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1. the act or process of making laws; enactment
2. the laws so made
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) One of the basic methods by which the state exercises its functions, consisting in the promulgation of laws by agencies of state power. In the USSR legislation is the exclusive prerogative of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (Constitution of the USSR, 1971, art. 32) and of the Supreme Soviets of the Union and autonomous republics. The enactment of legislation is the most important activity of the Supreme Soviets, since the laws they promulgate encompass the most important aspects of the country’s economic, sociocultural, and political development, as well as the fundamental problems of foreign policy.

(2) The body of legal norms regulating social relations as a whole or one of the forms of social relations, including civil and criminal legislation.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Such legislative bills will incorporate proposals to solve problems indicated from the previous legislative bills, including management of cyber threat information.
The numbers assigned to legislative bills are usually meaningless, often reflecting nothing more than the order in which they were filed.
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AMIDSTS heavy criticism by political parties and resistance from trade unions, the government continues to push for the privatisation of semi-government organisations (SGOs), even as the troika conceded a two-week extension to submitting legislative bills governing the process.
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In addition, said Wu, the KMT caucus is not a rubber stamp of the Executive Yuan and thus has its own opinion in arranging the priority order of legislative bills. He urged Christina Liu to step up communications with legislators for the proposed securities transaction gains tax.
The Senate app can be used to access and manage information, including calendars, legislative bills, parliamentary correspondence, and meeting documents.
In some states, such concerns have resulted in citizen petitions and legislative bills that establish space and/or movement requirements for sows and/or laying hens.
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He proposed a significant expansion of community health centers, an idea he said is not being included in the current legislative bills which have already been passed by the House and Senate.
The senators and House members look to their voters for guidance and assistance in understanding which legislative bills and causes are important to their constituents, and worth fighting for.

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