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Unformatted text preview: stigation 5. Question hour Q: What is Legislative Power? A: It is the power or competence of the legislative to propose, enact, ordain, amend/alter, modify, abrogate or repeal laws. It is vested in the Congress which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives, except to the extent reserved to the people by the provision on initiative and referendum. Q: What are the limitations of such power? A: 1. SUBSTANTIVE— a. Express: i. Bill of Rights (Article III, 1987 Constitution) ii. On Appropriations (Sections 25 and 29 paragraphs 1 and 2, Article VI) iii. On taxation (Sections 28 and 29, paragraph 3, Article VI) ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 31 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 iv. On Constitutional appellate jurisdiction of SC (Section 30, Article VI) v. No law granting title of royalty or nobility shall be passed (Section 31, Article VI) vi. No specific funds shall be appropriated or paid for use or benefit of any religion, sect, etc., except for priests, etc., assigned to AFP, penal institutions, etc. (Sections 29, paragraph 2, Article VI) b. Implied: i. Prohibition against irrepealable laws ii. Non‐delegation of powers 2. PROCEDURAL— a. Only one subject, to be stated in the title of the bill (Sec. 26, par. 1, Article VI) b. Three (3) readings on separate days; printed copies of the bill in its final form distributed to members 3 days before its passage, except if President certifies to its immediate enactment to meet a public calamity or emergency; upon its last reading, no amendment allowed and the vote thereon taken immediately and the yeas and nays entered into the Journal (Section 26, paragraph 2, Article VI) c. Appropriation bills , revenue bills, tariff bills, bills authorizing the increase of public debt, bills of local...
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