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General Principles-Part 7

  1/24/2013
6- The Legislative Power 
6.2- Powers and Authority of The Islamic Consultative Assembly
Article 71
The Islamic Consultative Assembly can establish laws on all matters, within the limits of its competence as laid down in the Constitution. 
 
Article 72
The Islamic Consultative Assembly cannot enact laws contrary to the usual and ahkam of the official religion of the country or to the Constitution. It is the duty of the Guardian Council to determine whether a violation has occurred, in accordance with Article 96. 
 
Article 73
The interpretation of ordinary laws falls within the competence of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The intent of this Article does not prevent the interpretations that judges may make in the course of cassation. 
 
Article 74
Government bills are presented to the Islamic Consultative Assembly after receiving the approval of the Council of Ministers. Members' bills may be introduced in the Islamic Consultative Assembly if sponsored by at least fifteen members. 
 
Article 75
Members' bills and proposals and amendments to governments bills proposed by members that entail the reduction of the public income or the increase of public expenditure may be introduced in the Assembly only if means for compensating for the decrease in income or for meeting the new expenditure are also specified. 
 
Article 76
The Islamic Consultative Assembly has the right to investigate and examine all the affairs of the country. 
 
Article 77
International treaties, protocols, contracts, and agreements must be approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly. 
 
Article 78
All changes in the boundaries of the country are forbidden, with the exception of minor amendments in keeping with the interests of the country, on condition that they are not unilateral, do not encroach on the independence and territorial integrity of the country, and receive the approval of four-fifths of the total members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. 
 
Article 79
The proclamation of martial law is forbidden. In case of war or emergency conditions akin to war, the government has the right to impose temporarily certain necessary restrictions, with the agreement of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. In no case can such restrictions last for more than thirty days; if the need for them persists beyond this limit, the government must obtain new authorization for them from the Assembly. 
 
Article 80
The taking and giving of loans or grants-in-aid, domestic and foreign, by the government, must be approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly. 
 
Article 81
The granting of concessions to foreigners for the formation of companies or institutions dealing with commerce, industry, agriculture, services or mineral extraction, is absolutely forbidden. 
 
Article 82
The employment of foreign experts is forbidden, except in cases of necessity and with the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. 
 
Article 83
Government buildings and properties forming part of the national heritage cannot be transferred except with the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; that, too, is not applicable in the case of irreplaceable treasures. 
 
Article 84