The law-making function is the process whereby new laws are enacted into national legislation. The Constitution vests this function in both Houses of Parliament. This means that, in order to become law, a bill must be passed by both Houses in the same text.
The Constitution envisages two types of laws: constitutional amendment laws, which may either amend existing articles of the Constitution or introduce new ones, and ordinary laws, which regulate the life of the community. These two types of laws follow different procedures in terms of their passage through Parliament and their ranking in the legal system.
A constitutional amendment law ranks higher than an ordinary law or other acts having the force of law [i.e. delegated legislation and decree-laws].