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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization
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Illinois' enabling act, for example, merely refers to a
legislative intent of the enabling act allows standing to enforce based
courts relied heavily when interpreting their own state enabling acts.
in the 1920s and 1930s did not interpret either the enabling acts or
The focal and enabling acts that a writer performs in the process of enacting an exchange whereby he anticipates the reactions of the addressee to what he says have been identified in all the judgments selected for study.
Focal acts tend to occur in the initial part and the final part of the judgment, whereas enabling acts tend to occur in the middle part.
levels, the enabling acts in this second wave are especially instructive
were the results, along with a series of enabling acts empowering the
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.
The state zoning enabling acts provide specific provisions that vest authority with municipalities to include provisions in their zoning ordinances that mandate approval of a site plan prior to approval of a land use request, provided such provisions identify, in part, the procedures and requirements for submission and approval of the site plan.
35) Many states had multiple enabling acts before they finally joined the Union.
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.

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