Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - January 2017
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COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY, DISCHARGE AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 2 : PROCEDURE IN COMMITTEE

Rule 52 : Own-initiative reports

1.   A committee intending to draw up a non-legislative report or a report under Rule 45 or 46 on a subject within its competence on which no referral has taken place, may do so only with the authorisation of the Conference of Presidents.

The Conference of Presidents shall take a decision on requests for authorisation to draw up reports submitted pursuant to the first subparagraph on the basis of implementing provisions, which it shall lay down.

2.   Where the Conference of Presidents decides to withhold such authorisation, it shall state its reasons for doing so.

Where the subject matter of the report falls within Parliament's right of initiative referred to in Rule 45, the Conference of Presidents may only decide to withhold such authorisation if the conditions set out in the Treaties are not met.

3.   In the cases referred to in Rules 45 and 46, the Conference of Presidents shall take a decision within two months.

4.   Motions for resolutions submitted to Parliament shall be examined under the short presentation procedure set out in Rule 151. Amendments to such motions for resolutions and requests for split votes or separate votes shall only be admissible for consideration in plenary if they are tabled either by the rapporteur, in order to take account of new information, or by at least one-tenth of the Members. Political groups may table alternative motions for resolutions in accordance with Rule 170(3). Rule 180 shall apply to the committee's motion for a resolution and amendments thereto. Rule 180 shall also apply to the single vote on alternative motions for resolutions.

5.   Paragraph 4 shall not apply where the subject of the report qualifies for a key debate in plenary, where the report is drawn up pursuant to the right of initiative referred to in Rule 45 or 46, or where the report has been authorised as a strategic report(1).

(1)See the relevant decision of the Conference of Presidents.
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