12th NPCSC Legislative Plan

The following is an annotated version of the 12th NPCSC’s five-year legislative plan, adopted in October 2013 and revised in June 2015. The “Status” and “Deliberative History” columns and the Appendix are added by us. See here for a sortable version that also contains more detailed deliberative history, and here for a sortable Chinese version of the annotated plan.

All links direct to Chinese texts of the laws.
Last updated on June 27, 2017.


Category I Projects: Draft laws for which the conditions are comparatively mature and which are planned to be submitted for deliberation during the term (76 projects)

# Title Institutions Submitting for Deliberation or Units Leading the Drafting Status Deliberative History
1 Decision on Implementing the System for Institutionalizing Pledges of Allegiance to the Constitution
Decision on Establishing the System for Institutionalizing Pledges of Allegiance to the Constitution
Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/7/1
Jun. 2015
2 NPC and Local People’s Congresses Electoral Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/8/29
Aug. 2015
3 Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments Organic Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/8/29
Aug. 2015
4 NPC and Local People’s Congresses Delegates Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/8/29
Aug. 2015
5 Legislation Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/3/15
Aug. 2014
Dec. 2014
Mar. 2015
6 People’s Courts Organic Law (Revision) NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee
7 People’s Procuratorates Organic Law (Revision) NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee
8 Judges Law (Revision) Supreme People’s Court
9 Procurators Law (Revision) Supreme People’s Procuratorate
10 Land Borders Law NPC Foreign Affairs Committee
11 State Medals and State Honorary Titles Law Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/12/27
Oct. 1994
Aug. 2015
Dec. 2015
12 Civil Code Compilation General Provisions of the Civil Law Council of Chairmen Passed
2017/3/15
Jun. 2016
Nov. 2016
Dec. 2016
Mar. 2017
13 Rural Area Land Contract Law (Revision) NPC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
14 Trademark Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2013/8/30
Dec. 2012
Jun. 2013
Jun. 2013
15 Patent Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2015/12/2
16 Copyright Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2014/6/6
17 Consumers’ Rights and Interests Protection Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
2013/10/25
Apr. 2013
Aug. 2013
Oct. 2013
18 Securities Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2013/6/29
Jun. 2013
State Council Passed
(Second Time)
2014/8/31
Aug. 2014
NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Submitted for Deliberation
(Third Time)
Apr. 2015
Apr. 2017
19 Administrative Reconsideration Law (Revision) State Council
20 Supervision Law
Administrative Supervision Law (Revision)
Council of Chairmen
State Council
Submitted for Deliberation  Jun. 2017
21 National Security Law Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/7/1
Dec. 2014
Apr. 2015
Jun. 2015
22 Counter-Espionage Law State Council Passed
2014/11/1
Aug. 2014
Oct. 2014
23 Counter-Terrorism Law Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/12/27
Oct. 2014
Feb. 2015
Dec. 2015
24 Overseas NGO Domestic Activities Management Law
Overseas NGO Management Law
State Council Passed
2016/4/28
Dec. 2014
Apr. 2015
Apr. 2016
25 Cybersecurity Law Council of Chairmen Passed
2016/11/7
Jun. 2015
Jun. 2016
Nov. 2016
26 Vocational Education Law (Revision) State Council
27 Education Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/12/27
Aug. 2015
Dec. 2015
28 Higher Education Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/12/27
Aug. 2015
Dec. 2015
29 Private Education Promotion Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2013/6/29
Jun. 2013
Passed
(Second Time)
2016/11/7
Aug. 2015
Dec. 2015
Nov. 2016
30 Law on Promoting the Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements State Council Passed
2015/8/29
Feb. 2015
Aug. 2015
31 Law on Ensuring Public Cultural Services NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee Passed
2016/12/25
Apr. 2016
Nov. 2016
Dec. 2016
32 Cultural Industry Promotion Law State Council
33 Public Libraries Law State Council Submitted for Deliberation  Jun. 2017
34 Basic Medical Care and Health Service Law NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee
35 Food Safety Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/4/24
Jun. 2014
Dec. 2014
Apr. 2015
36 Chinese Medicine Law State Council Passed
2016/12/25
Dec. 2015
Aug. 2016
Dec. 2016
37 Land Management Law (Revision) State Council Deliberation Ended
(First Time)
Dec. 2012
 Comments Solicited
(Second Time)
2017/5/23
38 Surveying and Mapping Law (Revision) State Council

Passed
2017/4/27

Nov. 2016
Apr. 2017
39 Environmental Protection Law (Revision) NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee Passed
2014/4/24
Aug. 2012
Jun. 2013
Oct. 2013
Apr. 2014
40 Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2017/6/27
Dec. 2016
Jun. 2017
41 Atmospheric Pollution Prevention and Control Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/8/29
Dec. 2014
Jun. 2015
Aug. 2015
42 Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Law NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee  Submitted for Deliberation Jun. 2017
43 Wildlife Protection Law (Revision) NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee Passed
2016/7/2
Dec. 2015
Apr. 2016
Jun. 2016
44 Military Facilities Protection Law (Revision) State Council and Central Military Commission Passed
2014/6/27
Dec. 2013
Jun. 2014
45 Civil Air Defense Law (Revision) State Council and Central Military Commission
46 National Defense Transportation Law State Council and Central Military Commission Passed
2916/9/3
Apr. 2016
Aug. 2016
47 Budget Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2014/8/31
Dec. 2011
Jun. 2012
Apr. 2014
Aug. 2014
48 Environmental Protection Tax Law State Council Passed
2016/12/25
Aug. 2016
Dec. 2016
49 Value-Added Tax Law State Council
50 Resource Tax Law State Council
51 Real Estate Tax Law NPCSC Budgetary Affairs Commission, Ministry of Finance
52 Tariff Law State Council
53 Vessel Tonnage Tax Law State Council Comments Solicited
2016/10/17
54 Farmland Occupancy Tax Law State Council Comments Solicited
2017/1/16
55 Tax Collection Administration Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2013/6/29
Jun. 2013
Passed
(Second Time)
2015/4/24
Apr. 2015
Comments Solicited
(Third Time)
2015/1/5
56 Grain Law State Council Comments Solicited
2014/11/21
57 Seed Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2013/6/29
Jun. 2013
NPC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Passed
(Second Time)
2015/11/14
Apr. 2015
Nov. 2015
58 Assets Appraisal Law NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Passed
2016/7/2
Feb. 2012
Aug. 2013
Aug. 2015
Jun. 2016
59 Atomic Energy Law State Council
60 Waterway Law State Council Passed
2014/12/28
Apr. 2014
Dec. 2014
61 Telecommunications Law State Council
62 Forestry Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2016/9/27
63 Standardization Law (Revision) State Council Submitted for Deliberation  Apr. 2017
64 Advertising Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/4/24
Aug. 2014
Dec. 2014
Apr. 2015
65 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion Law (Revision) NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Submitted for Deliberation Nov. 2016
Jun. 2017
66 Railway Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2015/4/24
Apr. 2015
67 Tourism Law NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Passed
2013/4/25
Aug. 2012
Dec. 2012
Apr. 2013
68 Red Cross Society Law (Revision) NPC Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee Passed
2017/2/24
Jun. 2016
Nov. 2016
Feb. 2017
69 Charity Law
Charitable Enterprises Law
NPC Internal and Judicial Affairs Committee Passed
2016/3/16
Oct. 2015
Dec. 2015
Mar. 2016
70 Anti-Domestic Violence Law State Council Passed
2015/12/27
Aug. 2015
Dec. 2015
71 Production Safety Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2014/8/31
Feb. 2014
Aug. 2014
72 Mine Safety Law (Revision) State Council
73 Special Equipment Safety Law NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Passed
2013/6/29
Aug. 2012
Apr. 2013
Jun. 2013
74 Criminal Law Amendment IX Council of Chairmen Passed
2015/8/29
Oct. 2014
Jun. 2015
Aug. 2015
75 International Criminal Justice Assistance Law NPC Foreign Affairs Committee
(Ministry of Justice leads the drafting)
76 Administrative Litigation Law (Revision) Council of Chairmen Passed
(First Time)

2014/11/1
Dec. 2013
Aug. 2014
Oct. 2014
Supreme People’s Procuratorate Passed
(Second Time)
2017/6/27
Jun. 2017

Category II Projects: Draft laws for which work should be rushed and which will be submitted for deliberation when the conditions become mature (26 projects)

# Titles Institutions Submitting for Deliberation or Units Leading the Drafting Status Deliberative History
1 Basic Ocean Law State Council
2 Urban Residents’ Committee Organic Law (Revision) State Council
3 Specialized Farmers’ Cooperatives Law (Revision) NPC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee  Submitted for Deliberation  Jun. 2017
4 Commercial Banks Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2015/8/29
Aug. 2015
5 Futures Law NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee
6 E-Commerce Law NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee Submitted for Deliberation Dec. 2016
7 Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law, Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises Law, and
Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures Law (Revision)
State Council Passed
(First Time)
2016/9/3
Aug. 2016
Foreign Investment Law
Chinese-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law, Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises Law, and
Chinese-Foreign Contractual Joint Ventures Law (Revision)
Comments Solicited
(Second Time)
2015/1/19
8 Officers in Active Service Law (Revision) State Council and Central Military Commission
9 Community Correction Law State Council Comments Solicited
2016/12/1
10 Detention Center Law State Council Comments Solicited
2017/6/15
11 Maritime Traffic Safety Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2017/2/14
12 Film Industry Promotion Law State Council Passed
2016/11/7
Oct. 2015
Aug. 2016
Nov. 2016
13 Cultural Relics Protection Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2015/4/24
Apr. 2015
Comments Solicited
(Second Time)
2015/12/28
14 Drug Administration Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2015/4/24
Apr. 2015
15 Nuclear Safety Law NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee Submitted for Deliberation Nov. 2016
Apr. 2017
16 Anti-Unfair Competition Law (Revision) State Council Submitted for Deliberation Feb. 2017
17 Development Planning Law State Council
18 People’s Bank of China Law (Revision) State Council
19 Mineral Resources Law (Revision) State Council
20 Energy Law State Council
21 Circular Economy Promotion Law (Revision) NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee
22 Infrastructure and Public Utilities Franchises Law State Council
23 Deep Seabed Area Resource Exploration and Development Law NPC Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee Passed
2016/2/26
Oct. 2015
Feb. 2016
24 Grassland Law (Revision) State Council
25 Aviation Law State Council and Central Military Commission
26 Criminal Victim Relief Law Council of Chairmen

Category III Projects: Legislative projects for which the legislative conditions are not completely mature and continuing research and discussion are needed

Including legislative items relating to finance and taxation, national economic security, promotion of military-civilian integration, industry associations and chambers of commerce, social credit, and aerospace; legislative items relating to compulsory execution, institutional establishment, administrative procedure; and legislative items relating to radio and television transmission security, preschool education, social assistance, and rural poverty-alleviation and development.

Appendix: Legislative bills not listed in the legislative plan

# Title Institutions Submitting for Deliberation or Units Leading the Drafting Status Deliberative History
1 Teachers Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2013/9/5
2 Certified Public Accountants Law (Revision) State Council Passed
(First Time)
2014/8/31
Aug. 2014
Comments Solicited
(Second Time)
2012/3/31
3 Commodity Circulation Law State Council Comments Solicited
2015/3/31
4 Insurance Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2015/10/14
5 Road Traffic Safety Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
(First Time)
2015/11/2
5 Population and Family Planning Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2015/12/27
Dec. 2015
6 Civil Aviation Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2016/8/8
7 Marine Environmental Protection Law (Revision) State Council Passed Aug. 2016
Nov. 2016
8 Tobacco Leaf Tax Law State Council Comments Solicited
2016/9/27
9 People’s Police Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2016/12/1
10 National Intelligence Law State Council Passed
2017/6/27
Dec. 2016
Jun. 2017
11 Public Security Administration Punishment Law (Revision) State Council Comments Solicited
2017/1/16
12 Enterprise Income Tax Law (Revision) State Council Passed
2017/2/24
Feb. 2017
13 Encryption Law State Council Comments Solicited
2017/4/27
14 National Anthem Law Council of Chairmen Submitted for Deliberation  Jun. 2017
15 Civil Procedure Law (Revision) Supreme People’s Procuratorate Passed
2017/6/27
 Jun. 2017
16 Export Control Law State Council Comments Solicited
2017/6/16