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Members of the Bundestag Act
(Abgeordnetengesetz)

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Übersetzung durch den Sprachendienst des Deutschen Bundestages in Zusammenarbeit mit Raymond Kerr.

Translation provided by the Language Service of the German Bundestag in cooperation with Raymond Kerr.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 11.7.2014 (BGBl. I S. 906)
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Part One
Acquisition and loss of membership of the Bundestag
Section 1Acquisition and loss of membership of the Bundestag
Part Two
Membership of the Bundestag and professional activity
Section 2Protection of the free exercise of an electoral mandate
Section 3Election leave
Section 4Seniority and length of service
Part Three
Legal status of public servants elected to the Bundestag
Section 5Suspension of the rights and duties arising from employment in the public service
Section 6Reinstatement after expiry of a mandate
Section 7Seniority in the public service
Section 8Civil servants appointed for a fixed term, judges, members of the armed forces and public service employees
Section 9University staff with civil-servant status
Section 10Electoral officials appointed for a fixed term
Part Four
Benefits for Members of the Bundestag
Section 11Members’ remuneration
Section 12Members’ allowances
Section 13Non-entitlement to reimbursement of expenses
Section 14Reduction of the expense allowance
Section 15Receipt of other per diem or attendance allowances
Section 16Right to free use of public transport and reimbursement of travel costs
Section 17Official trips
Part Five
Benefits for former Members of the Bundestag and their surviving dependants
Section 18Transitional emoluments
Section 19Entitlement to receive superannuation benefits
Section 20Amount of superannuation benefits
Section 21Reckonability of periods in other Parliaments
Section 22Damage to health
Section 23Compensatory severance payment
Section 24Transitional allowance for surviving dependants
Section 25Surviving dependants’ pension
Section 25aPension-rights adjustment
Section 25bCost-saving measures with regard to pension entitlements
Section 26Application of civil-service regulations
Part Six
Subsidisation of costs in the event of illness, nursing care and births; assistance
Section 27Subsidisation of costs in the event of illness, nursing care and births
Section 28Assistance
Part Seven
Reckonability of concurrent benefits from public funds
Section 29Reckonability of concurrent benefits from public funds
Part Eight
General provisions
Section 30(repealed)
Section 31Waiver; transferability
Section 32Commencement and expiry of entitlements; payment provisions
Section 33(repealed)
Section 34Implementing provisions
Part Nine
Transitional provisions
Section 35Transitional provisions in respect of the Eleventh Act Amending the Act on the Legal Status of Members of the Bundestag
Section 35aTransitional provisions in respect of the Nineteenth Amendment Act
Section 35bTransitional provisions in respect of the Twenty-seventh Amendment Act
Section 35cTransitional provisions in respect of the Thirtieth Amendment Act
Section 36Transitional provisions for public servants
Section 37Pensions for Members who retired prior to 1968
Section 38Pensions for periods prior to the entry into force of this Act
Section 38a
Section 38bSurviving dependants’ pension in the event of the death of a serving Member of the Bundestag
Section 39Reckonability of previous pension benefits
Section 40Reduced compensatory severance payment
Section 41Continuation of life assurance
Section 42Conversion or cancellation of life assurance
Section 43Continued payment of transitional emoluments
Section 44Reckonable service for transitional emoluments
Part Ten
Independence of Members of the Bundestag
Section 44aExercise of the mandate
Section 44bCode of Conduct
Section 44cScreening for activity or political responsibility for the Ministry of State Security/Office of National Security of the former German Democratic Republic
Section 44dDuty of confidentiality and authority to make a statement
Part Eleven
Parliamentary groups
Section 45Creation of a parliamentary group
Section 46Legal status
Section 47Duties
Section 48Organisation
Section 49Duty of confidentiality of employees of the parliamentary groups
Section 50Monetary benefits and benefits in kind
Section 51Budgetary and economic management; accounting
Section 52Rendering of accounts
Section 53Auditing of accounts
Section 54Termination of legal status and liquidation