The States and The Regions Hluttaws

Formation of the Region Hlttaw or the State Hluttaw


The Region or State Hluttaw shall be formed with the following persons :


(a)     representatives of the Region or State Hluttaw, two of each are elected from each township in the Regions or the States;


(b)     representatives of the Region Hluttaw, each is elected from each national race determined by the authorities concerned as having  a  population which constitutes 0.1 percent and above of the population of the Union, of the remaining national races other than those who have already obtained the respective Region or a Self-Administered Area in that Region;


(c)     representatives of the State Hluttaw, each is elected from each national race determined by the authorities concerned as having  a  population which constitutes 0.1 percent and above of the population of the Union, of the remaining national races other than those who have already obtained respective State or a Self-Administered Area in that State;


(d)    representatives of the Region or State Hluttaw who are the Defence Services personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services in accord with the law for an equal number of one-third of the total number of Hluttaw representatives elected under Sub-Sections (a) and (b) or (a) and (c).

Term of the Region Hluttaw or the State Hluttaw

The term of the Region or State Hluttaw is the same as the term of the Pyithu Hluttaw. The term of the Region or State Hluttaw expires on the day of the expiry of the Pyithu Hluttaw.

Duties of the Speaker of the Region Hluttaw or the State Hluttaw


The Speaker of the Region Hluttaw or the State Hluttaw shall :
(a)     supervise the Region Hluttaw or the State Hluttaw sessions;


(b)     invite the President, if he is informed of the President’s desire to address the Region Hluttaw or the State Hluttaw;


(c)    make necessary arrangement if the Chief Minister of the Region or State informs his desire to address;


(d)     have the right to invite members of the organization or persons representing any Region or State level organization formed under the Constitution to attend the session of the Region Hluttaw or the State  Hluttaw and give clarifications on matters relating to ongoing discussions, if necessary;


(e)    perform other duties and powers prescribed by the Constitution or any law.

The following functions shall be carried out at the Region or State Hluttaw session:

(a)     Recording the addresses delivered by the President;


(b)     Reading and recording the message sent by President and other messages permitted by the Speaker;


(c)     Recording the address delivered by the Chief Minister of the Region or the State;


(d)     Submitting, discussing and resolving on a Bill;


(e)     Discussing and resolving on the matters to be undertaken by the Region or State Hluttaw in accord with the provisions of the Constitution;


(f)     Discussing, resolving and recording the reports submitted to the Region or State Hluttaw;


(g)     Submitting proposal, discussing and resolving;


(h)     Raising questions and replying;


(i)     Undertaking matters approved by the Speaker of the Region or State Hluttaw.