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enabling legislation

noun establishing legislaaion, first initiative, law giving authority, law giving power, law granting authority, law granting license, law investing power, original ordinance, seminal measure, underlying act, underlying legislative pronouncement
Associated concepts: enacting clause
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Frank Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy Committee, implied that he would be carrying the ball for enabling legislation in the Senate.
The Captive Insurance Companies Association reports that in the last two years, eight states and the District of Columbia have passed enabling legislation.
Even correcting the date, Smith says, "If we just stuck to our enabling legislation and focused on that one battle, visitors would say, `So what?
Kilbury, Benshoff and Rubin (1992) noted that enabling legislation produces increased social interaction and more acceptance of people with disabilities.
Throughout the enabling legislation of OBRA '87, and indeed, woven into the very fabric of the regulations, is the need to promote and safeguard residents' autonomy, independence and privacy.
Early in the study, the consultants advised that implementation of this likely require enabling legislation.
And Fast Track refers to a capitulation by which Congress has ceded to the President the authority to make an international trade agreement, and to draft the enabling legislation, which then is not subject to Congressional amendment, and which must be accepted or rejected as a whole within ninety session days.
Rather than risk slipping into a fundamental change through backup authority, the Board of Governors feels it would be a wiser course of action to return to the Congress for enabling legislation in the future should such authority appear necessary.
Though public trees are protected by local ordinances in most communities, local governments are often restricted in their authority to preserve trees on private property by a lack of specific enabling legislation.
The enabling legislation stipulated that the new agency should manage the parks in such a way as to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects' but also "leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
While the enabling legislation allows 30-year bonds, issuance of 20-year bonds with level debt service has been legislatively directed and intended, a more appropriate term in light of the long-term uncertainties of the securing revenue stream.
Rendell today signed HB 2, enabling legislation to place a ballot question on the spring primary ballot asking voters to authorize a $625 million bond issue to pay for the Governor's Growing Greener II proposal.