Article 258-262 Uganda Constitution 1995

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Article 258-262 Uganda Constitution 1995

Article 258, 259, 260, 261, and 262 of the Uganda Constitution 1995 are under Chapter 18 of the Constitution. Chapter 18 is titled ‘Amendment of the Constitution‘.

Article 258 Uganda Constitution

Amendment of Constitution

1. Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, Parliament may amend by way of
addition, variation or repeal, any provision of this Constitution in accordance
with the procedure laid down in this Chapter.

2. This Constitution shall not be amended except by an Act of Parliament
a. the sole purpose of which is to amend this Constitution; and
b. the Act has been passed in accordance with this Chapter

Article 259 Uganda Constitution

Amendments requiring a referendum

(1) A bill for an Act of Parliament seeking to amend any of the provisions specified in clause (2) of this article shall not be taken as passed unless—
(a) it is supported at the second and third readings in Parliament by not less than two-thirds of all members of Parliament; and
(b) it has been referred to a decision of the people and approved by them in a referendum.

(2) The provisions referred to in clause (1) of this article are—
(a) this article;
(b) Chapter One—articles l and 2;
(c) Chapter Four—article 44;
(d) Chapter Five—articles 69, 74 and 75;
(e) Chapter Six—article 79(2);
(f) Chapter Seven—article 105(1);
(g) Chapter Eight—article 128(1); and
(h) Chapter Sixteen.

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Article 260 Uganda Constitution

Amendments requiring approval by district councils

(1) A bill for an Act of Parliament seeking to amend any of the provisions specified in clause (2) of this article shall not be taken as passed
unless—
(a) it is supported at the second and third readings in Parliament by not less than two-thirds of all members of Parliament; and
(b) it has been ratified by at least two-thirds of the members of the district council in each of at least two-thirds of all the districts of Uganda.

(2) The provisions referred to in clause (1) of this article are—
(a) this article;
(b) Chapter Two—article 5(2);
(c) Chapter Nine—article 152;
(d) Chapter Eleven—articles 176(1), 178, 189 and 197.

Article 261 Uganda Constitution

Amendments by Parliament

A bill for an Act of Parliament to amend any provision of the Constitution, other than those referred to in articles 260 and 261 of this Constitution, shall not be taken as passed unless it is supported at the second and third readings by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all members of Parliament.

Article 262 Uganda Constitution

Certificate of compliance

(1) The votes on the second and third readings referred to in articles 260 and 261 of this Constitution shall be separated by at least fourteen sitting days of Parliament.

(2) A bill for the amendment of this Constitution which has been passed in accordance with this Chapter shall be assented to by the President only if—
(a) it is accompanied by a certificate of the Speaker that the provisions of this Chapter have been complied with in relation to it; and
(b) in the case of a bill to amend a provision to which article 260 or 261 of this Constitution applies, it is accompanied by a certificate of the Electoral Commission that the amendment has been approved at a referendum or, as the case may be, ratified by the district councils in accordance with this Chapter.
(3) Where the provisions of clause (2) of this article are complied with in the case of a bill to which article 260 or 261 of this Constitution applies, the President shall not refuse to assent to the bill.
(4) Where in the case of a bill to which clause (3) of this article applies the President—
(a) refuses to assent to the bill; or
(b) fails to assent to the bill within thirty days after the bill is submitted, the President shall be taken to have assented to the bill, and the Speaker shall cause a copy of the bill to be laid before Parliament and the bill shall become law without the assent of the President.

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