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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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For instance, while the four enabling acts allowed most
Ambiguous enabling acts, or those that endow conservation easements with
The article concludes that no simple response can be provided to answer these questions as to the burden and standard of proof in SAT and that, in essence, it is a case of the proverbial horses for courses depending under which enabling Act the proceeding is conducted.
language in comparison to the other enabling acts, courts relied on its
Widdowson points out that "the reader has to distinguish between the focal acts, which express the essential substance of the writer's intent, and the enabling acts, which simply serve as a means of conveyance" (1984:38).
Said the court: "The Enabling Act unequivocally demands both that the trust receive the full value of any lands transferred from it and that any funds received be employed only for the purposes for which the lands were given.
361,392 (1989) (noting "the logical morass of distinguishing between substantive and procedural rules" and admitting that "this Court's rulemaking under the enabling Acts has been substantive and political in the sense that the rules of procedure have important effects on the substantive rights of litigants" (citation omitted)).
Similarly, the state zoning enabling acts provide specific provisions that vest authority with municipalities to require a "deposit of performance guarantee.
If, instead, courts were to choose originalism and strictly limit lawmakers to their enumerated powers,(41) then the constitutional metaphor for agency enabling acts seemingly adds nothing to the traditional analogy to corporate charters.
Enabling acts outline the steps a territory's citizenry must take to become a state.
Nearly all American zoning ordinances, based on the Standard Zoning Enabling Act promoted by Secretary Herbert Hoover's Department of Commerce in the late 1920s, authorize "accessory uses" in residential neighborhoods.
Code, which contains the parks' enabling acts, but we can all read--and act upon--this succinct handbook.

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