The work of the Saeima is divided into sessions. In the course of one year, there are three regular sessions of the Saeima – autumn, winter and spring sessions. Extraordinary sessions may be convened at any time during the recess between regular sessions.
Regular plenary sittings are usually held once a week on Thursdays.
Answers to parliamentary questions
Database of parliamentary documents
The database consists of five sections – draft laws, draft decisions, parliamentary questions and requests to the government, and draft laws to be reviewed in parliamentary committees.
Information on the progress of the documents considered in the Saeima in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Rules of Procedure is summarised in each section, including full text of the relevant document
Statistics on parliamentary documents
Statistical summary of the issues discussed in the plenary sittings of the Saeima: draft laws, draft decisions, parliamentary questions and requests to the government.
Statistical data are grouped by sittings, sessions and convocations of the Saeima.
Procedure for adopting laws
The Saeima is the legislature of the Republic of Latvia. It is the only public authority in Latvia with the right to adopt laws. Draft laws may be submitted to the Saeima by the President of Latvia, the Cabinet of Ministers, committees of the Saeima, at least five MPs, and, in accordance with the procedure and to the extent set forth by the Constitution, at least one tenth of the electorate.