The Law Making Body A basic orientation on thelegislative branch of the XU-Central Student Government
Concept of Checks and Balances• The CSG has three branches of government: The executive, legislative, and judiciary• The 3 commissions are constitutional creations• Head of Government is the President
LEGISLATIVE POWER• It is the authority to make law, alter them or repeal them.• 2 Key Concepts – Plenary Power only subject to Constitutional and contextual limitations – Non-deligability of power
Enumerated Powers• Respect College Councils• General Plan of Action• Pass Bills• Appropriate Funds• Implementation and Monitoring• Special Powers• Confirmation• Appoint COA Chief• Investigation
BILL VS RESOLUTIONBILL RESOLUTIONIt is law A declarationIn effect until repealed Stands only for a yearor amendedNeeds approval or No needinaction from thePresidentReviewed by the court No need
The Birthing process6.5. No bill shall become a enacted unless it passes three readings on separate days,and printed copies thereof must be distributed to all the members of the Directorate aday before its passage, except when the Executive President certifies that it is necessaryto expedite the immediate enactment to meet an emergency.
Constitutional Questions under the Present Constitution under the legislative body• What is the operative definition of implementation and monitoring? How does it differ from the power of the president• If the President invokes the immediate enactment clause, how will the SCC come into play?