legislative act


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Noun1.legislative act - an act passed by a legislative body
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
fair-trade act - formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise; eliminated by the United States Congress in 1975
Stamp Act - an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
enabling act, enabling clause - a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
ordinance - a statute enacted by a city government
special act - a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
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 apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice.
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
But Washington's secretary of state, Sam Reed, and public records officer, Brenda Galarza, say that signing a petition is a legislative act not entitled to secrecy.
If the court strikes down some legislative act on the grounds that it has not satisfied the state's duty to provide an education, the Legislature cannot respond by doing nothing.
No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution can be valid.
29 on the right of abode in Hong Kong stated that the court has the right to examine whether any legislative act of the mainland's National People's Congress or its Standing Committee is consistent with the Basic Law, the miniconstitution of Hong Kong.
The case involved a lawsuit filed by the head of a city department who charged that a city budget resolution voted on by the council to eliminate the department was a form of administrative retaliation arising from other activities rather than a legislative act.
In September 2011 (Case T-18/10), the General Court dismissed this action, since the basic regulation is a legislative act, which can be challenged by natural and legal persons only on the dual condition that the act should be of direct and individual concern to them.
Although a 1987 legislative act gives CLWA directors power to appoint, it does not empower them to revoke appointments.
The basic legislative act stipulates whether the Commission can adopt a delegated act for a fixed or indefinite period of time.
As his first legislative act, newly elected Assemblyman George Runner has introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age for kindergartners, requiring children born after Sept.
The main positives from this legislative act are first, that reinsurance costs for 21st Century Holding Company now look to be about 20% less than they were last year.

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