Since the Constituent Assembly and the First Knesset are unable to put a constitution together, the Knesset legislates basic laws on various subjects. The Ninth Basic Law of Israel is passed by the Twelfth Knesset on February 15, 1988. Most of the law is a re-enactment of previous instructions, which are scattered in other laws. The law deals with the powers, tasks and duties of the State Comptroller in his/her supervision of government bodies and as ombudsman, the manner in which s/he is elected (by the Knesset) and the budget of the comptroller’s office. The law states that the State Comptroller is responsible solely to the Knesset.