THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

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PART V
THE LEGISLATURE

CHAPTER II
LEGISLATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
 
  Legislative procedure  
80. (1) Every proposal in Parliament for making a law shall be made in the form of a Bill.



(2) When a Bill is passed by Parliament it shall be presented to the President for assent.



1[ (3) The President within fifteen days after a Bill is presented to him, shall assent to the Bill or, in the case of a Bill other than a Money Bill, may return it to Parliament with a message requesting that the Bill or any particular provisions thereof be reconsidered, and that any amendments specified by him in the message be considered ; and if he fails so to do he shall be deemed to have assented to the Bill at the expiration of that period.]



(4) If the President so returns the Bill Parliament shall consider it together with the President's message, and if the Bill is again passed by Parliament with or without amendments 2[ ***], it shall be presented to the President for his assent, whereupon the President shall assent to the Bill within the period of seven days after it has been presented to him, and if he fails to do so he shall be deemed to have assented to the Bill on the expiration of that period.

(5) When the President has assented or is deemed to have assented to a Bill passed by Parliament it shall become law and shall be called an Act of Parliament.
 
 
 
1 Clause (3) was substituted by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 27 (i).

2 The words “by the votes of a majority of the total number of members of Parliament` were omitted by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 27 (ii).

 
 

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