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Enactment of Ordinances

What is an ordinance?

Ordinances can be considered as the laws of Buyeo-gun. Depending on its context, the ordinance can impose duties or limit the rights of citizens, or relieve the burdens for, and improve wellness of county residents. However, when penalties are levied by the council, and regulations are proposed that add duties or limit the rights of county residents, the council has to be authorized by national law to do so. Local government may enact an ordinance to impose a fine of no more than 10 million won for any violation of its ordinances.

Ordinance Making Procedure

  • Proposal
    • County mayor
    • Joint signature of at least one-fifth of the registered council members or at least 10 council members
  • Decision-making
    • Attendance of more than half of the registered council members and a positive vote of more than half of the members present
  • Transfer
    • To be sent to the county mayor within five days of the decision-making
  • Promulgation
    • To be promulgated by the county mayor within 20 days
      (Unless otherwise specified, the ordinances take effect from 20 days after the date of promulgation)

Demand for Reconsideration

Refers to the local government heads’ act of returning the proposals for ordinances or budgets to local councils for reconsideration in case those proposals include matters that violate the law or that go against the intention of the local government; or when the proposals contain unacceptable expenses or may possibly cause substantial harm to the public interest.
This act is called a 「veto」 or 「back referral」 in that the proposals are returned back.