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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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Ogada said they will pass laws which will enhance disaster management preparedness when they resume proceedings.
I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don't like.
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.
And it will help us pass laws to make this horrific, unconscionable act a thing of the past.
Unfortunately AMs, civil servants and others are obliged under the present system to spend large amounts of time in drawing down the powers to pass laws.
The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say 'I'm just helping black folks.
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.
Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.
Some possibilities: seek new sources of oil other than the Middle East; pass laws that encourage automakers to build more fuel-efficient cars; develop improved petroleum-mining technology; use renewable sources of energy such as hydrogen, wind, solar power, and ethanol Ca fuel made from corn).
Can MPs not pass laws to force firms to trim their profits at such a time, instead of just passing the problem to their customers?
Why might some slates pass laws banning the use of fireworks that are intended for use by consumers?
Communities can still pass laws requiring some workers to live in the same county or a neighboring county.