enabling act

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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization, often a government minister.
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And two of the champions of the raffles, the Michigan Credit Union League with its "Save to Win" prize drawings and a Boston-area nonprofit, the Doorways to Dreams Fund, voiced optimism that the lobbying efforts on the enabling bills in targeted states can succeed during the remainder of 2011.
Eventually the ban was brought in, but only because an enabling Bill was passed at Westminster.
This new Firework Bill is only an enabling bill with limited powers to restrict certain types of fireworks.
Wednesday, November 13: The Queen's Speech contained an Enabling Bill, following on from the Regional Government White Paper, ``Your Region Your Choice'', published in May.
Welsh Secretary Peter Hain, one of the strongest supporters in the Cabinet for joining the single currency, said he was not disappointed there was no enabling Bill for a referendum.

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