The Ministry of Government Legislation examines wording, structures and expres- sions of the bills drafted by each department and reviews the necessity, legal validity, constitutionality and methodology of their contents. The legislative environment has been changing drastically because of the fast social variations. To respond effectively to these changes, The Ministry of Government Legislation supports legislation at each lawmaking stage from drawing up legislative plans to the bill review.
Joint Examination System
A joint conference for examination that the vice minister of the the Ministry of Government Legislation presides and all the staff concerned from directors to hand-on workers attend is held weekly, in which they share issues of the bill and freely exchange opinions in order to find a solution. Besides, it provides an opportunity to share new knowledge relating to statutory examination and thus contributes to fostering of professionalism in legislation.
Professional Legislative Officer System
Legislative professionals are placed in areas such as administrative organization, territory, and environment, etc, where special knowledge is needed, so that the professionalism in statutory examination can be raised and a correct screening performed.
Legislative Support System
This is the system for, from the stage of drafting bills at each department, which review legal issues and support government departments when they make the provisions of a bill, in order to help translate government policies into laws in a swift and effective way.
01Application for a legislative support service
(The ministry and office concerned in the legislation)
02Legislation Support Management Division reviews
(Consult an outside specialist if necessary)
03Legislative officers concerned listen to the opinion and complement it
04Notify the ministry and office concerned.
- Support directed atThe bills included in the governmental legislation plan, convergent bills where many departments are related to, the bills that are subject to regulation or modification, etc.
- Support’s detailsMaking legal provisions from the draft form juridical issues, cases of application, interim measures, review on the supplementary provisions, etc.