enabling clause

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Noun1.enabling clause - 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
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While most agree repeal is the best option, a decision to put in a new enabling clause is not unanimous, while the question of whether to allow for unlimited abortions up to 12 weeks is causing serious divisions at the top of Government.
After putting an enabling clause in the law to increase the peak GST rate to 40 per cent from the proposed 28 per cent, the council has now proposed a maximum compensation cess of 15 per cent which would be levied on the total taxable price of the goods and services, and not just on the tax, as is the case with Education Cess.
This Note argues that, through the use of Article XXIV of the GATT, as well as the adopted Enabling Clause, the European Union is creating agreements, free of trade-barriers, which results in virtually the same entity that was found to be in violation of the MFN clause in the EC-Bananas cases.
He said that unfortunately, despite having such an enabling clause since 2006, no progress was made towards the establishment of a unified market system in the country because of the pending demutualization process of the domestic exchanges.
There is an enabling clause for extension of Section 80C benefits to mutual fund pension schemes under Section 80C(2)(xiiic) of the I-T Act, it remains to be seen if CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) gives its go ahead," says Jimmy Patel, chief executive officer, Quantum Mutual Fund.
I also believe it is important to strengthen the other regular bodies and surveillance mechanisms of the organization, in particular the Committee on Trade and Development, which should continue to be the focal point and coordinator of all development related activities in WTO, including Regional Trade Agreement under Enabling Clause We regret that two members of this Organization continue to block consensus concerning the observer request of the League of Arab States.
The Enabling Clause was formally incorporated into the GATT 1994
Menendez, in a gesture more symbolic than anything else, issued an emotional plea for members to vote for an amendment that would strike the bill's enabling clause.
Commenting on the enabling clause and the following clause guaranteeing cultural freedom to minorities, Leonard Binder described it 'as a step to enshrine the two nation theory in the future constitution of Pakistan' and 'it would certainly give the government more authority in religious matters than is usual in western or westernized states'.
PCG will be seeking clarification of why there is no confirmation that the Finance Bill will contain an enabling clause to put the new HMRC Charter in statute, despite the Chancellor's promise to do so at the PBR.
Ironically, this option would be exercised by numerous GATT, and now WTO (which has absorbed GATT since 1995), members and even the disciplines imposed by Article 24 are now no longer necessary, under a new Enabling Clause, if the preferential trade arrangement is exclusively among "developing country" members.
The enabling clause (or the Act itself) attracted little attention outside Parliament.

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