President Andrzej Duda signed the budget law for 2024, but at the same time decided to refer it to the Constitutional Tribunal for post-control.
The Chancellery of the President announced that President Andrzej Duda decided to sign the Budget Act for 2024, as well as the Act of January 16, 2024 on special solutions for the implementation of the Budget Act for 2024, and the Act of January 16, 2024. amending the Act – Provisions introducing the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science and the Act – Law on Higher Education and Science.
The Budget Act for 2024 was signed by the President, but…
At the same time, the president decided to refer the above-mentioned laws, under the procedure of post-control, to the Constitutional Tribunal to examine their compliance with the Constitution.
– Due to doubts related to the correctness of the procedure for adopting the above-mentioned acts, i.e. the inability of MPs Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik to participate in the work of the Sejm on these acts, the President decided to refer the above acts, in the mode of post-control, to the Constitutional Tribunal to examine their compliance with the Constitution – informs the Chancellery of the President in a statement.
The Chancellery of the President emphasizes that “similar actions will be taken by the President of the Republic of Poland each time Members of Parliament are prevented from exercising their mandate resulting from general elections.”
– It should be emphasized that the issue of expiry of mandates was clearly decided by the Supreme Court. Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik are members of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland – it was written in the statement.
In a statement, the Chancellery of the President also commented on speculations regarding the president shortening the term of office of parliament. It was recalled that “in accordance with Art. 225 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic of Poland may, within 14 days, order the shortening of the term of office of the Sejm if, within 4 months from the date of submitting the draft budget act to the Sejm, it is not presented to the President of the Republic of Poland for signature. – In relation to the budget act for 2024, such a situation did not occur. places – reminds the Chancellery of the President.
Let us recall that the Sejm adopted the budget act on January 18. It predicts that in 2024, state revenues will amount to PLN 682.4 billion. Taxes will contribute almost PLN 603.9 billion to the budget. The expenditure limit was set at PLN 866.4 billion and is higher than that planned in the amended Budget Act for 2023 by nearly PLN 173 billion, or 24.9%. Therefore, the state budget deficit is estimated at no more than PLN 184 billion. The budget deficit of European funds was set at PLN 32.5 billion.