private member's bill

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private member's bill

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) a public bill introduced in the House of Commons or the legislative assemblies of Canada, Australia, or New Zealand by a private member
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private member's bill

n (Parliament) → progetto di legge ad iniziativa personale
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ISLAMABAD -- The National Assembly on Tuesday witnessed introduction of two private members' bills which were referred to the relevant committees for further consideration.
Private members' bills tend to struggle to become law due to a shortage of parliamentary time or lack of Government support.
He said in a statement: "Last week I came top of the ballot for private members' bills, so I now have a chance to secure a significant change in the law.
TEN-MINUTE Rule Bills and Private Members' Bills bring out both the sublime and the ridiculous in politicians.
He spoke in the debate with Wolverhampton South West Labour MP Rob Marris, who is seeking to push the bill through parliament after topping the ballot for private members' bills, Lord Carey and Sir Graeme Catto.
Mr George topped a ballot for Private Members' Bills - laws introduced by backbench MPs - so has a good chance of being enacted.
Conservative MP James Wharton has topped this year''s ballot of private members' bills.
According to report the 13th National Assembly stands out for pro-women legislation, passing treasury and private members' bills against domestic violence, harassment at work and public places, anti-women practices and elevating the status of the commission on women.
Private Members' Bills are ones presented by members who are not part of cabinet.
But as with previous Private Members' Bills such as the 1967 Abortion Act, which legalised abortion, a passive or supportive Government can help the Bill become law.
Ottawa--The federal government has approved changes in House of Commons procedures that will make all private members' bills and motions votable.
SOME MSPs fear that the right to bring Private Members' Bills will be under threat if Mike Watson's anti-hunt bill is thrown out.

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