Administrative Penalties Law

Administrative Penalties Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国行政处罚法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese only]

(adopted Mar. 17, 1996, effective Oct. 1, 1996; amended and effective Aug. 27, 2009; amended Sept. 1, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018)

  • Status: Revision pending
  • Legislative Body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter: NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission; Submitter: Council of Chairmen
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2020
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 2nd round: October 2020 (text pending)
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: June 2020 (Chinese only)
  • Legislative Records
    • Explanation (June 28, 2020)
    • Report on Status of Revision (pending)
    • Report on Results of Deliberation (pending)
    • Report on Suggestions for Revision (pending)
    • Presidential Order (pending)
  • Press Conference: TBD

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