Council of State, Chamber of Audit, Advisory Bodies

Article 73
(1) The Council of State or a section of the Council shall be consulted on Bills and draft general administrative orders as well as proposals for the approval of treaties by the Parliament.  Such consultation may be dispensed with in cases to be laid down by Act of Parliament.
(2) The Council or a section of the Council shall be responsible for investigating administrative disputes where the decision has to be given by Royal Decree, and for advising on the ruling to be given in the said dispute.
(3) The Council or a section of the Council may be required by Act of Parliament to give decisions in administrative disputes.
 
Article 74
(1) The King shall be President of the Council of State.  The heir presumptive shall be legally entitled to have a seat on the Council on attaining the age of eighteen.  Other members of the Royal House may be granted a seat on the Council by or in accordance with an Act of Parliament.
(2) The members of the Council shall be appointed for life byRoyal Decree.
(3) They shall cease to be members of the Council on resignation or on attaining an age to be determined by Act of Parliament.
(4) They may be suspended or dismissed from membership by the Council in instances specified by Act of Parliament.
(5) Their legal status shall in other respects be regulated by Act of Parliament.
 
Article 75
(1) The organization, composition and powers of the Council of State shall be regulated by Act of Parliament.
(2) Additional duties may be assigned to the Council or a section of the Council by Act of Parliament.
 
Article 76
The General Chamber of Audit shall be responsible for examining the State's revenues and expenditures.
 
Article 77
(1) The members of the General Chamber of Audit shall be appointed for life by Royal Decree from a list of three persons per vacancy drawn up by the Second Chamber of the Parliament.
(2) They shall cease to be members on resignation or on attaining an age to be determined by Act of Parliament.
(3) They may be suspended or dismissed from membership by the Supreme Court in cases to be laid down by Act of Parliament.
(4) Their legal status shall in other respects be regulated by Act of Parliament.
 
Article 78
(1) The organization, composition and powers of the General Chamber of Audit shall be regulated by Act of Parliament.
(2) Additional duties may be assigned to the General Chamber of Audit by Act of Parliament.
 
Article 79
(1) Permanent bodies to advise on matters relating to legislation and administration of the State shall be established by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.
(2) The organization, composition and powers of such bodies shall be regulated by Act of Parliament.
(3) Duties in addition to advisory ones may be assigned to such bodies by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.
 
Article 80
(1) The recommendations made by the bodies referred to in the present chapter shall be made public according to rules to be laid down by Act of Parliament.
(2) Other than in cases to be laid down by Act of Parliament, recommendations made in respect of Bills presented by or on behalf of the King shall be submitted to the Parliament.