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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 2 : PROCEDURE IN COMMITTEE

Rule 45 : Legislative reports

1.   The Chair of the committee to which a proposal for a legislative act is referred shall propose to the committee the procedure to be followed.

2.   Following a decision on the procedure to be followed, and if Rule 46 does not apply, the committee shall appoint a rapporteur on the proposal for a legislative act from among its members or permanent substitutes if it has not yet done so on the basis of the annual legislative and work programme agreed under Rule 35.

3.   The committee's report shall comprise:

(a)   amendments, if any, to the proposal, accompanied, if appropriate, by short justifications which shall be the responsibility of the rapporteur and shall not be put to the vote;

(b)   a draft legislative resolution, in accordance with Rule 55(2);

(c)   if appropriate, an explanatory statement including a financial statement which establishes the magnitude of any financial impact of the report and its compatibility with the multiannual financial framework.

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