WHEREAS, this complete power to legislate is to be exercised in accordance with a procedure followed by the House, having consulted upon and consented to it;
WHEREAS, the legislative procedure of the House ought to emphasize on the democratic tenets embodied in the Constitution and its modus operandi ought to be carefully devised with transparency and comprehensibility to the public in mind;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Articles 59(2) and 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
2) "the House" means the House of Peoples' Representatives established pursuant to the provisions of Articles 53 to 60 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;
3) "Secretary" means the Head of the Secretariat established under Proclamation No. 13/1995
4) "Draft Legislation" means any matter brought before the House for its consideration.
5) The Speaker shall, upon submission of a draft legislation to him, notify the House of its content and essence; cause it to be itemized in the agenda for preliminary reading.
3) Where, subsequent to the reading of the draft legislation submitted, two-thirds of the members of the House decide that the House ought to directly consider the matter at its regular meeting, the matter shall not be referred to a Committee.
4) Upon completion of the reading of the draft legislation under sub-Articles (1) and (2), the Speaker shall open the floor for deliberations on the spirit of the draft legislation in general.
5) Upon winding-up of the deliberations, the draft legislation shall be numbered and referred to the concerned Committee by the Speaker.
(c) the Economic Affairs Committee;
(d) the Defense and Security Committee;
(e) the Foreign Affairs Committee;
(f) the Social Affairs Committee;
(g) the Committee for the Administrative Affairs of the House;
(h) the Mass Media and Cultural Affairs Committee;
(i) the Women's Affairs Committee.
4) The Chairman and Secretary of each Committee shall be accountable to their respective Committee and to the Speaker.
5) Each Committee shall draw up its own rules of procedure and have it approved by the House.
6) The House may form other Committees and sub-committees as necessary.
(c) submit; to the Speaker, a report consisting of its investigation, study and decision on the matter.
4) Subsequent to having sufficiently deliberated on the report, the House shall decide, by a majority vote, on whether to accept, modify, approve or reject the proposals of the Committee having considered the draft legislation.
5) The Speaker shall make official declaration of the position taken by the House on the draft legislation.
3) The approved legislation shall be numbered by the Speaker and thereby published in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.