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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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The film ends reminding the viewer that in the hour it took to watch it, six families had been kicked out of their homes, 60 people were arrested for Pass Law violations and 60 children have died of malnutrition.
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.
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.
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.
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?