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private bill

a bill presented to Parliament or Congress on behalf of a private individual, corporation, etc.
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On the onset of proceedings MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hasan presented private bill number 13, seeking the establishment of Altaf Hussain University in Karachi.
Durham North MP Kevan Jones overcame last minute opposition to push his private bill through the Commons, declaring it would make a real difference to millions of workers, particularly women.
Officers have backed moves to introduce a Private Bill in Parliament under a proposed crackdown on people selling trinkets, such as mobile phone covers, jewellery, balloons, socks and toys, on the street.
Private Bills seek to exempt an individual or organization from the application of the general law or cover some situation not provided for in legislation.
The Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills met on November, 15, 21, 22, December 6 and 7, 2006, to conduct public hearings and clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 124, An Act to provide for fair registration practices in Ontario's regulated professions.
Anyone wishing to object to the Bill must obtain the correct documentation from Chris Bolton, in the Private Bills office.
Private Bills - separate from the Private Members' Bills which saw Baroness Finlay last year introduce a Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill - are introduced by organisations outside Parliament to obtain powers in excess of, or in conflict with, the general law.
He ruled that the National Assembly has not passed or rejected the private bills of Senators Maula Bux Chandio and Syeda Sughra Imam despite the passage of 90 days.
The meeting also demanded that PPP should explain its position on the private bills that were formulated by Ms Rahman and condemned Asma Jehangir and other NGOs for their campaign to amend the Islamic law on the behest of the West.
By the conclusion of the sitting, 41 Government Bills, one Private Members' Public Bill and three Private Bills were passed by the Assembly.
Private bills are promoted by organisations to obtain powers for themselves in excess of, or in conflict with, general law.
The committee met under the chairmanship of Chaudhry Barjees Tahir and expressed displeasure over the lenient attitude of the ministry towards private bills.