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Federal Law on the Rules of the Procedure of the National Council

Rules of Procedure Law of 1975

Promulgations: BGBl. [Federal Law Gazette] No. 410/1975 as amended in BGBl. Nos 302/1979, 353/1986, 720/1988, 569/1993, 438/1996 and BGBl. I Nos 131/1997, 163/1998, 29/2005, 31/2009, 11/2010, 12/2010, 114/2011, 66/2012, 31/2013, 131/2013, 132/2013, 6/2014, 99/2014, 62/2015 and 41/2016

XVIII. Concluding Provisions

§ 108. This Federal Law may only be amended on the basis of private Member's motions (§ 26). Such motions shall be referred to committee after the first reading. The committee shall report in writing, whereupon the second reading shall take place in the National Council, to be followed by the third reading 24 hours after the second one at the earliest. For the rest, the provisions of § 82 (2,2) shall hold.

§ 108a. Whenever this Federal Act refers to provisions of other federal laws, they shall be applied as amended.

§ 109. (1) This Federal Law shall, except for § 86, enter into force on October 1, 1975; § 86 shall enter into force on July 1, 1976.

(2) As this Federal Law enters into force, it shall replace the Federal Law of July 6, 1961, BGBl. No. 178, governing the Rules of Procedure of the National Council.

(3) § 8 para 3, § 21 para 1a, § 28b paras 2 - 5, § 95 para 5, § 96 paras 1 - 4 and § 100 para 1 (2), as amended by Federal Law BGBl. I No. 31/2009, shall enter into force on 1 April, 2009.

(4) § 31f shall enter into force at the end of the day to be announced under § 12 (1) EU Information Act BGBl. I Nr. 113/2011. As regards documents under § 12 (2) EU Information Act BGBl. I Nr. 113/2011, § 31f shall, however, apply only from the end of the day to be stated in the Federal Law Gazette under § 12 (2) EU Information Act.

(5) § 8 (3), § 21 (1), § 23 (1) and (3), § 25, § 26a, § 26b, § 28b (1) and (2), § 29 (2), § 31a, § 31b, § 31c, § 31d, § 31e, § 33 (3), § 34 (6), § 75 (3), § 76 (1), § 82 (2) [1a], § 98b, § 107 and Annex 2 of the Rules of Procedure Act of 1975: "Rules for the Handling and Distribution of Bills, Documents, Reports, Items of Information and Communications on Projects within the framework of the European Union (Distribution Rules EU - DR-EU)" as promulgated as Federal Act BGBl. I Nr. 114/2011 shall enter into force on 1 January 2012.

(6) (The wording "§ 107, § 24 (1) of Annex 1 to the Rules of Procedure Act (RPA) (Rules of Procedure of Parliamentary Investigating Committees)" in the first sentence of para (6) was due to an editorial error.) 

§ 20c, § 21 (1) and (2), § 23 (3), § 32a (3), § 32f (1) [2] and (2), §§ 32g to 32j, the designation of Section Xc, §§ 74c and 74d, § 74e (1), § 74f (1) to (3) and (5), § 74g, § 107, § 24 (1) of Annex 1 to the Rules of Procedure Act (RPA) (Rules of Procedure of Parliamentary Investigating Committees), the designation and title of Annex 3 of the RPA of 1975: "Rules for the Information on and the Handling of Bills, Documents, Reports, Information and Communications within the framework of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM Information Rules)" , § 1 [1] to [10], [11] as regards documents on guidelines under Art. 14 (4), Art. 15 (4), Art. 16 (4) and Art. 17 (4) ESM Treaty, [12] to [14] and [16] to [22], §§ 2 to 4, § 5 (1), §§ 6 to 9 of Annex 3 to the RPA (ESM Information Rules), as promulgated in Federal Act BGBl. I Nr. 66/2012, shall enter into force at the same time as the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism. § 32f (1) [1] and (3), § 32k, § 74e (2), § 74f (4), § 1 [11] as regards documents on guidelines under Art. 18 (5) ESM Treaty, § 1 [15] and § 5 (2) of Annex 3 to the RPA (ESM Information Rules), as promulgated in Federal Act BGBl. I Nr. 66/2012, shall enter into force as soon as the President of the National Council, having consulted with the President’s Conference, informs the Federal Chancellor that the necessary provisions of Federal Law concerning the handling of information relevant to the secondary market have entered into force. The Federal Chancellor shall announce the date of entry into force in Federal Law Gazette II. 

(7) § 2 (1) [4] and (4), § 8 (3 and 4), § 10 (1), § 13 (8), § 21 (1, 2 and 5), § 23a, § 26 (2), § 26a (2), § 28b (2), § 31b (2 to 6), § 31c (6, 7, 12 and 13), § 31f (2 and 4), § 32a (1, 2 and 4), § 32d (4), 32f (2), 32j (4), § 33, § 35 (7), §§ 37 und 37a, § 42 (1 and 2), § 43 (1), § 51 (4), § 57a (1) c, § 67 (3), § 74g (2), § 76 (3), § 79 (3), § 82 (2) [2a], § 91 (1 and 4), § 97 (2), § 98 (5), § 102 (1), § 106, § 107, § 108a, Annex 1 of the Rules of Procedure Act 1975: „Rules of Procedure for Parliamentary Investigating Committees (RP-IC)“ and the title of Annex 2 of the Rules of Procedure Act 1975 as amended by Federal Law BGBl. I No. 99/2014, shall enter into force on January 1, 2015. At the same time, § 75 (4) as well as Annex 2 of the Rules of Procedure Act 1975: „Rules for the Handling and Distribution of Bills, Documents, Reports, Items of Information and Communications on Projects within the Framework of the European Union (Distribution Rules EU)”, BGBl. I No. 114/2011, shall expire. 

(8) § 11 (4), the heading and designation of Section IV., § 19a, § 21 (1), § 31d (5a), § 37 (2a), § 41 (6a), § 74b (3) and § 76 (5) as amended by BGBl. I No. 62/2015 shall enter into force on August 1, 2015.

(9) § 2 (2) to (2c) and (8) to (10) as well as § 8 (3) as amended by Federal Law Gazette BGBl. I No. 41/2016 shall enter into force on January 1, 2017.