section 62 (1) sentence 3, the committee shall be consulted by decision of the committee. Decision-making shall be admissible only if an appropriate request is placed on the committee's agenda.(2) Where, in accordance with paragraph 1, the conduct of a hearing is required by a minority of the members of the committee, the persons appointed by it must be heard. If the Committee decides to limit the number of persons to be heard, the proportion of the total number of persons to be heard may be designated by the minority only in proportion to the total number of persons to be heard.(3) The committee asked for an opinion may decide, in agreement with the committee responsible, to carry out a hearing in so far as the committee responsible does not make use of the possibility provided for in paragraph 1, or where the committee responsible is consulted on sub-questions relating to: Only limited to its business unit. The committee responsible shall be informed of the place and date and of the group of persons to be heard. During the hearing, members of the committee responsible shall have a question; this may, in agreement with the committee responsible, be limited to the individual members of the committee.(4) Subject to the hearing of the committee responsible in accordance with Article 69 (5), first sentence, the committee responsible shall be given the opportunity to take part in the hearing at the national level of the local community, taking into account the provisions of paragraph 2. Sentence 2 does not apply. The third sentence of Article 69 (5) shall apply accordingly.The Committee may enter into a general debate with the respondents, insofar as this is necessary to clarify the facts. Speaking time shall be limited. The Committee may appoint individual Members to carry out the hearing, taking account of any political group represented in the Committee.(6) In order to prepare a public hearing, the Committee shall forward the relevant question to the respondents. He may ask them to submit a written statement.(7) Replacement of expositions to experts and persons of information shall only be effected on the basis of charges by decision of the Committee with the prior consent of the President.(8) Paragraphs 1 to 7 shall also apply to hearings in a non-public session. Non-official table of contents

§ 71 Application in committee, end of debate

(1) The members of the committee are entitled to claim the application. Deputy in the case of the representation of a committee member from her group and advisory committee members. A written request for a written request by a member of the committee not present may only be put to the vote if a voting member who is present takes over.(2) Members of the Bundestag, who are not members of the committee, may submit amendments to the committee responsible for amendments to be submitted. Applicants may, in so far as they are outside the procedure set out in § 69a, participate in the meeting of the Committee with a consultative vote.(3) An application at the end of the debate may not be put to the vote at the earliest when each political group has had the opportunity to speak on the matter and opinions differing from the views of the political groups concerned have been put forward. Non-official table of contents

§ 72 Voting outside of a session

The committee may authorize the chairman, acting unanimously, outside of the To arrange a written vote on certain questions in special cases. If the Committee avails itself of this possibility, the Chairman shall forward to the members of the Committee a draft decision on which, within a given time limit, the vote shall be taken in accordance with the first sentence of Article 46 can be. A written vote shall be omitted if a meeting of the Committee takes place on the basis of the provisions of Section 60 (2) or (3). Non-official table of contents

§ 73 Committee minutes

(1) A written log is to be written on each committee meeting. At least all applications and decisions of the Committee must be included. Stenographical recordings of committee meetings require the approval of the President.(2) Protocols relating to non-public meetings of the committees (Section 69 (1), first sentence) are, in principle, no cases of closure within the meaning of the secret code (cf. § 2 para. 5 GSO). In so far as they are not intended to be readily available to the public, they shall be endorsed by the Committee; the detailed rules shall be laid down in the Directives to be adopted in accordance with paragraph 3. Minutes of public meetings (§ 69 para. 1 sentence 2, § 70 para. 1) may not bear this endorsement.3. For the treatment of the Protocols, the President shall, in consultation with the Bureau, issue specific directives. Non-official table of contents

§ 74 Applicability of the Rules of Procedure

To the extent that the rules of procedure for the committees are not different. , the remaining provisions of the Rules of Procedure shall apply to committees and Enquete Commissions, except for § 126.

VIII.
Templates and their treatment

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§ 75 Templates

(1) The following templates can be placed on the agenda of the Bundestag as a negotiated item (self-contained templates):
a)
Draft laws,
b)
The committee's decision recommendations under Article 77 (2) of the Basic Law (Conciliation Committee),
c)
Requests for rejection of federal council,
d)
applications,
e)
Reports and Materials for Information to the Bundestag (Subdirections),
f)
Large Requests to the Federal Government and its answer,
g)
Election Proposals, insofar as they have been distributed as printed matter,
h)
Decision recommendations and reports in election verification, immunity, and business order issues,
i)
Decision recommendations and reports on petitions,
j)
Decision recommendations and reports of the Legal Committee on Disputes Before the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht),
k)
Decision-making and reports of committees of inquiry,
l)
Committees interim reports,
m)
Legal regulations, insofar as they are based on the legal basis of the The Bundestag.
(2) Templates for Negotiating items are (independent templates):
a)
Committees ' decisions and reports,
b)
amendments,
c)
motions for resolutions on draft law, subsets, government statements, major questions, European Parliament resolutions, Union documents, stability templates and Legal regulations.
(3) As templates within the meaning of section 76, small questions also apply; they cannot be placed on the agenda as a subject of negotiation. Non-official table of contents

§ 76 Templates of Members of the Bundestag

(1) Templates of Members of the Bundestag (§ 75) must be made by a member of the Bundestag (§ 75) The group or five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag shall be signed, unless the Rules of Procedure prescribe or permit otherwise.(2) Draft legislative proposals may be accompanied by a short justification. Non-official table of contents

§ 77 Handling of the templates

(1) Templates will be sent to the members of the Bundestag, the Federal Council and to the members of the Bundestag Federal ministries as a rule distributed electronically. A distribution in paper form is still allowed.(2) In the case of documents referred to in section 75 (1) (e), which serve to inform the Bundestag (reports, memorials, programmes, opinions, remittantions and the like), the President may, insofar as they are not in accordance with statutory provisions or decisions shall be based, in consultation with the Council of Elders, wholly or in part, from the distribution. In such cases, the receipt of these documents and, in consultation with the Council of Elders, shall be notified of the nature of their treatment as an official notification by the President. They are compiled as an overview in a printed matter, in which it is also possible to specify in which rooms of the Bundestag the templates can be viewed. Non-official table of contents

§ 78 deliberations

(1) draft laws are discussed in three deliberations, contracts with foreign states and similar contracts, which govern the political relations of the federal government or refer to objects of federal legislation (Article 59 (2) of the Basic Law), in principle in two deliberations and only on decision of the Bundestag in three deliberations, all others In principle, templates are dealt with in a consultation. For supplementary budget proposals, § 95 (1) sentence 6 shall apply.(2) Applications may be referred to a committee without debate. Even if they are not distributed, they may be put to the vote unless a political group or a group present five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag are opposed. In other respects, the provisions on the advice of draft laws shall apply mutatily.(3) Where the documents referred to in paragraph 1 are dealt with in two deliberations, the provision on the final vote (§ 86) shall apply to the final consultation in addition to the provisions for the second consultation (§ § 81, 82 and 83 (3)).(4) If templates are dealt with in a consultation, the second sentence of the second sentence of paragraph 82 (1) shall apply.(5) In so far as the Rules of Procedure do not require or permit anything else, the deliberations of the documents shall begin at the earliest on the third day following the distribution of the printed matter (§ 123). (6) If agreed in advance in the Council of Elders, instead of a debate, the in writing, the items in question shall be indicated on the agenda. A debate shall take place by way of derogation from the fact that it is requested by a political group or five from the hundred of the members of the Bundestag until 6 p.m. the previous day. In the event of a rule, a contribution may be given to a political group on an appropriate scale. The size of each political group should be based on the speaking time allocated to the political groups during a debate of 30 minutes. Speaking texts shall be available to the Chair at the latest by calling the agenda item. Non-official table of contents

§ 79 First advice on draft law

In the first consultation, a general debate is held only if it is It is recommended that until the relevant item on the agenda is called by a political group or five persons present, it is required by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag, or that it be decided pursuant to Section 80 (4) of the present Council. In the debate, only the principles of the templates will be discussed. Applications may not be submitted. Non-official table of contents

§ 80 referral to a committee

(1) At the end of the initial consultation, the draft law will be subject to a the decision referred to in paragraph 2 has been referred to a committee; it may only be referred simultaneously to a number of committees in special cases, the committee responsible being responsible for determining the decision. Other committees may, in consultation with the committee responsible, take part in the deliberations of certain questions on the submission of the report.(2) At the request of a political group or of five of the hundreds of the members of the Bundestag, the Bundestag may decide by a two-thirds majority of the members present to enter into the second deliberation without rejection of the committee. The application shall be subject to the period laid down in Article 20 (2) sentence 3. In the case of financial templates, before entering the second consultation, the Committee on Budgets is to be given the opportunity to examine the submission in accordance with Section 96 (4). The FristenRule of § 96 (8) sentence 2 shall not apply.(3) Templates pursuant to section 75 (1) (e) may, without putting them on the agenda, be referred to a committee by appointment in the Council of the Elders. A report to the Bundestag shall be made only if the committee wishes to recommend a decision which goes beyond the knowledge of the committee. If the Committee on Budgets raises concerns about its compatibility with a Union proposal (Article 93), the financing of which is not covered by the annual European Union own resources approach or cannot be identified, the Committee on Budgets raises concerns about its compatibility with the Commission's own the lead committee shall report back on current or future budgets of the Federal Government.(4) Templates which are to be dealt with under the simplified procedure by agreement in the Council of Elders shall be summarised in a common agenda item. The transfer of these documents shall be put to the vote without debate in a single vote. If the division of the vote is requested (§ 47), it is not necessary to separate the vote on the proposal for a transfer to a template if the request by a member of the Bundestag to amend the proposal for referral to the Council of the Elderly is not contradicted. Where a Member of the Bundestag has requested a debate on a proposal for which the simplified procedure is provided for, the vote shall be first to vote on this request. If the request is received by the majority, the submission concerned shall be placed on the agenda for the current part-session as an additional item. Non-official table of contents

§ 80a Review of draft laws on linguistic correctness and comprehensibility

(1) One in the Bundestag On a decision of the committee responsible, a draft law on linguistic correctness and comprehensibility shall be examined and, if necessary, recommendations shall be sent to the Committee. The committee responsible may consult the editorial staff throughout the course of its deliberations and ask for consideration. This applies in particular to the examination of amendments which are to be expected to be adopted.(2) In addition, the editorial staff also offers other linguistic advice. Non-official table of contents

§ 81 Second advice on draft laws

(1) The second consultation is opened with a general debate if it is recommended by the Council of Elders, or requested by a political group or five by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag. It shall begin on the second day following the distribution of the decision-making recommendation and the committee report, sooner only if, at the request of a political group or of five of the hundreds of members of the Bundestag, two thirds of the members of the Bundestag present it In the case of legislative decrees of the Federal Government which have been declared urgent (Article 81 of the Basic Law), the reduction of time limits may be decided by a majority of the members of the Bundestag. The application shall be subject to the period laid down in Article 20 (2) sentence 3.(2) The debate shall be opened and closed in order, in accordance with the order and last, by means of the introduction and heading of each independent provision. After the end of the debate on each individual provision, the vote shall be taken.(3) Upon decision of the Bundestag, the order may be changed, the debate may be linked to several individual provisions or separated on parts of an individual provision or on various amendments relating to the same subject matter.(4) Several or all parts of a bill may be co-ordinated jointly. Contracts with foreign states and similar contracts pursuant to Article 59 (2) of the Basic Law shall be put to the vote in the whole. unofficial table of contents

§ 82 amendments and referral back to second advice

(1) Changes to draft laws in second counseling may be applied for as long as the advice to the subject on which they relate has not yet been completed. The applications must be signed by at least one member of the Bundestag and may be provided with a short justification; if they are not yet distributed, they will be read out.(2) Amendments are not admissible on contracts with foreign states and similar treaties which govern the political relations of the federal government or refer to articles of federal legislation (Article 59 (2) of the Basic Law).(3) As long as the last individual vote has not been completed, the submission may also be referred back to another committee, either in whole or in part; this also applies to parts which have already been discussed. Non-official table of contents

§ 83 Compilation of amendments

(1) In the second consultation, changes were decided upon, the President .(2) The decisions of the second shall form the basis of the third deliberation.(3) If all parts of a draft law have been rejected in the second consultation, the submission shall be rejected and any further deliberation shall be refused. Non-official table of contents

§ 84 Third counseling of draft law

The third advice is,
a)
if no changes have been decided in second consultation, then,
b)
if changes are decided, on the second day after distribution of the printed matter with the approved changes, sooner only if at the request of a faction or of five of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag, two thirds of the members of the Bundestag present it. In the case of draft laws of the Federal Government which have been declared urgent (Article 81 of the Basic Law), the reduction of time limits by the majority may be of the members of the Bundestag. The application shall be subject to the period laid down in Article 20 (2) sentence 3.
It shall begin with a general debate only if no general debate has taken place in the second deliberation and it is recommended by the Council of Elders or by five of the members present to the Council. A hundred of the members of the Bundestag are required. Non-official table of contents

§ 85 Amendments and Rejection in third counseling

(1) Amendments to draft laws in third counseling shall be signed by a political group or five by one hundred of the members of the Bundestag and may be accompanied by a short justification. They may only refer to those provisions to which amendments have been adopted in the second consultation. The individual consultation is limited to these provisions.(2) Before the final vote, the submission may also be referred back to another committee, in whole or in part; Section 80 (1) shall apply. If the committee proposes amendments to the decisions of the Bundestag in the second consultation, the decision recommendation will be dealt with again in the second consultation. Non-official table of contents

§ 86 Final vote

After the end of the third deliberation, the draft law is voted on. If the decisions of the second consultation have remained unchanged, the final vote shall follow immediately. If changes have been made, the final vote must be suspended at the request of a political group or five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag who are present, until such time as the decisions are put together and distributed. No special final vote shall be taken on contracts with foreign states and similar contracts. Non-official table of contents

§ 87 Procedure to Article 113 of the Basic Law

(1) Power the Federal Government of Article 113 (1) sentence 3 of the Basic Law Basic law, the decision to suspend the decision must be suspended. The draft law may be placed on the agenda at the earliest after receipt of the opinion of the Federal Government, or six weeks after the Federal Government has had access to the Federal Government's agreement.(2) In accordance with Article 113 (2) of the Basic Law, the Federal Government requires that the Bundestag re-adopt a decision, the draft law shall be deemed to be referred back to the committee responsible and to the Committee on Budgets.(3) If the approved law has already been forwarded to the Bundesrat in accordance with Section 122, the President shall inform the Federal Council of the Federal Government's request. In this case, the supply line shall be deemed not to take place. Non-official table of contents

§ 88 Handling of motions for resolutions

(1) motions for resolutions (section 75 (2) (c)) shall be adopted in accordance with the Final vote on the subject of the negotiations, or, if no final vote is possible, vote after the end of the debate. Motions for resolutions on parts of the budget may be put to the vote at the time of the third debate.Motions for resolutions may be referred to a committee only if the applicants do not object to it. At the request of a political group or five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag present, the vote shall be postponed to the next sitting. A non-official table of contents

§ 89 convening of the Conciliation Committee

At the request of a political group or five of the hundred of the members of the The Bundestag may decide to require the Bundestag to convene the Conciliation Committee on laws requiring the consent of the Bundesrat (Article 77 (2) sentence 4 of the Basic Law, § 75 (1) (d)). Non-official table of contents

§ 90 Advice of decision recommendations of the Conciliation Committee

(1) Sees the proposal for a Conciliation committee amendment of the law passed by the Bundestag shall apply to the consideration of the proposal for a conciliation procedure in the Bundestag (Bundestag) § 10 of the Rules of Procedure of the Conciliation Committee.(2) The consultation of the decision recommendation of the Conciliation Committee shall begin on the second day following the distribution as a printed matter, sooner only if two thirds of the members present at the request of a political group or five of the hundreds of the members of the Bundestag Members of the Bundestag decide to do so. The application shall be subject to the period laid down in Article 20 (2) sentence 3. Non-official table of contents

§ 91 Federal Council objection

On the request for a rejection of an opposition by the Bundesrat against a Bundestag the law (Article 77 (4) of the Basic Law) is put to the vote without justification and debate. Only declarations may be made before the vote. The application shall be put to the vote by counting the votes in accordance with § 51, unless a roll-call vote is required (§ 52). Non-official table of contents

§ 92 Legal Regulations

Legal regulations of the Federal Government, which require the consent of the Bundestag or whose The President shall, in consultation with the Council of Elders, directly request the annulment of the Bundestag within a specified time limit. In doing so, it shall set a time limit within which the committee responsible shall submit a report to the Bundestag. The report of the committee shall be placed on the agenda of the next sitting of the Bundestag. If the committee does not submit this report in good time, it shall also be placed on the agenda for the next sitting of the Bundestag without a committee report on the decision-making process. Non-official table of contents

§ 93 Feed and transfer of Union documents

(1) Documents, reports, sub-directions, communications and other documents Information in matters of the European Union, which are forwarded to the Bundestag by the Federal Government or institutions of the European Union, as well as suborientations of the European Parliament (Union documents) serve the Bundestag as a The basis for the exercise of its rights under Article 23 of the Basic Law and for participation in European Union affairs.(2) A waiver of the Federal Government for the transmission of Union documents shall not be the case if a political group or five of the hundreds of members of the Bundestag are in breach of the Union document.(3) Union documents relating to projects or sub-directions within the meaning of sections 3 and 8 of the Act on Cooperation between the Federal Government and the German Bundestag on matters of the European Union and resolutions of the European Parliament , shall be considered in principle for a transfer. In the preparation of the transfer decision, the advisory relevance of the document will be evaluated in coordination with the political groups (prioritisation). Other Union documents shall be offered in a suitable form for information; at the request of a political group or of five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag, a transfer shall also take place in that regard.The committees responsible may declare Union documents, which are not or not yet referred to them, on the subject of the negotiated procedure. The committees shall indicate to the chairman of the Committee on European Union affairs which Union documents they have declared to be the subject of negotiations.(5) The Chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union shall, in coordination with the other committees, submit a proposal for referral to the President for the Union documents received and for those of the committees to be adopted by the Committee on The subject of the negotiations was declared Union documents. The President shall immediately transfer Union documents, in consultation with the political groups, to a committee responsible and to other co-advisory committees. If the proposed or completed referral is contradicted by a committee or a political group, the Elder Council decides.(6) The titles of the transferred Union documents shall be included in a summary summary, which shall be distributed and which shall indicate to which committees the documents have been referred. Union documents within the meaning of the first sentence of paragraph 3, to which no political group is required to provide advice or advice; a referral is proposed, are listed separately in the summary table.(7) A Union document shall be distributed as a Bundestag printed matter if it provides for the chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union to submit his transfer proposal or if the committee responsible is responsible for the transfer of the documents to the To take notice of decision-making beyond the date of receipt of the decision. Union documents other than those referred to in the first sentence of paragraph 3 shall not be distributed as a printed matter of the Bundestag; a recommendation for a decision shall refer to such a Union document and shall, with due regard for confidentiality, only cover the essential content of such a document. reports.(8) In accordance with Article 9 (5) of the Law on the Cooperation of the Federal Government and the German Bundestag on matters relating to the European Union, the Federal Government must, at the request of a political group or five of the hundreds, be required to act in accordance with the law. The members of the Bundestag shall be placed on the agenda of the meeting of the Bundestag within three weeks of the meeting and shall be advised. Non-official table of contents

§ 93a Committee consultation of Union documents

(1) In the case of consultation of Union documents, the committees shall also examine the Respect for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. If it is intended to have an infringement, the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union must be informed without delay in order to give it an opportunity to comment first. If the committee responsible only intends to take note of it, it should nevertheless report to the Bundestag if the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union has concerns about a violation of the principles of subsidiarity and Proportionality. In their decision-making, the committees shall take account of the deadlines set at the level of the European Union.The committees may base their deliberations and a recommendation for a decision on a follow-up document to the Union document referred to them. Similarly, a committee responsible may repeatedly submit a recommendation for decision-making, in particular in order to take account of recent developments. The committees asked for an opinion shall be informed and shall be given the opportunity to supplement or resubmit an opinion within a time limit laid down by the committee responsible.(3) A committee responsible for a specific Union document shall also be responsible for the handling of an effort by the Federal Government in order to obtain an agreement with the Bundestag upon the submission of an opinion by the Bundestag, after the Bundestag has delivered an opinion. Parliamentary scrutiny. The third sentence of paragraph 2 shall apply accordingly. The committee responsible has to submit a new recommendation to the Bundestag.(4) Paragraph 3 shall apply in accordance with the agreement between the Bundestag and the Federal Government on the opening of negotiations on accessions and amendments to the Treaty in accordance with Section 10 of the Law on Cooperation of the Federal Government and the German Bundestag in matters of the European Union.(5) The committees may include Members of the European Parliament, members of the Council and the Commission of the European Union or their representatives for their deliberations in European matters. They can consult Union documents together with committees of the European Parliament of equal competence.(6) Committees may send delegations to a committee of the European Parliament with equal competence or with other institutions of the European Union in order to prepare decisions on Union documents. Non-official table of contents

§ 93b Committee for the Affairs of the European Union

(1) The Committee for the Affairs of the European Union (Bundestag) pursuant to Article 45 of the Basic Law In accordance with the provisions of the Rules of Procedure and the decisions of the Bundestag, the Committee for the Affairs of the European Union shall be responsible for the handling of Union documents in accordance with Section 93 (1).(2) The Bundestag may, at the request of a political group or of five from the hundred of the members of the Bundestag, authorise the Committee on European Union Affairs to designate Union documents or documents referred to above to exercise the rights of the Bundestag in accordance with Article 23 of the Basic Law with regard to the Federal Government, as well as the rights granted to the Bundestag in the contractual foundations of the European Union. Insofar as the rights are in the form of an integration responsibility law, an authorisation shall only be taken into consideration if the participation of the Bundestag does not have to be in the form of a law. Even without an authorisation under the first sentence, the Committee on European Union Affairs may exercise the rights of the Bundestag in accordance with the first sentence vis-à-vis the Federal Government, unless one of the committees involved contradicts it. Sentence 3 shall not apply in the area of the common foreign and security policy and in the case of decisions pursuant to Section 9 (1) of the Integration Responsible Law. The rights of the Bundestag pursuant to the third sentence of Article 45 of the Basic Law can be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the following regulations. The right of the Bundestag to decide for itself on a matter of the European Union at any time remains unaffected.The Committee on the Affairs of the European Union shall, in the case of an authorisation pursuant to the first sentence of paragraph 2, have an opinion from the committees involved before giving an opinion to the Federal Government on the Union document . If it wishes to depart from the opinion of one or more committees, a joint meeting with the committees asked for an opinion shall be scheduled. In urgent cases, the chairpersons of the committees asked for an opinion may have the right to vote in writing in accordance with § 72 sentence 2.(4) If the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union wishes to exercise its right under the third sentence of paragraph 2, the procedure referred to in paragraph 3 shall apply in accordance with the procedure laid down in paragraph 3. A committee responsible may request, on the basis of an explanatory statement, that the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union shall examine whether it exercises its right under the second sentence of paragraph 2; if it is rejected, paragraph 6 shall apply accordingly. Committees asked for opinions shall be consulted if the committee responsible and the committee consider it necessary for the affairs of the European Union; paragraph 3, sentence 3 shall apply accordingly.(5) In order to convene a meeting of the Committee for the Affairs of the European Union outside the timetable or outside the permanent meeting place of the Bundestag, the Chairman of the Committee shall also be entitled, by way of derogation from Section 60, to: if it requires the scheduling of the competent bodies of the European Union and the authorisation of the President has been granted.(6) The content and justification of the opinion adopted by the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union with regard to the Federal Government on a Union document shall be reported by the Committee on European Union Affairs a report which shall be distributed as a Bundestag printed matter and shall be placed on the agenda within three weeks of the sitting following distribution. However, a debate shall be held only if it is requested by a political group or by five persons present, by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag.The Committee on the Affairs of the European Union may, in the case of a Union document which has been referred to it for consultation, submit amendments to the decision-making recommendation of the committee responsible; the amendment shall, until the end of this document, be subject to the following: at the latest by 6 p.m. on the day before the decision on the decision-making recommendation on the Union document is to be submitted to the President.(8) German Members of the European Parliament shall be admitted to the meetings of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union; other German Members of the European Parliament shall be entitled to participate. The members of the European Parliament who are co-acting members shall be appointed by the President of the German Bundestag on a proposal from the parliamentary groups of which German members have been elected to the European Parliament from their parties, until the end of the period of time of the vote. on the re-election of the European Parliament, at the latest by the end of the parliamentary term of the German Bundestag. The appointed Members of the European Parliament shall have the power to encourage the deliberation of negotiators and, during the deliberations of the Committee on European Union affairs, to provide information and to give its opinion.(9) The Committee on the Affairs of the European Union shall draw up principles on the treatment of the Union proposals submitted to it and shall, on the basis of its recommendation to the Bundestag or its opinion, adopt these principles in relation to: of the federal government. Non-official table of contents

Section 93c Subsidiarity test

The decision to apply the principles of the In principle, subsidiarity and proportionality should be subject to a subsidiarity test, and the Bundestag shall, in principle, decide on the matter in accordance with the provisions of Section 93b (2) to (4) of the European Parliament. Non-official table of contents

§ 93d Subsidiarity action

(1) The Bundestag decides to bring an action under Article 8 of the Protocol on the Application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality (subsidiarity), for its implementation, including litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Court of Justice, shall be the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union Responsible. This includes the formulation of the application and the appointment of a litigation agent, if this has not already been decided by the Bundestag.(2) At least one quarter of the members of the Bundestag require the application of the action (Article 23 (1a) sentence 2 of the Basic Law), the application shall be submitted in sufficient time to ensure that adequate advice is provided in the Bundestag within the period of application of the application. is secured. The application shall have at least the main pleas for pleas. Paragraph 1 shall apply with the proviso that the appointment of a process representative shall be carried out in agreement with the applicants and, in the formulation of the application and of the application of the plea procedure, the applicant shall be duly involved . They shall appoint an authorised representative. § 69 (3) sentence 3 shall apply.(3) Deviating views, which are represented by at least a quarter of the members of the Bundestag in accordance with the second sentence of Section 12 (1) of the Integration Responsible Act, are also to be included in the application. The second sentence of paragraph 2, second half-sentence, sentences 4 and 5 shall apply accordingly.(4) If the expiry of the deadline for filing a subsidiarity action is at a time outside the time schedule of the Bundestag, the Committee for the Affairs of the European Union shall be empowered to collect the action, unless the The Bundestag has previously decided on this. The third sentence of Article 93b (2) shall apply accordingly. Non-official table of contents

§ 94 Stability Templates

Templates of the Federal Government pursuant to Section 8 (1) of the Law on the Promotion of Stability and the Growth of the economy (stability templates) are referred directly by the President to the Committee on Budgets. The Committee on Budgets shall consult the submission at the latest within the meeting week following the receipt of the opinion of the Federal Council. The report of the Committee on Budgets shall be placed on the agenda at the latest one day before the end of four weeks after the submission of the submission to the Bundestag. If the Committee on Budgets has not submitted a decision on the matter before that date, the proposal without a committee report shall be placed on the agenda for the next sitting of the Bundestag. Amendments to stability templates may only be subject to a reduction in expenditure (Section 42 of the Federal Budget Code). Non-official table of contents

§ 95 Budget templates

(1) Budget templates are the draft budget law and budget, Amendments to these drafts (supplementary templates), templates for amending the budget law and the budget (supplementary budget templates), as well as other templates relating to the budget. All budget proposals are to be referred to the Committee on Budgets, and the specialised committees are to be consulted on their request. Section 63 (2) shall apply accordingly. The Committee on Budgets is to reflect the opinions of the committees involved. The President shall, in principle, transfer supplementary templates without first consultation. On the proposal of the Council of Elders, supplementary budget templates can be referred without first consultation by the President and can be finalised in a consultation.(2) The second consultation of the draft budget law and of the budget may not take place at the earliest six weeks, the final consultation of supplementary budgets at the earliest three weeks after delivery, unless the opinion of the draft budget act and the budget is not received. The Federal Council shall enter into force before the expiry of the period laid down in Article 110 (3) of the Basic Law.(3) In addition to the provisions for the second consultation (§ § 81, 82), the provision on the final vote (§ 86) is applicable to the final consultation of supplementary budget proposals.(4) Amending budgets shall be discussed by the Committee on Budgets at the latest within the meeting week following the receipt of the opinion of the Federal Council. The report of the committee shall be placed on the agenda of the next sitting of the Bundestag. If the committee has not concluded its deliberations within the time limit, the submission without committee report shall be placed on the agenda for the next sitting of the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 96 Financial Templates

(1) Financial templates are all templates that are important because of their basic meaning or financial resources are likely to have a significant impact on the public finances of the Federal Government or of the Länder and are not budgetary templates within the meaning of § 95. In case of doubts about the nature of the documents, the Bundestag shall decide after consulting the Committee on Budgets.(2) Financial templates shall be referred after the initial consultation to the Committee on Budgets and to the Technical Committee. If draft legislation is adopted by the adoption of an amendment in the Committee on Financial Templates, the Committee shall inform the President thereof. It shall refer the version decided by the Committee to the Committee on Budgets; the transfer may be accompanied by a set of deadlines.(3) Financial templates of members of the Bundestag have to explain the financial implications in the explanatory statement. The President gives the Federal Government the opportunity to comment on the impact on the public finances of the federal and state governments within four weeks. The report of the Committee on Budgets may not be placed on the agenda until after the opinion of the Federal Government has received its opinion or after four weeks.(4) As far as the financial proposal acts on the public finances of the Federal Government, the Committee on Budgets shall examine its compatibility with the current budget and future budgets. If the audit of the Committee on Budgets shows that the proposal has an impact on the current budget, it shall, at the same time as the report to the Bundestag, submit a proposal to cover the reduction of revenue or additional expenditure; it shall have an impact on the budget. Future budgets, the Committee on Budgets, in its report, comments on the possibilities for future coverage. If the Federal Government has delivered its opinion on the proposal, the Committee on Budgets is in its report on this opinion. If the Committee on Budgets cannot make a proposal for a cover, the proposal will be submitted to the Bundestag, which, on the basis of the reasons for the decision, merely advises and decides on the possibility of covering them. If the possibility of coverage is also denied by the Bundestag, the template shall be deemed to have been completed.(5) In so far as the financial template acts on the public finances of the countries, the Committee on Budgets shall, in its report, inform the Commission of the nature and extent of the impact.(6) The report of the Committee on Budgets provides that members or representatives of the Federal Government shall raise concerns about the financial implications of the proposal, the decisions of the committee responsible or the proposal for a cover, the The President of the Federal Government has the opportunity to deliver an opinion, insofar as it is not available. In such a case, the report may not be placed on the agenda until after receipt of the opinion or after four weeks. If the Federal Government has stated its position, the Committee on Budgets is to submit its observations to the Bundestag on this opinion.(7) Where, in the second consultation, changes are made with financial implications of fundamental importance or a significant financial contribution, the third consultation shall be carried out after prior consultation in the Committee on Budgets only in the second Week after the decision.(8) Reports of the Committee on Budgets, which contain a proposal for a cover, may be discussed without complying with the time limit laid down for the second consultation of draft laws (Article 81 (1) sentence 2). For reports that do not contain a cover proposal, the time limit prescribed for the second consultation cannot be shortened or cancelled, unless the Bundestag decides to proceed according to § 80 (2). A non-official table of contents

§ 96a Procedure under the Parliamentary Participation Act

(1) The chairman of a committee is to convene a committee Meeting outside the schedule for advice on an application pursuant to § 4 (1) or § 7 (1) in conjunction with Section 4 (1) of the Parliamentary Participation Act if a political group in the committee or at least one third of the members of the Committee, and the authorisation of the President has been granted.(2) A request for referral to the Bundestag pursuant to Section 4 (1) sentence 4 or section 7 (1) in conjunction with Section 4 (1) of the Parliamentary Participation Act must be received within seven days from the distribution of the printed matter with the President. Upon receipt of the request, the President shall immediately inform the political groups and the Federal Government thereof.(3) In accordance with Section 6 (1) of the Parliamentary Participation Act, the Federal Government undertakes the Bundestag by means of a written report, which shall be distributed as a printed matter. The same shall apply to other written subdirections of the Bundestag. In the cases of Section 5 (1) of the Parliamentary Participation Act, the chairpersons and obsessions of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of the Defence Committee shall, in principle, be informed outside a committee meeting in accordance with paragraph 2. If the Bundestag has consented to an application pursuant to Section 5 (3) of the Act on Parliamentary Participation, the general rules apply to further subdirections.(4) The secret protection order of the German Bundestag (Annex 3) shall apply. Non-official table of contents

§ 97 Motion of censure against the Federal Chancellor

(1) The Bundestag may, on request, pursuant to Article 67 (1) of the Basic Law To the Federal Chancellor, to express the mistrust. The request shall be signed by a quarter of the members of the Bundestag or a political group comprising at least one quarter of the members of the Bundestag, and shall be submitted in such a way that a candidate named by name shall be the Bundestag Successor to the election is proposed. Applications which do not comply with these conditions must not be placed on the agenda.(2) A successor shall be elected, even if several nominations are made, in a ballot with concealed ballot papers (§ 49). He shall be elected only if he unites the votes of the majority of the members of the Bundestag.(3) For the date of the election, Article 67 (2) of the Basic Law applies. Non-official table of contents

§ 98 Federal Chancellor's request for confidence

(1) The Federal Chancellor may request the Federal Chancellor, in accordance with Article 68 of the Basic Law, to The application of Article 68 (2) of the Basic Law shall apply to the date of the vote on the application.(2) If the application does not have the consent of the majority of the members of the Bundestag, the Bundestag may, within twenty-one days, elect another Federal Chancellor at the request of one quarter of the members of the Bundestag pursuant to Section 97 (2). Non-official table of contents

§ 99 urgent draft laws of the federal government under Article 81 of the Basic Law

(1) Draft laws of the Federal Republic of Germany At the request of the Federal Government, the Federal Government, which has been referred to by the Federal Government as a matter of urgency within the framework of Article 81 of the Basic Law or has been re-submitted to the Bundestag after declaration of the legislative emergency, must, at the request of The agenda of the next sitting will be set. It is only possible to drop off the agenda once.(2) The draft law shall be deemed to have been rejected even if, twice in the second or third deliberations, the vote has been inconcludely voted on in the case of a single or final vote on the grounds of inability to take decisions. Non-official table of contents

§ 100 Large Requests

Large requests to the Federal Government (Section 75 (1) (f)) must be submitted to the President; they must be short and determined and can be accompanied by a short justification. If reference is made to other materials in the explanatory statement, Section 77 (2) shall apply. Non-official table of contents

§ 101 answering and advising large inquiries

The President shall inform the Federal Government of the Great Question and Calls for an explanation as to whether and when it will respond. Upon receipt of the reply, the Grand Question will be placed on the agenda. Advice must be provided if it is requested by a political group or by five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 102 Rejection of the answers to the major queries

The federal government at all or for the next three weeks the answer to the Grand Question, the Bundestag may put the Great Question for consideration on the agenda. It must be carried out if it is requested by a political group or by five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag. Before the debate, one of the questions may be given the floor for an additional oral justification. Non-official table of contents

§ 103 Restriction of advice on major inquiries

Large requests are so numerous that they are correct The Bundestag may temporarily restrict its deliberations to a certain weekly sitting day. In this case, too, the Bundestag may decide to provide advice on individual major requests on a different sitting day. Non-official table of contents

§ 104 Small inquiries

(1) In small inquiries (Section 75 (3)), information can be provided by the Federal Government. These areas are called for. The questions shall be submitted to the President; they shall not contain any insachutable statements or valuations. A short justification may be added.(2) The President shall invite the Federal Government to reply in writing to the questions within fourteen days; it may extend this period in consultation with the questioner. Non-official table of contents

§ 105 Questions of individual members of the Bundestag

Each member of the Bundestag is entitled to ask brief individual questions about the It should be sent to the Federal Government in writing or in writing. The more detailed rules are laid down in Directives (Annex 4). Non-official table of contents

§ 106 Current hour and survey of the federal government

(1) For the debate on a designated topic of Current interest in short contributions of five minutes (current hour), unless these rules require otherwise, are subject to the guidelines (Annex 5). (2) A survey of the Federal Government is held in session weeks. that the members of the Bundestag can ask questions of current interest to the Federal Government within the framework of their responsibility, but primarily to the previous meeting of the Federal Government. The more detailed rules are laid down in Directives (Annex 7). Non-official table of contents

§ 107 immunity matters

(1) Request in immunity matters shall be directly addressed to the Committee by the President for the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure.(2) The latter shall establish principles concerning the treatment of requests for the waiver of immunity of Members of the Bundestag (Annex 6) and these principles as the starting point of his decision-making recommendations to be drawn up in individual cases to the Bundestag to make.(3) Consultation on a decision recommendation shall not be bound by a time limit. It is to start at the earliest on the third day after the submission of the submission (§ 75 para. 1 letter h). If the decision recommendation is not yet distributed, it will be read out.(4) Before the constitution of the Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure, the President may submit a decision-making recommendation directly to the Bundestag on immunity matters.

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Treatment of petitions

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§ 108 Jurisdiction of the Committee on Petitions

(1) Dem pursuant to Rule 45c The Committee on Petitions to be appointed by the Bundestag is responsible for the handling of the requests and complaints addressed to the Bundestag pursuant to Article 17 of the Basic Law. The tasks and powers of the German Bundestag's military officer remain unaffected.(2) As far as nothing else arises from the law on the powers of the Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag, the petitions shall be dealt with in accordance with the following provisions. Non-official table of contents

§ 109 Transfer of petitions

(1) The President shall refer the petitions to the Petitions Committee. It shall provide an opinion of the specialised committees if the petitions relate to a subject of the deliberations of these specialised committees.(2) Members of the Bundestag, who hand over a petition, shall be entitled to the committee negotiations with an advisory vote at their request. Non-official table of contents

§ 110 Rights of the Committee on Petitions

(1) The Committee on Petitions has principles on the treatment of petitions and to make complaints and to make these principles the starting point of its decision on a case-by-case basis.(2) In so far as requests for file submission, information or access to facilities are addressed directly to federal authorities, federal bodies, institutions and foundations of public law, the responsible member of the Federal Government to communicate.(3) The competent Member of the Federal Government shall be informed in good time of the hearing of the petitioner, witness or expert. Non-official table of contents

§ 111 Transfer of powers to individual members of the Committee on Petitions

The delegation of powers to pursuant to Article 45c of the Basic Law, to one or more of its members, the Committee on Petitions must decide on a case-by-case basis. The content and scope of the transfer shall be determined in the decision. Non-official table of contents

§ 112 Decision recommendation and report of the Committee on Petitions

(1) The report on the report on the Committee on Petitions Petitions will be presented to the Bundestag in a summary statement with a decision-making recommendation. The report is to be submitted on a monthly basis. In addition, the Petitions Committee shall report annually to the Bundestag a written report on its activities.(2) The reports shall be distributed and placed on the agenda within three weeks of the distribution of the reports; they may be supplemented orally by the rapporteur. However, a debate shall be held only if it is requested by a political group or by five persons present, by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag.(3) The consignors shall be informed of the nature of the execution of their petition. This message is to be provided with reasons.

X.
The Federal Commissioner for Defence

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§ 113 Election of the conscription officer

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§ 114 Reports of the conscription officer

(1) The reports of the conscription officer shall be submitted by the President to the Defence Committee, unless a political group or five of the hundreds of Members of the Bundestag require it to be placed on the agenda.(2) The Defence Committee shall report to the Bundestag. Non-official table of contents

§ 115 Advice on the reports of the conscription officer

(1) The President shall give the conscription to the conscription in the debate on the reports submitted to him by him if requested by a political group or by five persons present, by the hundred of the members of the Bundestag.(2) The conscription of the conscription officer to the meetings of the Bundestag may be requested by a political group or by five of the hundred members of the Bundestag; paragraph 1 shall apply mutaficly. name="BJNR012380980BJNG001100311 " />

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Judgment and enforcement of the resolutions of the Bundestag

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§ 116 Plenary minutes

(1) A Stenographical Report (Plenary Protocol) is produced at each meeting.(2) The plenary minutes shall be distributed to the members of the Bundestag.(3) All other recordings of the negotiations of the Bundestag, e.g. Audio tape recordings, are to be laid down in the parliamentary archive. A non-official table of contents

§ 117 Review of the minutes by the speaker

Each speaker receives the minutes of his speech for consideration. It shall be returned to the Stenographical Service within two hours. The minutes shall be put under pressure if the speaker does not return them on time. Minutes of speeches shall be left to the speaker, prior to their examination by the speaker, with the consent of the speaker, only with the consent of the speaker. Non-official table of contents

§ 118 Correction of minutes of minutes

(1) corrections made by the speaker to the minutes may be made to the point of Do not change the speech or its individual parts. If there is a doubt as to the admissibility of a correction and no understanding is reached between the speaker and the head of the Stenographical Service, the decision of the President-in-Office shall be taken.(2) The President may use all evidence. unofficial table of contents

§ 119 transcript of interim calls

(1) An intermediate call that has been included in the transcript will be Part of the Plenary Protocol, unless it is deleted with the consent of the President and the interested parties.(2) An interim call which has escaped the President may also be reprimand in the next sitting. Non-official table of contents

§ 120 Evaluation of decisions

In addition to the plenary minutes, a decision-making protocol (official) will be held at each meeting. Protocol), which is signed by the President. The official protocol shall be distributed to the members of the Bundestag and shall be deemed to have been approved if no objection is raised up to the date of the sitting following the distribution. Non-official table of contents

§ 121 objection to the official protocol

An appeal against the official protocol is filed, and the said protocol is not subject to the official record. the statement of the writers is done, the President interviewed the Bundestag. If the objection is deemed to be well founded, the new version shall be annexed to the next Official Records of the said body. Non-official table of contents

§ 122 Submission of approved laws.

(1) The President of the Bundestag shall immediately send the approved law The Federal Council (Article 77 (1), second sentence, of the Basic Law). (2) The President shall send a copy of the decision to the Federal Chancellor and the Minister responsible, and shall inform the Federal Council of the date of the adoption of the draft law. the Federal Council has taken place in accordance with the second sentence of Article 77 (1) of the Basic Law.(3) If, before the consignment referred to in paragraph 1, in the version of the law as adopted by the Bundestag in the final vote, is found to be a typographical error or other obvious inaccuracies, the President may, in agreement with the committee responsible, be entitled to: Corrigendum. If the law has already been sent in accordance with paragraph 1, the President, after obtaining the consent of the committee responsible, shall draw the attention of the President of the Federal Council to the printing errors or other apparent inaccuracies with the request, and in the following cases: Legislative procedures to be corrected. This request should be communicated to the Federal Chancellor and to the lead minister. Non-official table of contents

§ 122a Electronic documents

(1) To the extent that written form is provided for the submission of templates, this form is sufficient. the recording as an electronic document, if it is suitable for further processing.(2) The document must be provided with an electronic signature according to the signature law. The provisions of the Implementing Regulations to be adopted by the Council of Elders shall be laid down. Non-official table of contents

§ 123 Deadline calculation

(1) For periods, the day of distribution of the printed matter is not included; it is considered to be a , if it has been electronically available for the members of the Bundestag or distributed in their subjects.(2) The time limits shall be deemed to be maintained even if, as a result of technical difficulties or due reasons for individual members of the Bundestag, a printed matter can be retrieved electronically or in its compartments only after the general distribution. has been distributed. Non-official table of contents

§ 124 Maintenance of deadline

When calculating a time limit within which a statement to the Bundestag may be issued or a performance shall not be included in the day on which the declaration or performance is made. If, after that, the declaration or performance is to be effected on a Sunday, Sunday or a public holiday recognised by law at the seat of the Bundestag, the next working day shall be replaced by the next working day. The declaration or service shall be effected during the usual service hours, but at the latest at 6 p.m. Unfinished Table of Contents

§ 125 Unfinished Items

At the end of the parliamentary term, all the templates are deemed to be completed. This does not apply to petitions and to templates that do not require any decision-making.

XII.
Deviations and interpretation of these Rules

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§ 126 deviations from these Rules of

deviations from the provisions of these Rules of Procedure can in the individual case with a two-thirds majority of the Members of the Bundestag shall be elected if the provisions of the Basic Law do not conflict with that.

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§ 126a Special application of minority rights in the 18. Elective Period

(1) For the duration of the 18. The following rules apply:
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At the request of 120 of its members, the Bundestag shall set up a committee of inquiry pursuant to Article 44 of the Basic Law. The number of members of the committee of inquiry shall be determined in accordance with the distribution procedure decided by the Bundestag (Bundestag printed matter 18/212) in such a way that the political groups, which do not bear the federal government, together form a quarter of the members
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The Defence Committee shall ensure that, at the request of all committee members of the political groups not carrying the Federal Government, pursuant to Rule 45a (2) of the Basic Law, a matter of defence is made the subject of its investigation and the rights which a quarter of the members of the committee are responsible under the Committee of Inquiry pursuant to the Committee of Inquiry shall be referred accordingly to the members of the Committee. can be asserted.
3.
At the request of 120 members of the Bundestag, the President convenes the Bundestag.
4.
At the request of 120 of its members, the Bundestag shall bring an action before the Court of Justice of the European Union for infringing a legislative act of the European Union against the principle of subsidiarity European Union in accordance with Article 23 (1a) of the Basic Law.
5.
At the request of 120 of its members, the Bundestag makes their view according to § 12 Paragraph 1 of the Integration Responsibility Act, in conjunction with Section 93d in the application, in so far as it violates the application of an action for breach of the principle of subsidiarity before the Court of Justice for the infringement of a legislative act of the European Union of the European Union.
6.
A request that the Federal Government, pursuant to Article 8 (5) of the Law on the Cooperation of the Federal Government and the German Federal Government, Bundestag, in matters of the European Union, explain the reasons why not all concerns of a Bundestag opinion have been taken into account, the Bundestag will then join when it is raised by 120 of its members
7.
A request for information from the Committee on Budgets in accordance with Article 5 (4) of the ESM Finance Act by the German authorities pursuant to Article 5 (1) of the ESM Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism appointed Governor and his deputy will join the Committee on Budgets if it is from all the committee members of the political groups who do not carry the federal government,
8.
In the case of applications or templates of the Federal Government pursuant to § 5 (6) of the ESM Finance Act or Section 4 (5) of the Stabilisation Mechanism Act (stabilisation mechanism law) , the Committee on Budgets shall, at the request of all members of the committee of the political groups not carrying the Federal Government, conduct a public hearing in accordance with Article 70 (1) sentence 2.
9.
In case of proven templates, the lead committee will hold a public hearing at the request of all the committee members of the political groups that do not carry the federal government. According to § 70 (1) sentence 2.
10.
A plenary consultation instead of an extended public committee meeting (§ 69a paragraph 5) takes place if it is of all Members of the committee that do not carry the federal government are required.
11.
At the request of 120 of its members, the Bundestag shall set up the law in accordance with Section 56 (1) of the German Bundestag. an Enquete Commission.
(2) The rules referred to in paragraph 1 shall not apply to § 126. Non-official table of contents

§ 127 Interpretation of these Rules

Procedure (1) During a session of the Bundestag, any doubt about the interpretation The President shall decide on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, the interpretation of the Rules of Procedure is the responsibility of the Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure; the President, a committee, a political group, a quarter of the members of the Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure or five of the hundred of the members of the Bundestag may demand that the interpretation be submitted to the Bundestag for a decision.(2) Where a corresponding request is not brought forward pursuant to the second sentence of paragraph 1, the Committee on Electoral Examination, Immunity and Rules of Procedure shall decide in which form its interpretation shall be made known. Non-official table of contents

§ 128 Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and Rules of Procedure

The Committee on the Verification of Credentials, Immunities and The Rules of Procedure may advise questions from its business area and make recommendations to the Bundestag (Section 75 (1) (h)). Non-official table of contents

Appendix 1 Rules of conduct for members of the German Bundestag

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 1) Non-official table of contents

Annex 2 Registration of associations and their representatives

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 2) Non-Official Table of Contents

Annex 3 Secret Protection Order of the German Bundestag

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 3) unofficial table of contents

annex 4 guidelines for question time and for written questions

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 4) unofficial table of contents

Appendix 5 Policies for debates on topics of general interest

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 5) unofficial table of contents

asset 6 principles in immunity matters and in cases of approval pursuant to § 50 para. 3 of the StPO and § 382 para. 3 ZPO as well as in appropriations pursuant to § 90b paragraph 2, § 194 (4) of the German Civil Code (StGB)

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 6) unofficial table of contents

Appendix 6 Decision of the German Bundestag. Waiver of immunity by members of the Bundestag

(text see: BTGO1980Bes) Non-official table of contents

Annex 7 Survey of the federal government

(text see: BTGO1980Anl 7) unofficial table of contents

Appendix 8 (omitted)