Local People’s Congresses and People’s Governments Organic Law

Organic Law of Local People’s Congresses at All Levels and Local People’s Governments at All Levels of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国地方各级人民代表大会和地方各级人民政府组织法

[Current Text: Chinese only]

(adopted July 1, 1979, effective Jan. 1, 1980; amended and effective Dec. 10, 1982; amended and effective Dec. 2, 1986; amended and effective Feb. 28, 1995; amended and effective* Oct. 27, 2004; amended and effective Aug. 28, 2015)
* Except that article 3 took effect upon the subsequent elections of the standing committees of local people’s congresses

  • Status: Amendment pending
  • Legislative Body (Vote): NPC (TBD)
  • Drafter: NPCSC Legislative Affairs Commission; Submitters: Council of Chairpersons (to NPCSC) & NPCSC (to NPC)
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2020 (preparatory), 2021
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPC deliberation – final round: March 2022 (text pending)
    • NPCSC deliberation – 2nd round: December 2021 (Chinese only Δ)
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: October 2021 (Chinese only Δ)
  • Legislative Records
    • NPCSC Stage
    • NPC Stage
      • Explanation (pending)
      • Report on Results of Deliberation (pending)
      • Report on Suggestions for Revision (pending)
      • Presidential Order (pending)
  • Press Conference: TBD

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