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private member's bill

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(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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Private member's bills can be left in limbo, even if they get through a second reading, as this is expected to.
Mr Chope's 47 private member's bills include the Public Service Broadcasters (Privatisation) Bill, which aims to privatise the BBC and Channel 4.
There have been 38 sittings with 48 Private Member's Bills taken but not one of them have moved past that stage.
Private member's bills rarely become law although some have brought about significant changes to the law, such as the Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965 and the Abortion Act 1967.
My own interest with private member's bills started in the winter of 2007 while I was serving as the Minister of Labour for the Calvert government in Saskatchewan.
Hence, very few private member's bills make it to enactment.
She added: "Usually private member's Bills go nowhere and I tend to steer well clear of them.
Edmonton -- A provincial private member's bill that would have protected Albertans who oppose homosexual activity from fines or discrimination charges was killed after Liberal and NDP opposition members commandeered the time available for private member's bills with procedural matters; and after departing Premier Ralph Klein failed to endorse the efforts of his fellow Progressive Conservative.
I am cautiously optimistic, but as with all private member's bills, you can never be certain.
But MPs in the House of Commons suggested complicated amendments and gave long speeches, meaning the bill ran out of time and had to be dropped, a common fate for private member's bills.
The move was a bitter disappointment to the Northfield MP who had come top of the ballot for Private Member's Bills.
Although in the three minority Parliaments we see a significantly higher percentage of private Member's bills being voted on and passed by the House (an expected occurrence since most are proposed by the opposition), we actually see a lower percentage of them becoming law--since 2004, only 14 PMB (representing 1.

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