The number of Senate members, including the Speaker, should not exceed half the House of Representatives members. Senate members are directly appointed by His Majesty the King as per terms specified by the Constitution.
The Speaker of the Senate is appointed by His Majesty the King by a Royal Decree, for a two-year renewable term.
Membership term in the Senate is four years, renewable by the King.
The sessions are similar for both Houses (Senate and Representatives).
The legal Senate meetings quorum is two-thirds of the members. Senate meetings are valid as long as the absolute majority of members are present. The Senate takes its decisions by the majority of present members votes excluding the Speaker, unless the Constitution states otherwise. In case of a tie in votes, the Speaker must give his casting vote.
The Permanent Bureau of the Senate consists of the Speaker and his two deputies and two assistants. The two deputies and two assistants are elected for a two-year term:
The Senate’s Standing Committees are nine as follows:
The Higher Council consists of the Speaker of the Senate as chairman and eight members. Three members of the Council are Senators nominated by the Senate, and the other five are judges of the highest civil court selected according to seniority.
The Higher Council exercises the following duties:
Upon the Constitutional provisions and the Senate bylaw, the Senate has two basic roles: legislative and oversight functions.
The Senate exercises financial oversight over State finances via the following:
يشكل اطلاق البوابة الالكترونية (الموقع الالكتروني) لمجلس الاعيان ، انطلاقة جديدة ، وخطوة من خطوات الاصلاح والتطوير الشامل ، التي نعمل عليها ، بهدف تعزيز التواصل مع الجمهور
يتألف المكتب الدائم لمجلس الأعيان من الرئيس ونائبيه ومساعديه ، حيث يتم انتخاب نائبي الرئيس ومساعديه لمدة سنتين