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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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Elsewhere, attention in New Jersey was being focused on the state Assembly following reintroduction of an enabling bill in the state Senate by its president, Steve Sweeney.
The festival kicked off with the annual Guardian Media Group lecture, given by Lord David Currie, chairman of Ofcom, the new body which will supervise the communications industry after its enabling bill passes into law.
Accordingly, he ruled that the case had been made for the application of Standing Order 81, enabling Bill 21 to advance through all stages in one day.
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.
In filing the enabling bill to be tackled soon as lawmakers convene the first regular session of the 18th Congress on July 22, Sotto invoked Article II, Section 18 of the Constitution, which specifically provides that 'the State affirms labor as a primary social economic force' and mandating it to 'protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare.'
Lord Currie, chairman of the new overall broadcasting and communications authority Ofcom, whose enabling Bill is still going through Parliament, will open proceedings tonight with the Guardian Media Group lecture, after which he will be open to questions in a session chaired by Radio 4 Today presenter John Humphrys.
In filing the enabling bill, Ejercito emphasized the need to 'not only protect but promote the well-being and the medical needs of the PCG personnel and their dependents.'
An enabling Bill required Government support and there needed to be an agreement on the start-up subsidy that would be paid for the electricity generated.
And Stephen Byers, the Local Government Secretary, has revealed that an enabling bill allowing a referendum to be called will be included in the next Queen's Speech.
"With opposition from the Government, whose support is crucial in getting an enabling Bill through Parliament, the investment from sovereign wealth funds that would underpin the project simply won't be forthcoming."
However, the motion makes plain the MPs' desire for legislation, stating that the Commons 'looks forward to an early introduction of an enabling Bill and expresses its continued determination to secure a total ban on hunting wild mammals with dogs within the next 12 months.

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