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FEDERAL LAW ON PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF DELIMITATION OF JURISDICTIONAL SUBJECTS AND POWERS BETWEEN THE STATE BODIES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE STATE BODIES OF CONSITUENT SUBJECTS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (of June 24, 1999).

Article 4. Principle of supremacy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and federal laws.

In case of discrepancy between provisions of treaties and agreements and provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws and federal laws on jurisdictional subjects of the Russian Federation and joint jurisdiction, provisions of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws and federal laws shall be supreme.

Article 12. Powers of the Russian Federation and constituent subjects of the Russian Federation in the sphere of joint jurisdiction. 

1. Issues of joint jurisdiction of the Russian Federation and constituent subjects of the Russian Federation specified in part 1 of article 72 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation shall be determined in federal laws stipulating a basis (general principles) of legal regulation, including principles of power sharing between the federal bodies and state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation, and also in federal laws on realization of powers of federal bodies.

2. Before adoption of federal laws on issues referred to subjects of joint jurisdiction, constituent subjects of the Russian Federation shall have the right to carry out their own legal regulation on such issues. After adoption of the appropriate federal law, the laws and other normative legal acts of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation shall be harmonized with the adopted federal law.

Article 13. Participation of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation in federal legislative process.

1. Drafts of federal laws on joint jurisdiction shall be coordinated with the state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation according to the order established by the present article.

2. Drafts of federal laws on joint jurisdiction after their submission to the State Duma by the bodies having the right of legislative initiative and after their adoption by the State Duma in the first reading shall be forwarded to the state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation according to the Rules of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - Rules of the State Duma) for possible submission of proposals and remarks within one month.  Before the expiration of specified term the consideration of the bill in second reading shall not be valid.

3. Proposals and remarks concerning drafts of federal laws on joint jurisdiction submitted by the state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation within specified term shall be considered without fail by the corresponding Committee of the State Duma and shall be accepted or rejected according to the Rules of the State Duma. In case more than one third of state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation are against the draft of the federal law as a whole, a Conciliation Committee shall be set up according to the resolution of the State Duma, consisting of deputies of the State Duma and representatives of concerned state bodies of the constituent subjects of the Russian Federation.

4. Representatives of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation authorized by the state bodies of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation shall have the right to take part in drafting federal laws on joint jurisdiction with the right of advisory vote in committees and commissions of the State Duma and working groups, created by the State Duma and its committees and commissions.

Article 14. Limits of delimitation of jurisdictional subjects and powers. 

1. A treaty may be concluded in case of:

) direct indication in the federal law on joint jurisdiction to the right for concluding such treaty on the specified subject of joint jurisdiction;

b) further harmonization of the treaty and a federal law in the sphere of specified subject of joint jurisdiction after adoption of the federal law provided that such federal law doesnt exist.

2. The treaty may concretize subjects of joint jurisdiction in political, economic, social, geographical, ethnic and other specific spheres of constituent subjects of the Russian Federation.

3. An agreement may be concluded on the basis of federal law on joint jurisdiction or on the basis of the treaty.


 
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