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COUNTY’S STATUTE – a local law act containing constitutional and organisational rules in force in the county. Regulations of the c.s. describe the organisation, scope and way of operation of the county. The adoption of c.s. belongs to the exclusive competence of the county council, which is bound in this respect by the provisions of the act on county self-government and laws that determine the county system. C.s. should not be simply a repetition of the provisions of the Act, nor can it contain regulations inconsistent with it. C.s. determines in particular the internal organisation and the work mode of the council and commissions appointed by the council. This means that it regulates issues related to convening county council sessions, preparing for sessions, voting rules, adopting resolutions, councillor’s status. In addition, it defines the rules for the creation and operation of county councillors’ clubs. In c.s. the internal organisation of the audit committee is regulated as well as its powers, that is, the rules and procedures for carrying out inspections and reports on the work, as well as rules regarding the minutes, audit conclusions and the committee’s deliberations. In c.s. one can specify the coat of arms and the county flag. In c.s. the internal organisation and the mode of work of the county’s board are defined, as well as the issue of choosing the starost, deputy starosts and other members of the board. This act also regulates the rules of residents’ access to documents and the use of them. C.s. is subject to publication in the voivodship official journal (→ local law acts adopted by the county) [ S. Kozłowski ].
Literature: D. Dąbek, Prawo miejscowe [Local law], Warszawa 2015.