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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.
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.
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?
Human cloning, he believes, is inevitable, and states should, therefore, pass laws regulating cloning to protect the children produced.
If Utah can't pass laws prohibiting Internet gambling, it will have lost a large measure of its ability to define what people in this part of the country consider to be proper conduct.
They would also require countries to pass laws similar to America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which bans "circumvention" of technological barriers to copying.
Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others.