The Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) defined the power of the Parliament to enact laws promoting and ensuring the welfare of the people within its jurisdiction—the Bangsamoro people and other residents living in the region.
Under the Rules of the Parliament, “No bill shall become a law in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region unless it has passed three (3) readings on separate days… except when the Chief Minister certifies the necessity of its immediate enactment to meet a public calamity or emergency.”
All bills must go through the following stages.
(1) First Reading. A bill is introduced to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA). The Secretary-General reads the proposed measure’s bill number, title, and author.
(2) Second Reading. The proponent will give his/her sponsoring speech at this point. After then, a bill is referred to the proper committee, which will analyze, scrutinize, deliberate, and recommend amendments to the proposal before reporting to the plenary.
(3) Third Reading. Parliament holds a final debate and votes on whether or not to pass the bill. At this time, no amendments are being considered.
The Speaker and the Chief Minister must sign the printed copy of the approved law after it has been passed. The adopted law will take effect fifteen (15) days after it has been published in its entirety in a regional newspaper of general circulation.
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