binding piece

binding piece

A piece of lumber which is nailed between two opposite beams or joists to prevent lateral deflection; a straining beam.
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While Senator Francis Escudero, head of the appropriations bill bicam committee, has manifested that the bicam hearings for this year will be made public, it would still be far better if we can pass a binding piece of legislation that would require the live streaming of all legislative proceedings," Ridon said.
The two parties can compromise over the other elements [of CPA] but not in the conduct of the referendum because it is the only binding piece of hope left with the people of South Sudan," he said.
While the declaration is not a legally binding piece of international law, it could lead in this direction.
In passing, the Commission points out that this is simply a Recommendation, and not a binding piece of legislation.
According to this binding piece of legislation, changes have to be both affordable and cost-driven.