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- At the request of a minister, a draft national ordinance (bill) is drawn up by government officials;
- The Minister proposes to the Council of Ministers (CM) the submittal of a draft national ordinance.
- If the Council of Ministers (CM) concurs herewith, the draft national ordinance is forwarded to the Advisory Council (AC) for advice.
- The Advisory Council (AC) comments on the draft national ordinance;
- The Minister may argue his/her case in a further report and adjust the proposal if necessary. The Minister sends the draft national ordinance to the Parliament.
- The draft national ordinance is examined by a parliamentary committee. The members provide their comments in writing, after which the bill may be amended by the Minister;
- Parliament discusses the draft ordinance before a public hearing. The members of parliament give an assessment and the Minister defends the proposal;
- At the end of the debate, votes are cast on the proposed changes, elements of the draft and the final draft ordinance.
- Governor signs the new national ordinance;
- Besides the Governor, the National Ordinance is countersigned by a minister (the countersignature). However, the minister, not the Governor, is responsible for the new ordinance.
- The Minister of Justice (MinJus) ensures that the law is published in the National Gazette of Aruba, so that everyone is aware of it;
- In the national ordinance is stipulated when the law will enter into force. The coming into effect of the law can also be arranged by a separate act or separate regulation.
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