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pass law

(formerly, in South Africa) a law restricting the movement of Black Africans, esp from rural to urban areas
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This mad rush to pass laws in the last session is a sad reflection of how lightly our lawmakers actually take their work and, by extension, the law.
Representatives of Highway and Auto Safety urge legislators to pass laws that protect motor vehicle occupants as much as possible, penalize distracted drivers and regulate teenage drivers.
National Right to Life is working to pass laws to ban these barbaric abortions.
When I explained the political situation in Wales to my English friends, in which the Welsh Assembly has to apply for permission from the Westminster Parliament to be able to pass laws concerning devolved issues in Wales, they were absolutely astounded and couldn't see any sense in the process at all.
In his letter on Monday he says that I was wrong in a recent column to claim that the Westminster Parliament cannot pass laws without notifying the European Commission first.
Some Texas officials believe that refusing to pass laws aimed at controlling firearms makes the state safer, arguing that a well-armed population makes would-be criminals think twice.
The Parliament was requested to pass laws more efficiently and to improve political dialogue between the government and opposition.
It means that the Government will not be able to win enough votes to pass laws without the support of members of other parties.
Perhaps our representatives would do well to actually consider their constituents and pass laws allowing a COLA to those on fixed incomes and stop giving themselves raises every year.
"The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say 'I'm just helping black folks.' I'm the President of the entire United States," The New York Daily quoted Obama, as saying.
Here, police fired into a crowd of people demonstrating against the pass laws killing 67, some of who were women and children shot in the back while trying to escape.