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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The passage, on 23 May, of enabling legislation by the lower house of the Diet is a positive step towards Japan joining the 187 governments which are already parties to UNTOC.
There is no enabling legislation for social P3s, or P3s of any kind, in the state.
During the local elections, Labour claimed the credit for the street drinking ban proposal we had supported with police as far back as last June and enabling legislation was passed in October by parliament.
Said Ithindi, "For the next 12 months, the task team will develop the policy framework and draft the enabling legislation.
The American movement, however, really started in Massachusetts, when Pierre Jay, a banker and grandson of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Edward Albert Filene pushed the enabling legislation in Massachusetts.
Initially the law would come into effect only in Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim and all Union Territories -- which have enabling legislation for such regulation of the health sector.
The current state of the health care industry in the United States has been shaped by an accumulation of enabling legislation that began in the early twentieth century and continues unabated today.
To receive the money, states have to pass enabling legislation and match those funds, which in a time of economic straights makes extending care at even 50 cents on the dollar daunting.
They successfully sought passage of enabling legislation in both Minnesota and Wisconsin to provide a Co-op Care model, and have since worked to establish healthcare purchasing cooperatives in both states aimed at farmers and small businesses.
Executive agencies, on the other hand, must stay within the limits of procedural statutes and enabling legislation.
Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado recently welcomed the governor's signature on enabling legislation for funding a mission-complementary, renewable energy research collaboration.
Respondents called for the adoption of enabling legislation as well as of legislation favouring the increased mobility of capital and companies in the EU.