Section 100, 101 and 102 of the 1999 Constitution: Powers of the State House of Assembly

Powers

The 1999 Constitution

Section 100 (1)

The power of a House of Assembly to make laws shall be exercised by bills passed by the House of Assembly and, except as otherwise provided by this section, assented to by the Governor.

(The Power of the State House of Assembly to make laws must be by making of bills [A proposed law] and such bills must be passed by the State House of Assembly then forwarded to the Governor for Assent [signature signaling approval], (Except there is a separate provision of procedure))


Section 100 (2)

A bill shall not become Law unless it has been duly passed and, subject to subsection (1) of this section, assented to in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(A Bill [proposed law] cannot transform into law unless the State House of Assembly Has passed and forwarded to the Governor for Assent [signature signaling approval])


Section 100 (3)

Where a bill has been passed by the House of Assembly it shall be presented to the Governor for assent.

(After a bill has been passed by the State House of Assembly it must be forwarded to the Governor for Assent [signature signaling approval])


Section 100 (4)

Where a bill is presented to the Governor for assent he shall within thirty days thereof signify that he assents or that he withholds assent.

(Where the State House of the Assembly has passed the Bill and presented it to the Governor, he must signify if he Assents [Approves] to it or withholds his Assent [Approval] to the Bill within 30 days.)


Section 100 (5)

Where the Governor withholds assent and the bill is again passed by the House of

Assembly by two-thirds majority, the bill shall become law and the assent of the Governor shall not be required.

(If the Governor withholds his Assent and two-thirds majority of the House Passes the Bill, The Bill becomes Law and the Governors’ Assent is not required for the bill to become a Law of the State.)


Section 101

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a House of Assembly shall have power to regulate its own procedure, including the procedure for summoning and recess of the House.

(A House of Assembly possess with itself, the power to make certain rule guiding their conducts and regulating their activities in the House (except where the Constitution provides for) )


Section 102

A House of Assembly may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership, and the presence or participation of any person not entitled to be present at or to participate in the proceedings of the House shall not invalidate such proceedings.

(The House of Assembly may conduct their activities even if there’s vacancy amongst their members and the participation of any intruder doesn’t render their activities invalid.)

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