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The President of the House of Representatives is President
of the National Assembly. The President of the Senate is Vice-President of the
In the case where there is no President of the House of Representatives, or the President of the House of Representatives is not present or is unable to perform his or her duties, the President of the Senate shall act as President of the National Assembly in his or her place.
The President of the National Assembly shall have the powers and duties as provided in this Constitution and shall conduct the proceedings of the National Assembly at joint sittings in accordance with the rules of procedure.
The President of the National Assembly and the person who acts as President of the National Assembly in his or her place shall be impartial in the performance of duties.
The Vice-President of the National Assembly shall have the powers and duties as provided in this Constitution and as entrusted by the President of the National Assembly.
Section 92. A bill or an organic law bill may be enacted as law only by and with the advice and consent of the National Assembly.
Section 93. After a bill or an organic law bill has already been approved by the National Assembly, the Prime Minister shall present it to the King for signature within twenty days as from the date of the receipt of such bill from the National Assembly, and it shall come into force upon its publication in the Government Gazette.
Section 94. If the King refuses His assent to a bill or an organic law bill and either returns it to the National Assembly or does not return it within ninety days, the National Assembly must re-deliberate such bill. If the National Assembly resolves to reaffirm the bill with the votes of not less than two-thirds of the total number of existing members of both Houses, the Prime Minister shall present such bill to the King for signature once again. If the King does not sign and return the bill within thirty days, the Prime Minister shall cause the bill to be promulgated as an Act in the Government Gazette as if the King had signed it .
Section 95. No person shall be a member of the House Representatives or a senator simultaneously.
Members of the House of Representatives or senators
of not less than one-tenth of the total number of the existing members of each
House have the right to lodge with the President of the House of which they
are members a complaint asserting that the membership of any member of such
House has terminated under section 118 (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (11),
or (12) or section 133 (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), or (10), as the case may
be, and the President of the House with whom the complaint is lodged shall refer
it to the Constitutional Court for decision as to whether the membership of
such person has terminated.
When the Constitutional Court has made a decision, it shall notify the President of the House with which the complaint is lodged under paragraph one of such decision.
Section 97. The vacation of the office of a member of the House of Representatives or a senator after the day on which his or her membership terminates or the day on which the Constitutional Court decides that the membership of any member terminates does not affect any act done by such member in the capacity as member including the receipt of emolument or other remuneration by such member before he or she vacates office or the President of the House of which such person is a member has been notified of the decision of the Constitutional Court, as the case may be, except that in the case of vacation of office on the ground of his or her being elected in violation of the organic law on the election of members of the House of Representatives and senators, emolument and other remuneration received from being in office shall be returned.More on Constitution of the kingdom of Thailand, B.E. 2540 :
Part 1 General Provisions 233-254
Part 2 Constitutional Court 255-270
Part 3 Courts of Justice 271-275
Part 4 Administrative Courts 276-280
Part 5 Military Courts 281
CHAPTER IX Local Government 282-290
CHAPTER X Inspection of the Exercise of State Power
Part 1 Declaration of Accounts Showing Particulars of Assets and Liabilities 291-296
Part 2 The National Counter Corruption Commission 297-302
Part 3 The Removal from Office 303-307
Part 4 Criminal Proceedings Against Persons Holding Political Positions 308-311
CHAPTER XI State Audit 312
CHAPTER XII Amendment of the Constitution Transitory Provisions 313
Transitory Provisions 314-336
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