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Article 116: Governor's assent to Bills

1. When a Bill has been passed by the Provincial Assembly, it shall be presented to the Governor for assent.

2. When a Bill is presented to the Governor for assent, the Governor shall, within ten days.

a. assent to the Bill; or

b. in the case of a Bill other than a Money Bill, return the Bill to the Provincial Assembly with a message requesting that the Bill, or any specified provision thereof, be reconsidered and that any amendment specified in the message be considered.

3. When the Governor has returned a Bill to the Provincial Assembly it shall be reconsidered by the Provincial Assembly and, if it is again passed, with or without amendment, by the Provincial Assembly, by the votes of the majority of the members of the Provincial Assembly present and voting, it shall be again Presented to the Governor and the Governor shall give his assent within ten days, failing which such assent shall be deemed to have been given.

4. When the Governor has assented or is deemed to have assented to a Bill, it shall become law and be called an Act of Provincial Assembly.

5. No Act of a Provincial Assembly, and no provision in any such Act, shall be invalid by reason only that some recommendation, previous sanction or consent required by the Constitution was not given if that Act was assented to accordance with the Constitution.


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