Archive: Solicitations of Public Comments on Draft Laws by State Council Bodies

We track solicitations of public comments on draft laws by State Council bodies because these drafts would eventually come before the NPC Standing Committee (NPCSC). Such comments solicitations since the start of the 12th NPC’s term (March 2013) are archived on this page.

Notes

  1. Entries are arranged reverse chronologically.
  2. Draft laws that have been submitted to the NPCSC before June 2017 are omitted from this archive.
  3. Grayed out entries are superseded by more recent solicitations of public comments.
  4. Green entries have been submitted to the NPCSC for deliberation.
  5. Only the agencies that solicited public comments are listed; they did not necessarily authored the drafts.
  6. All draft laws are available in Chinese (“ZH”) and as PDFs only. Unofficial English translations (“EN”) are linked when available.
  7. Attachment code key: “” — explanation (说明) attached; “Δ” — (For revisions and amendments only) comparison with current law attached.

2017

  • Vehicle Purchase Tax Law 车辆购置税法 (ZH†)
    8/7/2017 – 9/6/2017
    Ministry of Finance & State Administration of Taxation
  • Production Safety Law (Amendment) 安全生产法(修正)(ZHΔ)
    6/23/2017 – 7/23/2017
    State Administration of Work Safety
  • Export Control Law 出口管制法 (ZH)
    6/16/2017 – 7/15/2017
    Ministry of Commerce
  • Detention Center Law 看守所法 (ZHEN)
    6/15/2017 – 7/15/2017
    Ministry of Public Security
  • Encryption Law 密码法 (ZHEN†)
    4/13/2017 – 5/12/2017
    State Cryptography Administration
  • Maritime Traffic Safety Law (Revision) 海上交通安全法(修订)(ZH)
    2/14/2017 – 3/14/2017
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Farmland Occupancy Tax Law 耕地占用税法 (ZH†)
    1/16/2017 – 2/14/2017
    Ministry of Finance & State Administration of Taxation
  • Public Security Administrative Punishment Law (Revision) 治安管理处罚法(修订)(ZHEN)
    1/16/2017 – 2/15/2017
    Ministry of Public Security

2016

  • Community Correction Law 社区矫正法 (ZHEN)
    12/1/2016 – 12/31/2016
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • People’s Police Law (Revision) 人民警察法(修订) (ZHEN)
    12/1/2016 – 12/31/2016
    Ministry of Public Security
  • Tobacco Leaf Tax Law 烟叶税法 (ZH†)
    10/17/2016 – 11/16/2016
    State Administration of Taxation
  • Vessel Tonnage Law 船舶吨税法 (ZH†)
    10/17/2016 – 11/17/2016
    Ministry of Finance
  • Forest Law (Modification*) 森林法(修改*)(ZH)
    9/27/2016 – 10/25/2016
    State Forestry Administration
    (* The Administration did not specify whether it was proposing an amendment or a revision to the Law.)
  • Civil Aviation Law (Revision) 民用航空法(修订)(ZHΔ)
    8/8/2016 – 9/6/2016
    Civil Aviation Administration

2015

  • Cultural Relics Protection Law (Revision) 文物保护法(修订)(ZHΔ)
    12/28/2015 – 1/28/2016
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Patent Law (Revision) 专利法(修订)(ZHΔ)
    12/2/2015 – 1/1/2016
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Road Traffic Safety Law (Amendment) 道路交通安全法(修正)(ZHΔ)
    11/2/2015 – 12/2/2015
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Insurance Law (Amendment) 保险法(修正)(ZHΔ)
    10/14/2015 – 11/14/2015
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Commodity Circulation Law 商品流通法 (ZH)
    3/31/2015 – 4/30/2015
    Ministry of Commerce
  • Foreign Investment Law 外国投资法 (ZH†)
    1/19/2015 – 2/17/2015
    Ministry of Commerce
  • Tax Collection Administration Law (Revision) 税收征收管理法(修订)(ZHΔ)
    1/5/2015 – 2/3/2015
    Office of Legislative Affairs

2014

  • Grain Law 粮食法 (ZH)
    11/21/2014 – 12/21/2014
    Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Copyright Law (Revision) 著作权法(修订)(ZH)
    6/6/2014 – 7/5/2014
    Office of Legislative Affairs

2013

  • Tax Collection Administration Law (Amendment) 税收征收管理法(修正)(ZHΔ)
    6/7/2013 – 7/7/2013

    Office of Legislative Affairs