Vox populi as a driving force for lawmakers

According to the OECD research the Czech Republic is a country with the second highest rate of laws proposed by the Parliament. Combined with the fact that the right to initiate an amendment to a debated bill is a right already vested to the individual lawmaker, the Czech legislative procedure is facing unique problem of its decentralisation. Especially peculiar is a fact that bills are often covering very sensitive areas with high socioeconomical impacts – laws such as Contract Register Act or the Baillif Code are both examples of very impactful pieces of legislation where regulatory impact assessment was not conducted. Furthermore, the Government must respond to such proposals, usually by introducing its own legislative proposal, therefore individual bills serve as an agenda setting tools. However, from theoretical point of view of legisprudence, such behaviour leads to a legislative inflation and very often to the regulatory failures as well.