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enabling act

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(Law) a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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Noun1.enabling act - a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The enabling bill was initiated in the lower Congress by Lanao del Sur (1st District) Rep.
Mr Halfon, raising a point of order in the Commons, said: "Last night in the House of Lords, Lord Roberts said: 'My mind went back to Berlin in March 1933 when the enabling bill was passed in the Reichstag, which transferred the democratic right from Parliament into the hands of one man - that was the Chancellor, and his name was Adolf Hitler.' "Now, as someone who is Jewish, and someone who is very proud of our Parliament, I find these remarks absolutely disgusting and shameful.
He said: "My mind went back to Berlin in March 1933 when the Enabling Bill was passed in the Reichstag.
Then there is the issue of the Enabling Bill to allow the referendum that is sitting waiting to be launched, with a provisional date in the parliamentary calendar post-EU summit.
It is also a leader in enabling bill payment using the smart app," said Moza Al Akraf, Acting CIO.
It is an enabling Bill, which doesn't compel anyone to do anything.
If such an endorsement is not forthcoming, the government should move an enabling bill in parliament and get it passed.
Christine Gregoire appears ready to sign an enabling bill backed by the Northwest Credit Union Association that has now cleared both chambers of the state legislature.
He had been under pressure from pro-Europeans to introduce an enabling bill which would allow him to move towards a referendum on the euro swiftly if the economic conditions allowed it .

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