How Legislation is Made in Hong Kong - A Drafter's View of the Process
- explains what legislative drafting is and who does it in Hong Kong
- gives a brief account of the structure and functions of the Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice (LDD)
- describes how legislation is drafted in LDD
- explains how the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Executive Council, carries out the functions of approving proposals for primary legislation (Bills) and making subsidiary legislation
- sets out the process which Bills undergo in the Legislative Council, giving an indication of how long that usually takes, and explains how the Legislative Council supervises subsidiary legislation
- briefly mentions how legislation is commenced and how you may find out if a provision is in operation
- concludes with a short description of some initiatives put in place by the Department of Justice and LDD to improve the quality of and accessibility to legislation.
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