Under Article 27 of the Basic Law No. 2011-6 of 16 December 2011 on the organization provisional government the Constituent Assembly ended with the provisions of the Constitution of 1 June 1959. Download

Article 28 (Amended by law n° 88-88 dated July 25, 1988 and by constitutional law n° 2002-51 dated June 1, 2002)

The Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Advisors exercise the legislative power, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
The power to initiate laws is shared equally by the President of the Republic and the members of the Chamber of Deputies. Priority is given to bills submitted by the President of the Republic.
Bills submitted by the members of the chamber of Deputies are not acceptable if their adoption leads to the reduction of public resources or adds new costs or expenses.
These provisions apply also to amendments introduced into the bills.
The Chamber of Deputies and the chamber of Advisors may authorize the President of the Republic, for a set period of time and for a specific purpose, to issue decrees which he submits, as the case may be, to ratification by the Chamber of Deputies or by both chambers, upon expiration of that period.
The Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Advisors adopt organic laws by an absolute majority of thier respective members, and adopt ordinary laws by a majority of the members present. This majority must not be less than one-third of the members of the concerned chamber.
A bill for an organic law may not be submitted to deliberation by the Chamber of Deputies until two weeks after it has been tabled.
Laws considered to be of an organic nature are those specified by Articles 4, 8, 9, 10, 33, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 and 75 of the Constitution. The Electoral Code is an organic law.
The Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Advisors adopt draft finance laws and bills concerning regulation of the budget under the terms stipulated in the organic budget law. If on December 31 the Chamber of Advisors does not adopt the draft finance laws whereas the Chamber of Deputies adopts them before that date, the laws are submitted to the President of the Republic for promulgation.
The budget must be adopted on December 31 at the latest. If the two chambers have not voted on the budget by that date, the provisions of the draft finance laws may be implemented by decree, in renewable quarterly installments.