Frequently asked questions

Is the Process Guide binding on public officials?

No, the Guide is not binding on the ministries. It provides links to the statutes and regulations which must be observed in legislative drafting.

Does the drafting of legislation really involve this many steps?

Yes and no. The duration and labour-intensiveness of legislative drafting vary depending on the scope and significance of the matter at hand. The process guide presents an example of the progression of a major legislative project. All preparatory steps presented in the Guide may not apply in the case of minor legislative amendments or amendments of a technical nature.


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