Bayerischer Landtag

Plenary session (plenary)

The plenary session takes place in the plenary chamber. This is the forum of the major debates. 

First meeting of the 17th electoral term: October 7th, 2013. | Foto: Rolf Poss

Here, bills as well as motions introduced by the members of Parliament are conclusively discussed and decided on. So when decisions of the State Parliament are spoken of in the media, the decisions of the plenary session are always meant. In addition, the State Parliament discusses important, current topics in Topical Debates, in Major Interpellations to the state government, in urgency motions directly introduced to the plenary sitting and within the framework of government declarations.

As a rule, the plenary session meets on a public basis. The shorthand writers’ service of the Office of the Bavarian State Parliament writes verbatim meeting reports that are published as official State Parliament minutes and can also be viewed on the internet at

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