enabling legislation

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Noun1.enabling legislation - legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law
legislation, statute law - law enacted 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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After adoption, modernization reforms would apply only to reinsurance contracts entered into after the effective date of required state legislation and regulation (as well as any required federal enabling legislation).
Department of Education, follows the spirit of the enabling legislation by emphasizing the important role the community has in student learning.
In a separate development, the Commission on May 26 adopted enabling legislation to introduce "picture warnings" on cigarette packs - from now on, member states will be able to use the shock images developed by the Commission, which include pictures of blackened lungs and rotten teeth, on cigarette packs.
34, Basic Financial Statements--and Management's Discussion and Analysis--for State and Local Governments, requires that limitations on the use of net assets imposed by enabling legislation be reported as restricted net assets.
S&P warns, though, that without Parliament, new policy cannot advance, including enabling legislation for the Oil Stabilisation Fund.
That is good, as far as it goes, says Baruch's Carmichael, but he believes that Congress must enact enabling legislation for any new agency to have teeth.
Although t he results indicated that the levy of a sales tax does in fact lead to property tax relief, the magnitude of this relief does not approach the dollar-for-dollar relief intended by the enabling legislation. Every dollar of sales tax revenue provides 28 cents of per capita property tax relief while increasing per capita spending by 48 cents.
If this is so, the Government has no alternative but to introduce enabling legislation.
"The absence of a firm timetable for enabling legislation will not halt progress towards the introduction of a commercial mechanism to
"When Congress passed the enabling legislation in 1931, it wrote in the wrong year," says battlefield Assistant Superintendent Chuck Smith.
But that change has to be added to the state enabling legislation.
The code, which is the enabling legislation for the plan, was supposed to be ready in about a year.