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THE LEGISLATURE P4

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THE LEGISLATURE

(3) Until provision is made by Parliament the President may, after consultation with the Speaker, make rules regulating the recruitment and condition of service of persons appointed to the secretariat of Parliament, and rules so made shall have effect subject to the provisions of any law.

CHAPTER II- LEGISLATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES

80. Legislative procedure
(1) Every proposal in Parliament for making 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.

(3) The President, within fifteen days after a Bill is presented to him shall assent to the Bill 50* * * 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 by 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 51[by the votes of a majority of the total number of members of Parliament], 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.

81. Money Bills
(1) In this Part "Money Bill" means a Bill containing only provisions dealing with all or any of the following matters-

(a) the imposition, regulation, alteration, remission or repeal of any tax;
(b) the borrowing of money or the giving of any guarantee by the Government, or the amendment of any law relating to the financial obligations of the Government;
(c) the custody of the Consolidated Fund, the payment of money into, or the issue or appropriation of moneys from, the Fund;
(d) the imposition of a charge upon the Consolidated Fund, or the alteration or abolition of any such charge;
(e) the receipt of moneys on account of the Consolidated Fund or the Public Account of the Republic, or the custody or issue of such moneys, or the audit of the accounts of the Government;
(f) any subordinate matter incidental to any of the matters specified in the foregoing sub-clauses.

(2) A Bill shall not be deemed to be a Money Bill by reason only that it provides for the imposition or alteration of any fine or other pecuniary penalty, or for the levy or payment of a licence fee or a fee or charge for any service rendered, or by reason only that it provides for the imposition, regulation, alteration, remission or repeal of any tax by a local authority or body for local purposes.

(3) Every Money Bill shall, when it is presented to the President for his assent, bear a certificate under the hand of the Speaker that it is a Money Bill, and such certificate shall be conclusive for all purposes and shall not be questioned in any court.

82. Recommendation for financial measures
No Money Bill, or any Bill which involves expenditure from public moneys, shall be introduced into Parliament except on the recommendation of the President:

Provided that no recommendation shall be required under this article for the moving of an amendment making provision for the reduction or abolition of any tax.

83. Mo taxation except by or under Act of Parliament
No tax shall be levied or collected except by or under the authority of an Act of Parliament.

84. Consolidated Fund and the Public Account of the Republic
(1) All revenues received by the Government, all loans raised by the Government, and all moneys received by it in repayment of any loan, shall form part of one fund to be known as the Consolidated Fund.

(2) All other public moneys received by or on behalf of the Government shall be credited to the Public Account of the Republic.

85. Regulation of public moneys
The custody of public moneys, their payment into and the withdrawal from the Consolidated Fund or, as the case may be, the Public Account of the Republic, and matters connected with or ancillary to the matters aforesaid, shall be regulated by Act of Parliament, and until provision in that behalf is so made, by rules made by the President.

86. Moneys payable to Public Account of Republic
All moneys received by or deposited with-

(a) any person employed in the service of the Republic or in connection with the affairs of the Republic, other than revenues or moneys which by virtue of clause (1) of article 84 shall form part of the Consolidated Fund; or
(b) any court to the credit of any cause, matter, account or persons, shall be paid into the Public Account of the Republic.

87. Annual financial statement
(1) There shall be laid before Parliament in respect of each financial year, a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government for that year, in this Part referred to as the annual financial statement.
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